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What do you do if Gemini Firmware update program leave your main units firmware date unchanged.

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I ran the Gemini-2 firmware update program, which seemed to work.  It updated my hand controller, but I get the message on the hand controller that says "Please update the main board firmware"

What do I do now?
asked May 31, 2017 by tom_hilton (1,600 points)

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This happens because you were probably going to update the firmware from a significantly older version, such as 5.0 to 5.1 etc.

Here is how to fix it.

1. Connect the Gemini-2 to your computer with an Ethernet.  Make sure your computer can see the web interface of the Gemini-2.  If it can, then close the web interface.

2. Open up File Explorer.  In the address bar of file explorer type ftp://admin@gemini

3. This will show you the contents of the micro-SDcard in the main Gemini-2 unit.

4. At the root of the SDcard, if there is a file named HGM_Gem2.bin or CUR_Gem2.bin delete it.

5. At the root of the SDcard, if there is a file named NewGem.bin, rename it to HGM_Gem2.bin

6. Close file explorer.  Turn off the Gemini-2. Wait 5 seconds and turn it back on.

7. This should have updated the firmware.  If it did, then you need to do step 4 again, and you are done.

8. If it did not fix the firmware, then open up File Explorer again, and go back into the SDcard using Step 2.

9. Delete the file NewGem.bin

10. Now download the firmware from http://gemini-2.com/current/combined.zip and put it into a clean directory.

11. Unzip the combined.zip file.

12. Copy the NewGem.bin file to the root of the micro-SDcard using file Explorer.  This is easier to do by opening up two windows of file explorer.  Pointing one to ftp://admin@gemini and the other at the unzipped files.

13. Now go do steps 5, 6 and 7.

Note: if ftp://admin@gemini does not work for you, then try ftp://admin@ or ftp://admin@Your Gemini 2 IP address.

answered May 31, 2017 by tom_hilton (1,600 points)
edited May 31, 2017 by tom_hilton

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