Manual firmware update of MindConnect Element

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

  • Set MindConnect to factory settings

  • Load new firmware on your MindConnect Element

Set MindConnect to factory settings


This procedure is only necessary for boxes that were already connected to MindSphere 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 SAL settings will be reset to their initial state on MindConnect Element.

    • All SAL and script logging files will be deleted.

Load new firmware on your MindConnect Element

  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 Element and wait until the firmware update is complete.

    • Update carried out: ERROR LED flashes orange

    • MindConnect Element reboots

    • MAINT LED flashes orange for a few seconds

    • RUN LED orange (not connected to MindSphere)

  5. Disconnect the USB stick.