How risky is custom firmware on the OP-1?


#1

Custom firmware always comes with a warning that it could brick your device but in my experience most devices have a read only firmware loader which can always be used to restore a device that has broken firmware. Does anyone know what the situation with the OP-1 is? Is it possible to restore your device after flashing broken firmware?


#2

define “broken”? the firmware you see around here unlocks a couple of database entries and replaces a bunch of assets. i don’t think it modifies any code…


#3

Broken meaning unable to install the stock firmware back on it. I saw some interesting tweaks like putting the tape on the top of the screen which would be quite handy


#4

Custom firmware runs perfectly, it is nothing more than some Edited SVG\s for the graphics and some databases edited in order to enable the hidden filter and iter synth. + set the default parameters of the FX to minimum so you can introduce them gradually when you are performing live.
I love also that now I can see the tape tracks when the op-1 is laying flat on a table
But… yeah… Install it at your own risk.


#5

I have a first generation op-1 and the firmware wasn’t very stable for me. I would get crashes with error messages about synth or fx value’s being to high. For my op-1 the stable combo was unlocking the filter fx, and putting the tape on the top. I switched back to tape on bottom, because it was bugging me that the “tape heads” were not running over the “tape”.

I have not heard of anybody bricking a device with a custom firmware. but I wouldn’t try anything stupid like rapidly switching the power while unplugging the usb cable in the middle of a firmware update. The disclaimer is there in case it breaks your op-1 or you do something stupid while installing it. it’s your responsibility to deal with not the people that made the firmware tools. aka at your own risk.

Have fun!