Rockbox or Linux on Dingoo … anyone game to try?
Rockbox is alternative firmware for MP3 players. There is a version available for the Dingoo’s chipset, which is believed to be the Ingenic JZ4732. Click here to read more about possible Rockbox for the Dingoo, and if you try, probably to brick your Dingoo as well! Still, there appears to be a wealth of information on the Jz4732 chipset on that link, which may be useful for someone who knows what they’re doing (but if you did, you wouldn’t really be reading this blog now, would you?):)
Those of you who are even more masochistic may be inclined to attempt installing Linux, which is possible on at least one Ingenic Jz4732 device (or try this link). Then, there is this little nugget in one of the comments on this article:
Is possible run this Linux into Gemei X760+. This MP4 uses a JZ4740 chip, but don't have touchscreen, but buttons. Is possible adapt to this MP4? Thanks
Of course the linux can be ported to Gemei x760+. You need to write the key driver and LCD driver for it. The linux source code is here http://repo.or.cz/w/jz_linux_126.96.36.199.git.
The Gemei X760+ is to the Dingoo A320 a bit like Neanderthal Man is to Homo Sapien, so this is all very encouraging.
Um, anyone know how to write a key and lcd driver?