How to Update the Firmware on your Inventor II or Inventor IIS
Modified on: Mon, 7 May, 2018 at 2:12 PM
We're hard at work improving the user experience for the Flashforge Inventor II(S). Soon, updates will be available over-the-air via the LCD screen. Until that time, the only way to get the latest and greatest Firmware is by using a USB Thumb drive and following the steps below.
Blank USB Flash Drive (1gb or more)
Current FW: 2018.02.08. This is shown under the Tools > About section of your Inventor's LCD screen.
Format your USB Flash drive to Fat16 or Fat32. This is done by Right Clicking on it (from a Windows) or from Disk Utility on a Mac. Be sure to back up or copy whatever you have on your flash drive before formatting! It will clear everything on the drive.
Download the "Current FW" ZIP in the link above. Unzip the contents onto a USB Flash drive. You should see the contents, not the 1 Zipped file. Picture below.
Power off your Inventor by pressing the Black button next to the LCD or flipping the power switch in the back.
Plug the USB Flash drive in the USB slot on the right side of the printer
Power on the printer by flipping the power switch back on, and then pressing the Black power button next to the LCD on the front
Wait for the update to install
Once it chimes, turn off the printer using the switch in the back. While off, remove the USB Thumb drive from the printer.
Power the printer back on using the switch and black power button.
After rebooting, go back into TOOLS and POLAR CLOUD CONNECTION, re-toggling the Polar Cloud connection button. It turns itself off by default during an update.
Go back to TOOLS > ABOUT and confirm the Date matches the current FW Listed at the beginning of the article. If so - You're all set!
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