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Manual firmware update of MindConnect IoT2040

To prepare your MindConnect IoT2040 for V3 please follow the next two steps:

  • Set MindConnect to factory settings
  • Load new firmware on your MindConnect IoT2040

Set MindConnect to factory settings


This procedure is only necessary for boxes that were already connected to V2 (SAP). V1 cannot be upgraded.

  1. Set the MindConnect back to factory settings.
  2. Create a “ConBox_Commands.json” file with your favorite code editor.

    Content of "ConBox_Commands.json":

          "Commands": [
            "Cmd": "DoFactoryReset",
            "DeviceID": "MindConnectID"


    MindConnectID has to be replaced with the serial number of the device.

  3. Copy the extracted/unzipped fw.tar file to a USB stick (fat32 formatted).

  4. Plug the USB stick in the MindConnect hardware.
    • The MindConnect will be restarted automatically.
    • The network and agent settings will be reset to their initial state on MindConnect IoT2040.
    • All agent and script logging files will be deleted.

Load new firmware on your MindConnect IoT2040

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file from Siemens Industry Online Support Page.
  2. Unzip the firmware on your local machine.
  3. Copy the unzipped files to a USB stick.
  4. Insert the USB stick into the MindConnect IoT2040 and wait until the firmware update is complete.
    • Update carried out: ERROR LED flashes orange
    • MindConnect IoT2040 reboots
    • MAINT LED flashes orange for a few seconds
    • RUN LED orange (not connected to Insights Hub)
  5. Disconnect the USB stick.

Last update: January 22, 2024