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Posted by penbex Message # 1     Posted at July 9, 2010, 9:52 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Good news for the owners of several Penbex radio models!

I have done some tests with a modified version of the bootloader that is in the radio and the results were great.
The modified bootloader can be loaded as a standard firmware upgrade. After loading this bootloader you can  load the generic KW-1004 firmwares.

The advantage is that you will have a recent 2.x firmware that has various new options like extended support for podcasts and music that continues to play when navigating through the menus.
Ofcourse you get the best results when you take the modified 2.0.0.15 firmware

This bootloader replacement should work on the following models:

  • Amitech
  • Amitech_R
  • Akira
  • IPMicro
  • Lafayette
  • Centrios 1315117
  • Logik
  • MPMan
  • Odys
  • Olympia
  • Olympia_R
  • PBXBoom2
  • Penbex Boom
  • Sabre
  • Vega
  • WR-201
  • Of course also the many brands like Watson, Goodmans, Neon, ClasOhlson, Proline etc. that are based on one of the above brands. to know the exact model go to the setup/information screen and check the firmware name/model there.
  • Possibly some others as well..

This modified bootloader will be available after I have completed some more tests.
Keep an eye on this thread!

(If you want to test contact me)


(Last Edited: July 9, 2010, 1:11 pm)
 
Posted by awass Message # 2     Posted at July 11, 2010, 5:52 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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I'd be happy to help you test out your bootloader code. I have a couple of Centrios 1315117 units.
 
Posted by penbex Message # 3     Posted at July 11, 2010, 7:24 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Perfect.. you have msn? or can I mail you the loader?

 
Posted by awass Message # 4     Posted at July 11, 2010, 10:55 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Sorry no MSN. I use google talk for IM. How about just sending it to my gmail account?
 
Posted by Muchylin Message # 5     Posted at July 15, 2010, 7:45 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Thanks for firmware 2.0.0.15. It works perfectly on my Watson. But I have a problem with some radio streams (eg. http://www.listenlive.nl/show.php?id=13835) He reads to 50%, and then he displays the "data process error 11". Do you know what it is? Thank you for your reply. Sorry for my bad english.


 
Posted by penbex Message # 6     Posted at July 15, 2010, 7:59 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Quote:
I have a problem with some radio streams (eg. http://www.listenlive.nl/show.php?id=13835) He reads to 50%, and then he displays the "data process error 11". Do you know what it is?

This is caused by an incorrect setting. The radio needs to be told what the format of the stream is, if this is not done correctly the error 11 is displayed.
Usually this happens when a station changed something and the database is not updated.

I have checked and fixed this stream. Have fun listening

 

 
Posted by misterbig Message # 7     Posted at August 1, 2010, 10:58 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Is it possible without the new bootloader
to load the firmware 2.0.0.15 on a IPMicro?

I had no success 
 
Posted by penbex Message # 8     Posted at August 3, 2010, 1:46 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Is it possible without the new bootloader
to load the firmware 2.0.0.15 on a IPMicro?

No, the limitation is that you need to have a matching firmware file for the IPMicro.
The alternative is to load a new bootloader that will turn the IPmicro into a generic Penbex radio and then you can load thre 2.0.0.15 firmware.

There is one hardware model that is sold under more than 30 different brand names. Each brand needs its own firmware file because of some silly check in the bootloader.
If you have a polular brand you might get a few firmware fixes, if your brand did not sell so well it never gets any fix at all. Also Penbex will not release firmware fixes for older hardware. 
With the new bootloader all different brands will get the same firmware file and of course one that is recent and that contains fixes.

I think the new bootloader is the best solution there is and so far it seems changing the bootloader is without risk and goes in exactly the same way as upgrading the firmware.
I am currently checking out how we can get clear what models can use the new bootloader.

 

 

 
Posted by Sammy Message # 9     Posted at November 25, 2010, 4:54 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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I think the new bootloader is the best solution there is and so far it seems changing the bootloader is without risk and goes in exactly the same way as upgrading the firmware.
I am currently checking out how we can get clear what models can use the new bootloader.

I'm also very interested in either an 2.x IPMicro-Firmware or a way to load some other 2.x-FW to my IPMicro.
I suppose, even the USB-Cable-method will not work with a wrong firmware?!?

