FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

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FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by FTP » 10 Nov 2013, 08:57

All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Where can I find the current firmware of my devices?
  1. Open your NetAtmo webapp, smartphone or tablet app
  2. Click on the "Settings" icon of the webapp (the grey gear wheel on the right),
    or tap on the menu icon, then "Settings" menu if you are on your smartphone or tablet app
  3. The firmware are visible under:
    - the "Outdoor module" section > Firmware: 00
    - the "Indoor module" section > Firmware: 00
    - etc.
Where can I find the last firmware?
In April 2015, NetAtmo started to provide information about major firmware here.
However...
1/ older firmware release notes are not in this post (for some few firmware we can find information in various other posts on the forum - cf. below)
2/ some minor firmware are also still not documented

Can I get notified when new firmware are available?
So far, no. NetAtmo has never setup such notification, neither on your webapp, smartphone or tablet, nor by registering for email notification in your account.

Does an automatic firmware upgrade feature exist?
Yes. Firmware 132 has been the first one automatically pushed by NetAtmo.
The release of this feature has not been documented anywhere but while no one ever mentioned any automatic update during the 4 years before firmware 132, many forum users started to mention an automatic update for firmware 132 starting April 19th 2017.
However, as it's the very first time it happens, we don't know yet if NetAtmo will in the future push all new firmware or only the few they consider "major".

How can I run a manual upgrade?
Procedure by connecting your NetAtmo weather station to a computer using the USB cable:
  1. Download the "Setup Wizard" for your Netatmo Weather Station
    http://my.netatmo.com/settings/download
  2. Connect your NetAtmo weather station to your computer using the USB cable of the power supply
  3. Its driver is automatically installing
  4. Once ready, run the "Netatmo Wizard" software and follow the 3 steps (the firmware upgrade will start automatically)
  5. And answer "No" when you will be asked if you want to replace your existing network settings
However be careful: this upgrade is followed by a re-installation, so some settings may be lost!
At least it's the case of the localization that is always lost during this process and is aligned on the IP address localization (which is of course wrong in many cases).

Procedure through bluetooth or wifi(?) and a computer, phone or tablet(?) with no need to a USB cable:
  1. ???
This process upgrades the weather station firmware only, but transfers to the station the firmwares of the other radio modules (outdoor, additional indoor, rain gauge, anemometer). And if needed, it's the weather station that automatically upgrade the other module(s) (this process can take up to 6 hours).
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

What is the upgrade process?
The main module is the upgraded first. Its firmware includes the firmwares of all the other types of radio modules (outdoor, additional indoor, rain gauge, wind gauge). Once updated successfully, the main module will send to your other modules their new firmwares via radio and install them. This whole process can take up to 6 hours.

Is there any risk, especially for my data or settings, doing a firmware upgrade?
If your weather station was connected to Internet (so it had time to sync the last data it has recorded) and providing the new firmware is free of bugs, there's normally no risk for your data as they are saved on NetAtmo servers and not on your device.
However be careful: this upgrade is followed by a re-installation, so some settings may be lost (reset)!
I personally experienced that the localization was lost during this process and was aligned on the IP address localization (which was of course wrong).
Also as any new software, a new firmware can have bugs. Some users already experienced some.

Is there any release notes or change log about new firmware?
Nothing exhaustive. But some information have been given in the "Frequently asked questions" forum for some firmware, not all.

Here is what we've been able to collect...

Last known versions:
  • Weather station: 134
  • Additional outdoor modules: 46/44 (probably depending on the hardware version)
  • Additional indoor modules: 44
  • Rain gauge: 8
  • Wind gauge: 18
2018/02/20 - Firmware version 134 / 46/44 / 44 / 8 / 18
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- Improve RF link with outdoor module in cold environment
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2017/04/12 - Firmware version 132 / 45/44 / 44 / 8 / 18
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- Fixed a bug of the v130 firmware which could make the Station crash during the update process
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2017/03/08 - Firmware version 130 / 45/44 / 44 / 8 / 18
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- Improved temperature and humidity sensors calibration accuracy
- Improved Wind Gauge measurements in cold environment
- Added "Netatmo-Personal-Weather-Station" as name for the Weather Station in some routers
- Fixed an issue with some Outdoor modules not displaying battery level
- Fixed a potential shift in humidity notifications
- Various bug fixes and optimizations
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2016/05/16 - Firmware version 124 / 44 / 8 / 17
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- Improved network connectivity
- Improved Wind Gauge algorithms, especially in low wind speeds
- Increased modules visibility period after inserting batteries, to make pairing easier
- Various optimizations and minor bug fixes
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2016/02/01 - Firmware version 119 / 43 / 8 / 14
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- Fixed bugs which could lead to wrong gusts speed measurements
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2015/12/01 - Firmware version 115 / 43 / 8 / 11
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- Fixed problems of wind speed calculations
- Calibration can now be done according to the height of the Wind Gauge
- Bug fixes and various optimizations
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2015/11/09 - Firmware version 111 / 43 / 8 / 7
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- Wind Gauge release
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2015/09/14 - Firmware version 111 / 43 / 8
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- Support for the Anemometer
- Network connection optimizations
- Various optimizations and bug fixes
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2015/04/14 - Firmware version 102 / 43 / 8
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- Network connection optimizations
- Various optimizations and bug fixes
viewtopic.php?p=18335#p18335

2014/11/18 - Firmware version 101 / 43 / 8
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???

