Minut Update Utility

This tool can be used to manually update your Minut to the latest firmware release.

Fredrik Ahlberg avatar
Written by Fredrik Ahlberg
Updated over a week ago

[This article describes the new version of the app. The screenshots are from the old version. With the new version, you should see Minut(s) instead of Point(s).]

It may happen that your Minut does not automatically update to the latest firmware available. To resolve this situation, we have developed a desktop based tool that can recover and manually update your device to the latest available firmware. 

Note: This tool is in beta. Use with caution. We have listed known issues at the bottom of this article.

The tool is available for Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Linux.

  • Download for Mac OS X
    Note: This version of the tool does not work on MacOS Catalina or later.

  • Download for Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Note: The Windows 10 binary is not signed and will generate warnings when running the tool.

  • Download for Linux (64-bit)
    Note: Make the file executable and run it as a normal program. You'll need to install a udev rule file, please see the end of this page.

Steps to update your Minut

Beware: this will erase ALL configuration and data stored on your Minut. The device will no longer be associated with your user account and must be reinstalled once the process is complete. 

  1. Download and unpack Minut Update Utility to a local folder on your computer.
    On Windows, make sure to extract all the files in the zip file.

  2. Start Minut Update Utility
    You may get asked to confirm that you want to start the utility. Press open.
    Instructions for Windows 10 / Windows Defender are at the bottom of this page.

3. Connect the Minut to your computer using the charging cable that shipped with the device. Make sure your Minut is powered on using the power switch.  

4. Your Minut should appear. Click Next.

5. Minut Update Utility will attempt to collect some information about the device. This information can be useful when debugging. Click Update Software / Reinstall Software.

  • You may be required to charge your Minut before being allowed to continue.

6. Updating Minut may take several minutes. Do not interrupt the process as this may leave your Minut in an un-recoverable state. The tool will provide a summary of the events as they unfold. 

7. Wait for the Minut Status screen to show again. Your Minut should have upgraded to the latest available firmware. 

8. You can now safely disconnect the device from your computer.
9. Install your Minut using the Minut app.

Known issues with Minut Update Utility

  • The tool does not work on with any version of Windows except Windows 10 due to missing drivers.

  • The tool is not signed on Windows leading to scary warnings when running it.

  • Devices with very old bootloaders may interrupt the download process. You will get an error message during the "Downloading ***.mcu.fw" step if this happens. Starting the update from the beginning may work. 

Windows Defender

If Windows show a dialog window like the one below (left) when you try to run the utility, please click 'More Info' and then 'Run anyway'.

Linux device permissions

To run the update utility on a Linux system, you'll typically need to install a udev rule to give non-root users access to the Minut device.
Add the following single line in a file named /etc/udev/rules.d/15-minut.rules, then run sudo udevadm trigger in a terminal to reload the rules. Finally disconnect and reconnect Minut before running the update utility.

SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0483", ATTRS{idProduct}=="a269", MODE:="0666", ENV{ID_MM_DEVICE_IGNORE}="1"
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