Upgrade Flysky Fs-i6 Firmware to 10 Channels

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Upgrade Flysky Fs-i6 Firmware to 10 Channels

How to Update Flysky Fs-i6 Firmware to 10 channels


You will need:

*Flysky FS-i6 radio

* FlySky data cable (should be included w/ tx)

* Computer running Microsoft Windows 10

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Note: This process involves a non-official firmware upgrade, essentially a DIY mod/hack. Keep in mind that FlySky may not provide support if issues arise during this procedure. Proceed at your own risk.

Step 1: Check for Driver Requirement

  1. Connect to Computer:
  • Plug the data cable into a USB port on your computer.
  1. Check Device Settings:
  • Navigate to computer Settings and Devices.
  • Look for “USB to UART Bridge (COM#)” or a similar listing.
  • If not listed, proceed to the next step. If listed, skip to the next section.

Step 2: Driver Installation (If Needed)

  1. Download Driver:
  1. Installation Instructions:
  • Extract the zip archive into a temporary directory.
  • Run the appropriate executable based on your operating system (64-bit or 32-bit).
  • During installation, follow Windows prompts to install the drivers.

Step 3: Obtain the New FS-i6 Firmware

  1. Download Firmware:
  • Visit the Download i6 mode.
  • Choose the most recent version (currently “10ch_MOD_i6_Programmer_V1_5”).
  • Click on “10ch_MOD_i6_Programmer_V1_5.exe.”
  • Download the file.

Step 4: Install the Firmware

  1. Launch MOD i6 Programmer:
  • Open the downloaded file to launch the “MOD i6 Programmer” window.
  1. Connect Radio to Computer:
  • Press and hold “ok” to enter the main menu, select “System Setup.”
  • Scroll down to “Firmware Update,” press “ok,” and confirm “yes” to enter update mode.
  1. Select COM Port:
  • In computer Settings, locate the “USB to UART Bridge” device.
  • Note the COM port (e.g., COM6).
  1. Configure MOD i6 Programmer:
  • In the Mod i6 Programmer window, select the COM port to match the USB to UART Bridge device.
  • Click “Open Port” to display the current firmware version.
  1. Program Firmware:
  • Click “Program.”
  • The radio will beep, and after a successful update, it will restart.

Step 5: Verify Update

  1. Check Firmware Version:
  • Power off and disconnect the radio.
  • Power it back on and navigate to System Setup, then Firmware version.
  • Confirm that “FlyPlus Beta 20/01/16 8:27” is displayed.

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