Bootloader is a program that allows the firmware to be loaded onto the keyboard.
Forcing your keyboard into bootloader mode is an alternative way to update your keyboard's firmware.
When on bootloader mode, the LED in your Neuron will pulse a blue color and you won't be able to type.
- This process will erase your personalized layouts and will revert them back to their factory settings.
- Before proceeding, we recommend that you export and save your layers.
- To exit bootloader mode, unplug and replug the USB-C cable from/to your Neuron.
Steps to force your keyboard into bootloader mode and update the firmware:
- Close Bazecor in case you have it open.
- Unplug the cable that connects the Neuron to the computer.
- Press and hold the key on the top left corner of your Raise (usually the Esc key).
- Replug the cable to the Neuron while holding the key.
- Now the Neuron should be pulsing blue and you won't be able to type. You can release the key.
- Open Bazecor.
- Click Connect > Update Firmware > Next > Start Countdown.
- The update should take less than a minute. If it's taking longer you can close Bazecor, open it again, and try resuming the flashing process. If this fails, see the troubleshooting steps below.
- When the update finishes, you will see the message: "Firmware flashed successfully!"
Your keyboard lights will remain off and the layout will be reverted to its factory settings. You can now set your own colors in Bazecor.
If Bazecor doesn't detect your keyboard, press Ctrl+R (Win and Linux)/CMD+R (Mac), or close and reopen Bazecor.
In case the firmware update fails, this won't damage your Raise. You can still update the firmware by resetting the Neuron.