Sammy

 
Posted by Hailis Message # 10     Posted at November 29, 2010, 7:37 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hello , what modified firmware KINGSUN DC-009 http://www.kingsun1.com/sun/o.py?&r=o&f=o&fun=show_product&p_id=2750

KINGSUN
OS : KINGSUN-2.0.0.11
Relase build 04/19/10-1255
SW :20080410.0.1.99
uP Ver: 0x41

thanks very much.
 
Posted by penbex Message # 11     Posted at November 29, 2010, 7:45 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Quote:
Quote:

I think the new bootloader is the best solution there is and so far it seems changing the bootloader is without risk and goes in exactly the same way as upgrading the firmware.
I am currently checking out how we can get clear what models can use the new bootloader.

I'm also very interested in either an 2.x IPMicro-Firmware or a way to load some other 2.x-FW to my IPMicro.
I suppose, even the USB-Cable-method will not work with a wrong firmware?!?

Sammy

With a modified bootloader I can load any firmware that I want with my Neon branded KW-1004.
The USB recovery always works if I load a firmware that makes my model crash at bootup or so.

Imagine you load a bad firmware and the radio crashes when it tries to run this firmware.
In that case you reboot the radio and when the bootloader starts you press the right button combination to activate the recovery mode.
This is done before the bad firmware is loaded so always works.

However, to put the radio into recovery mode the KW-1004 has hardware buttons on the radio's front panel. If there is a model that does not have hardware buttons but relies on for example the remote control then it might be a problem because the remote control might be initialized with the firmware and not with the bootloader.

The best way to check is to simply go into recovery mode..

1. Power off the Machine. (remove power from the mains socket)
2. Press the [UP] key and hold.
3. Power on the system again while still holding the [UP] key. (plug power back into the mains socket)
4. You should see [USB upgrade] on the screen.
5. Release the [UP] key once you see that screen.
6. Connect your computer and the Penbex using a 2 port Type A USB cable. (eg. same connector on both sides)
7. If you have Windows or if your Linux automounts disk drives, then it will come up as an 8.3 Megabyte removable disk. (do not format this disk)
* at this point you know you can enter recovery and your cable is correct*
8. Copy the (new) firmware onto that disk.
9. Unmount or eject the drive and it should then switch to the [Upgrade] screen.
    (When using Windows, use the exporer, right click on the drive and select eject! -ejecting the media on the taskbar usually does not work)
10. While the system is upgrading you should see the [Upgrade] screen with its [wait two minutes] message.
11. After it has completed its upgrade it should reboot into the new firmware.

Remember that to do the full recovery you need to have a USB cable with on both ends the same USB (Type-A) plug.
These cables are sold at lots of places and should cost much less than 10 euros/dollars.

The above process is safe to test.
If you decide to NOT load a firmware to the created "removable disk" then a reboot will get the radio back to its normal state.
If you load a bad firmware then the various checks will get it rejected and a reboot will get the radio back to its normal state.

I have not found any drawbacks with the modified bootloader yet. I simply load a working firmware when I tried one that crashed my radio.
I will make some final tests and release the modified bootloader asap.

Best Regards,
William

 
Posted by Chefkoch81 Message # 12     Posted at December 7, 2010, 10:32 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hi,

That sounds great. I am really looking forward to it. My IPMicro has problems with UPNP (does not show all folders) and I hope that this is better mit 2.x firmware. I would be happy to help you testing if you want.

Best regards
 
Posted by penbex Message # 13     Posted at January 18, 2011, 9:22 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Quote:
Hi,

That sounds great. I am really looking forward to it. My IPMicro has problems with UPNP (does not show all folders) and I hope that this is better mit 2.x firmware. I would be happy to help you testing if you want.

Best regards
The modified bootloader will be released soon.
 
Posted by pillar Message # 14     Posted at October 24, 2012, 1:52 pm,     subject: New firmwares proc error 11  
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Quote:
i have a same strange error 11 for the station id 33989

i can listen on my android device with the following settings:
63kbps 48.0kHz 2channels

any ideas why thins happpens on my kw-1004


Quote:
I have a problem with some radio streams (eg. http://www.listenlive.nl/show.php?id=13835) He reads to 50%, and then he displays the "data process error 11". Do you know what it is?

This is caused by an incorrect setting. The radio needs to be told what the format of the stream is, if this is not done correctly the error 11 is displayed.
Usually this happens when a station changed something and the database is not updated.

