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Rockbox is a free replacement firmware for digital music players. It runs on a wide range of players:

Stable ports

Rockbox runs well on these players, has installation instructions, and is supported by the installer:

  • Apple: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini, iPod Nano 1g, iPod Nano 2g
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • Cowon: iAudio X5, X5V, X5L, M5, M5L, M3 and M3L
  • Creative: Zen Mozaic, Zen X-Fi, Zen X-Fi 3 and Zen X-Fi Style
  • iriver: iHP100 series, H100 series, H300 series and H10 series
  • MPIO: HD300
  • Olympus: M:Robe 100
  • Packard Bell: Vibe 500
  • Philips: GoGear SA9200, GoGear HDD16x0 and HDD63x0
  • Samsung: YH-820, YH-920 and YH-925
  • Sony: NWZ-E360, NWZ-E370 and NWZ-E380 series
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200, e200 and e200R series, Fuze and Fuze+, Clip, Clip+ and Clip Zip
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series

Unstable ports

Rockbox runs on these players, but is incomplete, less usable or has problems that limit it to advanced users:

Unusable ports

Work has begun on porting Rockbox to these players, but much remains before they are usable:

  • Onda VX747, VX767 and VX777
  • Google Android
  • Rockchip rk27xx

Click here for a status summary of unstable and unusable ports.

Quick links: Why should you run Rockbox? · Change log · Contribute to Rockbox

If your player is not listed above, then Rockbox does not run on it.

Recent activity:

Project news

Recent news
2017-05-01Move iPod Nano 2G to stable. Move iPod Classic to unstable.
2017-05-01Rockbox 3.14 is released
2013-03-05Move ZEN X-Fi/X-Fi3/X-Fi Style/Mozaic, NWZ-E360/E370/E380 and Fuze+ to stable. Move ZEN and ZEN X-Fi2 to unstable
2013-03-05Rockbox 3.13 is released
2012-11-27Forums software updated
2012-10-06Rockbox 3.12 is released
Older news


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Code changes

27th Jul 23:00 91500e1: pacbox: fix screen and buttons for Creative Zen

* rotate screen counterclockwise
* rotate directional buttons
apps/plugins/pacbox/pacbox.h [diff]
apps/plugins/pacbox/pacbox_lcd.c [diff]
Sebastian Leonhardt
31th Jul 10:10 5dfcadc: manual: nitpicking on '-' character and other minor details
manual/advanced_topics/main.tex [diff]
manual/appendix/appendix.tex [diff]
manual/appendix/config_file_options.tex [diff]
manual/appendix/fdl.tex [diff]
manual/appendix/wps_tags.tex [diff]
manual/getting_started/installation.tex [diff]
manual/plugins/frotz.tex [diff]
manual/plugins/main.tex [diff]
manual/plugins/mpegplayer.tex [diff]
manual/plugins/superdom.tex [diff]
manual/plugins/zxbox.tex [diff]
manual/rockbox_interface/tagcache.tex [diff]
Sebastian Leonhardt
2017-01-13 7442742: iPod Classic: disable IRAM1

On Classic, IRAM1 (second 128Kb of a total of 256KB available IRAM) is slower than DRAM. Codecs that actually are using regions of IRAM1 runs faster when DRAM is used, so IRAM1 is disabled and only IRAM0 remains enabled: 48KB for core and 80KB for codecs/plugins.

The next test_codec results shows how decode time is decreased:

file boosted unboosted
*.ra ~1.5% ~0.5%
*.mpc ~21% ~4.5%
*.ogg ~0.5% ~0% nero_he*.m4a ~8% ~1% nero*.m4a ~25% ~7% wmapro*.wma ~4.5% ~0% wma*.wma ~25% ~7%

In addition there is a small power save when IRAM1 HW is disabled.
apps/plugins/ [diff]
firmware/target/arm/s5l8702/ [diff]
firmware/target/arm/s5l8702/pcm-s5l8702.c [diff]
firmware/target/arm/s5l8702/system-s5l8702.c [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libcook/cook.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libfaad/common.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libffmpegFLAC/bitstream.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libmusepack/mpcdec.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libspc/spc_codec.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libwma/wmadec.h [diff]
lib/rbcodec/codecs/libwmapro/wmaprodec.h [diff]
Cástor Muñoz
2016-07-31 8f38f85: Workaround for usb_storage_init_connection() panic

For s5l8701, s5l8702 and as3525v2 targets.

The crash occurs when USB is inserted or extracted while the playlist is being loaded or updated (it could take a few seconds for huge playlists), at this point all buflib memory is allocated and not freed before usb_starage_init_connection() is executed.

This workaround mitigates this panic by using static memory for USB buffers, so this memory cannot be used for other tasks, in addition the problem still persist when playlist load is 'paused' by USB insertion and then updated after USB extraction.
firmware/usbstack/usb_storage.c [diff]
Cástor Muñoz
All commits since last release, last four weeks, twitter feed.


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