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Firmware reflashing

On this page, you will find the information on how to reflash Reach firmware.

Note that you do not need to do this unless you want to bring Reach to its initial state.

Most new features are released via ReachView app and can be updated simply via its interface. More information on how to update ReachView app is available in introduction section.

Firmware Flash Guide for Reach RS2 / RS+ / M+

Reach RS2 / RS+ / M+ firmware download

Get the latest ReachView image version and unzip it:

For Reach RS2 For Reach RS+ / M+
Reach RS2 Image v2.20.7 [ZIP, 358.7 MB], (md5) Reach RS+/M+ Image v2.18 [ZIP, 347 MB], (md5)

Reach Firmware Flash Tool download

In the meantime, please use Windows or Linux operating systems to flash your Reach RS2 / RS+ / M+ devices. Flash Tool for Mac OS X is coming soon.

  • Get the Reach Firmware Flash Tool:

Windows Linux
Download [EXE, 78.3 MB] Download [DEB, 51.9 MB]

  • Double click on the downloaded file

  • Follow the instructions to install Reach Firmware Flash Tool on your PC

Flashing process

  • Open Reach Firmware Flash Tool and choose Reach model

  • Select ReachView firmware .img file

  • Disconnect all Reach units. If there are none, Flash Tool will automatically skip this step

  • Connect Reach device and turn it on. "Reach connected" message will appear

  • Wait until the end of the flashing process

  • After reflashing, Reach will reboot

Do not unplug the Reach on this step.

  • When Reach successfully reboots, you'll see "Reach is flashed and ready to use" message

"Flashing failed" error troubleshooting

If you faced "Flashing failed" error, we recommend following the next steps:

Steps for RS2 device
  • Disconnect Reach RS2 device from the PC

  • Hold the power button for 10 seconds until Reach turns off

  • Press Try again button in the Reach Firmware Flash Tool on PC

  • Now you need to enter Firmware Update Mode. To enable it on Reach RS2 press and hold the power button and then plug the USB into PC. All LEDs should blink several times simultaneously, and then start blinking one after another

Steps for RS+ device
  • Disconnect Reach RS+ device from the PC

  • Hold the power button for 10 seconds until Reach turns off

  • Press Try again button in the Reach Firmware Flash Tool on PC

  • Now you need to enter Firmware Update Mode. To enable it on Reach RS+ press and hold the power button and then plug the USB into PC. All LEDs should blink several times simultaneously, and then start blinking one after another

Steps for M+ device
  • Disconnect Reach M+ device from the PC

  • Press Try again button in the Reach Firmware Flash Tool on PC

  • Now you need to enter Firmware Update Mode. To enable Firmware Update mode on Reach M+ use a pin to press and hold the button, located in the deepening under the power LED and then plug the USB into PC. No LEDs should blink

After flashing

If the flashing has been completed successfully, you will see "Reach is flashed and ready to use" message. You may disconnect your Reach at this point.

Proceed to Quickstart section to set up your Reach RS2, RS+ or Reach M+:

Firmware Flash Guide for Reach RS / RTK

Reach RS / RTK firmware download

Get the latest ReachView image version:

Download link
Reach Image v2.18 [ZIP, 234 MB], (md5)

Flashing process

Steps for Windows

Windows

Before flashing:

To flash:

  1. Navigate to the image directory
  2. Run flashall.bat
  3. Plug Reach in
  4. Monitor progress in the terminal window
  5. Proceed to "After flashing" section below
Steps for Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Before flashing:

  • Unzip downloaded image
  • Install homebrew
  • Install dependencies with brew install dfu-util coreutils gnu-getopt lsusb
  • Unplug Reach if it's plugged in

To flash:

  1. cd into the image directory
  2. Run ./flashall.sh
  3. Plug Reach in
  4. Monitor progress in the terminal window
  5. Proceed to "After flashing" section below
Steps for Linux

Linux

Before flashing:

  • Unzip downloaded image
  • Install dfu-util with sudo apt-get install dfu-util
  • Unplug Reach if it's plugged in

To flash:

  1. cd into the image directory
  2. Run sudo ./flashall.sh
  3. Plug Reach in
  4. Monitor progress in the terminal window
  5. Proceed to "After flashing" section below

After flashing

After the initial process is done, Reach will reboot.

Do not unplug it until it reboots and goes through the initial setup process completely.

Proceed to Quickstart section to set up your Reach RS / RTK: