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Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby mastercb » December 7th, 2014, 12:55 pm

There is an official firmware update available for the Scooba 450. :thumbup:

Most devices were shipped with firmware 1.2.3. Now you can update to 1.2.6 for free.

Just download the updater-sw from irobot, and connect your scooba with a standard Micro-USB cable to your computer (The micro-USB jack is located behind a rubber cover under the handle).

Improvements are:
- Better pump performance
- Better drying performance in dry dock
- No more implausible errors 1-8 and 1-9

http://www.irobot.com/For-the-Home/Floo ... loads.aspx
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » December 7th, 2014, 3:48 pm

mastercb, thanks for the heads up. Just went to the URL you provided, downloaded the COM driver for the Scooba 450 and downloaded the firmware patch. Here's a before and after dump of the pre and post flash.


key-wakeup-user-pickup
slept for 0 minutes 0 seconds
Gyro-cal: 1022

2013-12-19-0426-L
manta/tags/release-1.2.3:1444 CLEAN

bootloader id: 3048 860C 3064 1700
bootloader sw ver: 0
assembly: 0
revision: 0
flash version: 10
flash info crc passed: 1

battery-current-zero 253

Internet Update using Win 8.1, 64 bit iRobot Driver

key-wakeup
slept for 9 minutes 3 seconds
Gyro-cal: 1022

2014-09-24-0911-L
manta/tags/release-1.2.6:1637 CLEAN

bootloader id: 3048 860C 3064 1700
bootloader sw ver: 0
assembly: 0
revision: 0
flash version: 10
flash info crc passed: 1

battery-current-zero 253
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby DopeBean » December 13th, 2014, 12:05 pm

I recently did the software update on the scooba 450. I notice that he stops putting water on the floor after half a job, is this something new in the software update or is my robot become faulty after the update?

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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » December 13th, 2014, 2:46 pm

I have the firmware upgrade flash to version 1.2.6 and the 450 Scooba completes a cleaning run with an empty clean tank when the Large Room option is selected.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby SDeath » December 13th, 2014, 5:23 pm

Can anybody provide me with the working drivers for the Scooba 450 on Windows 7 x64?
There don't seem to be any provided with the update utility so my Scooba isn't being recognized by Windows.

I tried iRobot support but they don't seem to understand the problem.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » December 13th, 2014, 5:29 pm

The URL to what you are looking for is contained in the very first post in this thread.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby SDeath » December 13th, 2014, 5:38 pm

The setup file doesn't contain the scooba driver files, or do they?
After installation and connecting the Scooba Windows tells me it can't find the drivers.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » December 13th, 2014, 5:57 pm

Possibly you selected the wrong version for your computer platform ?
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby SDeath » December 13th, 2014, 6:03 pm

vic7767 wrote:Possibly you selected the wrong version for your computer platform ?


Nope Windows 7 x64.
Real strange as this happens on two different installations Windows 7 x64 and on two different computers.

But it updated fine on my Macbook. But for convenience I want to use my Windows PC's as they are in my living room.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » December 13th, 2014, 6:17 pm

I can't check that for you since I'm using Win7 x32 that did work for me for the firmware flash. I use another device to just monitor the USB port on the 450 Scooba called the "Air Console". It's a wireless unit that's battery powered and has built in drivers.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby mastercb » December 13th, 2014, 6:40 pm

I use Win8.1x64 and it worked without a problem. Win7x64 should do so, too.

Perhaps, You had the scooba already connected, when installing the software. This sometimes prevents the drivers from being installed correctly.

Please try to disconnect scooba,
uninstall the irobot software,
then remove the "ghost devices" ("unknown device" etc.) from device manager (Set win environment variable "Show_nonpresent_devices = 1" before starting device manager. Then select "View / Show hidden devices).

Then reboot and try re-install iRobot software w/o scooba connected
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby SDeath » December 14th, 2014, 7:34 am

I have tried all that already nothing wants to work.
The Scooba was never connected to the PC before installation of the software.

Don't want to waste anymore time on this.
I'll just use my MacBook for future updates.
Thanks for your help!!
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby orz.orz28 » February 14th, 2015, 5:53 am

mastercb wrote:I use Win8.1x64 and it worked without a problem. Win7x64 should do so, too.

Perhaps, You had the scooba already connected, when installing the software. This sometimes prevents the drivers from being installed correctly.

Please try to disconnect scooba,
uninstall the irobot software,
then remove the "ghost devices" ("unknown device" etc.) from device manager (Set win environment variable "Show_nonpresent_devices = 1" before starting device manager. Then select "View / Show hidden devices).

Then reboot and try re-install iRobot software w/o scooba connected

I'm also using the Win8.1x64, but it does not work, the computer cannot find the driver for the scooba and it is shown as "unknown device" in the device manager.
Luckily I also have a really old x86 computer running win8.1 :dance: , and the 32bit software works fine on that machine. So it seems the 64bit version of the software is buggy.
I've also tried to copy the x86 driver file to the x64 machine, but windows says it has no digital signature and cannot be installed.
So seems if you want to upgrade, you can only use a mac or a x86 windows for now.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby EpsilonVaz » February 22nd, 2015, 2:00 pm

I am having the same problem with win7 x64. Will try on a x86 machine.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby hj_hoberg » April 30th, 2015, 6:40 am

vic7767 wrote:I have the firmware upgrade flash to version 1.2.6 and the 450 Scooba completes a cleaning run with an empty clean tank when the Large Room option is selected.


Hi Vic7767 - Is this good or bad? I think why would anyone like Scooba to run 45 minutes without water in the tank?
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby vic7767 » April 30th, 2015, 9:41 am

No one would run their Scooba with an empty tank. What I posted was the fact that the Clean tank became empty when a Large room was selected and the Scooba had finished a full cleaning session.
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby mastercb » May 8th, 2015, 4:21 pm

Today a new firmware update has been released to the public. New version: 1.2.8
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby tipton » September 21st, 2015, 9:50 pm

I've tried everything and my computer will not recognize the scooba windows 7x64

does anyone have just the drivers? i assume they are built into the download but not working for me

also, any notes on what changes were made in the latest firmware
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby piokrza » September 22nd, 2015, 6:42 am

some changes were made in 'escape' behaviour (like from between narrow spaces e.g. chair legs) to speed it up and let clean those skipped open spaces
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Re: Software / Firmware Update Scooba 450 available

Postby mastercb » October 15th, 2015, 2:55 pm

tipton wrote:I've tried everything...


Did you try everything, I described here: http://www.robotreviews.com/chat/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18191#p127923
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