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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
2021-05-23We 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.
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
Older news


Monday 21:40FiioM3KAidanMacDonald
Monday 21:07TargetStatusAidanMacDonald
12th Jun 14:52SansaConnectTomaszMon
6th Jun 11:59ShanlingQ1PortAidanMacDonald
23rd May 14:36RockboxUtilityDominikRiebeling

Code changes

Thursday 15:56 0faf978c3d: build: Add an 'xz' target to generate a .tar.xz image

Improve the tarball generation a bit too
tools/root.make [diff]
Solomon Peachy
Thursday 15:30 3831051c47: mknkboot: optimize verifyfirm

The checksum only needs to be calculated once. A small oversight on my initial implementation.
utils/MTP/beastpatcher/mknkboot.c [diff]
James Buren
Wednesday 21:37 2ed4bf8a43: FS #13299: Handle MP3 files with more than 128K of headers before audio data

Encountered a file with ~600K of ID3v1 headers.

Optimize the potential overhead by minimizing reverse seeks.
lib/rbcodec/metadata/mp3data.c [diff]
Solomon Peachy
Wednesday 20:58 fa9ddd5af9: Revert "FS #13299: Simplify VBR frame parsing in the metadata decoder."

This reverts commit 756c0d2ac82515ea8389c69f5f87ca395daca63d.
lib/rbcodec/metadata/mp3data.c [diff]
Solomon Peachy
Wednesday 20:22 7aade87863: Fix yellow from 9ccae042
apps/plugins/calculator.c [diff]
Aidan MacDonald
All commits since last release, last four weeks, twitter feed.


Recent Threads on the Mailing Lists
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28th May 13:45Setting Date and Time on Xduoo X3 II? Matej Golian via rockbox
25th May 10:01Is Rockbox currently unable to support micro SD card readers on Dx50/90? Sascha Lüdecke via rockbox
24th May 13:05Grouping Album Tracks In The Database By Codec Or File Extension? Matej Golian via rockbox
23rd May 13:57Rockbox IRC channels migrated to Libera Solomon Peachy via rockbox
21st May 14:45Rockbox trademark? Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev

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