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DicksonOne | Setting the Firmware Update Options for Individual Devices

Setting the Firmware Update Options for Individual Devices

Setting your device to update automatically Over the Air (OTA) is the best way to ensure your device is up to date and has the latest features, but we understand that some customer have SOPs in place where that is not an option. OTA updates only works with Generation 2 DicksonOne devices. 

Good reasons to change the options for individual devices would be:
  • You have a device that is not subject to the SOP
  • You have a standalone test device that you use to validate firmware prior to releasing to 

You have the option to set all devices to update automatically at the account level, on a device by device basis (what we'll cover here), manually, or a combination of all three.
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How to Configure an Individual Device's Firmware Update Settings

Go to the device page for the particular device you'd like to change the firmware settings for. 
 
Hit the gear icon to get to the device settings. 
 
For a device that supports OTA firmware updates, you'll see a tab called Firmware (see image below), click that. 

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Once you're at the firmware update screen you have three options:
 
1. Use the account default - The device will inherit whatever is set at the account level (this is the default)

2. Update this device automatically - The device will update automatically regardless of what the account default is or changes to.

3. Do not update this device automatically -  The device will have to be updated manually via USB or the website regardless of what the account default is or changes to. 
Pick the most appropriate option and select Save. 
 
If you've selected to update the device manually, you may want to read about updating the logger manually via USB and/or via the web. 
 
NOTE: The device checks for new firmware about every 8 hours, but you can force this by restarting the device. An update typically takes about 2 hours to download and then less than a minute or so to update. Logging continues during the update process and no data is lost during this process.