How-To: Install RockBox on your MP3 player

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Greethn

I had an e250 as well and it was an awesome player. the default firmware wasn't bad but i liked rockbox's emulators and support for FLAC and custom themes. Registrar Solutions

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webhead

All the pokemon games on my crappy old ipod. HELL YESSSS!

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Huntersteve

I did this and now i have more use for my mp3 thank you maximum pc

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whitespiral

Oh, and yes, the last line you read is automatically bookmarked, so the next time you open that ebook you go right there.

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whitespiral

Actually, what I consider to be the killer app in Rockbox is its ability to display text files.

 

Yes, just load any ebooks you can get in text format, and it's surprisingly good for reading books when on the bus, subway, airport, or waiting for the doctor.

Rockbox (at least on the sansa I use) lets you scroll manually line by line, or page by page, but it also lets you scroll the page automatically line by line, and you can customize how fast or slow to make that scroll. Fab!

 

 

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benkramer68

I have a 4th Gen iPod running Crapple SW.  I hate having to use itunes to add/remove songs to my ipod.  I know there is some sw out there that will just let you drag songs onto/off off the ipod like you do with almost every other MP3 player.  I basically just want it to be like an external hd that plays mp3.  Does this do that?

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UpsideDownPants

Winamp kicks ASS for this, even in free form. Syncs for me much faster than iTunes. There is also a 64-bit version of iTunes out(finally), for those of you on x64 who have not re-installed iTunes in a while it might be worth a look.

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nedwards

I used Rockbox firmware on my iRiver H120, a 2003-era 20GB hard-drive based player, for years. I'd still use it if I didn't have my iPhone.

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codepath

What if I try and hate it? Is there anyway to remove it and go back to the Apple firmware?

codepath

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Pentium 0

Oh yes, i forgot to mention: Rockbox sets up a dual boot! To access the official firmware all you have to do is hold down a certain button or hold switch durring boot depending on the model.

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gendoikari1

Damn, no Zune support.

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deathdefier

I had an e250 as well and it was an awesome player. the default firmware wasnt bad but i liked rockbox's emulators and support for FLAC and custom themes

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Pentium 0

I installed rockbox on my Sansa e250 a long time ago and you know what?

IT'S LIKE NIGHT AND DAY! The official firmware was complete $%!#. Kinda like the official apple firmware.

Now Ive got a gameboy emulator, dozens of games like Doom, every format supported under the sun, tons of themes, and bunches of other stuff like gapless playback. 

Rockbox gives you complete control over your hardware!  

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