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XTRONS Car Stereo Firmware Update Guide

Postby xtrons » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:35 pm

XTRONS Car Stereo Firmware Update Guide


A caution about applying updates
Before applying a system update, you need to make sure that the update is for your exact model of device. Applying an update intended for a similar-but-different model could result in your gear becoming non-operational. The old firmware gets overwritten (replaced) by new operating instructions that aren't compatible with your model, which means your device won't work anymore.
So, please always double check those model numbers before applying a firmware update.
The customer is responsible for the selection and installation of this software as well as the result of using this software.
How do I find out about updates?
Please contact XTRONS support for the firmware files. it’s ideal to check what firmware version you have on your current car stereo before the update, as you might already have the latest version out of the box if you have just recently purchased it. Before doing any firmware updates for your devices, make sure that you walked through every step we've shown in this guide.
Reminder:
• XTRONS head units come with a Reset button which resides behind a small hole located either on the front or on one of the sides of the front panel. The Reset hole is marked with the word RST.
• You can also use SD card instead of USB drive for the update files and use the GPS card slot on the unit.



Target Models: PA/PB/PBX/PQ/IN/IB/TB/TA/TQ/TIB/D715/TSN/PSN/QSF series:

Regular update (when the system still runs normally):
Reference Video:



1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.
2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your USB stick These are the files you should get:
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3) Copy them to the Root Directory of the USB disk. (NOTE: The file system format of USB storage disk must be FAT32)

4) Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit.

5) . It will ask you to confirm if you want to proceed or not and if you have the correct update file. What you need to do is press the confirm button to go further to the next step.
If nothing pops up, please review if the update files are saved to the correct location on the USB..
Upgrade MCU through this setting path on XTRONS unit: enter settings - system - click mcu updates.
6) It will show you a screen that says updating with a bar that shows the percentage of progress. It will notify you when its done saying that it is successful and that its ok to remove the USB storage device from the head unit upon completion.
7): Last step is to update the MCU from the MCU update option in setting: enter settings - system - click mcu updates.

Compulsory Upgrade: (when the unit won't go past initial boot screen - Software Hang)

1): Follow the first 4 steps as above to get the files ready on the unit.
2): Enter into recovery mode: long press the power(reset) button for about 20 seconds, release until you see the buttons flash, then press the power(reset) button again immediately and hold it for 2 seconds, you will see the screen is in the recovery mode.
3): Wipe data: press the power(reset) button to move the cursor, and long press the button for final option: “wipe data/factory reset”
4): MCU update: In recovery mode, select “apply mcu image from SD card or USB” and confirm the MCU update.
5): System update: In Recovery interface, press power(reset)button and select “apply system image from SD card or USB”. Lastly long-press button to power(reset)button to confirm the update.

• If your unit has no hard power button, please use the reset button instead.( Press the RST button on the front panel using a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen)

Target Models: QFB/QCB/QB Series:





Regular update (when the system still runs normally):

1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.

2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your USB stick These are the files you should get:
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3) Copy them to the Root Directory of the USB disk. (NOTE: The file system format of USB storage disk must be FAT32)

4) Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit
5) . It will ask you to confirm if you want to proceed or not and if you have the correct update file. What you need to do is press the confirm button to go further to the next step.
If nothing pops up, please review if the update files are saved to the correct location on the USB..
6). Make sure the configuration is correct after the update: Import the OEM files after steps 1-4 are done.
Instructions:
1. Copy OEM file to USB disk(if you use the same USB stick, make sure you have removed previous .zip software)
2. Switch on XTRONS unit to the Android interface, and insert USB disk into the unit, the OEM file will be imported to the unit automatically.
3. Restart the unit after the update and OEM import are done: please press RESET button on XTRONS unit for 5 seconds to reboot the unit.


Compulsory Upgrade: (when the unit won't go past initial boot screen - Software Hang)

1): Follow the first 3 steps as above to get the files ready on the unit.
2): Enter into recovery mode: long press the power(reset) button for about 20 seconds, release until you see the buttons flash, then press the power(reset) button again immediately and hold it for 2 seconds, you will see the screen is in the recovery mode.
3): Change the name of USB disk into ‘ _KSWOTA_ ’:
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4): Change the.zip software name on the USB into ‘Ksw-Q-Userdebug_OS_v-ota-reset-data_factory.zip’.
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5): Disconnect the xtrons unit from power before you insert the USB drive with files to the unit.
6): Connect and switch on the unit, the update will start automatically.
7): Import the OEM file by the same instruction above.

