Q: Can I reset the PODxt series units directly from the unit?
A: No, the PODxt series units must be "reflashed" to set the unit back to factory presets. See below.
Q: How do I reflash my POD XT unit?
1. Download and install the latest version of Line 6 Monkey from the following link: www.line6.com/software
2. Run the Line 6 Monkey program and log into Line 6 Monkey using your Line 6 user name and password. If this is the first time you have run Line 6 Monkey, you will not have driver software installed. Highlight the "Driver" item in the Updates window, and click the Update button on the right. Monkey will lead you through the installation process, which requires you to quit Monkey and possibly restart your machine. See the following link for more information on driver installation:
3: Make sure your POD XT unit is powered on and connected to your computer via a USB connection. Monkey should automatically recognize your POD XT and complete the startup sequence. See the following link for USB troubleshooting tips if Line 6 Monkey does not recognize your POD XT unit.
4. On the Updates tab, look to see if your Flash Memory is up to date. If it is out of date, you will see a yellow "yield" sign next to flash memory.
If you want to reset to factory presets, update, or reset the unit to the factory state for troubleshooting, select "Flash Memory" (it will highlight in blue) and click the "Update Selection/Reinstall Latest" button to the right. Monkey will lead you through the process.
Monkey will give you an option to continue - Select "yes":
Monkey may ask you to agree to the software license. Select "I Accept" then "OK".
Monkey will then ask if you want to keep your presets. select the option you prefer in the installation window, then select "OK".
Monkey will now update your unit after you select "yes". Be sure to close all other applications and heed the warnings.
You will see the progress bar writing the flash to your unit
Restart your POD XT unit by powering the unit off, then back on.
When the update is complete you will see a green check mark next to "flash memory".
Q: How do I update the firmware on my POD XT series unit?
A:On the Updates tab, look to see if your USB Firmware is up to date. If you need to update, highlight "Device Firmware" and click the "Update" button to the right. Monkey will lead you through the firmware update process as shown above.
Q: How do I reflash in "safe mode"?
A: Safe mode can be used when a unit cannot be reflashed using the normal reflash procedure. Hold the first black soft key from the left (under the LCD readout) while powering the PODxt to start your unit in safe mode.
Q: My unit cannot update via USB, and I have Flash Memory 1.0x. How do I update from Flash Memory 1.0x to a newer version?
A: First verify you have flash memory 1.0x. Please hit the TUNER button and scroll using the SELECT knob to the last page. If you have a version later than 1.0x, you can use your USB connection.
In order to update your PodXt from version 1.0x to the latest version, you will need to download Line 6 monkey (as described above) as well as a MIDI to USB interface. We recommend the MIDI SPORT UNO from M-AUDIO. Install the drivers for your interface, then run LINE 6 MONKEY with your POD XT unit connected to your interface. Click on the CONNECT USING MIDI CABLES button, and make sure that you see the MIDI IN and MIDI OUTS set to your interface. Then go through the FLASH MEMORY installation as described above. After this is done, you will be able to update your PODxt series unit using USB. See the following link for more information on connecting to your Line 6 unit via Midi: