Firmware server issues

I am using the Cactus Updater ver 1.11 and I'm trying to update my V6s (now Firmware ver. 1.0.152) to 1.0.173. When I click the "Check for Latest Firmware" button in the updater, I get the message "Server is offline" in the progress field. The same thing happens with my RF60s. I just wanted to bring it to someone's attention.

-Michael Maxfield


  • edited August 2014
    Hello Maxfield,

    Thank you for your feedback. It may be the internet connection problem. Would you wait for few minutes and re-plug the USB cable and try again.

    May I know which OS you are using? The Cactus Firmware Update may have problem when installing on Windows 8 due to the Signed Driver Enforcement (also known as digital siguture). Before installing the Updater / connecting your Cactus device, you need to disable the Signed Driver Enforcement on your Windows 8.
    1. Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the letter C to open the Charm menu, then click the gear icon (Settings).
    2. Click More PC Settings.
    3. Click General.
    4. Under Advanced Startup, click Restart Now. (NOTE: In Windows 8.1, the ‘Restart Now’ button has moved to ‘PC Setting -> Update & Recovery -> Recovery.’)
    5. After restarting, click Troubleshoot.
    6. Click Advanced Options.
    7. Click Windows Startup Settings.
    8. Click Restart.
    9. After restarting your computer a second time, choose Disable driver signature enforcement from the list by typing the number 7 on your keyboard. (Your computer will restart automatically.)
    10. After restarting, you will be able to install the Cactus Firmware Updater normally; however, Windows will display a warning message. When the warning appears, click Install this driver software anyway.
    Note: The next time you restart your computer, driver signature enforcement will be in effect again. You will have to repeat this process for updating any new Cactus devices. If you wish to udpate devices with the same computer, we recommend installing the drivers for each one before you shut down or restart your computer.

    I hope this is helpful.

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