2014/08/18 - Firmware version 98 / 42 / 6
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???

2014/XX/XX - Firmware version 96 / 41 / 5
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???

2014/XX/XX - Firmware version 95 / 41
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???

2013/XX/XX - Firmware version 87 / 38
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???

2013/07/15 - Firmware version 86 / 37
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- Minor fixes concerning the installation of additional modules
viewtopic.php?p=4051#p4051

2013/06/04 - Firmware version 85 / 36
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New features :
* Support for additional indoor modules.
* Support for Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, China & Singapore.
etc...

Fixes:
* DHCP fix (when releasing a lease)
* Bluetooth fix (for Android & iPhone & iPad Bluetooth installation)
etc...
viewtopic.php?p=3413#p3413

2013/03/18 - Firmware version 79
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* radio link enhancements
----- better resistance to armful interference
----- radio ready for China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong
* network enhancements
----- various IP fixes (DHCP, DNS ...)
----- various Wifi fixes (power save mode etc...)
* installer enhancement
----- ready for a direct installation through Android
* Temperature & Humidity fixes (no more spurious measurements)
* Products blinks green (instead of a blue glow) at power up
viewtopic.php?p=2122#p2122

2012/12/18 - Firmware version 71
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New features :
* alarms are now configurable !
* support for Australia & New-Zealand.

Issue solved :
* Radio link between the two modules enhanced
* Various Wifi & IP issue fixes occurring with some Netgear & Airport devices (preventing the station installation)
* USB issue fix with some Mac (error #2 during installation)
* Measurements been sent every 30 minutes from time to time instead of 5 minutes
viewtopic.php?p=1190#p1190

2012/11/01 - Firmware version 61
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Few minor fixes, including:
- date handling when the station is powered up / power down several times without any Wifi connection
- and clearer diagnostic in case of hardware failure.
viewtopic.php?p=884#p884

2012/XX/XX - Firmware version 59
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Is a beta release which has an USB issue. It will not be generally deployed.
viewtopic.php?p=884#p884

2012/XX/XX - Firmware version 57
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Adds some feature which are only useful at the factory during production tests.
viewtopic.php?p=884#p884
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FTP
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Post by FTP » 10 Nov 2013, 08:57

Hi,

Since yesterday I'm looking for detailed information regarding firmware upgrades but it looks like there's nothing on the NetAtmo website (not even an help section), nothing on the help pages of the webapp, smartphone and tablet apps and no FAQ on the forums!
BTW, this forum is called "Frequently asked questions" but there's not a single FAQ in it.

So I've decided to build mine that hopefully could be useful to everyone :-)
The first draft is above, but I'm missing some information (cf. text in red).

Anyone can help completing so I can update the 1st post?
Any mistake in what I wrote above?

Thanks! :)

Thirganor
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by Thirganor » 09 Apr 2014, 21:46

As already mentioned in other thread, version 95 is out, bringing version 41 on indoor/outdoor modules.

acarodp
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by acarodp » 10 Apr 2014, 15:21

FTP wrote:
[*]Run the "Netatmo Weather Station" software
Do we need to use http://www.netatmo.com/start ???[/list]
No, you do not need to use the start page, at least not with the Mac version of the software: you plug in the station, it does the update immediately. Tested it yesterday.

Ciao

L

FTP
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by FTP » 13 Apr 2014, 17:40

Thirganor wrote:As already mentioned in other thread, version 95 is out, bringing version 41 on indoor/outdoor modules.
Any link, source, additional information?
acarodp wrote:No, you do not need to use the start page, at least not with the Mac version of the software: you plug in the station, it does the update immediately. Tested it yesterday.
Just tried to connect the station with the USB cable to the PC I used to install the station (on Windows XP) but no update automatically starts.
I need to run the wizard software for that.

Also I was still in 86 / 37!!! Proof that the Netatmo updates pushed by their server are quite rare or simply don't work :roll:

Any procedure to make an update in wifi? (with no need to unplug the station from the power, move it to the computer and plug it in USB)?

acarodp
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by acarodp » 15 Apr 2014, 12:54

Yes, sorry I explained myself poorly: you need to run the wizard for the update to take place. I just meant that you don't need to go to the page.

In other news, my replacement external module just arrived (old one got lost during a storm) and installed without issue, but to pair it one needs to use the module manager program one uses to install additional internal modules. Might be obvious, perhaps, but it was not mentioned anywhere that I have found. Just in case the info is useful.

Nathanael2316
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by Nathanael2316 » 25 Apr 2014, 21:15

Newest Update 96/41 available

wopper
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by wopper » 25 Apr 2014, 22:33

Nathanael2316 wrote:Newest Update 96/41 available
Which upgrades the rain gauge from fw 3 -> 5.

Nathanael2316
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by Nathanael2316 » 26 Apr 2014, 23:16

96 for the Station
41 for additional Indoor and the Outdoor Moduls
At the Moment i have no rain gauge sorry

szergely
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Re: FAQ: All you need to know about firmware upgrades

Post by szergely » 27 Apr 2014, 15:20

Yep 96 for station now!

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