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Hi, I am wondering if it is at all possible to create your own firmware for your MP3 players, or PSPs, and stuff like that.
Namely, is it possible to create custom firmware for my Mobiblu MP3 player?
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Hi, I am wondering if it is at all possible to create your own firmware for your MP3 players, or PSPs, and stuff like that.
Namely, is it possible to create custom firmware for my Mobiblu MP3 player?
Its a good question. I dont think it would be possible or atleast very easy for an end user in anyway.
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I was actually hoping that it was possible, and I could get one of you smart coders on here to do it
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Hi, I am wondering if it is at all possible to create your own firmware for your MP3 players, or PSPs, and stuff like that.
Namely, is it possible to create custom firmware for my Mobiblu MP3 player?
Certainly it is possible. You would of course need to have the correct tools, hardware, software, programming knowledge and industry contacts, but if you had all that, you could most certainly do it, even if the firmware were stored on a read only, non-firmware-upgrade-able chip. The whole thing would probably be cost prohibitive though, unless you have plenty of money, in which case you probably wouldn't be too concerned about cost .

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Certainly it is possible. You would of course need to have the correct tools, hardware, software, programming knowledge and industry contacts, but if you had all that, you could most certainly do it, even if the firmware were stored on a read only, non-firmware-upgrade-able chip. The whole thing would probably be cost prohibitive though, unless you have plenty of money, in which case you probably wouldn't be too concerned about cost .

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Well i did wonder of there was such software out there to do this with. Wouldnt you need to get rights for changing the Firmwire as such ?
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It is possible, there is linux for the iPod http://ipodlinux.org/Main_Page it would be hard but anything is possible.
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Hmm...well since i am lazy IDk if I am up to it
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You could...but you'd need to know assembly in the language of the hardware.
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What would be the point?
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post #10 of 10
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To customize the firmware of course!
Well actually IDK, I have alot of time on my hands!
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