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mallyfam 11-27-2011 10:23 AM

Rockbox risks?
 
I am relatively ignorant when it come to managing files on my new Sansa Fuze and have a couple of questions about Rockbox:

What are the advantages of swapping?
What are the risks in terms of it not working or messing up the Fuze altogether?
Will it affect the warranty?
Has anybody had a bad experience of Rockbox?

Thanks

dfkt 11-27-2011 10:49 AM

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/WhyRockbox
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SansaAMS

FreeZ5 11-27-2011 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mallyfam (Post 585968)
I am relatively ignorant when it come to managing files on my new Sansa Fuze and have a couple of questions about Rockbox:

Thanks

Is this the original Fuze or the touch screen Fuze+ (or Fuze Plus)? To the best of my knowledge Rockbox is not available on the Fuze+.

Rockbox is not for everyone. Some people have installed Rockbox, and then backed off.

Steve

mallyfam 11-27-2011 11:18 AM

OK: would it just be a question of uninstalling Rockbox should it go pear-shaped and then re-installing the original firmware, or is it more complex than that?

It's the original Fuze, BTW (by recommendation from ABI members)

Thanks

saratoga 11-27-2011 11:21 AM

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/Main/San...Uninstallation

For what its worth I think no one has managed to screw up a fuze.

The DarkSide 11-27-2011 01:55 PM

If I managed to install & remove RB I think ANYBODY can do it.

Marvin the Martian 11-27-2011 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The DarkSide (Post 585995)
If I managed to install & remove RB I think ANYBODY can do it.

I've managed it on the Zip without the benefits if the automated installer, so any target with installer capability should be easy as pie, as long as people do a little reading.:)

dfkt 11-27-2011 03:15 PM

I always found the installer too complicated... seriously, you drop a bootloader and a firmware on the thing and that's it.

saratoga 11-27-2011 03:53 PM

Yeah but we can't distribute the patched firmware files directly, so you need a tool to patch them in the first place. Or at least to find someone who is less concerned about annoying Sandisk's legal department who will host them for you :)

dfkt 11-27-2011 03:54 PM

Aaaah, right - totally forgot about the legal shenanigans. :D

WalkGood 11-27-2011 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mallyfam (Post 585968)
I am relatively ignorant when it come to managing files on my new Sansa Fuze ... ...

Without taking it the wrong way when I read your statement, I can't stress enough for people to read the manual before they do anything so that they feel more comfortable if they decide to move forward. No harm in reading it even if you decide not to try rockbox, good luck ...

mallyfam 12-04-2011 05:13 AM

Thank you all - will consider it after my holidays (only 3 days to go..... Whoppeeeeeeeee!!!!)


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