Learn how to update your Drop keyboard for nullbits Sync Learn how to update your Drop keyboard for nullbits Sync

You'll Need

Download & Installation Instructions

1. Download nullbits Sync

Make sure you've got nullbits Sync all set up before starting this process.

2. Put the Keyboard in Firmware Update Mode

Press the reset button on the back of the keyboard with a pin.


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3. Locate the Keyboard in Device Manager

Open the Windows Device Manager. When in update mode, the Ctrl and Alt appear as a COM device, i.e. COM1. Look under the "Ports (COM & LPT)" submenu. If you are unsure or have multiple COM devices in the list, you may need to unplug and retry step 2 in order to see which COM device disappears and reappears. Once you know the correct COM port, write it down.


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4. Locate the Install Script

Navigate to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Nullbits Sync\DropTools
and open
load.bat
with your favorite text editor.


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5. Prepare the Install Script (Part 1 of 2)

If you are updating the firmware on a Drop Ctrl keyboard, change the bin file to

massdrop_ctrl_default.bin
. If you are updating an Alt keyboard, leave the bin file as is.


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6. Prepare the Install Script (Part 2 of 2)

Edit the COM port to reflect match the COM port found in step 3.


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7. Save, Close, and Run

Save the install script, close it, and double-click

load.bat
to run. Congratulations! Your keyboard should now be fully updated, and support the latest nullbits sync app. If you are having any issues, don't hesitate to contact us.