HowTo Update Firmware ValveIndex

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How to update firmware on the Valve Index (Lighthouse 2.0) only. Do not use these instructions; update firmware by going to SteamVR > Devices > Update Firmware.

Be sure to wait until device has been completely recognized by OS after plugging in and driver installed before attempting updates.

Index Controller VRC

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace LHR-12345678 with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\lighthouse_watchman_update.exe -s LHR-12345678 --target=application drivers\indexcontroller\resources\firmware\indexcontroller\indexcontroller_app_20190712_v1562916277.fw

Index Controller Radio

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace LHR-12345678 with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\lighthouse_watchman_update.exe -s LHR-12345678 --target=nrf52 drivers\indexcontroller\resources\firmware\indexcontroller\indexcontroller_radio_20190711_v1562882729.fw

Index Headset Watchman

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace LHR-12345678 with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\lighthouse_watchman_update.exe -s LHR-12345678 --target=application drivers\indexhmd\resources\firmware\g55\watchman_v3_app_20190828_v1567023441.fw

Index Headset Wireless RYB Dongle

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace 1234567890-RYB with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\nrfutil.exe -v -v -v dfu usb_serial -cd 1 -pkg drivers\indexhmd\resources\firmware\radio\gd_1558748372_dfu.zip -p 1234567890-RYB

Index Headset Wireless LYM Dongle

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace 1234567890-LYM with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\nrfutil.exe -v -v -v dfu usb_serial -cd 1 -pkg drivers\indexhmd\resources\firmware\radio\gd_1558748372_dfu.zip -p 1234567890-LYM

Valve Index Base Station

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • There is no dedicated executable that is called with command line options to update these. SteamVR is the only known way. However the firmware is:
tools\lighthouse\firmware\lighthouse_tx_vader\archive\428\lighthouse_tx_vader_radio_full_dfu.v2_9_2004771.zip

HTC Tracker 2.0 VRC

Note:You should be opted into the most recent SteamVR[beta] branch before upgrading firmware to ensure you are installing the most up-to-date image.
  • Open a command prompt at the directory of your OpenVR Runtime. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\
  • Replace LHR-12345678 with your actual device serial number and run this command:
tools\lighthouse\bin\win32\lighthouse_watchman_update.exe -s LHR-12345678 --target=application tools\lighthouse\firmware\watchman_v3\watchmanv3_app_20181109_v1541806442.fw