Update for UltraFire Outdoor Series Cameras (XR6, WR6)

RECONYX has just released a new Firmware update for all UltraFire Outdoor Series Cameras. To be certain that your camera is operating with all the latest features and performance enhancements, we strongly recommend you apply this update to all of your UltraFire cameras. Main feature improvements are as follows:
  1. Dynamic Video: This feature allows the UltraFire cameras to record video only when motion occurs and pauses the camera during periods of inactivity. This feature allows the user the freedom of not having to set a specific time for video length. The video length is dictated by activity, not by time. Maximum total video length is 30 seconds. Dynamic video saves on card space and battery power since the camera stops recording video when motion in front of the camera stops. Click Here to learn more.
  2. Day/Night Picture and Video Options: This feature allows the user to choose whether or not to record pictures or videos during daytime, night-time or both. For example, you can program the camera to take pictures and videos during the day and only pictures at night, or any combination you wish. This helps save your batteries as the bigget power drain is night-time video illumination.
  3. Max Range Option: This feature allows additional Infrared energy output for enhanced night-time illumination of up to 20% over previous versions.

To determine if this firmware update is appropriate for you...

Power on your UltraFire camera. Scroll to the "Advanced" menu and choose the "Display Version Information" option. If the items do not match the versions listed below, then you should do the update.
2015.11.30a (cam)
2015.08.13a (uib)
2015.09.15a (btl)

Follow these steps to update your camera:

  1. Insert a blank SD card into your computer
  2. Right-click each link below (on MacOS, use Ctrl+Click) and choose 'Save As...' to save each file to the SD card: NOTE:
    Make sure the file names appear exactly as above.
    Sometimes the download will get renamed with a number appended like UFireCAM (2).fw2
    If this happens, right-click on the file and chooose Rename to remove the (2)
  3. With the camera turned OFF... Insert the SD card into your camera.
  4. Turn the camera ON and follow the prompts to apply the firmware update.
    The camera will go through several steps during this upda: first the display will give you status info, then the key-pad will pulse, then flash, then pulse some more. This process may take a couple of minutes to complete. DO NOT turn the camera off or remove the batteries during this process. When complete, the camera will boot to the normal menu. You can then verify the firmware versions match those listed above.
  5. Repeat Steps 3-4 for each camera you need to update.
    Note: The firmware update file will remain on the SD card even after your camera is updated. You can use this card to update all of your cameras without having to download the firmware again.

Need help? Watch this video on the best way download the latest firmware files to your SD card:


Update for UltraFire Security Series Cameras (XS8)

RECONYX has just released a new Firmware update for all UltraFire Security Series Cameras. To be certain that your camera is operating with all the latest features and performance enhancements, we strongly recommend you apply this update to all of your UltraFire cameras. Main feature improvements are as follows:
  1. Dynamic Video: This feature allows the UltraFire cameras to record video only when motion occurs and pauses the camera during periods of inactivity. This feature allows the user the freedom of not having to set a specific time for video length. The video length is dictated by activity, not by time. Maximum total video length is 30 seconds. Dynamic video saves on card space and battery power since the camera stops recording video when motion in front of the camera stops. Click Here to learn more.
  2. Day/Night Picture and Video Options: This feature allows the user to choose whether or not to record pictures or videos during daytime, night-time or both. For example, you can program the camera to take pictures and videos during the day and only pictures at night, or any combination you wish. This helps save your batteries as the bigget power drain is night-time video illumination.
  3. Max Range Option: This feature allows additional Infrared energy output for enhanced night-time illumination of up to 20% over previous versions.

To determine if this firmware update is appropriate for you...

