By Nathalie — August 20th, 2018
Important information before you update your BIOS
We don’t recommend BIOS updates for Ockel devices that do not need it. Review the recommendations below before updating your BIOS:
- Only update your BIOS if the latest version solves a problem you have. View latest BIOS fixes in the release notes included on the BIOS download section below.
- Before initiating a BIOS update, read and follow the update instructions. Download the PDF file including the installation manual and watch the installation tutorial included in the download section below.
- We don’t recommend downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version. It might not be supported.
- If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer might not function properly. Always perform the update process while the Ockel Sirius A or Ockel Sirius A Pro is fully charged & connected to a power outlet.
- Make sure to create a back-up of your files before updating the BIOS.
- Please make sure to write down & save your Microsoft License code before performing a BIOS update. You can use software such as ShowKeyPlus in order to easily check your Windows license code.
- If you have system issues after updating your BIOS version, contact our support team directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIOS update 2018.08
- Updated the Network card driver
- Fixed issue with WiFi/Ethernet drops while waking up the device from sleepmode
- Minor overall stability improvements
Download the BIOS update 2018.08 for your Ockel Sirius A or Ockel Sirius A Pro here.
BIOS update 2018.04
- Updated the Battery Management Driver
- Updated the Network card (RJ45) driver
- Updated the Wifi chipset driver
- Fixed issue with battery drains / incorrect status indication
- Fixed issue with an option to eject the WiFi chipset
- Minor overall stability improvements
Download the BIOS update 2018.04 for your Ockel Sirius A or Ockel Sirius A Pro here.
You can find detailed step-by-step instructions on how to install the BIOS update 2018.04 here.
Learn how to update the BIOS of your Ockel Sirius A or Ockel Sirius A Pro by following along as we take you through the entire update process in the BIOS installation tutorial video:
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