I have checked and fixed this stream. Have fun listening

 

 
Posted by penbex Message # 15     Posted at October 24, 2012, 2:02 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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This has to do with incorrect settings.
The asx file is a playlist. Thats why the stream does not play, it is not recognized. I changed the settings to playlist, that might solve it.

 
Posted by marel Message # 16     Posted at September 26, 2013, 2:38 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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hello.

[EDIT 05/10/2013]
I was looking for the bootloader mentioned hereafter:
> "After loading this bootloader you can  load the generic KW-1004 firmwares."
In fact, this is a file called KW-1004-colilo.upg, contained in the Kw-1004-2.0.0.18 pack from the "modified firmware" section 

Now I have the 2.x modified firmware running on my dnt IPmicro.
My next problem is that almost all streams give me "data process err" or "service not available". But maybe there's no solution to this.

regards,
Marel

(Last Edited by marel on October 5, 2013, 1:37 pm)
 
Posted by robink Message # 17     Posted at November 16, 2013, 7:37 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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I used KW-1004 from Centrios_Akira _update.zip file and I have a problem with the rotated image on the display 180.
Please help.
I am of Polish.
My device is: ODYS i-net music box
send info via e-mail: robin_k@lodz.home.pl
 
Posted by penbex Message # 18     Posted at November 16, 2013, 6:27 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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You loaded a new bootloader that is not suitable for the Odys device!
I do not have the Odys bootloader so I can not give a new file to fix the issue.

We would first need to dump the bootloader from an Odys...

 

 
Posted by robink Message # 19     Posted at November 17, 2013, 8:29 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Is there any way to restore original bootloader Odys i-net. Can anyone have it?
Now when you connect the USB cable the computer does not see storage.
What to do to use it again?
 
Posted by penbex Message # 20     Posted at November 18, 2013, 6:49 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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I might be able to get it in such a state that you can load Odys firmwares again.
However, I am not sure if that solves the display "upside down" error.
 
Posted by ipmicro Message # 21     Posted at November 22, 2013, 8:06 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hallo,

ich habe zu diesem Text hier den google übersetzer genommen, ich hoffe es ist trotzdem alles verständlich. Das Problem besteht mit meiner Musikanlage DNT IP-Micro. Ich habe die modifizierte Firmware "Kw-1004-ipmicro-1.0.3.68" vom Portal hier genommen und damit via USB-Stick aus dem Menü der Musikanlage heraus ein Firmwareupdate durchgeführt. Dieses hat auch ca. 1 - 2 Minuten gedauert u. ich hatte den Eindruck, dass auch wirklich ein Firmwareupdate durchgeführt wurde. Danach musste ich die statische IP-Adresse wieder einrichten u. die Musikanlage griff von nun an auf die database von listenlive zu. Problem ist jedoch dabei, dass ca. 90 Prozent der dort gelisteten Sender nicht funktionieren. Nur einzelne Sender werden tatsächlich auch gespielt. Bei der großen Mehrheit der Sender kommt entweder "datenverarbeitungsfehler" oder "service not available". Danach wollte ich es versuchen mit der Firmware "Kw-1004-2.0.0.15" oder auch "Kw-1004-2.0.0.18". Nach wenigen Sekunden bootete die Musikanlage durch bzw. kehrte zum betreffenden Menü zurück. Ich musste auch die statische IP-Adresse nicht neu einrichten. Damit war für mich klar, dass tatsächlich kein Firmwareupdate durchgeführt worden war und ich dachte es liegt daran, dass der vorhandene Bootloader ein Problem hat, das Firmwareupdate mit der Firmwaredatei auf dem USB-Stick durchzuführen (so, wie es hier im Forum steht). Weiterhin habe ich hier im Forum gelesen, dass man bei PC-Verbindung zur Musikanlage mittels eines 2 x USB-A Kabels im "USB-Upgrade"-Modus (bei meiner Musikanlage erreiche ich dies durch "up"-Taste drücken beim Herstellen der  Spannungsversorgung) die entpackte Firmwaredatei auf den ca. 8MB großen Flashspeicher der Musikanlage kopieren kann. Dies gelang auch, aber im Display der Musikanlage stand weiterhin USB-Upgrade und es passierte danach einfach nichts. Irgendein Tastendruck an der Musikanlage funktionierte auch nicht. Wenn die Musikanlage durchbootete (Spannungszufuhr weggenommen) war die Datei im Flashspeicher verschwunden, also dieser sozusagen gelöscht. Dieses ganze Prozedere habe ich von Anfang an auch mehrfach durchgeführt, immer mit dem gleichen Ergebnis. Ich weiß nicht weiter, bitte Hilfe. Danke

