How to update/repair RFID Reader firmware

RFID Reader firmware is included in the Regula Document Reader SDK package and it's installed automatically while updating SDK. Anyway, sometimes it's necessary to update or repair RFID firmware manually.

Note

Please keep in mind that you can update/repair the firmware only in case you run the application as an administrator 

Contents

Updating RFID firmware version 2*.**

UI version  

  1. Connect a device with a 2x.** version of firmware to your computer.
  2. Before starting the update process make sure that in Device Manager READERDEMO.exe process is not running.
  3. Run RFFWUpdate.exe as administrator in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate for SDK x64).
  4. Click Connect Device.

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  5. Once a device is connected you will see a current firmware version in the "Current Version Firmware" field. Then please click Choose Firmware File.

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  6. In the opened window select a .bin file with the required firmware version. The default folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate for SDK x64) :

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  7. Click the Update Firmware button:

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  8. If the firmware is updated successfully, you will see a dialog window asking to reconnect the scanner. Click OK:

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  9. Replug the device.

Console version

  1. Download the FWupdaterScript.bat file and copy it to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate for SDK x64) folder.
  2. Connect a scanner with a 2*.**+ version of firmware to your computer.
  3. Run the FWupdaterScript.bat file as administrator.  
  4. The firmware will be installed automatically. 
  5. Replug a device.

Repairing RFID Firmware version 2*.**

Manual version

  1. Connect a scanner to your computer.
  2. Open external drive CRPDISABLD in the file explorer.
  3. Delete a .bin file there.
  4. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate for SDK x64) and copy USBCCID_v2x_**.bin file there.
  5. Then paste it to the New external drive CRPDISABLD.
  6. Replug a device.

Updating RFID Firmware version 1*.**:

  1. Connect the reader with firmware version 1*.** to your computer.
  2. Before starting the update process make sure that in Device Manager READERDEMO.exe process is not running.
  3. Run RFFWUpdate.exe as administrator in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate\Legacy (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate\Legacy for SDK x64)
  4. Press Connect Device.
  5. Press Load Firmware File button.
  6. In the file selection dialog navigate to the same folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate\Legacy (C:\Program Files\Regula\RFID Reader SDK\FirmwareUpdate\Legacy for SDK x64), where the program is located and select the appropriate firmware update file.


  7. After the update file is selected and ready to be installed, the new firmware version will be displayed in the separate field New Version Firmware.
  8. Press Programming button to start the RFID device firmware update process to the selected version.
  9. After the firmware update process is finished, the version change will be reflected in the connected RFID device information.
  10. Press Close button to close the update application.
  11. Replug the device.
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