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Old 08-21-2007, 07:35 AM
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Default Sansa e200 Rockbox FAQ: General


Q: What is Rockbox?

Rockbox is a replacement firmware for several portable media player including the e200 series. In addition to playing your media files, Rockbox also features a plugin system whereby additional functionality such as utilities and games can be added. Please refer the WhyRockbox Wiki page for additional information.

Q: Will installing Rockbox void my warranty?

No installing Rockbox will not void your warranty. However, if you brick your Sansa (which is rare) they will not replace it. If you need support, you have to put the SanDisk firmware before calling.

Q: Is Rockbox safe to use?

In general, yes. There have been very few major errors with Rockbox on the Sansa, and if there is a problem, people on this forum, as well as on the Official Rockbox forum are usually able to help.

Q: Can Rockbox "brick" my Sansa?

The general answer is no. However, user error can cause problems that will require e200tool to be used (please note that very few people have gotten e200tool to work under Windows). However, this usually only happens when a user places random files on the Recovery Mode portion of the Sansa, and can usually be fixed. There have been no known reports of Rockbox fully bricking (making it completely unusable) a Sansa. There is also a trouble shooting guide and unbricking guide set up for your convenience.

Q Will Rockbox work on my e220r?

Yes, however the installation instructions are different.

Q Will Rockbox work on my e200 v2?


Q Will Rockbox work on my c200

Yes. follow these directions. However, this is still a new port so it it is not as functional as the e200 port.

Q: What are Unofficial Builds?

Unofficial builds are Rockbox versions with other patches applied for extra functionality. All of the builds on this site are Unofficial builds. Please do not report bugs in them unless you have verified it with an Official Current build.

Q: I have a question that isn't answered here, what should I do?

Please refer to the SansaFAQ at for more frequently asked questions. If your question isn't answered there either, feel free to post it in the forum. However, please do not PM a
Moderator/Administrator with your question, or PM them asking to add your question to the FAQ. If they feel it should be added, they will add it.

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