The new EV3 software tells me to update my firmware on the NXT. When I go to the tools menu and select update firmware it tells me the NXT brick can not support this function.

  • Same problem here. Looks like on the NXT you need to move the firmware file to a directory in the lego mindstorm software directory and click on update firmware in the NXT software.
    – user3013
    Oct 4, 2013 at 22:14
  • I don't really believe that ev3 firmware can be ran on NXT, but... Has anyone tried to copy ev3 firmware and import it with NXT software?
    – user6011
    Jul 21, 2015 at 20:12

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EV3 software will not download firmware to the NXT brick. For that you need the NXT-G software and a downloaded firmware file from Lego. 1.31 is the latest version.

So if you're running EV3 on NXT, you shouldn't throw out the NXT-G software. Once in a while, it's still needed.


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