Sansa Fuze 01.01.11 Latest Firmware Download

 Sansa Fuze Firmware Version 1.01.11


Let me start off by saying that majority of people will be able to update his/her firmware through the Sansa Firmware Updater. There is even a how-to video that explains the process. If for any reason the aforementioned steps do not work for you, then please feel free to continue by trying the more “computer savy” steps, described below.

SanDisk has just released the 01.01.11 firmware revision for the Sansa Fuze. Download links and the release notes are available below.


For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download

For AMERICAS - Click here to download.

For EUROPE w/o FM - Click here to download.

For EUROPE w/ FM - Click here to download.

For PACIFIC Region - Click here to download.

  • 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 it back on and once its back to the main menu, head to “System Settings” > “System Info”, and verify the “Version” is now 01.01.11"x".

Windows Users can Connect the device in any “Mode” and follow the instructions below.

Mac and Linux users can connect their Fuze in MSC mode and follow the instructions below.

MSC mode instructions :

  • Turn on the Fuze
  • Navigate to “System Settings” on the menu of the device itself
  • Next, navigate to “USB Mode” and select “MSC”

Release notes for Sansa Fuze Version 1.01.11


 

This new firmware has various 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 6 seconds to reset the device and then release and press again to restart.

 

Bugs Fixed:

    

Photo playback

·        External album art dropped to device in MSC mode shows up under Photos. 

Audiobooks

·        Refreshing database looses bookmarks for Audiobooks.

·        Audiobooks resume to paused state instead of continuing playback. 

Host interactions

·        Music playback doesn’t resume after plugging into PC in off mode.

Localized region firmware

·        The default USB mode for EMEA region is now MSC.

Miscellaneous

·        Device jumps to next song if Photo Option is pressed during Slideshow with Music Shuffle on.·        “Song Added to GoList” message shows up if center button is pressed in Video menu.

Enhancements:

 ·        The >|| button is used to control music play/pause instead of scroll up.  

Known Issues:

 ·        Device displays “Subscription Expired” messages causing device to not respond to key presses (Work around:  Restart device or press keys repeatedly to escape looping).

·        Music “Play Previous” menu item does not appear/function after returning from FM, Video, Photo, Podcasts, or Audiobooks playback (Work around: Go to Music > Songs to access last played song).

Message Edited by MrSmileyFace on 04-02-2008 08:08 PM

Message Edited by SansaMe on 06-17-2008 01:15 PM

Any chance that some of the new Clip 01.01.29 FW features will be ported to the Fuze anytime soon?  Particularly, I dying for the large playlist fix.  Ogg would be awesome, too.

I Just installed the Fuze Updater, but the firmware udate check box is not selectable.

Is there anyway to update without the Sansa Updater?

The Updater is configured to update your firmware to the latest build, but not to reinstall a duplicate copy of the firmware.  Note that the Updater currently displays 1.01.11 at the left of the window, if you have the Fuze connected, and select “check for updates now”.

The firmware download, and the User Guide are listed on the right.  If you try clicking the firmware box, it won’t accept the selection, since the device firmware matches this version.  If you haven’t done so, the convenient user guide downloads and installs for ready access via your “programs” tree (Start > All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > User Manual).

If, for example, you may need to reinstall a fresh copy of the firmware, the Updater won’t currently do that.  To install a copy for repair, you must download and install manually.

To do this, click on the current firmware link at the top of this thread, download a copy of the firmware binary file, unzip the file, and follow the instructions for manual installation.

The firmware can be installed in either USB communications mode (MSC or MTP).  The “root directory” is the window (in Windows Explorer / My Computer) showing all of the various folders in the device.  Simply drag and drop the firmware file into this box, along side the folders, but not inside any of the folders.  If you are in MTP mode, there is one difference: you must double click on the Internal Memory icon to open the root directory.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

Message Edited by neutron_bob on 06-15-2008 06:45 AM

As noted in the release notes:

Bugs Fixed:

    

Photo playback

·        External album art dropped to device in MSC mode shows up under Photos. 

Is this mean that Album art SHOULD or SHOULD NOT appear under Photos, because I am at 01.01.11 and all my folder.jpgs still show up under the Photos section, which is really pretty annoying.

I am afraid to use the delete function on the player because I think it will remove my album art. 

I am running 01.01.11 so if the device should NOT show Album Art under photos, then that bug is still around.

Message Edited by p_opus on 06-20-2008 11:34 AM

@p_opus wrote:

As noted in the release notes:

 

Bugs Fixed:

    

Photo playback

·        External album art dropped to device in MSC mode shows up under Photos. 

 

Is this mean that Album art SHOULD or SHOULD NOT appear under Photos, because I am at 01.01.11 and all my folder.jpgs still show up under the Photos section, which is really pretty annoying.

