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Updating Cubelets From Previous Operating Systems to OS 4

The Current Cubelets OS version is: OS 4.3 (released April 28th, 2016)

These update instructions are specific to updating OS 3 Cubelets to the latest OS 4 firmware release. Cubelets running on the OS 3 platform have a green LED that blinks randomly when first connected to the Battery Cubelet.  OS 4 Cubelets will blink 3 times when first connected to power. Cubelets that are running a custom program will blink 4 times. For instruction on updating Cubelets within the OS 4 system, click here!

You Will Need:

– An iOS or Android Device running the Cubelets app
– A Bluetooth Cubelet
– Cubelets that will be updated
– A strong WiFi connection

Updating Cubelets to OS 4.3 from OS 3 and other pre-OS 4 Operating Systems

The pre-OS 4 to OS 4 upgrade process automatically upgrades your Cubelets to the latest OS 4 firmware release if the Cubelets app is up to date. To update, follow the instructions in the video link below or follow along with the written instructions below.

Video Tutorial: Updating Cubelets to OS 4.3 from pre-OS4 Operating Systems

Updating Cubelets From Previous Operating Systems to OS 4

To start, connect your Bluetooth Cubelet and fully charged Battery Cubelet. Next pair your Bluetooth Cubelet to your device and the Cubelets app.

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Once in the Cubelets Map, touch the little gear in the upper left corner and select “Upgrade old OS 3 Cubelets”. Begin the update process by selecting “I’m ready. Let’s get started!”

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The Bluetooth will go through a short update.  Once complete, connect Cubelets one at a time to the Bluetooth Cubelet faces to update. Give the app about 15 seconds to ‘find’ the cube.

If the Cubelet doesn’t appear for the update, try connecting a different face to the Bluetooth. You can also check whether it is already running OS 4 firmware by looking at the blinking green LED on the Cubelet when first connected to power. OS 4 Cubelets will blink 3 times and will not show up in the OS 3 updater.

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If your Cubelet is not running OS 4, but will not show up for the update, please reach out to us at support@modrobotics.com

Once you’re finished updating all of your Cubelets, select “I’m done upgrading my Cubelets” at the bottom of the screen.

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The Bluetooth will need to do another short update before the process is completed, so make sure not to detach the Bluetooth Cubelet until this update is complete.

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Still have questions?  We’d love to help! You can always reach us at info@modrobotics.com

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