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Spectra Controller (2019 Release) - Firmware Update v1.18 for Mac



Please follow the below steps to update the firmware on your Spectra Controller

Step One. Firmware Download & Installation for Mac

1) Click here to download the firmware updater for Mac - compatible with 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher

2) Run the Spectra_Update_v1.18_MAC.dmg application and follow the directions below

  1. Depending on your security settings, you will likely see this prompt when opening the app for the first time:


               2. If you "right-click" on the downloaded software's icon and select "Open", you should see the   following:



               3. Select "Open" to open the Firmware Updater app

               4. If this does not work, you may need to open System Preferences (by clicking on the Apple icon in top left corner of your screen), and navigate to the "Security & Privacy" section in order to proceed


3) Connect the Spectra controller to any open USB port on your computer

4) The below updater window will appear. Click on “Update” to begin the update process


5) Once complete, you will see an ‘Update Successful’ notification to alert you that the firmware upgrade was successful


6) You may now proceed to step 2 to perform required calibration sequence

  1. If the update was unsuccessful, please disconnect the controller and repeat steps 3 – 5 above


Step 2. Controller Calibration

After successfully updating the controller firmware, calibration is required to ensure optimal accuracy and responsiveness. Please CAREFULLY follow the below sequence:

1) Unplug the USB cable from the computer (leave the cable plugged into the Spectra controller)

2) Ensure both trigger locks are set to the T3 position


3) Press and hold the Nexus, Menu, and View buttons simultaneously. While holding down the three buttons, connect the USB cable back into the USB port of the computer


4) Once plugged in, the LED under the Nexus button will flash rapidly indicating the controller has successfully entered calibration mode. You may now release the three buttons

5) Rotate both analog sticks clockwise for three (3) complete rotations

6) Press both triggers simultaneously to the max distance and release three (3) times


6) Press the "D-PAD Down" and "Y" button simultaneously to save settings and exit the calibrate mode

7) Calibration is now complete

      a. If calibration is unsuccessful, please repeat steps 1-6 above


If either of the steps above are unsuccessful after multiple attempts, please open a support ticket here.




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