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Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby robo-dad » August 1st, 2017, 11:06 pm

Hi all. I'm new to the forum. I just picked up a Roomba 4210 and am looking to make some modifications. I read several of the posts and have discovered that I have one with an older firmware not capable of hacking. I saw some much older posts about getting upgrades. I have the parts to make the required cable to interface with my computer. Does anyone know where I can get the firmware and the process to make the upgrade?
I'm just stepping into this, so go easy on me :-).
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Re: Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby vic7767 » August 1st, 2017, 11:53 pm

How handy are you at tearing down your Roomba? If you can ship me your Roomba circuit board I can flash it with the OSMO hacker for a small fee. I don't mail out the OSMO hacker due to possible loss during shipping.
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Re: Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby robo-dad » August 6th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Thanks for the offer vic7767. Before I tear it down, I have another question. I just found a 4230 Scheduler with remote on ebay. Since I'm looking at getting another Roomba, I was wondering if this will solve my issue. Is it correct that with the scheduler remote and a cable I can upgrade the firmware on my 4210? If so, is there anything special about the cable I'll need?
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Re: Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby vic7767 » August 6th, 2017, 8:17 pm

robo-dad wrote:is there anything special about the cable I'll need?
There is a special 10" cable with a micro USB on one end and a 7-pin mini din on the other. Normally it is included with the Scheduler remote when purchased from iRobot. You will find them on ebay for about $10 bucks.

Using the scheduler remote to upgrade your Roomba will get you to firmware 2.1 but you will still not have the Open Interface hacker commands.
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Re: Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby robo-dad » August 8th, 2017, 8:58 pm

I'll start working on removing the board this weekend (I hope). Please let me know where to send it and what the fees will be. Thanks, again, for your help.
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Re: Roomba 4210 firmware upgrade

Postby vic7767 » August 9th, 2017, 1:53 pm

I sent you an email with shipping address and OSMO hacker flashing fee with return shipping included.
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