Since,We talk about the cdrws and dvds in this form. Maybe we can talk about some new generation cd-player also.Because it's direct related.
Let's talk about a new mp3cdplayer slim400 which is now most popular one in the market.This one is the new release one after the iriver's slimx series cd-player imp350 Won 2002 World Class Award from PC world maganzine. The korean company claim that this player can support almost every popular music format(mp3,wma,asf) in the current market and support feature format(mp3pro,AAC,QDX) by simply upgrade the firmware.Otherfeatures are too many to tell(Honestly,don't think that I'm working for this company,I didn't want to sell this product to U)
For more info,go to their websitehttp://www.iriver.com
I bought this product for $217 at J&R on Dec. Although I'm a stingy nuts,I spent lots E; on this one.But I'm not regret because this slim little babe has so many features on it and I'm amazed. Not only It support English, but 37 language. But The cons I found is that this player also has a few bugs and the logo is unchangeable. so I decide to
modify their firmware then fixed these bugs myself.
Here is how: 1st download their firmware file
unzip it we get IMP-400.hex(this is the firmware file version 1.20) this is a hex file the iriver people encoded.
Then we have to decode this *.hex extention file to a binary *.bin file
which we can modify further in later on.
u can download this decode tool
unzip it in Ms-dos prompt type the following command idecode IMP-400.HEX image.bin (imp-400 must be in the same dictory with idecode.exe file)
then u can get image.bin file.u can modify this firmware program in ur own favorite style by using this hexeditor
edit their hex code and change the default features and language features.And unlock and add some more hidden functions.
Or If u wanna change the logo to ur own favor u can download this tool
The usage of this tool u can learn from the package.Consider it's time consuming and would be longlasting pargraphy.So here I skip the instruction on how to use and modify the logo and hex files.
After U modified the bin file U have to encode it back to the original code Hex file(*.hex). So the player can read and use it to update. what? U don't know how? OK, don't worry, follow instructions.
Download this encoderhere
unzip and run it at dos prompt/ reigncom2hex Image.bin IMP-400.Hex IMP-400 -
Then u get the IMP-400.hex. U know what to do now? This method also works for other fireware upgradeable mp3 player.sh...sh... Don't tell anyone that I told u this, Iriver would fire me for telling this. Now U are on ur own to crash and burn ur cd-player. Go ahead!!!
Remeber ur cd-player may disfunction or even permanet damage. Any miss use of this method could cause invoid of warranty.
Don't try if u don't 100% sure what u r doing? Don't say I didn't warn u and blame me after U crash ur cd-player.Use it at ur own risk. This method is provided as it. No warranty or any kind. If u have questions email me [url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]at[/url] And I'd love to hear from u for ur advice and U can send ur modified file or logo file to me If u like.
Credit goes to the Russian group who gave out their tools and make it possible to modify the iriver fireware file.
Thank you for reading this!!