View Full Version : Update Cowon Iaudio firmware from Linux?

April 30th, 2010, 03:45 PM
OK, so my beloved Iaudio U2 finally died about a week ago and I'm looking for a new player. The i9 looks very nice to me but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience updating the firmware of recent Iaudio players from Linux? Is it a matter of dragging and dropping a bin file to some firmware directory or is Wine required?

April 30th, 2010, 04:08 PM
I own the e2 and for that I just download the firmware file from cowon, drop it on the player then restart and it updates itself. Not sure on the i9 but guessing most cowons will be the same, they're usually pretty good for supporting linux

April 30th, 2010, 04:32 PM
drop the files on and restart the player

works fine.

April 30th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Thnx guys, that made the decision a lot easier. Gonna order one this evening.

April 30th, 2010, 04:46 PM
good stuff.

i have the S9. only problem i've had with it is people keep mistaking it for an ipod touch.

April 30th, 2010, 05:55 PM
I ordered the 16Gb version. That should allow me to encode everything to OGG @ quality 7 or 8.

April 30th, 2010, 06:48 PM
you'd be amazed how quickly 16GB can disappear