Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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From Benro Polaris support:

Please follow the steps to update your firmware;
1 Click the link and download the newest Polaris firmware package to your micro sd card;
2 Unzip the package you downloaded and then keep the file in the card, delete the first zip;
3 Insert your sd card into the Polaris and turn it on;
4 The Polaris will be updated automatically after you turning it on, be patient and wait for the update completing;
5 After the update, please take the sd card out and then delete the firmware package from the sd card;
6 After these steps, you can insert the sd card without the firmware package into Polaris and all set.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R895gAgWJyrIJVqgI7JRz8OEGQUFnvhQ/view?usp=sharing

(Remark from Admin: I uploaded a local copy (Version ? file says 1.0.0.33.), just in case it is removed from Google-Drive. But please be aware the current "online" version is 4.0.0.40. This means this offline version is older. But once you have App connection you can upgrade online)
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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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I just tested this version. It works fine. If you face issues please ensure that you format your SD card to FAT32 first , before you copy the folder onto it.
On Windows you will need to do this via command line:

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format /FS:FAT32 G: /q
*where G: is the drive you want to address. Be sure to use the correct one :D

You can easily then upgrade to the current version online afterwards.
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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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I am unable to use the app to upgrade my just-received Polaris. I've tried several times with various configurations (cellular off, on, off-then-on) and with an iPhone and an iPad. The update gets to between 60% and 98% done and then a message saying "Failed to Upgrade" appears with a "Confirm" button.

My Polaris arrived with firmware version 4.0 and the latest app requires version 5.0.10 so I can't even try it out.

Could someone (Sockeye, I'm looking at you :D) post a version of FwPkt.zip that has contains the 5.0 version of the firmware?

Please, please, please, please!

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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

Post by heck »

Upgrade problem *SOLVED*:

Turns out the microSD card I was using was older and, I believe, too slow.

The manual (https://www.benro-polaris.com/product/p ... anual.html) says:
This product recommends the use of microSD cards with transfer speeds up to UHS- I Speed Grade 3 (U3) rating
So I went and purchased one that's UHS-I U3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P7M6K35

And the upgrade to 5.0 took immediately!
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Thanks for post of the process to manually update.. Can you tell me the link where I can go to download latest firmware?
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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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How can you tell which firmware’s version you have already installed?
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jam_first wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:14 pm Thanks for post of the process to manually update.. Can you tell me the link where I can go to download latest firmware?
Only the Polaris / the App itself is linked to the server with the most current firmware. (I'd love to know the direct link)
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ajacob wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:09 pm How can you tell which firmware’s version you have already installed?
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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

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That's for the cell version… what about the wifi only version?
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Re: Polaris WiFi restoration (offline firmware installation)

Post by raulfverine »

Where can i download latest firmware for wifi+cellular?

I am having issue where the wifi is not discoverable after first usage. I suspect the firmware was not upgraded successfully.

Help is very much appreciated.
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