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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 6g (Classic), 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
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200, e200 and e200R series, Fuze and Fuze+, Clip, Clip+ and Clip Zip
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series
  • xDuoo: X3

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:

  • FiiO: M3K
  • Onda: VX747, VX767 and VX777
  • iHIFI 760, 770, 770C, 800, and 960
  • 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
2020-10-16Move xDuoo X3 to stable.
2020-10-11EROS Q / K (and their clones) are now supported!
2020-07-24All Archos targets have been retired.
2020-05-27Rockbox git and gerrit services moved to new hosts!
2020-05-16Most rockbox infrastructure moved to new hosts!
2019-11-15Rockbox 3.15 is released
2019-10-28Move iPod Classic to stable.
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Code changes

Sunday 04:23 05f1006246: Convttf makefile: Replace freetype-config with pkg-config

Freetype-config has been deprecated and is no longer included in libfreetype-dev. Pkg-config serves as its replacement.

Convttf isn't built as part of Rockbox by default, but manually doing so will currently fail even when libfreetype-dev is installed.
tools/Makefile [diff]
tools/tools.make [diff]
Christian Soffke
19th Feb 13:35 bdc3dd4fca: MP4: append mdat sections together in metadata parser

mp4 files can have multiple 'mdat' chunks. This is common for audiobooks, where there is often a secondary mdat containing the chapter names, but it's also legal to have multiple mdat chunks for a single logical "track"

This confuses the mp4 metadata parser, which assumes there is only a single mdat, and always uses the last mdat seen to determine the "filesize" of the data we're trying to decode.

Work around this by appending each mdat's size to result in the final
lib/rbcodec/metadata/mp4.c [diff]
Solomon Peachy
19th Feb 13:35 8c76c1b1c2: Revert "Always resume audio after user picks a new song from a playlist"

This reverts commit 69746d840086c3e9e4499c3c19257cd981a9203a.
apps/playlist.c [diff]
Solomon Peachy
17th Feb 11:34 436e64e09e: Fix playback queue bug when "Insert Next" is used with multiple songs at once

After using “Insert Next” to insert multiple songs at once (e.g. an album from the database browser or folder from the file browser), subsequent Insert operations will incorrectly insert items after the first song of all items that were previously inserted, instead of after the last song of the previously inserted items.

A bug fix was originally written by Costas Calamvokis for the file browser only. I adopted the original fix and added code analogous to it so that it works from the database browser as well.

See FS #7898, FS #7363 or this forum post for more info:,53741.0.html
apps/playlist.c [diff]
apps/tagtree.c [diff]
Christian Soffke
17th Feb 11:33 abebc6b9ac: Don’t erase a user’s stopped dynamic playlist when inserting/queuing songs

Rockbox would unexpectedly and without warning erase the current dynamic playlist (when it hadn’t finished playing) if the user inserted or queued up items while playback was stopped.

This fix ensures that the playlist is only deleted if it has either finished playing or can't be resumed.
apps/onplay.c [diff]
Christian Soffke
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