Hornady Kestrel 5700 Ballistic Weather Meter 4 DOF Official Support Thread

Kestrel Ballistics

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Hey, Kestrel folks. I’m having the same problem as Bronc. Followed the same steps and can’t get the firmware to update. Do I need to send the unit back for service?
We are looking into why this is happening. Can anyone with issues not getting prompted for fw update let me know:
Current FW Version
Current Hardware Version (HW)
BOOT version
BLE

These can be found in the Kestrel under Main Menu->About->Version
Thanks.
 

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We are looking into why this is happening. Can anyone with issues not getting prompted for fw update let me know:
Current FW Version
Current Hardware Version (HW)
BOOT version
BLE

These can be found in the Kestrel under Main Menu->About->Version
Thanks.
Thanks much for responding.

In the About / Version menu, I found the items listed:



For my unit:
FW 1.28.
HW Rev 11B
Boot 1.01
BLE 0.06


Late edit for additional data.
Hope those pieces of the puzzle help.
 
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Kestrel Ballistics

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We are aware of issues with the Android and iOS app having issues with getting prompted for new firmware or not finding devices. We believe this is being caused by a server issue on our end and are looking into it, since the app has not been updated for a while. Please do not uninstall the app if it is working currently as this may cause it to break. But we will try and fix all these issues as soon as we can.

If your Android app is not finding devices, you can try toggling Settings->App/App Permissions and making sure Storage is set to ON/Enabled.