Upgrading Zebra Fx7500/9600 firmware from MobiControl

Upgrading Zebra Fx7500/9600 firmware from MobiControl

Steps to upgrade Firmware in Zebra RFID reader - FX7500/9600

  • Download the firmware from
    https://www.zebra.com/us/en/support-downloads/software/operating-system/fx7500-series-operating-system.html
  • Unzip the file and place it on ftp server.
    Note: FTP server should be accessible from device.
  • Create a file named 'ftpserverinfo.txt' and add the following fields in the file:
    hostname= Ftpserver path where firmware is placed (For example: ftp://10.0.xxx.xxx/fx7500-2.3.14/ftp_based/
    username=ftpusername
    password=password
  • If FX7500/9600 device is enrolled, move to next step. If device is not enrolled , enrol the device in MobiControl (How to enrol)
  • Create a file sync rule in MobiControl to transfer "ftpserverinfo.txt" in /mnt/data folder in the zebra device.
  • After file is transferred, Open the MobiControl and perform "Update Linux OS" on the enrolled Zebra device.
  • Upgrade process would start for the device. This process takes 10-15 minutes.
  • Perform the device check-in, check the Zebra firmware of device from custom data in MobiControl (How to set up custom data)
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