Grüße


Hello,

I have taken on this text here the google translator, I hope it's still all to understand. The problem is with my music system DNT IP Micro. I have read the modified firmware " Kw -1004- IPmicro - 1.0.3.68 from" Portal here and thus performed a firmware update via USB stick from the music system menu. This also has about 1 - 2 minutes I took and had the impression that even really a firmware update was performed . Then I had to set up again and the music system at hand from now on to the database of live list to the static IP address. Problem however with this is that about 90 percent of the stations listed do not work here. Only a few stations will actually be played. In the vast majority of stations either "data processing error" or "service not available" comes. After that I wanted to try with the firmware "Kw-1004-2.0.0.15" or "Kw-1004-2.0.0.18". After a few seconds the music system booted by or returned to the relevant menu. I did not have to re-set the static IP address. This was clear to me that actually no firmware update was done and I thought it is because of the existing boot loader has a problem, perform the firmware update with the firmware file on the USB stick (as it is here in the forum). Furthermore, I have read here in the forum that you at PC Connection to the music system via a 2 x USB-A cable "USB Upgrade" mode (with my music system I achieve this through "up" button while connecting the power supply ) the unzipped firmware file can be copied to the approximately 8MB flash memory of the music system. This was also, but the display of the music system still stood USB upgrade and it happened then nothing. Any keystroke on the music system did not work. If the music system durchbootete (voltage supply taken away) the file was gone in the flash memory, so this cleared, so to speak. This whole process I have also carried out several times from the beginning, always with the same result. I do not know on, please help. Thank you

Greetings


Good news for the owners of several Penbex radio models!

I have done some tests with a modified version of the bootloader that is in the radio and the results were great.
The modified bootloader can be loaded as a standard firmware upgrade. After loading this bootloader you can  load the generic KW-1004 firmwares.

The advantage is that you will have a recent 2.x firmware that has various new options like extended support for podcasts and music that continues to play when navigating through the menus.
Ofcourse you get the best results when you take the modified 2.0.0.15 firmware

This bootloader replacement should work on the following models:

  • Amitech
  • Amitech_R
  • Akira
  • IPMicro
  • Lafayette
  • Centrios 1315117
  • Logik
  • MPMan
  • Odys
  • Olympia
  • Olympia_R
  • PBXBoom2
  • Penbex Boom
  • Sabre
  • Vega
  • WR-201
  • Of course also the many brands like Watson, Goodmans, Neon, ClasOhlson, Proline etc. that are based on one of the above brands. to know the exact model go to the setup/information screen and check the firmware name/model there.
  • Possibly some others as well..

This modified bootloader will be available after I have completed some more tests.
Keep an eye on this thread!

(If you want to test contact me)


(Last Edited: July 9, 2010, 1:11 pm)
 
Posted by penbex Message # 22     Posted at November 23, 2013, 11:54 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hello,

You have an IPMicro radio. This means you can only load IPMicro firmware files.

After loading the listenlive modified IPMicr firmware you can use the database on this server.
If the station you want are not working then try them on a PC via this site. If they work there, it means there is an issue with the settings. (see post nr.6)
If they also do not work on the PC it means the stream has changed and needs to be updated.
You can enter new streams yourself..

As for updating to the KW1004 firmware, this is only possible when the bootloader is changed first!
However, the IPMicro is not 100% the same as the models that allow the bootloader change so you can not do that.
Luckily there is still hope. I can get you a newer IPMicro firmware. I will look into this.

~William





 

 

 
Posted by marel Message # 23     Posted at November 28, 2013, 2:54 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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hallo "ipmicro",

Habe auch ein DNT IPmicro, und auch die Kw-1004-2.0.0.18 Version (nachdem ich zuvor KW-1004-colilo.upg eingespielt hatte)
Ich bestätige, dass ca. 90 Prozent der in der listenlive gelisteten Sender nicht funktionieren. Es kommt "data process err" oder "service not available".
Für die Sender, die aus einem PC funktionieren (es gibt ja viele): tja, Schade, habe das Prob bereits gemeldet aber keine Lösung vorhanden.
Für die Sender, die aus einem PC funktionieren(tote links): Du kannst sie zwar im listenlive als "gebrochen" melden, passiert aber nix, die bleiben für ewig in der Liste, so dass Du immer wieder darauf stosst.

