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Old 07-25-2009, 04:12 PM
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Default Gigabeat S Firmware Release!!

I thought Toshiba left this one for dead. Really surprised to see a firmware update for it.

Anyone else know about this?

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...lModel=2288417
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:50 AM
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PS: I found 1 for sale on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MES30V...8706149&sr=8-1

OOPS: more for sale ala' Google: http://www.google.com/products/catal...639&sa=title#p
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:17 PM
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What is included in the firmware update? Just curious as to see if its worth it?
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:56 PM
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I have seen no obvious changes at all.

Since by making sure the player is on and stable before connecting to a PC I've avoided the dreaded auto-reformat I don't know for sure if that is even fixed.

Interesting to note - these updates release this year (1.2 and 1.3) are both 2006 vintage. Thanks Toshiba - you suck.

There was some comment somewhere that the new versions of firmware interfere with the work done to date on Rock Box software installation.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for the update. I guess I'll just stick with the rule of thumb of, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." Mine seems pretty solid.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:18 AM
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Have rockbox released anything solid for the Gigabeat S?
I had a good look on the site, I tried to navigate around but I got lost somewhere in the site (blame it on my damn uni exams). I'd like to continue using my S but I fear it'll spontaneously combust ... hasn't done anything bad in a while, but usually after a good period it goes weird ...
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:34 AM
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I took the plunge about July 2009. I bought a broken S30 I thought I could repair (and I was able to!), and played around with the then fairly manual install for RockBox.

The install was a piece of cake with the original 1.1 firmware. Back-out worked too, and I then tried and found firmware 1.2 and 1.3 didn't work, but I could reload 1.1 and reinstall RockBox.

Feeling competent, I then loaded RockBox on my 120GB S60, and continue to use it, frequently putting the latest daily RockBox build on with only one small issue with one of the builds to date.

It's a bit subjective, but I think RockBox sound better playing mp3's. And it does gapless playback with no glitches between songs.

The dual boot I tried and rejected. Single boot boots cleaner, and I don't want that silly way the original software plus WMP stores files in directories called 00, 01, renaming files to 00.mp3, 01.mp3 etc. RockBox makes the player just a USB mass storage device (allowing you to see the daft original directory/file structure), so you drag and drop files the way you want them in directories you named.

FYI, I believe the RockBox install utility now works with the S series.
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