Update Firmware

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How to update Vera to a new firmware

Contents

Prerequisites

  • Vera Hardware (Vera 1, Vera 2, Vera 3 or Vera Lite)
  • Internet connection
  • Reliable power source (Do NOT update Vera while on battery operation)
  • You must be in the same network as your Vera unit in order to update firmware

Introduction

Your Vera box can be upgraded with software from MiOS. You can either be asked to upgrade automatically or you can decide to do a manual upgrade at any point in time.

General Notice

When installing the firmware, make sure you have the login to your vera system set to standard (no http login needed) via the remote control server.

If you have chosen http authentication "YES" from the https://cp.mios.com site (settings section) you will get a pop up where you should enter username and password. Currently there is an issue that this pop-up disappears within 10 seconds in some browswers. Most users will therefore be unable to provide their username and password.

The current workaround is to

  • disable authentication
  • upgrade
  • re-enable the authentication from cp.mios.com

Upgrades

Create a backup!

You can create and restore backup form the advanced settings section in your toolbox. After double clicking that, go to the "BACKUP" tab. If you check the "Backup my configuration at MiOS.com" option, Vera will automatically backup your configuration online each night so that if Vera breaks and we send you another one, you can go to MiOS.com, download the last backup file, and restore it so you don't need to setup Vera again. MiOS.com keeps 5 daily backups, so if you somehow mess up Vera's setup, you can also restore Vera to a prior backup.

To manually backup Vera, click 'Create Backup'. Vera will give you a backup file to save to your PC.

To restore a backup file, either one that you created manually with 'Create Backup', or an automatic backup at MiOS.com, click 'Browse' to find the backup file, select it, and click 'Restore'.

You can also click 'Restore to Factory Defaults' to reset Vera's configuration just like it was when Vera first arrived.

How to create a backup and restore it (UI5):

  • click the "SETUP" tab from your dashboard.
  • Select "Backup"
  • Press on the "Press Z-Wave network" button and wait until the process ends. Look for the message "Backup: Backup done" in the top of your dashboard.
  • Then press "Create backup" button and save the backup file on your computer.
  • In order to restore a backup you must check the option "Restore Dongle Firmware (takes up to 2 hours and is not recommended) and then browse for the backup file on your computer and click on "Restore" button.

Manual Upgrades

To manually load a firmware to your Vera:

  • click the Advanced icon in the toolbox section of your Vera's UI.
  • Select the tab "FIRMWARE"
  • Vera automatically checks connectivity to the download server (download1.mios.com or download2.mios.com).
  • Vera shows you the current firmware version and provides info if this firmware is up to date or not.
  • You can upgrade your Vera by dropping a specific download URL for your Vera in the "URL for MiOS custom firmware" box.


To manually load a firmware to your Vera 3 or Vera Lite (UI5):

  • click the "SETUP" tab from your dashboard.
  • Select the tab "FIRMWARE"
  • Vera automatically checks connectivity to the download server (download1.mios.com or download2.mios.com).
  • Vera shows you the current firmware version and provides info if this firmware is up to date or not.
  • You can upgrade your Vera by dropping a specific download URL for your Vera in the "URL for MiOS custom firmware" box.


Automatic Upgrades

  • NOTE: Updating a Vera 1 to the latest official firmware requires an intermediate step. Always create a backup file for your unit and after that please go to https://findvera.com/ in order to upgrade.

See also: http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Vera1_To_Vera2_Migration

You can automatically update your Vera by accepting the pop-up notice that a new firmware is available, asking you if you want to upgrade.
From there you can follow the steps to automatically update your Vera to the latest official firmware release.

Known Issues

  • Vera 1 upgrading to 1.1.1245 directly from a version older than 1.1.1062 does not work. If you go to http://findvera.com it will ask you to upgrade to an intermediate version of firmware and after it is finish you should go to http://micasaverde.com/vera to see if you have the latest firmware version.
  • Sometimes an upgrade makes Vera go back to her default locale settings (USA). For users in the EU their devices do not work anymore. As for the locale issue mentioned in this thread, please refer to this Forum post

References

Note: To be done only if you Vera unit doesn't boot anymore!!! See in each link how the leds should blink if this is the case !!!

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