I confirm the information from "ipmicro". Same with my DNT IPmicro. Thanks to the new bootloader, we have the last modified firmware version, but this does not help, 90% of channels yielding an error  "data process err" or "service not available".
Many thanks to William for the huge effort, however with most of listed channels not useable, we lose too much time with our device

regards
Marel
 
Posted by ipmicro Message # 24     Posted at November 30, 2013, 3:45 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hallo,

vielen Dank erstmal. Meine Frage lautet, ob es grundsätzlich richtig ist, mit dem USB-A/ USB-A Kabel den Rechner mit der IP-Micro Anlage zu verbinden und dann die IP-Micro Anlage durch Drücken der "up"-Taste beim Einschalten in den "USB-Upgrade"-Modus zu versetzen. Jedenfalls wird mir dann am Rechner der Flash-Speicher der IP-Micro Anlage gemountet und ich kann beispielsweise eine Firmwaredatei darauf kopieren. Selbige ist dann zwar nach dem Wiedereinschalten der Anlage weg, d.h. der Flashspeicher ist wieder gelöscht.

Ist bei dieser Vorgehensweise der Bootloader immer noch wichtig oder braucht man diesen dann nicht mehr? Wie kann ich die auf dem Flash-Speicher kopierte Firmwaredatei zur Installation starten? An meiner IP Microanlage steht dann immer nur weiterhin USB-Upgrade im Display und man hat keine Möglichkeit, etwas zu tun. Wie ändert man denn den Bootloader, falls das erforderlich sein sollte.

Welche Firmware Kw-1004 meinen Sie noch? Die Firmware "Kw -1004- IPmicro - 1.0.3.68" vom Portal hier habe ich ja genommen und diese hat sich ja auch installieren lassen. Jedoch gibt es mit dieser das beschriebene Problem mit der Unerreichbarkeit der meisten Sender. Wie Sie geschrieben haben, kann ich dies zwar noch mal über den Rechner testen und eventuell dann den unkorrekten Stream korrigieren, aber sollte es sich dabei um derart viele Streams handeln ...? Bitte Info. Danke

Grüße



Hello,

thank you first . My question is whether it is right in principle , with the USB -A / USB -A cable to connect the computer with the IP Micro system and then the IP Micro system by pressing the "up" button while turning the " to enable USB upgrade " mode. Anyway, then the flash memory of IP Micro is me mounted plant to the computer and I can for example copy a firmware file on it . Selbige size is then gone after restarting the system , ie the Flash memory is erased.

If in this procedure, the bootloader still important or no longer do you need this ? How can I start the copied to the flash memory firmware file to install ? At my IP Micro system is then only continues USB upgrade in the display and you have no way to do something. How to change because the boot loader , if that should be necessary.

What firmware do you mean Kw -1004 yet ? The firmware " Kw -1004 - IPmicro - 1.0.3.68 " from the portal here , I've taken and this has come up , too install . However, there are this the described problem with the inaccessibility of most stations . As you have written , I can do this still time to test on the computer and then possibly correct the incorrect stream, but should this was clearly due to so many streams ... ? Please Info. Thank you

regards
 
Posted by penbex Message # 25     Posted at November 30, 2013, 7:49 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Ich bestätige, dass ca. 90 Prozent der in der listenlive gelisteten Sender nicht funktionieren. Es kommt "data process err" oder "service not available".

Maybe in some country lists, but in other country lists its closer to 95% of the streams fully working.
However, I think it is Obvious that I can not do all the firmware changes, site maintenance, answer dozens of (mostly private) questions each week and keep over 50.000 links fully checked.
I never intended to keep the whole database fully up-to-date just by myself.
The website/database act as a replacement/refuge for devices that are no longer or poorly supported.
The main idea behind the database is that we keep it working together asd a community effort and some people really do a very good job with that (my special thanks to those really active people!!!)

