In order to update the Z-Stick 7, this actually uses the standard library for Z-Wave. Downloading PC Controller 5 should give you all of the latest firmware updates but it's buried way inside the installed folders for Z-Wave SDK files.
- Windows PC
- Simplicity Studio 5 (A software environment for developers)
- PC Controller 5 (A software tool that is a part of the Simplicity Studio environment)
- Any Series 700 Z-Wave Dongle.
If you do not have Windows.
- It is possible to update using Linux-based operating systems, the steps are a bit more complicated and lengthier than performing the steps below.
- You may follow these links to update your Z-Stick 7 using:
If you do use Windows.
Download V7.18.1 update:
7. It will take about a minute to finish after the firmware update is done.
8. It is recommended to:
- Wait 1 minute
- Closeout PC Controller 5 software
- Unplug your Z-Stick 7
- Wait 1 minute
- Then plug your Z-Stick 7 back.
Note - If your Z-Stick 7 is already running firmware 7.18.1 or later, this firmware update will fail instantly (but will not negatively affect your Z-Stick 7).
If your Z-Stick enters unknown mode after the update (full factory reset).
You can recover your Z-Stick 7 by restoring the attached backup file using PC Controller 5. Only do this with a clean network, the restore file will factory reset your Z-Stick 7.
1. Download this clean backup file: https://aeotec.freshdesk.com/helpdesk/attachments/6164898369
2. Open up PC Controller 5 and make sure your Z-Stick 7 is connected.
3. Click on NVM Backup/Restore
4. Select the "base718factoryresetnvramfile.zip" then restore the file. (This will wipe out your Z-Wave network as this is a clean restore).
5. Go to Network Management, then click on "Reset" to perform a full factory reset (and randomize your HomeID).