FW upgrade from Linux

Repost of http://www.elektron-users.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=28&func=view&catid=9&id=120877. This actually works! I upgraded my MDUW to 1.63 last weekend. In case elektron-users.com is ever taken down, I want to make sure this information is preserved.

To list available midi ports with alsa midi CLI tool:
$ amidi -l

To upgrade firmware:
$ amidi --port=hw:1 --send=Elektron_SPS-1UW_OS1.63.syx

where port is the alsa device name from the first command.


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Thanks for this! I was able to successfully upgrade my AR mkI using Debian 10.


And for completeness, I can confirm this also worked for me upgrading the Analog Four mkii from OS 1.40 to 1.40A. I used a USB cable rather than DIN MIDI and it was so fast I thought something hadn’t worked properly!


That’s great!!

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If anyone gets failures when upgrading, try using the --sysex-interval= option to something like 200 to 500 milliseconds (amidi --port=hw:1 --sysex-interval=200 --send=blah.syx). Failures happen when sending SysEx files too fast.

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