10-19-2010 03:12 PM - edited 10-19-2010 05:38 PM
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 firmware version 01.30.01 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:
Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.30.01 Download and Installation instructions
Update using the Sansa Firmware Updater
For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download
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 Fuze+ before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your Sansa Fuze+ to your computer.
• Extract the firmware.sb file from the .zip file you just downloaded 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 the firmware update begin.
• 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" > "Info", and verify the "Version" is now 01.30.01"x".
Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.30.01 Release Notes
This new firmware has various bug fixes, including key fixes listed below, as well as enhancements. 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 to restart.
10-20-2010 08:30 AM
I'd say probably not.
10-21-2010 07:47 AM
I tried anyways and no, it doesn't resolve the sluggishness. The weird thing is I don't exactly have a full library, I still have 5GB free on my 16GB player and the 1.27 firmware works fine.
10-21-2010 05:55 PM
Sansa Updater did not work for me. It installed fine, although it did not ask me where to install it or where/if I want icons, which was a little weird. Then I tried to update, and it said "Update service not available." I watched the video; I read my manual; I uninstalled and reinstalled; nothing.
Installed firmware update manually and it seems to be working fine, this is what I planned to do in the first place, until the only place it seemed I would be able to download the Sansa Media Converter would be through the updater.
I googled for the SMC download, I looked through old forum threads and found only broken links, finally I downloaded the stupid updater so that I could download it through there. SMC is not coming up on my Updater, which is useless and I plan to uninstall anyways. It just should not be this hard to download a simple program. Better yet, it would be great not to have to convert at all.
10-21-2010 06:44 PM
I saw that before, but I do not have an alternative media converter program. I wanted to use SMC just to make things simple, hoping that it would convert everything exactly how it needs to be for my Fuze+.