So, if you want to see more working streams then start adding/editing streams.
If you do not know how to do that, you can also mail me what stations you really can not miss and I will take a quick look for you. Or you ask on the forum if someone can look into a stream for you.

~W.

 

 


 

 

 
Posted by penbex Message # 26     Posted at November 30, 2013, 7:54 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Meine Frage lautet, ob es grundsätzlich richtig ist, mit dem USB-A/ USB-A Kabel den Rechner mit der IP-Micro Anlage zu verbinden und dann die IP-Micro Anlage durch Drücken der "up"-Taste beim Einschalten in den "USB-Upgrade"-Modus zu versetzen.
Jedenfalls wird mir dann am Rechner der Flash-Speicher der IP-Micro Anlage gemountet und ich kann beispielsweise eine Firmwaredatei darauf kopieren. Selbige ist dann zwar nach dem Wiedereinschalten der Anlage weg, d.h. der Flashspeicher ist wieder gelöscht.

Hello,

The normal firmware update procedure is through the settings/options menu where there is a firmware upgrade option to update from SD card/USB stick.

The A-A cable is used only when flashing a firmware failed and the device got bricked. Using the cable is a recovery method.
Note that when you use this method and the firmware file is correct for the device and it is still not taken then in most cases the problem is with how you "eject".
For example, if you connect the Radio via USB to a WinXP machine it is recognized as a flash disk, after copying the firmware you need to eject the flashdisk to start the update process.
If you use the Eject on the taskbar it most of the time fails. You have to go to "my computer"select the flash disk and choose eject there.

If you want to update your IPMicro to the KW1004 firmware, you have to use the first method and update the bootloader (colilo) and the firmware like Marel said, he did this and it is working fine.. (thanks for confirming Marel)

 
Posted by ipmicro Message # 27     Posted at December 9, 2013, 9:48 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hallo Penbex und Marel,

wie kriege ich den colilo Bootloader und folglich die kw-1004-2.0.0.18 installiert? Was bringt mir die kw-1004-2.0.0.18 im Vergleich kw-1004-ipmicro-1.0.3.68, die ja den Namen "ipmicro" direkt in der Bezeichnung hat!?

Grüße



Hello Penbex and Marel,

how do I get the colilo bootloader and consequently the kw-1004-2.0.0.18 installed? What brings me the kw-1004-2.0.0.18 compared kw-1004-IPmicro-1.0.3.68, the so called "IPmicro" has directly in the name? Please Info. Thank you

regards
 
Posted by marel Message # 28     Posted at December 15, 2013, 7:40 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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hello IPMicro.

(Deutsche Fassung siehe unten)

with my DNT IPmicro, no need for a USB cable at all. Here is exactly what I did to make it work:
download from:
http://listenlive.nl/dlpagemod.php
the file "Akira 2.0.0.18".
Proceed according to the instructions in readme.txt and don't forget to RESET the dnt ipMicro. Worked perfectly. But many many broken links or 'data process err'.
What does 2.0.0.18 bring ? I'm not sure but at least a feature I love: You can browse through radio-channels while listening to your previously chosen one.

Hallo IPMicro,
mit meinem dnt IPmicro brauchte ich gar kein USB-Kabel. Bin genau wie folgt vorgegangen:
Zip-Datei Akira 2.0.0.18 aus http://listenlive.nl/dlpagemod.php runtergeladen.
KW-1004-colilo.upg auf einem USB-Stick kopiert. Dann in den Einstellungen, upgrade mit dieser Datei durchgeführt.
Dann KW-1004-2.0.0.18.upg auf USB-Stick kopiert, und nochmal upgrade damit durchgeführt. Dann RESET des ipmicros durchführen ansonsten geht gar nichts mehr!
Dass es viele inaktive Links gibt ist klar, man muss halt damit leben.
 
Posted by io2345 Message # 29     Posted at December 20, 2013, 3:02 pm,     subject: Odys not yet supported  
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Hello,
I just read, that there is no new Odys Firmware yet (Problem with display upside down).
Is that still the current state? Don't want to crash my Music-Box  

Hallo,
habe gelesen, dass es noch keine neue Odys Firmware gibt (das Problem ist wohl, dass die Anzeige im Display sonst auf dem Kopf steht).
Ist das noch der aktelle Status, oder gibt es bald was? Ich will ja meine Music-Box nicht schrotten...


