How Do I Update the Firmware on my SIXFOB?

Updating the firmware on a Honeywell SiXFOB device requires you to know the Master Code for the Honeywell Lyric Controller. The Lyric Controller is first put into a special mode for updating the SiXFOB. You must then press all four buttons on the SiXFOB during the update process.


Unlike other SiX Series encrypted transmitters, the SiXFOB must be manually updated. Complete the following steps to update the firmware on a Honeywell SiXFOB:

1. Check the Lyric Firmware. The first step of the process is to make sure the Lyric Controller for the SiXFOB is on the latest Firmware Version. You can check the current version by going to Security > Tools > Master Code (default is 1234) > Advanced > System Information. The Firmware version is listed as Sw. Rev.:01.0x.xxxxx.xxx. If you’re unsure whether your Firmware is the latest version check with your security dealer.

2. Put the Lyric into SiXFOB update mode. Once the Lyric Controller is on the latest version, go to Security > Tools > Master Code > Advanced > Update Keyfob Firmware. You’ll see some information at the upper-left of the Lyric display, and the words “Start” and “Stop” at the bottom right. The screen will prompt you to “Press Start". Once you press it, the “Start” option disappears. This lets you know when the process has begun. Don't press "Start" until you're ready for the next step.

3. Update the SiXFOB. Immediately press all 4 buttons on the SiXFOB device. You will probably have to use both of your hands to do this. You may also get a friend to help you press the buttons. The Lyric screen will show you the progress of the update. The system will let you know when the update is completed. It will show the zones associated with each keyfob that's been updated, and a message saying "Updating complete". Also, the Start option will reappear once the update has completed. Repeat these steps for any SiXFOB device programmed into the system.

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Hi Brent, you hold down the buttons until the display on the Lyric indicates that the update is proceeding. I believe I also answered you in a YouTube comment telling you the exact message that you'll see. You will not be required to hold the buttons down through the entire update process. As long as you know you've pressed Start, and you've successfully held down all 4 fob buttons for a couple of seconds then released them, the update should proceed. As I said in the other comment. It takes a few minutes for it to complete, so be patient.
HOw long do you have to hold down the 4 buttons? I cannot get this to work at all. If I hold the buttons down (even for for 2+ minutes), the update process won't start. When I release the buttons the green lights blink briefly then the screen updates indicating "update complete" but still shows the keyfob with the old firmware

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