The WiFi Pineapple Mark VII now features multiple update "channels", which can be used to try new features and test bug fixes before they make it to a stable firmware release.
The WiFi Pineapple Mark VII has the following update channels:
- Beta (Unstable Builds)
- Nightly Builds (Very Unstable / Experimental Builds)
It's easy to recover your Mark VII using the Firmware Recovery guide, should your WiFi Pineapple ever become too unstable for your liking.
Enabling Beta or Nightly updates
- Log in to your WiFi Pineapple Mark VII's User Interface at http://172.16.42.1:1471.
- Navigate to the Settings page, and then the Advanced tab.
- Select the desired channel from the drop-down list in the "Alternative Updates" card, then click "Set Update Channel".
- Click on the "Settings" tab, and scroll down to the "Software Update" card. Verify that you are on the desired channel by confirming the text displayed.
- Ensure your WiFi Pineapple has an internet connection, and then click "Check for Updates".
- If a Beta or Nightly update is available, a dialog will appear, showing you the change log and an option to cancel or continue.
- Once you click "Update", you will be automatically logged out and the update will commence. Once complete, you will be presented with the Setup wizard.
Returning to Stable Firmware
If you're finished using the Beta or Nightly channels and would like to return to a Stable release, simply follow the steps in the above section but remembering to select "Stable" in the update channel drop-down. You may alternatively perform a firmware recovery.