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OX Firmware Release Notes

OX Amp Top Box firmware can be updated to improve performance and/or add new features. This article contains complete details about OX firmware.

 

OX Firmware v1.2 — November 12, 2019

Changes In This Release

  • Five new speaker cabinets
    • 4x12 UK Vee 30
    • 4x12 CA Vee 30
    • 4x12 GB 30
    • 2x12 JBF 120
    • 1x12 JBG 125
  • External footswitch control of OX's built-in effects
    • Toggle OX effects with 1, 2, or 3 footswitches
    • Options to accommodate most footswitch types
    • Flexible effect toggle assignment matrix
  • 27 new Rigs based on tones from legendary artists and albums

About This Firmware

  • Important: The OX software control app and OX’s firmware both need updates to use OX v1.2.
  • Learn how to install OX firmware v1.2 below.

 

How To Install OX Firmware v1.2

The firmware update method depends on which version of OX firmware is currently installed:

  • If OX firmware v1.1 is installed: Get OX software v1.2 to update OX’s firmware over Wi-Fi.
  • If OX firmware v1.0 is installed: Update manually using a specially formatted USB drive.

Instructions for both methods are below. To determine which version of OX firmware is currently installed:

  1. Open the OX software app and pair it to your OX.
  2. Press SETTINGS at the top of the app and the OX FIRMWARE VERSION is displayed.

ox-settings-system-versions-kb1.pngOX firmware version displayed in OX app SETTINGS > SYSTEM view

 

Update from OX firmware v1.1

  1. Install OX software v1.2 on your iPad or Mac/Windows computer.

    Get OX software v1.2

  2. Connect the OX software v1.2 app to OX and pair them to the same 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network (visit this article or the OX manual for detailed procedures). 
  3. In the OX software v1.2 app, press SETTINGS at the top of the app.
  4. Press “Check For New Firmware” and follow the onscreen instructions.

ox-settings-system-versions-kb2.pngFirmware update button in OX software app (v1.1 and higher)

 

Update from OX firmware v1.0

To install OX firmware v1.2, you need:

  1. USB flash drive (1 GB or larger capacity)
  2. Mac or Windows computer

First, you’ll create a firmware updater on the USB drive on a Mac* or Windows computer. Then, you’ll plug the USB drive into OX to update its firmware. Follow the instructions for these steps below.

Note: After OX firmware v1.2 is installed, OX firmware updates can be installed automatically
over Wi-Fi using the OX software app.

*Tip: Mac users can get the OX Firmware 1.1 Update Creator application, then update to
firmware v1.2 over Wi-Fi. See How To Install OX Firmware v1.1 below.

 

Create the USB Drive Firmware Updater on Mac or Windows computer

Important: Creating the USB drive firmware updater permanently erases all existing content on the USB drive.

  1. Click the button to download the OX-v1.2.0-Firmware.img.gz firmware binary image file.

    Download OX-v1.2.0-Firmware.img.gz

  2. Download, install, and launch balenaEtcher, a free flash drive image utility.

    Download balenaEtcher

  3. In balenaEtcher, click the “Select Image” button then choose the downloaded binary image file (or drag the firmware binary image file onto the balenaEtcher window).
  4. Connect the USB drive (it will be erased), confirm the drive selection in balenaEtcher, then click the “Flash!” button.
  5. After flashing is complete, follow the OX firmware update instructions below.

 

OX Firmware Update Instructions

Note: Before proceeding, create the USB drive firmware updater.

  1. Power off OX.

  2. Insert the USB drive firmware updater into either USB port on OX's rear panel.

  3. Press and hold the RESET button on OX's rear panel while powering on OX.

  4. Continue holding the RESET button until the front panel RIG LED starts blinking.

  5. Release the RESET button. After about two minutes, OX restarts automatically.
  6. After the RIG LED stops blinking, remove the USB drive and OX is ready for use.
  7. Install OX software v1.2 to control the new features in OX firmware v1.2.

Get OX software v1.2

 

USB Firmware Update Notes

  • If creating the USB drive firmware updater is unsuccessful, try a different USB drive.
  • OX may not recognize all USB drives, even if the firmware updater was successfully created. If the RIG LED remains solid red and never blinks when following the update instructions, recreate another firmware updater on a different USB drive, and follow the update instructions again.

 

 

OX Firmware v1.1 — August 8, 2018

Changes In This Release

  • General stability improvements
  • S/PDIF digital output improvements
  • Adds ability to perform future OX firmware updates over Wi-Fi

About This Firmware

  • Important: The OX software control app and OX’s firmware both need updates to use v1.1.
  • Learn how to install OX firmware v1.1 and get OX software v1.1 below.

How To Install OX Firmware v1.1

To install OX firmware v1.1, you need:

  1. USB flash drive (1 GB or larger capacity)
  2. Mac or Windows computer

First, you’ll create a firmware updater on the USB drive using the instructions below for Mac and Windows computers. Then, you’ll plug the USB drive into the USB port on OX’s rear panel to update OX’s firmware. All instructions for both steps are on this page.

Create the USB Drive Firmware v1.1 Updater

Important: Creating the USB drive firmware updater permanently erases all existing content on the USB drive.

Mac Computer

To create the USB drive firmware v1.1 updater on Mac:

  1. Download, unzip, and open the OX Firmware 1.1 Update Creator application.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions within the app.
  3. After flashing is complete, follow the OX firmware update instructions below.

Windows Computer

To create the USB drive firmware v1.1 updater on Windows:

  1. Download the OX-v1.1.0-Firmware.img.gz firmware binary image file.
  2. Download, install, and launch belenaEtcher, a flash drive image utility.
  3. In balenaEtcher, click the “Select Image” button and choose the downloaded binary image file (or drag the firmware binary image file onto the belenaEtcher window).
  4. Connect the USB drive (it will be erased), confirm drive selection in belenaEtcher, and click the “Flash!” button.
  5. After flashing is complete, follow the OX firmware update instructions below.

OX Firmware Update Instructions

Note: Before proceeding, create the USB drive firmware updater.

  1. Power off OX.

  2. Insert the USB drive firmware updater into either USB port on OX's rear panel.

  3. Press and hold the RESET button on OX's rear panel while powering on OX.

  4. Continue holding the RESET button until the front panel RIG LED starts blinking.

  5. Release the RESET button. After about two minutes, OX restarts automatically.
  6. After the RIG LED stops blinking, remove the USB drive and OX is ready for use.
  7. Install OX software v1.1 to control OX firmware v1.1: macOS | Windows | iPad

USB Firmware Update Notes

  • If creating the USB drive firmware updater is unsuccessful, try a different USB drive.
  • OX may not recognize all USB drives, even if the firmware updater was successfully created. If the RIG LED remains solid red and never blinks when following the update instructions, recreate another firmware updater on a different USB drive, and follow the update instructions again.

 

 

OX Firmware Version History

Note: For optimum results, use the same version of OX software and firmware.

OX Firmware v1.2 — November 12, 2019

  • Five new speaker cabinet models
  • External footswitch control of OX’s built-in effects
  • 25+ new Rigs based on tones from legendary artists and albums

OX Firmware v1.1 — August 8, 2018

  • General stability improvements
  • S/PDIF digital output improvements
  • Adds ability to perform future OX firmware updates over Wi-Fi

OX Firmware v1.0 — January 25, 2018

  • Initial release of OX

 

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