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Newbie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-28-2014

Can we undo firmware update?

I just manually updated the firmware on my Sansa Fuze v1.01.07 player to v1.02.31 (1/20/2010) and am very disappointed. The "update" added some adware for Slot Radio and changed the way you navigate through the menus: I prefer the precise click method to the wild turning of the wheel. I could not find the original firmware version. Does anybody know where I might be uble to find an older version of the firmware, so I can remove the pesky "Slot Radio" adware?

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Can we undo firmware update?

Using the Search function here, you can find all updates posted and choose the one you want to revert back to:

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=labels%2Clocation&location=forum-b...

Newbie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-28-2014

Re: Can we undo firmware update?

Thanks for your kind response. After spending nearly an hour sifting through related posts, often ending up with a dead link, I had to give up. Is there a page where older versions of the firmware can be downloaded? 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Can we undo firmware update?

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I just looked at Tapeworm's link. Each of the threads near the top (I didn't go any further) includes a link that, when clicked, will have your computer download software. Make sure your computer doesn't have some virus control, popup-stopper, etc. Those are live links.

 

You can also follow this formula and insert the number of the firmware you want at the end (followed by .zip) 

 

 

Three examples:

 

 

http://mp3support.sandisk.com/firmware/fuze/fuze01.02.26.zip

http://mp3support.sandisk.com/firmware/fuze/fuze02.02.28.zip

http://mp3support.sandisk.com/firmware/fuze/fuze02.03.33.zip

 

 

You need to look at Settings/System Settings/Info to see if you have a version 1 or 2 Fuze--they are different hardware taking different firmware (beginning with 1.x  or 2.x).  2.x firmare  is not an upgrade of 1.x --it is just different.

 

 

 

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Can we undo firmware update?


@Djard wrote:

Thanks for your kind response. After spending nearly an hour sifting through related posts, often ending up with a dead link, I had to give up. Is there a page where older versions of the firmware can be downloaded? 


The links on that search page work fine for me. 
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Can we undo firmware update?

By the way, you can get rid of Slot Radio by choosing Rest of the World as your region in Settings 

 

I had the Fuze very early and I don't remember navigation changing at all through the many updates. Both clicking and using the wheel work.