SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.28

upgrade-hex.key (must rename)
** Rename this file to upgrade.hex after you download to your computer **

In all recent Clip Sport Firmware versions the Music databases are limited to 2000 objects internal and 2000 objects external.
In Sept. 2015, SanDisk provided beta Firmware Version 1.28 for the Clip Sport.
The primary benefit of beta FW 1.28  is the ability of the player to compile Music databases with up to 4000 objects. This is a close match to the capacity of 32 gb micro SD cards.
In Jan 2016, FW version 1.28 was withdrawn by SanDisk due to complaints from some Clip Sport users. The way SanDisk achieved the 4000 file capability was by reducing the number of characters for file sorting (8 instead of 14). This character reduction caused file sorting problems for some users.   The best way to take advantage of FW 1.28 is to make sure the first 8 characters of your ID3 tag album, artist and song title fields have sufficient specificity. =========================================================================
Manual Firmware Update Instructions  (All Regions)  
After firmware update you will need to select your Language and Region preference.

• Remove any external card from the Clip Sport before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your SanDisk Clip Sport to your computer.
 **Ensure you have at least 50 meg free space in the internal memory**
• Download and save the “upgrade-hex.key (must rename)”  file to your computer.
** Rename this file to upgrade.hex after you download to your computer **
• Drag the file to the root directory of your SanDisk Clip Sport
• Disconnect the SanDisk Clip Sport and let the firmware update begin.
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off.
• Turn the Clip Sport on, Select your language and region preference
• Once its back to the main menu, head to “Settings” >”System Settings”> “Info”, and verify the “Version” is now 1.28″.



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