Posts: 558
Registered: ‎07-20-2007

SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

Firmware is the software code that powers your Clip Sport. You can think of it as the operating system.  SanDisk actively and periodically updates the capabilities, functionality, and reliability of the Firmware.  For an optimal experience with your Clip Sport, SanDisk recommends that you update your Firmware with each new release.  It’s fast, easy, and free!


SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 Download and Installation instructions


SanDisk has released firmware version 1.43 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.

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 Clip Sport before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your SanDisk Clip Sport to your computer.
• Download and save the upgrade.hex file linked above to folder on your computer.
• Drag the file to the root directory of your SanDisk Clip Sport
• Disconnect the SanDisk Clip Sport and let the firmware update begin.
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off.
• Turn the Clip Sport 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 1.43".

SanDisk Clip Sport Release notes

This new firmware has various enhancements and 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 15 seconds to reset the device and then press and hold power button again for 1 second to restart


New changes since 1.39


Bugs Fixed:

1. Fixed issue with some FLAC ID3 tag information not being displayed correctly
2. Improved FW stability and error recovery


New changes since 1.38


Bugs Fixed:

• Fixed aac total time display wrong issue
• Fixed the long duration m4a file playback
• FM frequency jumps below the standard FM lower frequency range once all channels are deleted from a FULL preset list


New changes since 1.36


Bugs Fixed:

• Fixed issue where the end of Audible Enhanced Format (.aax) files were cut off
• Fixed Fast Forward and rewind issue with .aac file


New changes since 1.29



• Improved GUI translations


New changes since 1.27


Bugs Fixed:
•Fixed issue where the Clip Sport is not detected by Audible manager


New changes since 1.22


Bugs Fixed:
• Improved sorting spec for Audiobooks and podcasts. Track number sorting is now supported
• Fixed OGG file playback and "File format can't support" issue



• Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)


New changes since 1.17


Bugs Fixed:
• Fixed playback issue of some FLAC and OGG Vorbis files 


New changes since 1.09


• Added Key Lock (Press and Hold Back Button for 2 seconds to enable Key lock, Press and hold back button 2 seconds to disable Key lock)
• Added Track number sorting using ID3 tags

Bugs Fixed:
• Notification translations and clarity improved
• Shuffle algorithm improved
• Battery notifications added

Design Limitations:
• Maximum database size supported is now 2000 objects for internal memory and 2000 objects for external memory
• Sorting tracks by Genre is no longer available

Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-22-2017

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

Nice, the lock/unlock seems to be fixed, thanks for still putting out updated firmware for this great little player!

Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-02-2012

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

Hello there, these updates are greatly appreciated, however, I'd like to ask if some future updates will address some functionality issues which others have already raised and I am also experiencing with my Clip Sport.

1 - Any chance that the content in the Clip Sport's internal storage, and that on the the SD card can be merged, as they were on the Clip+? I cannot imagine that anyone would want to have internal and external content displayed seperately.


2 - Any chance that the Clip Sport can have the gapless playback functionality which I also enjoyed on the Clip+? I listen to a lot of albums which require gapless playback and the lack of this feature is a bit of a pain.




SanDisk Professor
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

For your concern #2, maybe experiment a bit with the free software "mp3merge"

Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-30-2018

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

[ Edited ]

You can set the time and date on the Clip Sport, but it doesn't display that info anywhere.


The time should be displayed in the status bar at the top of the screen (as it was on the Clip Zip). See example images below.

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎02-21-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

I would be happy about that, too

Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-29-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released


There are many posts about the former "Play All" function (as in the Sandisk Clip+). Any chance of having it back in a future Firmware update?


Any news about the development of a new Sandisk MP3 player? The Sandisk Clip Sport has been around for some time now...

Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-30-2018

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.43 released

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@Pete_ wrote:


Any chance of having "Play All" back in a future Firmware update?


It would be useful to have a dedicated "Play All" option (perhaps right next to "Shuffle"). It seems bizarre that the Clip Sport is missing some kind great features from previous versions of the Clip. Right now, if you want to listen an entire album in order, for example, a similar effect can be accomplished by playing the first song in the album, hitting Menu button, then setting Repeat to "All" and Shuffle to "Off".