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Firmware for MP3 Players


TRIBE Member
So I'm really new at this and I've heard that it's suggested to install firmware on your mp3 player. Now my mp3 player isn't fancy. What is this going to do and should I even bother?

Thanks in advance!!

Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room


Well-Known TRIBEr
It depends on the player. What kind do you have?

Firmware is not a static thing that has to be installed on all mp3 players (or any hardware device for that matter) necessarily. It can be patches to the software, providing new features that were left out, or bugfixes that they discovered after shipping. If there is firmware available for your particular player, you should be able to find it on the corporate website (i.e iriver's site or apple.com).