Power on your UltraFire camera. Scroll to the "Advanced" menu and choose the "Display Version Information" option. If the items do not match the versions listed below, then you should do the update.
2015.11.30s (cam)

Follow these steps to update your camera:

  1. Insert a blank SD card into your computer
  2. Right-click each link below (on MacOS, use Ctrl+Click) and choose 'Save As...' to save each file to the SD card: NOTE:
    Make sure the file names appear exactly as above.
    Sometimes the download will get renamed with a number appended like UFireCAM (2).fw2
    If this happens, right-click on the file and chooose Rename to remove the (2)
  3. With the camera turned OFF... Insert the SD card into your camera.
  4. Turn the camera ON and follow the prompts to apply the firmware update.
    The camera will go through several steps during this upda: first the display will give you status info, then the key-pad will pulse, then flash, then pulse some more. This process may take a couple of minutes to complete. DO NOT turn the camera off or remove the batteries during this process. When complete, the camera will boot to the normal menu. You can then verify the firmware versions match those listed above.
  5. Repeat Steps 3-4 for each camera you need to update.
    Note: The firmware update file will remain on the SD card even after your camera is updated. You can use this card to update all of your cameras without having to download the firmware again.

Need help? Watch this video on the best way download the latest firmware files to your SD card:


For cameras with the Cellular Upgrade option, see the Cellular Firmware update below.

To be sure you have the most current firmware with all the latest features and performance enhancements, load this firmware onto your HyperFire cameras.

To determine if this firmware update is appropriate for you...

Go to the "Camera Info" option on your camera and see which version of firmware is currently loaded on your camera. The top line of the Camera Info display will look something like this: V:3.0.1.20100409. The last 8 digits of the first line are the release date of the firmware
(The current version is V:4.1.0.20150317 )

Follow these steps to update your camera:

  1. Save this HyperFire firmware update file to your computer (Recnxsd2.bin).
  2. Locate the file on your computer and copy it to a blank SD card.
  3. With the camera turned OFF... Insert the SD card into your camera.
  4. Turn the camera ON and it will automatically update itself.
  5. While updating, the camera will flash the walktest LED rapidly and display "UPDATING" on the LCD panel for a few seconds. After updating, the camera will delete the file and boot like normal.
  6. Repeat Steps 2-4 for each camera you need to update.

Along with the new Firmware is a new HyperFire Instruction Manual, download an electronic copy now.

*** This firmware update is for RECONYX HyperFire Cameras with Cellular Upgrade ONLY.*** NOTE:  ALL other HyperFire Models should use the standard HyperFire version (above) If you want to be sure you have the correct firmware with all the latest features and performance enhancements, you should load this firmware onto your Cellular HyperFire cameras.

To determine if this firmware update is appropriate for you...

Be sure your camera has the Cellular Upgrade installed. Go to the "Camera Info" option on your camera and see which version of firmware is currently loaded on your camera. The top line of the Camera Info display will look something like this: V:3.0.1.20100409.  The last 8 digits of the first line are the release date of the firmware

Follow these steps to update your Cellular Enabled camera:

  1. Save the appropriate file below to your computer:
  2. Locate the file on your computer and copy it to a blank SD card.
  3. With the camera turned OFF... Insert the SD card into your camera.
  4. Turn the camera ON and it will automatically update itself.
  5. While updating, the camera will flash the walktest LED rapidly and display "UPDATING" on the LCD panel for a few seconds. After updating, the camera will delete the file and boot like normal.
  6. Repeat Steps 2-4 for each camera you need to update.
Along with the new Firmware is a new HyperFire Instruction Manual, download an electronic copy now.

There is a firmware update available for all RECONYX RapidFire Cameras. If you want to be sure you have the most current firmware with all the latest features and performance enhancements, you should load this firmware onto your RapidFire cameras.

To determine if this firmware update is appropriate for you...

Go to the "Camera Info" option on your camera and see which version of firmware is currently loaded on your camera.  The top line of the Camera Info display will look something like this: V:2.3.0.20090112. The last 8 digits of the first line are the release date of the firmware (The current version is V:3.0.0.20111024).

Follow these steps to update your camera:

  1. Save this RapidFire firmware update file to your computer (Reconyx1.bin).
  2. Locate the file on your computer and copy it to a blank CF card.
  3. With the camera turned OFF... Insert the CF card into your camera.
  4. Turn the camera ON and it will automatically update itself.
  5. While updating, the camera will flash the walktest LED rapidly and display "UPDATING" on the LCD panel for a few seconds. After updating, the camera will delete the file and boot like normal.
  6. Repeat Steps 2-4 for each camera you need to update.

Along with the new Firmware is a new RapidFire Instruction Manual, download an electronic copy now.