09-02-2016 03:41 PM
Will add one more note to this, have received over 10 messages so far from the wordpress blog from people whom have used this technique with success. Hate you are having trouble bro.
On a side note I may have the fix for the firmware issue to just unlock the mp3 player all together. It is tricky and you would need to dump the music off it before hand. I have no interest in re-using this mp3 player but I do have an interest in keeping ATG from profiting anymore off of people.
Once I can simplify the instructions I will post it up.
09-04-2016 08:20 PM
Firmware fix is on slight hold as of 9/4/16. Was walking around my house and my OTG adapter hit the door frame. Without that I can not connect to the device to continue working on it. Another on order, will update when it gets here from Hong Kong.
09-06-2016 05:45 AM
Wipedout I can't say strongly enough how great full I am for all your help. For someone to take time out of their life to help a person they will most likely never meet, will never cease to amaze me.
Sorry for not responding sooner, but in my defence some information was obtain and sent to me that has monopolized all my waking time. I received documented proof that the agent in my case lied under oath not once but four times. I knew he lied but now with these official Gov Documents, it is beyond question.
The Dir structure is as follows #:\FAT3\Lost Folders , Raw Files\
The Lost dir list folders as dir0 through dir70
The Raw as 2 folders(1) MP3 music files, with folder marked 1-301, until the last 1501-1744 at 300 file increments
Dir (2) Shockwave Flash file, containing files 001 - 005
09-06-2016 12:18 PM
Would you mind writing up anything you find reverse engineering the firmware? As far as I know these devices are too simple for any serious 3rd party firmware development, but it would still be interesting to know more about them.
09-06-2016 10:19 PM
As far as reverse engineering the hardware there is no need to:
And did end up finding an easier way for this process where you should be able to keep your music intact while doing the firmware upgrade. The firmware upgrade is a two step process, you must first dump a generic onto the device and then dump the new sandisk firmware on it. To prove this is possible here are pics of my player:
I didn't feel like fixing the rotation of the photos but you can get the gist of it.
The first method I had of forcing the hex file via an adroind device and purchased software + purchase adapter just didn't seem worth while as this project was about it being free.
IF YOU TRY THIS TECHNIQUE AND YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE. If you are not tech savy enough to perform basic task then do not do this, pay the $40 and be done with it.
Back to though,
A firmware program for another player will be used, a chinese version of firmware will be dumped onto the device, and then you can plug the player into your computer to copy the upgrade.hex file to it. The chinese firmware does the upgrade from the player so once you click update you are set. The new sandisk firmware is actually nice compared to the locked down atg crap. Will probably have the walkthrough up tomorrow night into Thursday.
Be in touch guys
09-06-2016 10:24 PM
If you can pull up a file explorer screen which may look similar to this, this is an image on windows 10
and now go to the mail folder where all the files were recovered to. In the search menu type in *.mp3 and let it search all the files to find the mp3 music. When it pulls the list up select all of the mp3's and move them to a single folder so you can find them easier. Looking at the post above if you can not get your mp3's via the icare trick you may be in luck via my other method but I would still rather you get the files via the icare dump just to be safe.
Hope this helps bro
09-06-2016 10:26 PM
I am truly bothered, you mean to tell me the government would lie to us......first I am hearing about this!
Did you hear about the man from Columbia they extradited, he lost his home, his money and freedom for a year. The Gov knew they had the wrong guy but wouldn't admit fault. When they did admit they had the wrong guy they still refused to give his property back including re-imbursement for lawyer fees.
09-07-2016 12:09 PM - edited 09-07-2016 12:10 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.
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.
09-10-2016 11:07 PM
I received a few emails about a weird message chrome was displaying. When people are downloading the file off megaupload chrome is popping up a message stating the file is malicious. Strikes me as odd chrome did that so downloaded the file and ran a check using Avira Anti-virus pro:
What to make of it, your guess is as good as mine. I can only assume the .exe file used for firmware upgrading or the hex file itself has thrown some flag. Is nice to see chrome trying to combat malware, I guess getting called out on having the most loopholes of any mainstream browser put them in tough spot.
Be good guys