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Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.33
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Follow the instructions below to verify the hardware revision of your Fuze before proceeding. 
 
  • Turn on your Fuze 
  • Select Settings from the main menu 
  • Select System Settings 
  • Select Info  
  • Verify the Version #
Revision 1 = 1.XX.XX (example: 1.02.28)
Revision 2 = 2.XX.XX (example: 2.02.28)
 
If your Sansa Fuze is a Revision 1 please proceed to the Revision 1 download and installation instructions.
If your Sansa Fuze is a Revision 2 please proceed to the Revision 2 download and installation instructions.

SanDisk has just released the 01.02.31 and 02.03.33 firmware revisions for the Sansa Fuze. Download links and the release notes are available below.

 
Windows Users can Connect the device in any Mode and follow the instructions below.
 
Mac and Linux users can connect their Fuze in MSC or Auto Detect mode and follow the instructions below. 
 
MSC mode instructions:
  • Turn on the Fuze
  • Navigate to "Settings" on the menu of the device itself 
  • Next select "System Settings"
  • Next, navigate to "USB Mode" and select "MSC"
  

 Sansa Fuze Firmware 01.02.31 download and installation instructions

 
 
Manual Firmware Update download and Instructions 
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.
 
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full. 
• Extract the .zip file into a folder on your computer. 
• Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Fuze. 
• Disconnect the Sansa Fuze and let it begin the firmware update. 
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off. 
• Turn the Fuze 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 01.02.31"x".
 
 

Sansa Fuze Firmware 02.03.33 download and installation instructions

 
Manual Firmware Update download and Instructions 
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.
 
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full. 
• Extract the .zip file into a folder on your computer. 
• Once extracted, drag the two files to the root directory of your Sansa Fuze. 
• Disconnect the Sansa Fuze and let it begin the firmware update. 
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off. 
• Turn the Fuze 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 02.03.31"x".
 
  

  Sansa Fuze Firmware 01.02.31 Release Notes

This firmware has several bug fixes and enhancements, as listed below. Upon completion of firmware upgrade, the device will turn off.  Power on device to complete the upgrade process.  If device does not initiate or complete, press & hold the Power switch for 10 seconds to reset the device and then release and press again to restart.
  
Enhancements:
• Max volume level is lowered in Normal volume setting to comply with new European Union requirement
• Playback performance of mono WAV and FLAC files is improved
 
Bugs Fixed:
• Some language strings are incorrect
• Device hangs during playback of corrupted OGG files
• Minor audio distortion when browsing song list during microSD card playback
• Audiobook and podcast counts are not correct in Info screen
• Device restarts or freezes when Replay Gain is selected
• Main menu bitmaps are corrupted after playing AAX files


Known Issues:
• Some language strings are still in English
• Refresh database progress bar doesn’t scale with time
• Refresh database takes a long time for 6000+ songs
• PlayPrevious and Rating info is lost following slotRadio card insertion
 
  

  Sansa Fuze Firmware 02.03.33 Release Notes 

This firmware has several bug fixes and enhancements, as listed below. Upon completion of firmware upgrade, the device will turn off.  Power on device to complete the upgrade process.  If device does not initiate or complete, press & hold the Power switch for 10 seconds to reset the device and then release and press again to restart. 

 Enhancements:
  • Max volume level is lowered in Normal volume setting to comply with new European Union requirement
  • Playback performance of mono WAV and FLAC files is improved
  • French and Russian language translation updates
 
Bugs Fixed:
  • Some language strings are incorrect
  • Device hangs during playback of corrupted OGG files
  • Minor audio distortion when browsing song list during microSD card playback
  • Audiobook and podcast counts are not correct in Info screen
  • Device restarts or freezes when Replay Gain is selected
  • Main menu bitmaps are corrupted after playing AAX files
  •  Device restarts/freezes afterchanging backlight to 10 sec
  •  Short video glitch at the beginningof playback 

Known Issues:
  • Some language strings are still in English
  • Refresh database progress bar doesn’t scale with time
  • Refresh database takes a long time for 6000+ songs
  • PlayPrevious and Rating info is lost following slotRadio card insertion 
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