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How to update the firmware

Drapeau francais
  1. Download the latest firmware file below.
  2. Copy it to your SD card's root.
  3. Rename the file to NSDLZZZZ.WAD (replace the 4 digits with capital Z's). Make sure there's only a single .WAD file on the card.
  4. Insert the SD card in you console and power it up.
    If your loader isn't up to date already, the blue LED will start blinking. This indicates that the update is ongoing.
  5. Once the update is done (takes about a minute), the console will start up.
  6. You can remove the NSDLZZZZ.WAD file from the SD card.
Drapeau francais
  1. Téléchargez le firmware le plus récent ci-dessous.
  2. Copiez le fichier dans la racine de votre carte SD.
  3. Renommez le fichier en NSDLZZZZ.WAD (remplacez les 4 chiffres par des Z majuscule). Assurez-vous qu'il n'y a qu'un seul fichier .WAD sur la carte.
  4. Insérez la carte SD dans votre console et mettez la sous tension. Si votre loader n'est pas déjà à jour, la LED bleue clignotera. Ceci indique que la mise à jour est en cours.
  5. Une fois la mise àjour terminée (environ une minute), la console démarrera.
  6. Vous pouvez retirer le fichier NSDLZZZZ.WAD de votre carte SD.

 

Latest firmware file

Firmware v0.7 (Updated 8th November 2020 - For top-loaders)
After updating, versions must be: MENU:0.7 MCU:00.07 CPLD:00.02

Changes from v0.6:

Known bugs:


 

Older versions

Firmware v0.6 (Updated 14th July 2020 - For top-loaders)
After updating, versions must be: MENU:0.6 MCU:00.06 CPLD:00.02

Changes from v0.5:

Known bugs:

 

The update procedure for the following older versions (v0.5 and below) is different:

  1. Download a firmware file below.
  2. Copy it to your SD card's root.
  3. Rename the file to NSDLZZZZ.WAD (replace the 4 digits with capital Z's). Make sure there's only a single .WAD file on the card.
  4. Insert the SD card in you console and power it up.
    The blue LED must light up briefly before blinking green. This means the MCU was updated. The console then starts up.
  5. In the loader's main screen, press C to reach the settings menu.
  6. Select "Update firmware" and press A. The console will stop and the blue LED will blink during several seconds. If not, see LED error codes.
  7. Once the process is done, the console will restart on its own.
    Check the version screen. The firmware should now be updated.
  8. Remove the NSDLZZZZ.WAD file from the SD card.

 

Firmware v0.5 (for top-loaders)
After updating, versions must be: MENU:0.5 MCU:00.05 CPLD:00.02

Changes from v0.4:

Known bugs:

 

Firmware v0.4 (for top-loaders)
After updating, versions must be: MENU:0.4 MCU:00.04 CPLD:00.02

Changes from v0.3:

Known bugs:

 

Firmware v0.3 (for top-loaders)

Changes from v0.2:

Known bugs:

 

Firmware v0.2 (for top-loaders)

Changes from v0.1:

Known bugs:

 

Firmware v0.1 (for top-loaders)

 

Wiper firmware

Something went wrong ? Can't get the loader to update again ?
Use this wiper firmware to reset it.

Use it like a normal update as explained above.
On power up the yellow LED will blink several times, indicating that your loader was reset.
You will then be able to perform a normal update using one of the firmware files above.

Wiper v0.1 (for top-loaders)