Update the Coder Using the VEX Classroom App

The firmware on one or multiple Coders can be updated at a time using the VEX Classroom app.

Navigate to your device’s app store and search for ‘VEX Classroom’ to download the app if you have not done so already.

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Note: the VEX Classroom app is available on the Apple App Store for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, on the Google Play Store for Android phones and tablets, and on the Amazon Appstore for Fire Tablets.


Update the Coder using the Classroom app

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The Coder must be updated using the VEX Classroom app.

Update one Coder’s Firmware

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To update one Coder’s Firmware, select the Coder that you wish to update. Coders that need a firmware update will be shown in red.

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Select ‘Update’ from the list of options.

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A progress bar will appear to show the progress of the update. Note that all other options will remain unavailable until the update has finished.

A Coder will blink green and red while it is updating. It will glow yellow and then return to flashing green once the update is complete.

Note: the update length has been shortened for the animation. An actual firmware update may take up to 2 minutes.

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Once the update is complete, the Coder name and icon will now show green in the app. Note that the ‘Update’ option is unavailable since the Coder is now up to date.

Update multiple Coders’ Firmware

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To update the firmware on multiple Coders at once, select ‘Update All Devices.’

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Progress bars will appear to show the progress of each Coder’s update as well as the overall update for all Coders. Note that the ‘Update All Devices’ option changes to ‘Updating All’ until the updates have finished.

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Note that one Coder will update at a time.

A Coder will blink green and red while it is updating. It will glow yellow and then return to flashing green once the update is complete.

Note: the update length has been shortened for the animation. An actual firmware update may take up to 2 minutes.

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Once the update is complete, the Coders’ name and icon will now show green in the app. Note that the ‘Update All Devices’ option has changed to ‘All Devices Up To Date’ since all Coders are now up to date.