Posts: 525
Registered: ‎07-20-2007

SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

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Firmware is the software code that powers your Clip Sport. You can think of it as the operating system.  SanDisk actively and periodically updates the capabilities, functionality, and reliability of the Firmware.  For an optimal experience with your Clip Sport, SanDisk recommends that you update your Firmware with each new release.  It’s fast, easy, and free!


SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 Download and Installation instructions


SanDisk has released firmware version 1.38 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.

Manual Firmware Update (Download and Instructions)
Manual Firmware Update (All Regions) - Click here to download
All languages are now in one firmware version. After firmware update you will need to select your Language and Region preference.

• Remove any external card from the Clip Sport before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your SanDisk Clip Sport to your computer.
• Download and save the upgrade.hex file linked above to folder on your computer.
• Drag the file to the root directory of your SanDisk Clip Sport
• Disconnect the SanDisk Clip Sport and let the firmware update begin.
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off.
• Turn the Clip Sport on, Select your language and region preference
• Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" >"System Settings"> "Info", and verify the "Version" is now 1.38".

SanDisk Clip Sport Release notes

This new firmware has various enhancements and bug fixes, including key fixes listed below. Upon completion of the firmware upgrade, the device will turn off; power on the device to complete the upgrade process.  If the device does not initiate or complete, press & hold the Power switch for 15 seconds to reset the device and then press and hold power button again for 1 second to restart


New changes since 1.36


Bugs Fixed:


• Fixed issue where the end of Audible Enhanced Format (.aax) files were cut off
• Fixed Fast Forward and rewind issue with .aac file


New changes since 1.29



• Improved GUI translations


New changes since 1.27


Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed issue where the Clip Sport is not detected by Audible manager


New changes since 1.22


Bugs Fixed:
• Improved sorting spec for Audiobooks and podcasts. Track number sorting is now supported
• Fixed OGG file playback and "File format can't support" issue



• Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)


New changes since 1.17


Bugs Fixed:
• Fixed playback issue of some FLAC and OGG Vorbis files 


New changes since 1.09


• Added Key Lock (Press and Hold Back Button for 2 seconds to enable Key lock, Press and hold back button 2 seconds to disable Key lock)
• Added Track number sorting using ID3 tags

Bugs Fixed:
• Notification translations and clarity improved
• Shuffle algorithm improved
• Battery notifications added

Design Limitations:
• Maximum database size supported is now 2000 objects for internal memory and 2000 objects for external memory
• Sorting tracks by Genre is no longer available

Posts: 11
Registered: ‎08-16-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

After what seems like two succesful upgrades my info tab still tells me that the Version is 1.36.

Is there another way to check if the uppgrade was succesful?(differences between 1.36 and 1.38?)

Posts: 11
Registered: ‎08-16-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

The upgrade files 1.36 and 1.38 apears to be identical in size.

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 306
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

I think the link to Firmware 1.38 refers to version 1.36

I think this edit links to version 1.38..



Posts: 11
Registered: ‎08-16-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

Okay, as soon as someone know, I will try again.

Not willing to brick hardware due to undecided info.


SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,231
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

I'm disappointed. Still no way to add an album at a time to a Go List. For the next firmware, in the drop down menu from the now playing screen, I want a choice directly below the add song to Go List. I want a choice add album containing song to a Go List. 

Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2011

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.38 released

I downloaded and installed the release (from and confirmed that the version is 1.38. I've noticed no differences in behavior.