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By JesusFreak316, Senior Member on 22nd October 2010, 05:00 AM
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As an avid Rockbox user, I was excited when I discovered this page with precompiled apk's for us. Link I then sadly found out there was no VGA version, only QVGA, HVGA, and WVGA. So I decided to compile it for our beloved VGA RAPH devices. I attached the .apk. Download and install rockboxfixed.apk, download this and extract the "fonts" folder (Inside the zip it is /rockbox-fonts/.rockbox/fonts) to the "rockbox" folder on your sdcard then it should look like the second image and should be more usable. It appears, however, if you extract it to the sdcard you have to manually use the rockbox filebrowser or the theme settings to set it to your selected font. Sorry for the inconvenience.




Outdated: Haven't really gotten to test it so I expect I made an error somewhere, possible in signing the app or whatnot. I'll fix it tomorrow.

P.S. For anyone who doesn't know what Rockbox is: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/WhyRockbox

Edit: Noticed some issues then realized I compiled it for 640 x 480 landscape not 480 x 640 portrait like it should be. Uploaded a new version. *Crosses fingers*

Edit 2: To fix the tiny font follow these steps:
1. Download and extract this and extract it to your sdcard so you have a folder called "fonts" at the root of your sdcard.
2. Open terminal emulator and type: su
3. Type cd sdcard
4. Type cp -af fonts /data/data/org.rockbox/app_rockbox/rockbox
That should do it. It should now look like the second screenshot when you open rockbox. I'll see if I can incorporate the fonts into the apk but not sure how to do that right now.

Edit 3: Wow, just discovered something. You can just copy the fonts folder the the "rockbox" folder at the root of your sdcard. Makes it significantly easier.
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22nd October 2010, 06:29 AM |#2  
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Thanks for doing that. Man, i used to have an iRiver, and used and grabbed daily builds for that thing. For other's, it's a really awesome mediaplayer. Well, more then that. I was playing arcade games and doom and such thanks to Rockbox really. This was amazing for an MP3 player that is.
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Thanks for doing that. Man, i used to have an iRiver, and used and grabbed daily builds for that thing. For other's, it's a really awesome mediaplayer. Well, more then that. I was playing arcade games and doom and such thanks to Rockbox really. This was amazing for an MP3 player that is.

Yeah, I have a Gigabeat S that I LOVE with Rockbox. Best music experience hands down. But also, like you said, I played through doom and every Pokemon for Game boy. Sigh... good times. Anyways, have you tried my apk? Just curious how it works.


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Downloaded it, and will give it a shot later and report back. Thanks again.
23rd October 2010, 06:16 PM |#5  
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Ok, tried it last night, and not usable. Something about the screen size might be wrong, as the screen fill's up the top left corner (about 1/16 of the screen), and the menu is so small you literally have to squint to read the text, instead of it filling the whole screen. I don't have a picture, but honestly, if you think about an icon size in "Sense", the whole screen menu is honestly MUCH smaller in size in whole then 1 Sense icon.
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Ok, tried it last night, and not usable. Something about the screen size might be wrong, as the screen fill's up the top left corner (about 1/16 of the screen), and the menu is so small you literally have to squint to read the text, instead of it filling the whole screen. I don't have a picture, but honestly, if you think about an icon size in "Sense", the whole screen menu is honestly MUCH smaller in size in whole then 1 Sense icon.

Yeah, I noticed the same thing. I found a fix and am about to edit the first post.
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ok,sounds good, will definately try the new version. Not meaning to get off topic,but noticing ur sig, what's ur take on Ubuntu on our devices? Lots not working,but not needing 3d accel for now, if mouse,keyboard, and screen at least works at a usable state,just to play with. Since guessing u use or at least test it, wanted to get some feedback from ya.
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ok,sounds good, will definately try the new version. Not meaning to get off topic,but noticing ur sig, what's ur take on Ubuntu on our devices? Lots not working,but not needing 3d accel for now, if mouse,keyboard, and screen at least works at a usable state,just to play with. Since guessing u use or at least test it, wanted to get some feedback from ya.

Well, it's not so much a new version as a way to fix the previous one. Anyways, Ubuntu is actually rather usable. Mouse, keyboard, and screen all work; it's just a little slow but not too bad. Sound is now partly working too.
26th October 2010, 04:58 AM |#9  
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Does it play .flv files?
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Does it play .flv files?

No, it's a music player first and foremost. The only video format it supports is mpeg2 and I'm not even sure if video is supported in the Android version.
26th October 2010, 10:26 PM |#11  
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Hi there,

Not a dev or anything, just an avid music junky...
Wanted to let you know that the fonts fix doesn't work on HTC Desire w/ Froyo. Sort of did everything as described but nothing.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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