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How to update the Helix's firmware

firmware update version updater

Instructions on how to update the Line 6 Helix to the latest firmware.

1. Download and install Line 6 Updater from our software page.




2. If you are using Windows, also install the latest Helix driver, version 1.86:




3.Once the driver is installed, plug in your Helix and wait for Windows to assign the driver and say the hardware is ready to use. This may take a few minutes.


4.Open Line 6 Updater and log in with your Line 6 user name and password.


5.Click on the Helix to update


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6. Click on the latest (top) version to update the latest firmware.


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7. Click continue and accept terms and conditions.


8. The Updater will then perform the update, do not turn off Helix until finished.


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If you would also like to re load the factory bundle and clear all presets and settings, Hold footswitches 9+10 on boot, or encoder 5+6 on the rack. This will clear your preset and reload factory bundle.