Manual Firmware Installation

For users who wish to manually flash firmware from the command line, rather than from the over-the-air upgrade process via the Advanced menu of the web interface, please follow these instructions:
  1. 1.
    Download the latest WiFi Pineapple firmware for your device type from
  2. 2.
    Validate the SHA256 sum of the downloaded upgrade.bin file
    sha256sum upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  3. 3.
    Upload the upgrade.bin to the /tmp/ directory on the WiFi Pineapple
    scp upgrade-x.x.x.bin [email protected]:/tmp/
  4. 4.
    SSH to the WiFi Pineapple
  5. 5.
    Validate the SHA256 sum of the upgrade.bin file uploaded to the WiFi Pineapple
    sha256sum /tmp/upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  6. 6.
    Disable any PineAP services or modules via the Web Interface
  7. 7.
    Use the sysupgrade command to flash the upgrade.bin file
    sysupgrade -n /tmp/upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  8. 8.
    Wait approximately 5 minutes as the firmware flashes. Per usual DO NOT disconnect power during this process.