 

I am afraid to use the delete function on the player because I think it will remove my album art. 

 

I am running 01.01.11 so if the device should NOT show Album Art under photos, then that bug is still around.

 

 

Message Edited by p_opus on 06-20-2008 11:34 AM

I agree the release notes are confusing on this one.  Basically, you have to make the folder.jpg files hidden to prevent them from showing up in Photos.  I believe in the previous FW they would appear in Photos no matter what.

According to what I read in the forums, the hidden files “workaround” was issued prior to the firmware release.  Hiding the files is not a realistic solution, especially on an 8 gig model, with an 8 Gig SD card installed.  That equates to a LOT of folders that I need to traverse, and If I ever sync again, I’ll have to do it all over again.

The “FIX” should be that Photos don’t show up unless they are specifically in the Photo’s folder.  That’s how it should work, and that’s how it worked on the E200 series.

@p_opus wrote:

According to what I read in the forums, the hidden files “workaround” was issued prior to the firmware release.  Hiding the files is not a realistic solution, especially on an 8 gig model, with an 8 Gig SD card installed.  That equates to a LOT of folders that I need to traverse, and If I ever sync again, I’ll have to do it all over again.

 

The “FIX” should be that Photos don’t show up unless they are specifically in the Photo’s folder.  That’s how it should work, and that’s how it worked on the E200 series.

I don’t have my Fuze right now to double check, but I’m pretty sure what I said is accurate.  I’m 99% sure that even after the FW upgrade I had to make the files hidden.  And it’s actually very simple to do, you don’t have to traverse any folders manually at all.  Just do the following from the command prompt:

X:

CD \MUSIC

ATTRIB +H folder.jpg /S

Replace X: with the drive letter of your Fuze.  Then repeat with the drive letter of the SD card.  This will set the hidden attribute on all folder.jpg files in all subfolders of the MUSIC folder.  You can put this in a little batch file that you can run whenever you sync.  I do this myself.  I use Winamp to sync and then I run a post-sync batch file that deals with a number of tasks not handled by Winamp.

Note, this won’t work in MTP mode since you won’t have drive letter access.  In that case I think you have to make the folder.jpg files on your computer hidden before syncing to the Fuze.  You can use the same process above on the main music folder on your computer. 

Message Edited by Skinjob on 09-02-2008 05:45 PM

 This URL seems to be for the updater not the actual firmware.? Can you point me to the firmware?

 Never mind I’ve got it sorry for being an idiot!

@skinjob wrote:
…Ogg would be awesome, too.

Here here! Ogg would be great! Smaller files == more music

Not to discourage anyone, but is it possible to get the last firmware version so we can download it?

I started a thread that indicated that this firmware release is not allowing me to play videos on my son’s fuze but other son’s fuze works fine but is at .07A.  I would like to download .07A so at least the videos will work.  I have tried various conversion software and I get a freeze at random points in the video playback. I have also tried various intermediate formats such as mpeg and then using SMC (.236) but still no luck.

Any way to get an .07A firmware?

@skinjob wrote:

X:

CD \MUSIC

ATTRIB +R folder.jpg /S

ATTRIB + R sets the “read-only” attribute of a file.
I think you meant:
ATTRIB + H folder.jpg /S

@resnbl wrote:
ATTRIB + R sets the “read-only” attribute of a file.
I think you meant:
ATTRIB + H folder.jpg /S

Doh! :dizzy_face:

Yeah, of course I meant H.  Hope I didn’t cause anyone any additional headaches!

I corrected the original post.

Message Edited by Skinjob on 08-06-2008 06:34 PM

Just because I like more music and talking on old posts :smiley:, I think ogg would be a beaut on the Fuze. It can’t be to hard for SanDisk to do that because it is in the clip!

Cheers, 

Mark.

When i followed the instructions given to update the firmware at the top of the thread Re: Sansa Fuze 01.01.11 Latest Firmware Download my Fuze player still displayed the firmware version as 01.01.11A instead of “x” when i went to verify the version…did i click on the wrong download?(for AMERICAS) or did it not update correctly? if you have any info or advice i’m all ears, thnx, -fafman

Oh man i’m such a tool, haha big misunderstanding…the “A” stands for AMERICAS haha oops…please ignore the last post i made. can anyone say “blond moment”?:stuck_out_tongue: haha oh well…PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

Later,

-FaFmaN_0063

Hello Mr SmileyFace, I was wondering how to “uninstall SMC temporarily” …  CAUSE MY SMC CRASHES MY WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER…TY

You can delete it using the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in Windows Control Panel. You can then re-download or re-install it after you resolve your conflict issue.

Has the slow scroll been fixed w/ firmware?

Message Edited by joshtee on 08-31-2008 08:16 PM