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✌Upgrade & Downgrade FiiO X7+Gen2 • X5;G3 ANYTIME WITHOUT Erasing Music✌

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Post time 2017-9-11 06:59:29 |Show all posts |
Edited by RebeccaSugar at 2017-9-13 08:34

So, this has been a huge issue for a lot of people, and I've ignored these requests since they weren't directed at me, but at FiiO themselves. I never get paid for these guides so keep in mind I didn't bother adressing issues & solutions earlier because I was lazy, but now my inner good samaritan has activated and I'm ready to tackle some of these issues the best I can.

I am gonna help you downgrade or upgrade your FiiO X7 Player WITHOUT going through the erase command A.K.A "System Format".
This means your music, apps, settings, etc remains safe the whole way through.
This will allow you to upgrade/downgrade whenever you please without losing your music and data!

Do not be intimated, this is very thorough to minimize error, but it's very simple to understand!
This is going to be similar to the method FiiO uses with the upgrade tool, except you'll have more control, and it won't erase your data, and yes, this is NOT OTA. You CANNOT downgrade with OTA, only upgrade.
Let's go!
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Step #1.
Download A downgrade or upgrade of choice!
First Link:
FiiO Backup Download Links.
Second Link:
Repository of All Firmwares for All FiiO Music Players
Don't know what to pick? Choose this one below, it's the most functional one.
(X7 Gen 1 Only. Look at the other first two links above for X7-II & X5-III Firmware)


Step #2.
Extract the data.
Download "RK3066_IMG_Mod_Tool" first
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Extract both your "X7_Firmware_Upgrade_tool_with_FW3.3.0.zip" and the "RK3066_IMG_Mod_Tool.zip"
Bottom two images are what will appear.
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They should look like this respectively
Now, what you're going to do is DRAG "update.img" in the "X7" folder from the second image, to the "RK3066" folder from the first image.
Feel free to ignore/delete everything else in the X7 folder except "DriveInstall.exe" and "Driver" folder in case of driver problems.
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Like so.
Rename "update.img" to "wendal.img"
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Now, click the highlighted "Runme.bat"
Make sure you have at least 2.5~ Gigabytes free on your device. If you don't, you'll get a "----FAILED----" error.
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This command prompt will appear, press "1" then press your "Enter" key twice.
Wait for extraction.
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Success! Close it. You don't need it anymore.
Now, click on "Temp"
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Afterwards, doubleclick on the "Image" folder.
Then you'll see the goods, baby.
You're only gonna touch "system.img", delete everything else.
Leave this alone for now.


Step #3.
Downgrade/Upgrade
Make sure your FiiO device is charged enough, 40%+ should be good.

Download "RK STOCK RECOVERY.rar", extract it and now open the program, the program name is "ROM_Dumper_Tool.exe". Turn off your FiiO device, and hold "Power + VOLUME UP" keys for about 10-20 seconds, very important, connect your USB, and it should detect it.
If it doesn't connect and says "Not Found", disconnect and try again. Make sure it's in the 2.0 slot for max compatibility, and make sure it is OFF and your keys held.


Still not detecting it?
Plug it into the 2.0 USB Slot, and use the "DriverInstall.exe" program FiiO made in your "X7 Firmware Upgrade" folder, or manually install the driver in the "RK STOCK RECOVERY"
\RK STOCK RECOVERY - FiiO\RockusbDriver\x64\win8
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Guide to manually install driver here, you should be able to locate it easy.

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Uncheck everything above except "system" and "misc"
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Square Blue Areas Here!*
Now, replace the "0x00482000" numbers in the "system" line with "0x00486000"
You can also just replace the "2" with a "6" to save you the headache. systemsssssss.PNG
Like this.

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Download the "misc.img" file from MEGA. It's the MOST IMPORTANT part. If you miss it, expect a format.
I've added it in the "STOCK RECOVERY" Folder for you already.  

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Drag the "misc.img" and "system.img" files to the "RK STOCK RECOVERY" folder
Click the square blue areas I highlighted for you above.*
They'll appear white like the rest at first but this is how you'll find your files.
If you've already dragged them to the folder, this will be easy.
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Don't mix or forget anything, or you risk a format!
This is how it should look. Doublecheck!! You see the "path" shows that you've chosen your files correctly when it shows you "C:/" instead of "ROM. Make sure "system" and "misc" are in their correct places.

Now, click "Flash ROM"
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Let the program write the "system.img" and "misc.img" files to your device.
Now you wait for about 5 minutes, this is the next screen you'll get on your X7 device once it is done.
Singing.jpg
Press only the power button, click it once, your choice is already highlighted by default.
Wait for it to boot back up, and...


YOU DID IT!!!
Check "Settings > About Device" just to be 100% sure.
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I'm impressed Thanks for tutorial.
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Thank you Rebecca.
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Hello I New in this tropical ...thanks
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Good thing to know.  
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Thanks!  This will save a lot of time.
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Edited by max_ol at 2017-9-24 19:46

Thank you, worked like a charm!
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Great post!
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