Rockbox 3.8.1 is Released

rockbox400 Rockbox 3.8.1 is Released

Shortly after the release of version 3.8 in March, a new maintenance release is out, fixing several issues, especially with Sansa AMS players such as the Clip+ or Fuze.

Full release notes and installation instructions can be found on the Rockbox Wiki.

Read on for the change log.

Rockbox 3.8.1 fixes a number of bugs that were present in 3.8:

  • Numerous fixes for SD card access on AMSv2 players.
  • FS#11746, FS#11764, FS#11775, FS#11846 and FS#11863 – Switch off ATA DMA for all PP targets. There is sufficient evidence that ATA DMA causes sporadic lockups and static noise on several PP based players.
  • FS#12023 – Fix error in Ohm’s law formula in resistor calculator plugin.
  • FS#11894 – Sansa Clip+ Volume Buttons don’t switch when Upside Down is activated.
  • Fix returning to the wps from a plugin.
  • FS#11973 – iPod nano1G needed reboot after entering record mode to have audio again.
  • FS#12012 – Fix radio art broken by introduction of embedded album art support.
  • FS#12019 – High pitch noise when decoding AAC SBR files.
  • FS#11965 and FS#12001 – Disk access problems. Restore access to the last 0xF000 sectors of internal drive.
  • FS#12024 – Scroll acceleration not working on devices without a scroll wheel.


tds101 on April 7, 2011 9:18 PM


Bogdan on April 10, 2011 9:13 AM

I tried it for 1 week and several days. It is highly unstable on a Sansa Clip v1

Many crashes… unusual / unpredictable behavior.

The effort these guys put in this software is a thing to respect and admire… but… it is still unusable :| on a long run

QTR on May 15, 2011 4:39 PM

Same here. It crashes once per ~ 3 hours with sansa clip v1. Didn’t notice with <3.8 releases though.

Sami on May 23, 2011 1:28 PM

Sansa Clip+ has crashed two times now (the device goes totally unresponsive) with 3.8.1 – I need to wait the battery to run out to be able to use it again.

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