(Last Edited by io2345 on December 26, 2013, 12:29 pm)
 
Posted by io2345 Message # 30     Posted at January 3, 2014, 11:26 am,     subject: New firmwares: Odys  
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can someone of the board administrators please respond. I just want to kniow, if we can expect a firmware for Odys Music-Box to arrive in the near future or not.
Might be a solution to just rotate the display (hardware) of the Music-Box 180 degrees - anyone who tried that yet?

Bitte um kurze Rückmeldung, ob wir in absehbarer Zeit eine Listenlive.nl Firmware für Odys erwarten können oder nicht. Möglicherweise kann man ja auch das Display der Odys (also die Hardware) umdrehen, und die andere alternative Firmware von euch verwenden. Hat das schon mal jemand probiert?
 
Posted by penbex Message # 31     Posted at January 6, 2014, 4:10 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hello, I have a new version for Odys. I will do my best to get it published soon.
 
Posted by io2345 Message # 32     Posted at January 8, 2014, 8:03 am,     subject: New firmwares  
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Quote:
Hello, I have a new version for Odys. I will do my best to get it published soon.
 Thank you for your effort! If you like I'd be volunteer for beta-testing...

Vielen Dank für Ihren Einsatz! Ich kann auf Wunsch gerne Beta-Tester machen...
 
Posted by robink Message # 33     Posted at January 12, 2014, 7:52 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Is there any way to restore original bootloader Odys i-net.
Can anyone have it?
Now when you connect the USB cable the computer does not see storage.
What to do to use it again? Telnet itp?
I used KW-1004 from Centrios_Akira _update.zip file and I have a problem with the rotated image on the display 180.
Please help.
I am of Polish.
My device is: ODYS i-net music box
 
Posted by 2zzge Message # 34     Posted at March 7, 2014, 3:27 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Hallo, ich kann auch die Odys firmware testen ,habe 2 Boxen.
Gruß 2zzge
 
Posted by marel Message # 35     Posted at March 29, 2014, 7:10 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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hello,

now that Willian released a KW-1004-2.0.0.23, I upgraded toward it.
Took me some time, as a simple upgrade did not do: had to re-do the "colilo bootloader" trick and then upgrade to KW-1004-2.0.0.23 (strangely, the "IPMICRO" version did not work).

I'm happy that I have upgraded, works great but I have a question:
What differences exist between KW-1004-2.0.0.18 and KW-1004-2.0.0.23 ?

regards
 
Posted by penbex Message # 36     Posted at March 29, 2014, 7:27 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Good question..
Penbex never released a list of changes. It was however the last version right before they went out of business.
It might have fixed Shoutcast.. but that is not working anymore.

 

 
Posted by Chrisol Message # 37     Posted at July 2, 2015, 2:07 pm,     subject: New firmwares  
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Good news for the owners of several Penbex radio models!

I have done some tests with a modified version of the bootloader that is in the radio and the results were great.
The modified bootloader can be loaded as a standard firmware upgrade. After loading this bootloader you can  load the generic KW-1004 firmwares.

The advantage is that you will have a recent 2.x firmware that has various new options like extended support for podcasts and music that continues to play when navigating through the menus.
Ofcourse you get the best results when you take the modified 2.0.0.15 firmware

This bootloader replacement should work on the following models:

  • Amitech
  • Amitech_R
  • Akira
  • IPMicro
  • Lafayette
  • Centrios 1315117
  • Logik
  • MPMan
  • Odys
  • Olympia
  • Olympia_R
  • PBXBoom2
  • Penbex Boom
  • Sabre
  • Vega
  • WR-201
  • Of course also the many brands like Watson, Goodmans, Neon, ClasOhlson, Proline etc. that are based on one of the above brands. to know the exact model go to the setup/information screen and check the firmware name/model there.
  • Possibly some others as well..

This modified bootloader will be available after I have completed some more tests.
Keep an eye on this thread!

(If you want to test contact me)


(Last Edited: July 9, 2010, 1:11 pm)


Hello Penbex
Some time ago I tried to modify the firmware for my Amitech system 310 but it failed. I understand that I have to install a new bootloader but I have not been able to find it anywhere.
Do you have a link or something ?
I have by no means any big knowledge on this kind of operations so if you know of a thorough "how to" on the net a link would be greatly appreciated.