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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:

  • 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
2021-08-30Mailing lists moved to new host. See the mail page for more info.
2021-07-15New port to the Shanling Q1!
2021-05-23We have moved our IRC channels over to the libera network.
2021-03-27Native bare-metal port to the FiiO M3K!
2021-03-16mitxela created an Ode to Rockbox on YouTube.
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.
Older news


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9th Nov 22:45FiioM3KAidanMacDonald
8th Nov 12:25FlySprayHowtoSolomonPeachy

Code changes

Today 14:29 9eaa14dc02: usb-designware: fix setup packet error handling

This handles the case where the host sends a new setup packet in the middle of an ongoing control transfer.
firmware/drivers/usb-designware.c [diff]
Aidan MacDonald
Today 14:02 fd50baa23f: PictureFlow: Reversible and interruptible animations

Makes PF usable on older devices with few FPS, and makes it quicker to navigate on current devices.

- PF_BACK while zooming in to zoom out again
- PF_SELECT or PF_PREV/PF_NEXT while zooming in to skip animation

- PF_BACK while zooming out to skip animation
- PF_PREV/PF_NEXT while zooming out to skip animation + scroll
- PF_SELECT while zooming out to zoom in again
- PF_CONTEXT while zooming out to skip animation and append

- PF_CONTEXT while scrolling to append
- PF_SELECT while scrolling to zoom in
apps/plugins/pictureflow/pictureflow.c [diff]
Christian Soffke
Today 13:13 e4d8431211: Update microtar users to new library API
firmware/target/mips/ingenic_x1000/installer-x1000.c [diff]
rbutil/jztool/src/x1000.c [diff]
Aidan MacDonald
Today 13:13 c1709e3194: microtar: Update to latest upstream commit

This is a major overhaul of the library with some API changes and ease of use improvements, particularly for creating new archives.

The updated functionality is intended to support a new X1000 installer framework.
lib/microtar/.gitignore [new]
lib/microtar/LICENSE [diff]
lib/microtar/Makefile [new]
lib/microtar/ [diff]
lib/microtar/README.rockbox [new]
lib/microtar/mtar.c [new]
lib/microtar/src/microtar-rockbox.c [diff]
lib/microtar/src/microtar-rockbox.h [new]
lib/microtar/src/microtar-stdio.c [diff]
lib/microtar/src/microtar-stdio.h [new]
lib/microtar/src/microtar.c [diff]
lib/microtar/src/microtar.h [diff]
Aidan MacDonald
Thursday 00:17 4052a9ddcf: Manual: Update Metadata limitations

Limit for devices with more than 8MB of memory had previously been increased from 300 to 500 bytes for individual fields, and to 1800 from 900 bytes for buffer containing all fields.

See a8846e3
apps/features.txt [diff]
manual/appendix/file_formats.tex [diff]
Christian Soffke
All commits since last release, last four weeks, twitter feed.


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