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  • How to Install New Firmware on bitbox, fxbox and synthbox

    Bitbox, fxbox and synthbox owners can update the module’s firmware to get the latest features and other updates. This process can also be used to run firmware from a different product on your hardware. The hardware for bitbox, fxbox and synthbox can all run the firmware for any of these products. The firmware can be updated with the factory image, which includes the original presets, or just the firmware itself. You can also choose individual presets to copy over to your microSD Card.

    Install New Firmware
    Here are the steps required:
    1. Download the desired firmware onto your computer. You can choose to download either bitbox, fxbox or synthbox firmware, but only one set of firmware can run at a time. You can find the latest firmware images in the firmware downloads sub-forums on this site. NOTE: You must be a registered member of the forum in order to access the firmware download subforums for the products.
    2. Unpack the zip file. Some browsers do this automatically for you.
    3. If you want to replace the Presets with the factory image, copy the full contents of the zip file onto a microSD card. If you do not want to overwrite your presets, copy only the MATRIX.BIN file to the microSD card. NOTE: the microSD card must be formatted with FAT32. The exFAT format will not work.
    4. Place the microSD card in your bitbox, fxbox or synthbox.
    5. While powering up the unit, hold the Home and Info buttons. When you see the message about upgrading the firmware, you can let go.
    6. When the upgrade finishes in about 15 seconds, the unit will restart with the new software.
    Tip
    • Consider buying an extra microSD or two and keep a card for each set of firmware. Then you can switch products simply by following steps 4 through 6 above.
    • Alternatively, keep different folders on your computer for each product and swap out which product contents you have on the microSD card to switch products.
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