How do I update the firmware of my Cactus V6 Transceivers?

Firmware updates enable more function and flash profile on the Cactus V6. You can update your V6 with the latest available firmware by downloading at the Cactus V6 product page under “Download” tab

Link: http://www.cactus-image.com/v6.html

Or if you have the Updater firmware already installed on your computer, you can click “CHECK FOR LATEST FIRMWARE” and you will be able to choose and update to the latest firmware.

Note: At the moment the Firmware Updater is only available on the Windows platform.

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  • edited June 2014 PM
    Have any plans to launch the firmware update for the Mac platform?
    I don´t have a Windows computer in my house and upgrade is a nuisance, but necessary;

    Suggestion: send the updated equipment. I imagine they must have already produced solids for some time, but the three that I bought came with an early firmware (1.0.144).



    ps: excuse my English, Google Translator giving a force;
  • Thank you for suggestion.

    We received numbers of request about the firmware updater for Mac platform. We are aware that there is a huge demand for Macintosh / Mac users. Hence, we will investigate the possibility of the Mac version in the future.
  • You really should strongly consider a Macintosh firmware update. Like macafoto, I'm Macintosh based and many photographers tend to be. I know I returned Yongnuo triggers because they lacked a Macintosh-based firmware updater.
  • EarleK said:

    You really should strongly consider a Macintosh firmware update. Like macafoto, I'm Macintosh based and many photographers tend to be. I know I returned Yongnuo triggers because they lacked a Macintosh-based firmware updater.

    I totally agree with you. We will consider the firmware updater for Mac seriously. 
    Ray Chan

    Marketing Specialist, Customer Service


    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • As a Mac User who owns 6 of your V6's, I too am patiently awaiting your release of a Mac based updater.  I can supply a photo of all 6, or put you in contact with Midwest Photo Exchange in Columbus, Ohio where I bought them.  I have run into issues on shoots where several of the Cactus V6s would "lock" in at 1/128 power and would not allow me to change until I removed the batteries and left them unpowered for 25 - 30 minutes. 

    You posted on July 8th "We received numbers of request about the firmware updater for Mac
    platform. We are aware that there is a huge demand for Macintosh / Mac
    users. Hence, we will investigate the possibility of the Mac version in
    the future".  Hopefully you have made progress in the past 3+ months.

    If you have not yet "investigated the possibility", can you supply an address when I can ship them to and have you update the firmware before shipping back?
  • Hexfyre said:

     I have run into issues on shoots where several of the Cactus V6s would "lock" in at 1/128 power and would not allow me to change until I removed the batteries and left them unpowered for 25 - 30 minutes. 

    It seems that your V6 doesn't work as it should. Maybe you use factory rest or change with new battery to try solving the problems. In case that doesn't work, you can contact your dealer for product warranty. Nevertheless, you can send it back to us for checking or firmware update. Please contact our customer service at info@cactus-image.com for more info.

    Thank you.
    Ray Chan

    Marketing Specialist, Customer Service


    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • Hi,

    after upgraded to 1.0.185 firmware version when I want to change the power on one group I cannot, it displays "Dial Locked". Any idea ? (I am using with SB800)

    Thanks, Vali 
  • You engaged the "dial lock" feature that was introduced to avoid unintended changes to the power levels (e.g., by moving the dial against your forehead while shooting).

    Simply long-press on the dial (or "OK" button) to disengage the "dial lock" mode.
  • Thanks Class A! I will do it so! Br/Vali
  • In case y'all didn't see our post on Facebook and Instagram yesterday, the Mac version of the Firmware Updater will be released soon! 

    Here's a preview!
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    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
  • Wonderful news ... hopefully it'll be released in time for the holiday season.
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