05-27-2015 10:52 AM
my dad just got out and I have his trying to unlock ... he was told Radio Shack will do it for $15, although have not verified ... from what I can tell it's got some NSA level firmware as I've found others who cannot crack either
05-28-2015 08:04 AM
I haven't heard that Radio Shack has this capability, but by all means check it out. I think you have to send it into a specific company, and if I recall correctly it's $25.
05-31-2015 08:34 AM - edited 05-31-2015 08:35 AM
Try to find a Radio Shack--they are all closing.
Here's the official info.
08-28-2016 02:40 PM
There is a program called iCare Data Recovery they will need to get by searching google, free version is available. There is a size limitation on how much you can download on the free version but if you post how much you like the program on a website or facebook they claim they will give you a code to unlock unlimited recovery.
Once installed on any windows machine just plug the mp3 player in and open the program.
When the program comes up click on lost partition recovery and click next.
You should now see where it list Sandisk Sport Player so highlight it and click next.
Will take roughly 15 minutes to discover all music on the device.
Click to download all files that have been discovered.
Viola, you have your music back.
The mp3 player, I connected with a JTAG yesterday and **bleep** they have it locked down (JTAGS connections are on the front of device under the cover). After I played around with the firmware I can say getting the player to work again is never going to happen, they have a hex file to program the device but it has a flag in the programming to specifically note when the device has come from an institution.
I told myself I never would pay to get something I already purchased back and I can say I didn't have to!
09-07-2016 12:12 PM
After a long wait the step by step illustrated guide of how to unlock the sandisk sport is now up. Instead of posting it here I just posted it to the blogpost. Do hope this helps someone and remember to download your music with the icare method first, don't feel like decrypting the firmware to enable saving music when an option is already available. sandisksportfirmware.wordpress.com
And make sure you try https://sourceforge.net/projects/album-art/ which is free after you dump your music back on the player, nothing nicer than album covers for all the music to appear.
09-07-2016 03:17 PM - edited 09-07-2016 03:18 PM
Oops, posted in the wrong section. Thanks for verifying that for me.
Pulling this info down.
Well it won't let me pull it down, no edit link available. Maybe an admin can help pull it.
09-08-2016 11:01 AM
What exactly do you want removed from the post? We can have a moderator edit the post for you.