Sansa Fuze Firmware Version 1.01.15
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 01.01.15 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 HEBREW w/o FM - Click Here to download
For HEBREW w/ FM - Click here to download
For PACIFIC Region - Click here to download.
- 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 it back on and once its back to the main menu, head to “System Settings” > “System Info”, and verify the “Version” is now 01.01.15"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 1.01.15
This firmware has several new feature updates as well as many key enhancements and bug fixes, as 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.
FLAC codec for audio is now supported
OGG codec for audio is now supported
New Audible AAX format is now supported
Note: Per Audible request, type 2 and 3 are no longer supported. Users are recommended to connect to Audible Manager to update old contents to type 4.
Include embedded album art support for MP3 playback
New Sansa startup/goodbye screen and PC connection screen
Improved scrolling through long lists with wrap around enabled
Backlight setting is extended up to 1 hour
Improved FAT32 support for external uSD cards
Improved large playlist loading time
Improved voice recording quality responding to high sound level
Faster volume control for video playback
Enhancements made for Podcast playlist sorting and playback skipping
“Play Previous” option is missing after returning from Video, Photo, Podcasts and Audiobooks playback
Buttons have to be pressed twice while navigating in Album submenu
Rhapsody enabled devices
Videos converted using Rhapsody show incorrect aspect ratio
“Add to Library” using press and hold causes device to hang
Russian language: Format confirmation message is mistranslated
Turning volume causes charging animation to jump while docked in 30-pin connection
Recording Option menu doesn’t exist in Voice and FM Recording list view
Device may display “Subscription Expired” message causing device to not respond to key presses (Work around: Restart device or press keys repeatedly to escape looping)
Music “Play Previous” option disappears after an item is deleted (Work around: Go to Music > Songs to access last played song)
Selecting playback speed to “Fast” while playing 128kbps podcasts and audiobooks causes audio to lag when backlight turns off
Unexpected “Refreshing your media” message when the device is turned off by holding the power button up until device shuts down when the backlight was off.
To avoid the “Refreshing” message be sure to activate the backlight (moving scroll wheel or pressing Home button) prior to shutting down the device.
Message Edited by Lil_Monsta on 11-05-2008 02:44 PM