Special IR Keys on Reboot for Factory Reset and Last FW
Some system operations that require you to point your remote control on the Squeezebox while starting the Squeezebox. To be sure you're doing it right, pull the power from the unit, press and hold the appropriate button on the remote while keeping it pointed at the unit, and give the unit power again, while all the time keeping the remote button pressed and the remote pointed at the unit.
These codes apply to the ip3k-based players: Squeezebox1 (G), Squeezebox2, Squeezebox3, Boom.
- ADD - Factory reset
- 1 - Program Xilinx
- 2 - Factory test mode
- 3 - Audio sine test
These tips are applicable to SqueezePlay-based players only: Controller, Touch, and Radio.
Revert to previous FW - hold down Volume UP (with a non-Boom remote), or REW (on device, where available), and power up the device. Keep the button held down until you see the "Free Your Music" screen.
Factory Reset - hold down Add ("+") (with a non-Boom remote) and press the fab4 rear power button. Keep button held down until you see the "Free Your Music" screen.
On the Radio or using remote control
Press and hold
rew until you get an audible signal and a popup telling you the screenshot's file name.
On the Squeezebox Touch
You'll need to plug in a keyboard to the USB port. Then press uppercase "
Getting the screenshots off of your device
Screenshots are stored as
9999 is an increment for each image. Enable SSH and use
scp to copy the file to your host system.
On more recent clients (eg. macOS Ventura and later)
scp might fail with a message like
sh: /usr/libexec/sftp-server: not found. In that case use
scp -O ... to fall back to "outdated" protocols.
If you've inserted an SD card or USB stick to the SB Touch or Controller, the screenshots will be stored in
/media/sda1 (USB) or
/media/mmcblk0p1 (SD card).