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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎07-17-2007

Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

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Follow the instructions below to verify the hardware revision of your Clip before proceeding. 
  • Turn on your Clip
  • Select Settings from the main menu
  • Select System Info
  • Look at the Version #

Revision 1 = 1.XX.XX (example: 1.01.29)

Revision 2 = 2.XX.XX (example: 2.01.16)

 

If your Clip is Revision 2 click here

If your Clip is Revision 1 proceed to the following instructions.


 
SanDisk has just released the 01.01.30 firmware revision for the Sansa Clip. Download links and the release notes are available below.

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.



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

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

MSC mode instructions:

  1. Turn on the Clip
  2. Put the device in Hold (move Hold button until orange is showing)
  3. Press and hold the Center Button
  4. Plug the mini-USB connector into the device (be sure the USB is plugged into the computer)
  5. Wait for the Clip drive to mount
  6. Follow instructions below and drag files to the Clip drive



For AMERICAS - You can download the .zip file by clicking on this link.

For EUROPE w/o FM - You can download the .zip file by clicking on this link.

For EUROPE w/ FM - You can download the .zip file by clicking on this link.  

 

For HEBREW w/o FM - You can download the .zip file by clicking on this link

For HEBREW w/ FM - You can download the .zip file by clicking this link

  1. Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
  2. Extract the .zip file into a folder on your computer.
  3. Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Clip.
  4. Disconnect the Sansa Clip and let it restart.
  5. The firmware update will now begin.
  6. Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will boot back up. Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" > "System Info", and verify the "Version" is now 01.01.30A.

Sansa Clip (Revision 1) Firmware 01.01.30 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 10 seconds to reset the device and then release and press again to restart.

 

 

Enhancements:
  • FLAC decoder support
  • Allow Podcasts to skip episodes using FF / REW
  • New startup and shutoff images
  • Improved the time to rebuild the metadata
  • Improved M3U playlist support
  • Enhancements for sorting Podcast contents which do not have their track number ID3 tag information
  • Separate missing license error message for Audible and generic Audiobooks.  Message changed to instruct the customer in how to resolve the problem

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

  • OGG placed in Audiobook or podcast folder shows up in Music directory
  • Delete song from a long playlist causes the device to hang
  • Selecting “Back to Music List” while playing FM/Voice recordings will display double “Play All” on screen & will cause device to hang upon selecting “Play All”  
  • Certain tag information for mp3 files will cause the device to hang or freeze 
  • Made  OGG file Tags not case sensitive
  • Noise problem on voice recording
  • Device in MTP mode will jump back to AutoSelect mode after UI format
  • Device behaves erratically when file extension got changed (i.e.  .txt to .mp3, .jpg to .wma)
  • All Audiobooks should show 1/1 if Chapter Mode is OFF
  • Certain Rhapsody tracks show clicking noises
  • Deactivation message “Synchronize to listen to your Audiobooks” for Audible is uninformative and irrelevant 

 

 

Known Issues:

  • Selecting Playback speed to “Fast” while playing Podcasts may cause the device to lag.
  • Add to GoList does not work for Podcast content

 

  

 

Message Edited by Lil_Monsta on 10-03-2008 11:22 AM
Message Edited by Lil_Monsta on 10-03-2008 11:58 AM
Message Edited by Lil_Monsta on 11-05-2008 02:48 PM
Message Edited by slotmonsta on 12-18-2008 09:44 AM
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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎04-24-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Updated 3 clips in about as many minutes with no problems, thanks!
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SanDisk User
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎08-01-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

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I did the update and it says version is 01.01.30F not 01.01.20A as it says in the instructions.

 

EDIT: just so you know, updating the fw deletes you Custom EQ settings so write them down before you upgrade!

Message Edited by ackers on 10-03-2008 12:39 PM
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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎07-17-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Where do you see .20?  What instructions?
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SanDisk User
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎05-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Upgrading also loses your audiobook bookmarks
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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-03-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Ohh yes ! Smiley Very Happy First good thing, that happened at Friday Smiley Wink Everything is working great, now I've got to convert my Audio CD's to FLAC Smiley Happy

 

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SanDisk User
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎05-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Found one "Bug Fix" I hate:

     All Audiobooks should show 1/1 if Chapter Mode is OFF 

 

What is the logic here?  I liked it showing me I was on file 17 of the 27 that make up the book, gave me a good sense of where I was in the book made up of multiple files.  Now to get that back I have to switch to chapter mode where an accidental hit of the FF/RW buttons will skip me to another file?

 

Please change this feature back! 

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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 225
Registered: ‎01-05-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Ok, I have the firmware installed.... Now let's see how the battery life is. There's no mention of any changes to the meter, so I guess nothing was done about that? I'm surprised & disappointed, since I had proven TWICE that adjusting the meter effects the battery life.
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,235
Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Rdow,

 

No worries if you accidentally skip to another file,  you can skip back and your place will be remembered.

 

Sorry for that.

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SanDisk User
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎05-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Firmware For Hardware Revision 1.0

Sansafix, thanks for the info. That will help. I'll try it out for awhile and see how it goes. And thanks for the continuing firmware updates.