Old 06-15-2010, 04:11 AM
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Default X5 Rockbox v4 bootloader modified for instant power-on

I've always found it weird that the official Rockbox bootloader displays a "shutting down" message when one flicks the power slider of the X5 shortly, and only really powers on when one holds the slider for a second. The original Cowon firmware also needs a slide-and-hold gesture to turn it on, but Rockbox displaying that "shutting down" message is kind of counterintuitive.

Since my X5 never turned itself on my accident, I see no need for a slide-and-hold procedure on the X5. That's why I made an X5 bootloader that instantly turns the X5 on, without wait and without the need to hold the power slider: - this is also in line with newer Cowon players like the D2, S9, or O2, which also power on instantly.

Thanks to Rockbox developers n1s and amiconn for their help!
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:56 PM
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Just tried it(as I'm not very fond of the original behavior), but it doesn't seem to work. A short flick makes it turn on the background light for half a second, and a second short flick will show the "shutting down" message. Holding up for a second, it will start as usual. The bootloader was version 4 before replacing so that shouldn't be the error.

Also, while at the subject of bootloaders, would it be possible to invert the color scheme? Like, white text on black background? I use a black background so it'd be a nice touch(I hate being blinded in the night by screens).

Thanks in advance.

UPDATE: It didn't load for some reason, but once I charged it(so that the Cowon bootloader started), it loaded the modified the new bootloader on next start, thanks
(also, nice with the white on black color scheme)

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