RileyLink Firmware Update

For those of you who want to update your RileyLink to the latest Firmware yourself please see the instructions below.

If you live in the USA and would like GetRileyLink.org to assist you with the firmware update we have setup a Firmware Update Service to update your firmware for you.  We will ship you a loaner RileyLink so that you can continue to use the hardware while we are updating your firmware.

The information below provides instructions for existing users of the RileyLink Bluetooth Smart (BLE) to Sub-1 GHz module to update their RileyLink hardware to the latest release of the radio firmware(s).  

How do I know if I can use the Firmware update?

If you purchased your RileyLink between June 2016 – June 2018 a firmware update is available for RileyLink 0.7p and 1.0 Boards.  (All new RileyLinks purchased after June 2018 already have the updated firmware)

To check the current firmware on your board you can run the iOS Loop or RileyLink App and check the firmware version for your RileyLink.  If your board has the latest release it will state “subg_rfspy 2.2 / ble_rfspy 2.0”.  If your board does not have the latest firmware you can use the guide and files below to update your RileyLink.

Firmware Update Required Hardware:

The following hardware is required to update the firmware on your RileyLink 0.7p or 1.0 Board.

  1. Windows PC or Virtual Machine  –  Windows 7, 8 ,10 PC or Suitable Virtual Machine with USB Passthrough Bridge (VMware Fusion 10 has been tested to work if your using a Mac).  The guide was developed on VMWare Fusion Version 10.1.2 (8502123), running a Windows 10 VM.
  2. TI CC Debugger Tool  –  A hardware device used to program the TI CC1110 and BlueGiga BLE chips on the board

    https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/CC-DEBUGGER?qs=O3wcJz4o8Id%2FMa87rj4LcA%3D%3D

For full instructions on how to update your RileyLink’s Firmware yourself please download the following files and guide.  We have a Zip file with the Guide and Firmware files as well as a separate PDF download of just the guide.

Firmware Update Files and Guide:

RileyLink Firmware Update Files & Guide August 2018 (621kb)

RileyLink Firmware Update Guide August 2018 (600kb)