Video – Reflash Software – Update Firmware

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Update Unichip Firmware

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Important Notes:
Make sure to backup your maps before updating the firmware

Before doing firmware updates do the following:

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Make sure your laptop is plugged into a wall socket (don’t use battery power)
  3. Never unplug the USB cable from the laptop or the Unichip while doing a firmware update
  4. Make sure you have the latest version drivers if using a USB to Unichip cable
  5. Make sure you have the correct comport selected.
  6. Best to do a firmware update with the Unichip removed from the vehicle.
  7. If you do firmware update in the vehicle make sure you only use one power source to power up the Unichip (via USB cable or a 12 power source from the vehicle).
  8. Always complete the firmware update cycle, in other words, all the steps below should complete
    1. When you start the firmware update the software will removing the old firmware data (automated), see video below.
    2. When prompted cycle the power to the Unichip (user action required)
    3. The software will load the new firmware (automated)
    4. When prompted select a new map (user action required)

Other things to check:

  1. Make sure you are connected directly to the computers USB port (don’t use a Multi USB adapter).
  2. On newer laptops and computers make sure you are not using a USB 3.0 port (see owners manual for your computer)
  3. Close all other software applications
  4. If you use a USB cable with the power supply you need to turn the switch off so