Updating the PiBoy DMG Firmware

Updating the PiBoy DMG Firmware



Figure 1: The firmware for the PiBoy can be updated as newer versions are released.

1. First, download the firmware and update tool from here. The USB driver is also found in this download.
2. Unzip the file in a convenient location.


Figure 2: The software download unzipped.

3. Open the folder and install the USB driver for your system. If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows use the DPinst.exe and if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows use the DPinst64.exe. Double clicking on the file will start the installation process.


Figure 3: Installation of the USB driver.

4. Open the folder and locate the file called PiBoyDMGUtility.exe. Double click on the file to start the firmware updater.
5. Click the comport dropdown and make a note of the comports listed. Once the PiBoy is plugged in a new comport will appear so pay attention to what is listed before the PiBoy is plugged in.


Figure 4: The firmware flashing application started.

6. Make sure the PiBoy's power switch is in the off position.
7. Plug a micro USB cable in to the PiBoy.
8. Press the joystick in until it clicks and hold it down while turning the PiBoy on. Release the joystick button. The power LED should begin to flash red.
9. Plug the other end of the micro USB cable in to the computer being used.
10. In the firmware loader app select the new comport that has shown up in the dropdown. You can also check the Device Manager to see what new comport has been assigned to the PiBoy.


Figure 5: Installation of the USB driver.

11. Click the Start button to begin flashing the firmware.


Figure 6: The comport selected in the loader application and ready for flashing.

12. The progress bar will show that flashing is occurring. Once it disappears the flashing is complete.
13. Close the firmware loader application.
14. The PiBoy will now reboot. Once the PiBoy has finished rebooting turn the PiBoy off and disconnect the microUSB cable. Make sure the PiBoy has fully shutdown before removing the cable.