09-17-2013 04:30 PM
05-20-2018 03:52 PM
I haven't used my Fuze 8 GB V1 for several years. RockBox was touting greatly improved functionality, so I thought I would give it a try. Big mistake...it's still a piece of garbage. Now I'm not able to restore my Fuze OS. I had originally installed 01.02.31 shortly after it's initial release.
I have meticiously followed the instructions in this sticky without problems up to the point of unplugging the Fuze to allow the firmware update..
Immediately before unplugging, the screen displayed " Bootloader USB Mode". After unplugging, "File not found" displayed immediately, then "plug USB cable" displayed, no further changes occurred.
Prior to updating the firmware, I used the RB utility to completely remove RB. The utility confirmed that no traces (RB files) remained on the Fuze.
I have tried a variety of workarounds to reinstall the Fuze OS, without success. Any suggestions?
05-23-2018 10:20 AM
Although you removed the Rockbox firmware, the bootloader still resides there, trying to boot into Rockbox upon startup. To get rid of this, you have to boot into the Sansa mode by holding the REW button while powering up. (I believe this is the procedure; it's been a long time since I used Rockbox).Then you can re-install the Sansa Firmware, which will wipe out the Rockbox bootloader.
05-25-2018 03:02 PM - edited 05-25-2018 03:04 PM
Thank you so much. Worked like a charm!
I have a feeling that I will be sending you good vibes for a long time, as I enjoy my Fuze
09-08-2018 09:12 PM
My Sansa Fuze was working very much fine till previous month( Almost for 7+u years).Somehow in the last month lost the software( or got curropted).
Now, downloaded the firmware and kept the file in the root directory as suggested. in few seconds , it picked up the software and now working very good.
Thank you very much for the excellent support.