about new version of s1clone from www.s1mp3.de
Using the new tool today I have successfully been able to read my flash image & write it back. It gave me a few warnings about not being able to format a few pages and not matching several too, but it seems to work as it did before following reflashing the copied image. The previous s1clone release did not work on my player. No, I did not use a fully working player - just my Glacier clone which has "best match" firmware found to date on it, and gives very limited screen functionality, but I can play MP3's read text docs (just) and navigate menus. The written back image seems to make it behave exactly the same as before so I'm happy it will probably work with players similar to mine. 2" screen glacier, AK1022, 1GB Samsung flash, bought from Power_Player88 off eBay (hacked - was sold as 2GB).
Now, the search is back on for someone with a similar but working player to get a new s1clone image to me so I can see if I can fully restore. I still would not rewrite the image if you have a working player, but if it dies in the future you will hopefully be able to revive it. Can anyone with similar player to me please upload clone image to megaupload.com or similar? Although my chip is AK1022, I am told that other actions chips eg ACU7515, atj2093 are similar so may work.