Install firmware using Awesome Miner

Awesome Miner can be used to install Antminer firmware and in many cases bypass the issues related to the signature lock on the Antminer.

Awesome Miner can bypass the Antminer signature check on most Antminers with the following exceptions:

  • Antminer S9, L3+ firmware from June 2019 or later
  • Antminer S17, T17 firmware from December 2019 or later

To install the firmware via Awesome Miner, go to the toolbar: Tools -> ASIC Tools -> Update firmware. The firmware can be selected from a list and Awesome Miner will automatically download and install the firmware on all selected miners.

When installing via Awesome Miner isn't possible, to only option is to install the firmware via an SD card image.

Install firmware using SD card image

Antminer S9

1) Please download the SD card zip-file from our web site:

https://www.awesomeminer.com/antminerfirmware 

Please make sure to download an SD-card image and not a firmware installation file. All SD-card images are ZIP-files.

2) Format an SD card with FAT32 file system

3) Extract the content of the ZIP file to an SD card. The content of the ZIP file should be extracted to the root of the SD card drive.

4) Move the JP4 jumper on the control board to enable the firmware flashing. See:

https://support.bitmain.com/hc/article_attachments/360009884793/3.png 

5) Start the miner with the SD card and wait a few minutes. When the two LED lights are flashing, the process is completed

6) Move back the JP4 jumper to the original position

7) Power off the miner and remove the SD card

Antminer L3+ / S17 / T17

1) Please download the SD card zip-file from our web site:

https://www.awesomeminer.com/antminerfirmware 

Please make sure to download an SD-card image and not a firmware installation file. All SD-card images are ZIP-files.

2) Format an SD card with FAT32 file system

3) Extract the content of the ZIP file to an SD card. The content of the ZIP file should be extracted to the root of the SD card drive.

4) Start the miner with the SD card and wait a few minutes. When the two LED lights are flashing, the process is completed

5) Power off the miner and remove the SD card