Firmwares:

(all firmwares come as is, these are the original files as downloaded from advancedmp3player.co.uk or the H&B website.

Use these files at your own risk.

Version

Description

1.0.46
  • Shuffle Mode Improvements
  • FM Auto Scan Adjustments

 

1.0.48
  • Battery Life increased from 12 hours to 20 hours
  • Supports WinAmp 3 - playlists (M3U files) as well as WinAmp 2.XX - playlists
  • Crackles during recording have been removed
  • Shuffle mode song order selection improvements
1.0.50
  • works at WinAmp 3 as well as WinAmp2.XX version in making M3U file.
  • Auto scan in FM tuner
  • Better searching compared with previous version.
  • Better Battery running time. Before 12 hours => now up to 20 hours
  • When trying to record something, the unit was cracked sometimes.
    This bug solved
  • In Shuffle mode, the song order was always same regardless which song you select. This was solved
1.0.53 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.053 846KB (04/09/03)
  • Battery Life increased from 20 hours to 22 hours
  • Supports WinAmp 3 - playlists (M3U files) as well as WinAmp 2.XX - playlists
  • Crackles during recording have been removed
  • Shuffle mode song order selection improvements
  • Improvements in FM radio reception
1.0.63  
1.0.65  
1.0.68 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.068 854KB (26/09/03)
  • Sometimes cracking down or freezing in recording mode happened. This was improved.
  • User EQ: numeric EQ => Graphic EQ
  • Booting time shortened
  • Bit rate setting (Line/Voice recording)

a) line in : 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320Kbps

b) voice : 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128Kbps

* When the player is filled with approximately 2.5GB of music, many times when you try to record, you get the following message "Not enough memory for recording" => fixed

 

1.0.72 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.072 854KB (10/10/03)
  • Improvement against not playing files that have been encoded/recorded when the HD500 has less than five files.
  • Some modification of FM frequency reception.
  • Improvement against not encoding when the HD-500 has over 2.5GB.
1.0.77 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.077 854KB (04/11/03)
  • Supports the Nordic language
  • Modification of the Playlist error such as 1,1,1,1,2,3,4...in the M3U File.
  • Step modification when the Tuner frequency is in the increase and decrease: 100KHz -> 50KHz
  • Firmware stabilization
1.0.94_1 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.094 842KB (18/01/04)
  •  Improves stability
  •  Prevents freezing at start-up
1.0.95 Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.095 842KB (11/03/04)

Improves stability
Prevents freezing at start-up
1.0.97
file 1
file 2
Xclef HD-500 Firmware 1.097 (18/03/04)

Download File 1 (10KB) 
Download File 2 (843KB) 
Please find firmware update instructions below:

Connect the HD500 both to the power adapter (Important) and USB port by the USB cable.

Copy both files (enclosed in the ZIP files above) into the "FIRMWARE" Folder.

Do a "USB safe removal" in the System tray and unplug the USB cable.

If you power on the HD500, the firmware is updated and the HD500 turns off automatically.

Power on the HD500 again, press 'Menu' key for 1 - 2 seconds and ->Setup ->System ->System initial OK

Power off the HD500

Reboot the HD500.