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Rockbox Firmware not installing after recovery mode on player

The player had to go into recovery mode, i put it into recovery mode. I then put in the rockbox firmware, and took the player out. The Player would again freeze on boot screen and not start properly, causing me to repeat this process.

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The firmware instal intructions quite clearly tell you NOT to attempt to instal Rockbox in recovery mode. You must have it in MSC mode.

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