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. Download the latest WiFi Pineapple firmware for your device type from

  2. Validate the SHA256 sum of the downloaded upgrade.bin file

    sha256sum upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  3. Upload the upgrade.bin to the /tmp/ directory on the WiFi Pineapple

    scp upgrade-x.x.x.bin root@
  4. SSH to the WiFi Pineapple

    ssh root@
  5. Validate the SHA256 sum of the upgrade.bin file uploaded to the WiFi Pineapple

    sha256sum /tmp/upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  6. Disable any PineAP services or modules via the Web Interface

  7. Use the sysupgrade command to flash the upgrade.bin file

    sysupgrade -n /tmp/upgrade-x.x.x.bin
  8. Wait approximately 5 minutes as the firmware flashes. Per usual DO NOT disconnect power during this process.

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