Firmware Update Tools

We strongly recommend you to upgrade your firmware to the latest version as we are constantly making improvements and adding new features to the devices.

Here are the download links to the update tool. Please download the appropriate one for your OS and follow the instructions on the screen.

Previous versions of firmware are available for download on the Pycom forum.

Updating Device Firmware

The basic firmware upgrade procedure can be found below, please follow these steps carefully:

  1. Disconnect your device from your computer
  2. Insert module into expansion board
  3. Connect a jumper cable or wire between G23 and GND
  4. Reconnect the board via USB to your computer, this puts the device in ‘firmware update mode’. If you are having trouble connecting via USB, make sure you have the correct FTDI drivers installed.
  5. Run the Firmware Upgrade tool

  6. Remove the G23 to GND jumper cable/wire
  7. Reboot the device (button or power off then on), your device is now ready to use!

If you are having any issues, make sure the TX jumper is present on your expansion board, as the jumpers sometimes come loose in the box during transport. Without this jumper, the updater will fail.

When using a Pysense/Pytrack to update your module you are not required to make a connection between P2 and GND, the Pysense/Pytrack will do this automatically.

  1. Before connecting your module to a PySense/PyTrack board, you should update the firmware on the PySense/PyTrack. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.
  2. Disconnect your device from your computer
  3. Insert module into expansion board
  4. Reconnect the board via USB to your computer
  5. Run the Firmware Upgrade tool

  6. Disconnect the USB cable from the board and reconnect it, your device is now ready to use!

After you’re done with upgrading, you can use the Pymakr Plugins to upload and run programs in your device.

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