Upgrade MCU:

1. Download MCU file. (Contact XTRONS Customer Service for correct software)
2. Extract software to obtain MCU software and save it to the Root Directory of the USB stick. (NOTE: The USB disk format must be FAT32)
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3. Insert USB disk into XTRONS unit and upgrade MCU through this setting path: Settings -- System info -- Click ‘MCU upgrade’ to start upgrading.
4. After steps 1-3 are done, please press RESET button on XTRONS unit body for 5 seconds to reboot the unit.


Target Models::PST/PSD/PSA/PSP/MA Series

Regular update (when the system still runs normally):
Reference Video:






1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.

2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your USB stick. There are 2 files you should get: one bin file and one upd file

3) Copy them to the Root Directory of the USB disk. (NOTE: The file system format of USB storage disk must be FAT32)

4) Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit.

5) . It will ask you to confirm if you want to proceed or not and if you have the correct update file. What you need to do is press the confirm button to go further to the next step.
If nothing pops up, please review if the update files are saved to the correct location on the USB..
6) It will show you a screen that says updating with a bar that shows the percentage of progress. It will notify you when it’s done saying that it is successful and that its ok to remove the USB storage device from the headunit upon completion.

NOTE: Only one of USB ports can detect upgrade software so please swap another USB port to try again if no response.

Compulsory Upgrade: (when the unit won’t go past initial boot screen - Software Hang)




1. Follow the first 3 steps as above to get the files ready on the unit.

2. Disconnect the xtrons unit from power before you insert the USB drive with files to the unit.

3. Connect and switch on the unit. As your unit is in black screen, you need to wake up the screen by sliding your fingers on the screen up and down, the update will start automatically once the screen lights up.


Target Models::PSF/TSF Series

Regular update (when the system still runs normally):

1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.

2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your USB stick. The extract file is also a .zip file like this one:
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3) Copy this zip file to the Root Directory of the USB disk. (NOTE: The file system format of USB storage disk must be FAT32)

4) Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit, start updating through this setting path: System--System update. If fail to upgrade, please review if the .zip software of step 3 is saved to the correct position.

Compulsory Upgrade: (when the unit won't go past initial boot screen - Software Hang)

1): Follow the first 3 steps as above to get the files ready on the unit.

2): Insert the USB drive with files to the unit; press RESET button or disconnect & reconnect car battery to reboot unit. It will continue to update automatically.

Target Models::PC/TC/PCD/TCD/PR/TR Series

Regular update (when the system still runs normally):

Reference Video:



1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.

2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your USB stick. These are the files you will get:
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3) Copy them to the Root Directory of the USB disk. (NOTE: The file system format of USB storage disk must be FAT32.)

4) Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit

5): Start the update through this setting path on XTRONS unit: settings--Car settings--update system. (Note: Please remember to select ‘’wipe data” in recovery mode.)

Compulsory Upgrade: (when the unit won't go past initial boot screen - Software Hang)

Reference Video:



1): Follow the first 3 steps as regular update above to get the files ready on the unit.

2): Plug the USB Drive into the USB port on the unit

3): As your unit is in black screen or stuck in boot, you need to force the screen to enter into the recovery mode by the KEY wire of the harness: Ground the unit with the KEY wire, you can connect the KEY wire to the metal housing of the unit.
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4): Press reset button and remove KEY wire when the screen displays recovery mode

5): It will show you a screen that says updating with a bar that shows the percentage of progress. It will notify you when its done saying that it is successful and that its ok to remove the USB storage device from the headunit upon completion.

(Note: Only one of USB ports can detect upgrade software so please swap another USB port to try again if no response.)


Upgrade Instructions for XTRONS WINCE Head Units

Upgrade Steps:

Reference Video:



1) Find the model of your stereo and contact XTRONS SUPPORT for the 'Firmware Update Link'.

2) Download the files:
They are placed into a .zip or RAR format. You will need to use software such as winrar or 7 Zip to extract them onto the root of your SD card. These are the files you will get:
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3) Copy them to the Root Directory of the SD card. (NOTE: The file system format of SD storage must be FAT32)
4). Insert the SD card to the GPS card slot on the unit.
5) . It will ask you to confirm if you want to proceed or not and if you have the correct update file. What you need to do is press the confirm button to go further to the next step.
6) It will show you a screen that says updating with a bar that shows the percentage of progress. It will notify you when its done saying that it is successful and that its ok to remove the SD card from the headunit upon completion.
7):
The unit will restart automatically after the update, and it will be in a touch screen calibration mode before showing the main menu. Please use a stylus or your finger to press as close to the centre as possible then follow the cursor until the calibration is completed.
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IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Consult XTRONS SUPPORT for details if you have any questions.

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