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7243-SFGL-2949
Written By
Andrew Jensen
Date Created
Fri, 21st May 2010
Updated By
Cindy Myers
Date Modified
Tue, 30th Jun 2020
 
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   FlashScan/AutoCal V2 Firmware & Boot Block

Question 

How do I find or update the Boot Block and Firmware on my FlashScan/AutoCal V2 device?

 

Answer 

EFILive V8 Scan and Tune Software

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan/AutoCal V2 firmware and boot block using EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

AutoCal users should only update software and firmware at their tuners specific request. Updating to software and firmware versions higher than your tuner may lead to your tuner being unable to offer you support until they update.

  1. Ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of EFILive's V8 software, available here.
  2. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal V2 device to your PC.
  3. Start the EFILive Scan and Tune application (Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->EFILive Scan and Tune).
  4. Click the [Check Firmware] button at the top of the window.
  5. Boot Block and Firmware versions, along with Configuration files are displayed.
  1. If a boot block update is available then the [Update Boot Block] button will be visible.  You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
  2. If a firmware update is available then the [Update Firmware] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
    Note: If both the [Update Boot Block] and [Update Firmware] buttons are visible, then click the [Update Boot Block] button first unless advised otherwise by EFILive Support.
  3. If updated configuration files are available then the [Update Files] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the configuration files in the connected device.
  4. If the information displayed in the window appears incomplete or if you have connected the device (or connected a different device) after opening the "Update Firmware and Configuration Files" window, then click the [Refresh] button to reload the information from the connected device.
  5. Click the [OK] button to close the Check Firmware window.

FlashScan V2 Device

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan V2 Boot Block and Firmware versions using the FlashScan V2 device keypad. 

NOTE: Firmware and Boot Block can only be updated by the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the [F4 Options] key on the keypad.
  3. Press the [F3 About...] key on the keypad.
  4. Press the [F1 Firmware Details] key on the keypad.
  5. Scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the FIRMWARE section.
  6. The firmware version is shown in the Ver: field.
  7. Continue to scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the BOOT BLOCK section.
  8. The Boot Block version is shown in the Ver: field.

AutoCal Device

Follow these steps to obtain the AutoCal Boot Block and Firmware versions using the AutoCal device keypad.

NOTE: Firmware and Boot Block can only be updated by the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

Simple Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.

Advanced Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Display Licenses section.
  3. Press the OK key on the keypad.
  4. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.

Upgrading from 2.04.x Boot Block and Firmware

Where the boot block and firmware versions have not been maintained since 2011, and legacy 2.04.x Boot Block and Firmware versions exist on a device, customers should email support@efilive.com for upgrade assistance.