Firmware is a type of software that is running on a device, such as PeekSmith 3, and controls its hardware functions. It's like the operating system of a device, but it's specifically designed to manage the hardware and low-level functions.
PeekSmith 3's firmware controls its basic functions and features, such as how it controls the screen, how it connects to other devices, how it processes data, and how it responds to user input. Updating the firmware can improve performance and add new features to the device.
If you are trying to update the firmware of a device from an iPhone 11, iPhone SE 2, or any iPhone with iOS 16.1 or later, and your device has an earlier firmware version than v1.5.7, then you may experience issues with the update process. In order to fix this issue, you can try using a different device to perform the update (simply borrow one), or you can try updating the firmware through a browser. Please note that this issue also affects macOS Ventura. After updating the firmware to v1.5.7 or a later version, this issue should no longer occur.
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Updating the firmware on your PeekSmith 3 device is easy with the PeekSmith application. This is the recommended, easiest, and most straightforward way to update the firmware. It only takes a few minutes and requires no technical knowledge. Simply follow the instructions in the PeekSmith application to complete the firmware update process.
Additionally, the app displays a notification on the home screen if a firmware update is available. If you don't see it, then probably you have the latest firmware the app knows about.
Updating the firmware on your PeekSmith 3 device is straightforward with our browser-based updater tool as well. This tool uses Web Bluetooth to communicate with PeekSmith and is available on desktop browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Opera. You will need a desktop or laptop machine with Bluetooth. Recent computers have Bluetooth support (to connect with a wireless keyboard or a mouse). Make sure it is enabled.
To begin the firmware update process, make sure that your PeekSmith 3 is turned on and has at least 10% battery. If the battery is low, charge it before starting the update.
Please note that beta firmware may contain bugs. If you experience any issues during the update process or with the new firmware, please report them. Enjoy the new features!
Using this tool, you can also downgrade the firmware to a previous version. To do this, follow the steps for updating the firmware, starting at step 9. Once you reach the Test button, use it to flag the previous firmware for activation. Then, confirm the downgrade by pressing the Confirm button to make it permanent. Keep in mind that downgrading the firmware may remove any new features or improvements that were added in newer versions.
In addition to updating the firmware with a newer version, it is also possible to downgrade the firmware by uploading an older version. However, we strongly recommend only doing this when instructed to do so by our team, as downgrading the firmware may remove any new features or improvements that have been added in newer versions. Proceed with caution when considering a firmware downgrade.
Starting with firmware version 1.5.7, we've added a feature that allows you to switch back to a previous firmware version directly on your PeekSmith 3 device. Here's how to do it:
This will switch your PeekSmith 3 back to the previous firmware version. Keep in mind that downgrading the firmware may remove any new features or improvements that were added in newer versions.
v1.5.7 is the latest firmware we have released. It is our most stable edition. DOWNLOAD
v1.6.6 is the upcoming version and available from the experimental version of the PeekSmith app. DOWNLOAD