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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Sandisk - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: wicked.ludicrous on January 13, 2011, 10:16:39 AM

Title: Trying to uninstall
Post by: wicked.ludicrous on January 13, 2011, 10:16:39 AM
So this is how it went down:
Originally had Rockbox working fine. Decided I didn't want it
Then tried a simple format of my Sansa Clip Plus, thinking that it would delete Rockbox, which didn't work..
Realized that Rockbox and its Bootloader was still on the Clip plus
Installed Rockbox to make sure the Clip Plus recognized it fully
Tried Uninstalling the Rockbox
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So that's where I'm having problems. Whenever I try to uninstall the Bootloader, I get a message saying that, 'Rockbox Utility can not uninstall the Bootloader on this target. Try a normal firmware update to remove the bootloader.'

But the original firmware is up-to-date; my Clip plus is on 1.02.15, or the latest.

How do I uninstall the bootloader and everything??
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: torne on January 13, 2011, 12:59:48 PM
Don't use the Sansa updater, just use the same firmware file you downloaded during the install. Follow our manual bootloader install instructions to see where on the player you have to put it.
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: wicked.ludicrous on January 13, 2011, 07:49:00 PM
Don't use the Sansa updater, just use the same firmware file you downloaded during the install. Follow our manual bootloader install instructions to see where on the player you have to put it.

Wait, so do I have to put the bootloader file on the Clip?

I never followed these instructions: http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipplus/rockbox-buildch2.html#x4-140002.2.3



Post Merge: January 13, 2011, 07:50:59 PM
But I still tried following the instructions to install the bootloader. However , I got this errors

Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: saratoga on January 13, 2011, 11:00:51 PM
But I still tried following the instructions to install the bootloader. However , I got this errors

Why are you running that program?  Just copy a sandisk firmware file to your player. 
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: torne on January 14, 2011, 05:21:02 AM
The file that the Rockbox bootloader install process generates is a modified Sandisk firmware (with our code patched into it). Just put an unmodified Sandisk firmware file in the same place and the player will install it just the same.
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: wicked.ludicrous on January 14, 2011, 07:06:29 PM
Is the firmware file a bin file? I'm looking at the contents of my Clip+ and I see this .bin file named DID. Is that the firmware file? If so, all I do is replace it with the original firmware file I downloaded? Does it have to be the same name?

Sorry for all the questions; I like to be assured what I'm doing is correct
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: saratoga on January 14, 2011, 07:22:24 PM
Is the firmware file a bin file? I'm looking at the contents of my Clip+ and I see this .bin file named DID. Is that the firmware file?

It is a bin file, and no thats not your firmware file.  I think sandisk provides detailed instructions if you really want them, but the process is basically just you unzipping the firmware bin file you downloaded from Sandisk onto the root of your mp3 player. 
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: wicked.ludicrous on January 15, 2011, 11:08:26 AM
Yeah I got the original firmware file from Sandisk's site. Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Trying to uninstall
Post by: Diechipmunk on April 14, 2011, 09:44:58 AM
OK, I have the same issue.  I've followed instructions and can't get my original FW back up.  I deleted the .rockbox folder from my clip and copied the original fw (m300a.bin) to the root dir.  When I try to reset my Clip, by holding the left on button, the screen flashes the Rockbox logo, then tells me it can't find the file, the sits on "Please connect USB cable".

What am I missing?