Pre-Release Versions of Rockbox for Android are Available for Download

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  • 20 Sep 2012
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  • Rockbox is a free and open source replacement for the standard firmware in various forms of digital audio players (DAPs). It offers an alternative to the player’s operating system, in many cases without removing the original firmware, which provides a plug-in architecture for adding various enhancements and functions.


    Developers have been working on an Android version for Rockbox and currently one developer is releasing builds on a daily basis. These builds cover most, if not all Android smartphones, with different APKs available for different screen resolutions. Rockbox for Android is a pretty raw implementation of what we get on some MP3 players. An interface is still to be implemented but luckily for some screen resolutions you will find themes on the internet that can change the entire UI.

    Rockbox is mostly sought due to the excellent audio quality it offers. The app provides all the sound options one would ever need, with controls for Bass, Treble, Stereo Widening, Dithering, EQ and many more. You also get 3 widgets of different sizes to better control the player, due to the lack of an interface. Rockbox integrates support for a wide range of audio file formats, including FLAC, APE and many others. It also supports plugins, with some implemented into the app, like a stopwatch and a few games. With so many Music Players available for Android, why would you choose such a raw implementation of Rockbox? Simply because it offers the best audio quality available on a Google OS powered mobile device.


    Download the APK for Rockbox, depending on your device’s screen resolution, from the official website.

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