Valve Index/Updating Controller Firmware

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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.png 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.png 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