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Old 10-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #41
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Thanks guys, I did get V3 installed from my Mac (OS10.6.8).

Of course a simple readme would have been nice from BeastX.

But for any Mac guys, at the risk of repeating (it is similar to the Windows install), what I did was go to http://beastx.com/service_software.html
1) Download anyone of the three Firmware version 3.0 (doesn't matter which one, the Mac will expand any compressed file into the xxx.upd version.
2) Download from the third section the BeastX Update Bundle for Mac. This will make a BeastXSoftwareBundle.dmg to your download folder. It may selfmount on the desktop, but I had to double click it.
3) Drag (as it shows) the BeastXUpdater.app to the Applications folder.
4) Then double click the SiLabsUSBDriverDisk.dmg. This will open another mounted disk image. You can read the releaseNotes, but basically just double click the "Silicon Labs USB Driver Installer.mpkg" icon. This will launch an installer for the USB dongle. Just follow the directions (I just chose all the default choices), but you will have to reboot after it installs.
5) once it reboots, then go to the application folder and launch the BeastXUpdater.app.
6) Plug in the Dongle to a USB port, and then select the USB port in the top drop down menu.
7) Then I connected the microBeast to the dongle cable (system port on microBeast), and put in a standard receiver battery into the "ELE" port. This lit up the lights on the microBeast (this was all new to me as mine just came yesterday and was fresh out of the box (with V2 firmware). In the lower section of the BeastX Updater window, I clicked refresh, and saw that the microBeast version showed up--a little confidence building, as it meant I was talking to the microBeast.
8) The in the middle section, I clicked the Open File button, and navigated to the firmware file I downloaded in (1). The section then shows the app and data version. You should see 1.X for the Target Hardware version, 3.0 for the Application version, and 6.1 for the data version (obviously these will be different when newer versions come out!).
9) Hit the "Start update" at the bottom. When it finishes, hit the "Refresh" button, and you should see the Application version now 3.0!

Congratulations---you did it.

Now I am not sure what the Micro Settings download is (between the firmware and the upload app). According to the Web page, you can't set settings yet with v3.0, but here it is. I opened it up, but didn't try to do anything with it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #42
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Just updated my BeastX. I could not get updater to see my BeastX until I....

Powered up BeastX with a reciever pack with USB iterface connected to the Heli..
Then when I plugged USB into PC,, autodetected and updated..
Hope this helps somone..
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #43
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Just updated my BeastX. I could not get updater to see my BeastX until I....

Powered up BeastX with a reciever pack with USB iterface connected to the Heli..
Then when I plugged USB into PC,, autodetected and updated..
Hope this helps somone..
I'll use this way to update my BeastX today.

Thanks
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #44
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Just updated my BeastX. I could not get updater to see my BeastX until I....

Powered up BeastX with a receiver pack with USB interface connected to the Heli..
Then when I plugged USB into PC,, auto-detected and updated..
Hope this helps someone..
I did the similar steps excepted no connection to any heli, just RX pack to BeastX and then USB between laptop (XP) and Beast X. USB was auto-detected by XP and update without any issue.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #45
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Updated using wall and lcc014's way.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #46
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i keep getting a error insufficent priviliges when i try to install the driver im running win7 64 bit
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #47
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i keep getting a error insufficent priviliges when i try to install the driver im running win7 64 bit
Same here. It's telling me I need to log in as administrator, which is highly annoying because I ALREADY AM logged in as administrator. Grrr.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:44 PM   #48
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Same here. It's telling me I need to log in as administrator, which is highly annoying because I ALREADY AM logged in as administrator. Grrr.
Try XP compatibility mode, can help in such cases, though i dont recall needing to do that for mine.
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It worked when I just installed the driver directly from here:
http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/P...CPDrivers.aspx
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #50
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Here is a current update walkthrough for Windows 7 with pictures. It can be a pretty extensive process.

http://www.diysoup.com/do-it-yoursel...ybarless-unit/
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #51
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Here is a current update walkthrough for Windows 7 with pictures. It can be a pretty extensive process.

http://www.diysoup.com/do-it-yoursel...ybarless-unit/
This is the typical steps after the installation of BeastX program to find out what COM port is using by the BeastX USB interface then user can put the port number in the microBeast update program to connect to the BeastX. The auto detect function in microBeast update program does not work. Otherwise, no need to go to Device Manager to find out COM port number used.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #52
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What are you guys updating to? There are no new updates.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #53
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This is the typical steps after the installation of BeastX program to find out what COM port is using by the BeastX USB interface then user can put the port number in the microBeast update program to connect to the BeastX. The auto detect function in microBeast update program does not work. Otherwise, no need to go to Device Manager to find out COM port number used.
That's the way I did it that worked. More than one way to skin a cat. It's there to help the absolute newb. For me the driver wouldn't install automatically. I had to do it manually through the Device Manager. Both a laptop and desktop with Windows 7.
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What are you guys updating to? There are no new updates.

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It's not about updating to anything new. It is a general walkthrough on how to update.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #55
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What are you guys updating to? There are no new updates.

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Yes I must concur v3 thats it for now...

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:22 AM   #56
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just update my firmware to 3.0.12 using X studio ...quite simple to use..

they will send the files to your email, download and use xstudio upload the firmware

just to finding driver of usb connector is kinda pain in d XXX

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:20 PM   #57
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StudioX....simple to use
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