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Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby matofill » November 8th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Hallo i have some battery problems with second 4500 mAH NiMH battery. The problem is, that full empty robot 581 , (FW version 06 date of manuf. nov 2009) charge battery only 50 minutes than put green lights , even i made minimum 10 time reset ( dock + spot...) , when they charged the battery (is all normal no hot battery only a little warm) and then robot works only aproh 90 minutes ??? But the same robot works 1 year ago till 130 minut with 3000 mAH NIMH battery , and another roobot 781 charge the same battery more than 150 minutes and work 180 minutes, and when i charge battery in the 781 and put to that 581 , at that time also 581 works 170 minutes......

So what do you thing can be problem ??? no Error, all test passes, both time when i charge 581 or 780 the same charger and same dockinhg ???

About FW version i found this on one italian www page - paste :

Roomba 500 Series revisions:

* Indicates 00 Software Code 2007-06-20-0211
* Indicates 01 Software Code 2007-08-27-1705 (impl. 5 Sept 2007)
* Indicates 02 Software Code 2008-01-14-1241 (impl. March 6, 2008)
* Indicates 03 Software Code 2008-05-28-1341 (impl. 20 June 2008)
* Indicates 04 Software Code 2008-10-08-1338 (impl. 29 Dec 2008)
* Indicates 05 Software Code 2009-02-23-1109 (impl. March 2, 2009)
* Indicates 06 Software Code 2009-XX-XX-XXX (goal: 01 Jul 2009) R3 Refresh

Robot serial number: vv KYNmmmmmYYMMDD SSSSS
[KYN = manufacturing plant] [mmmmm model =] [= YYMMDD manufacturing date] [vv = software version] [SSSSS = # Robot / day]

Example: KYN560040803130200279 contains software version 02 (2008-01-14-1241)

===============

end - paste

So any ideas, i have now FW number 06, if someone know which is last i will try to update FW at service ????

Sorry for my bad English.... Gretings from Slovenia in EU :violin:
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby vic7767 » November 8th, 2012, 6:38 pm

iRobot has an OSMO for the 5XX Roomba to fix the charging problem.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby Jubo » November 8th, 2012, 10:03 pm

Most 500 series spot a 07 firmware now and 600 series 08. my 700 series shows 01 & 02.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby matofill » November 9th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Jubo wrote:Most 500 series spot a 07 firmware now and 600 series 08. my 700 series shows 01 & 02.


Are last 07 firmware for Roomba dated 2010-06-08 with number 1628L ?
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby Jubo » November 10th, 2012, 5:08 am

It looks like 07 from the date.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby matofill » November 13th, 2012, 7:47 pm

Yes i found and "get " "buy" Osmo with 07 firmware and that solve all my problems . Before I have version 06. So Robot now work and charge battery perfect , they charged 4500 mAH batteries cca 170 minutes . So perfect !

Thanks to all for help ! :cheers:
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby lkh7Robot » January 30th, 2013, 10:52 am

Hi. what is the date code on the 07 firmware osmo? TQ
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby matofill » January 30th, 2013, 5:48 pm

08.06.2010 :mrgreen:
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby jc777 » September 23rd, 2013, 7:37 pm

where can the OSMO be bought from to update roomba 500 series to the lastest firmware (version 8?)?
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby vic7767 » September 23rd, 2013, 7:54 pm

Don't know if there is a version 8 for the 500 models.. Normally iRobot provides the OSMO tool free to registered owners if needed. Once in a while you can find a version 7 on ebay between $50 and $100.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby Roombascoobatastic » September 24th, 2013, 11:40 am

My folks' 560 was purchased just before fathers day of 2013. Does anyone know if it would benefit them if I were to upgrade their firmware? So far, they say it works fine, running daily at noon, they rarely come home from work to find it dead, lost or stuck. Is there any issues they could run into if it's not updated?
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby vic7767 » September 24th, 2013, 12:16 pm

The OSMO update for the 5XX Roomba consists of a change to the charging system and another change that allows the Always on Virtual wall to work with those models. It you experience poor battery life then your Roomba may benefit from the OSMO flash.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby jc777 » September 24th, 2013, 12:50 pm

how to get registered as owner with iRobot to get the OSMO tool for free?
vic7767 wrote:Don't know if there is a version 8 for the 500 models.. Normally iRobot provides the OSMO tool free to registered owners if needed. Once in a while you can find a version 7 on ebay between $50 and $100.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby vic7767 » September 24th, 2013, 1:24 pm

jc777 wrote:how to get registered as owner with iRobot to get the OSMO tool for free?
Go to the iRobot website and register your Roomba online.
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby wetpaint » October 7th, 2013, 10:37 am

Just stumbled upon this thread. I contacted irobot and they said they no longer make the osmo tool for the 500 series. Anyone have any ideas where to get one to upgrade the firmware on my roomba?
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Re: Roomba 500, which is last firmware number and date

Postby vic7767 » October 7th, 2013, 12:38 pm

You can find the 5XX OSMO on ebay for around $50 to $75 sometimes. I also have one you can borrow for a small fee. Check my websites for info.
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