Review

Fibaro firmware beta

Fibaro firmware beta

 

Fibaro Firmware beta

Fibaro Firmware beta

Users of home automation controllers Fibaro Home Center 2 and Fibaro Home Center Lite are often promted to install a new firmware version. Sometimes the new version is a Beta. Despite the warnings, many users install it to enjoy or test  the new features. But on the other hand, there are some times, some former  features that do not work. Firmware version it is  not so stable (actually that’s a beta).

Fibaro firmware update beta disponible

Fibaro firmware update beta available

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We are often asked how it is the procedure put back the Z-Wave controller HClite Fibaro HC2 or into a stable previous firmware version.

The first thing to do is a back up of the system, just  in case, as usual.

The procedure to downgrade the firmware version of the controller requires to put the controller in recovery mode. To do this, you have to tour it off (by removing  the power supply). The you have to pusht the  “+” button is and keep it pressed while turning it on. You will see that the boot sequence of blue lights is different from the usual.  If we enter the IP address of the controller, instead of the usual screen we find this one:

Fibaro Recovery mode

Fibaro Recovery mode

Here there are three options. Repair system, repair from a file, or fully repair (warning!  This third option will delete all your data).

In this case we chose the second option, but of course we need the file with the firmware you want to load to your controller.
To download the file, manufacturer Fibaro have two pages available. One for and one for HC2 HCLite:

  • http://updatehc2.fibaro.com/
  • http://updatehcl.fibaro.com/

Fibaro do not publish all the firmware versions, but the most significants. For example, a stable firmware version today would be v.054. To download should go to:

  • http://updatehc2.fibaro.com/4.054/
  • http://updatehcl.fibaro.com/4.054/
Fibaro Firmware Download

Fibaro Firmware Download

After downloading the file, we can go to the recovery screen. Then choose the option “Recovery from File”, select the downloaded file and click “Repair”.

Fibaro HC Lite Restaurado

Fibaro HC Lite Restaurado

Finally we would get our controller with the  desired firmware version, and it should have  all our devices and scenes as when using the beta.



About the Author

José Miguel Rubio Varas
Cofounder of Domótica Dainci. Since childhood I wanted to become telecommunications engineer. I got tired of being Engineer Power Point and I decided to undertake. I found my passion in Automation. That automation that is not already expensive or a source of problems, but it is for everyone.