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To update your SkipPad’s firmware to the newest version, simply download and run the YTC SkipPad Config Utility.
Make sure your SkipPad is in the setup mode (see: Configuration) and click Connect.
There are two possible scenarios in this case:
First scenario: If your keypad’s software is too old to work with the version of the Config Utility you have, it will prompt you to flash the newest firmware before it can connect:
Second scenario: If your keypad has a software version compatible with the app version you have, it should successfully connect and show you the configuration window.
If the app finds an update for your keypad, it will be visible right under the ‘YTC SkipPad Configurator’ header in the configuration window:
Click it, and the app will ask if you want to download and flash the newest firmware available:
Clicking “Yes” will take you to the firmware flasher section of the config utility.
The firmware flasher is a part of the SkipPad Config Utility. You can access it by going through steps described above.
Notice: In emergency situations, you can access the firmware flasher directly from the connecting window by pressing the CTRL+SHIFT+F combination.
To start the flashing process, make sure the keypad is properly connected to your PC (so it doesn’t accidentally disconnect during when flashing) and click Start flashing.
The app will ask you once again if you’re sure you want to proceed and after that, the flashing process will begin.
Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it might take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. After the process is finished, the app will display a popup:
Note: depending on the version you’re updating from, settings reset might not always be needed. In fact, any updates past the initial one (if you have a v1 SkipPad) shouldn’t reset your keypad preferences. The pop-up isn’t exactly accurate about that. I’ll fix that. Soon. ™
Now you can simply reconnect your keypad in the setup mode again to enjoy the new firmware, bringing bugfixes and, sometimes, new features to your keypad. In the future, we’ll show you a changelog to tell you what’s exactly changed in the firmware you just flashed. For now, just trust us that it’s something useful… or visit our Discord for more information c:
If you encounter any bug/errors, please report them in #support on our Discord or send a direct message to TheWildTree#8645.