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6 hours ago, tootooh247 said:

I heard about Helix floor can use Hardware / ui test Mode by hold FS4 & FS5

but for HX STOMP / EFFECTS / RACK its can access Hardware test or not ? 





Not sure where you got the info about FS4 & 5, but it is wrong - that is not a valid combination.

If you meant FS3 & 4 “Test Mode” that is only available on the Floor and LT models.


For your entertainment here is the complete list of Reset/Test options for all the HX hardware

from the website -


Helix Floor/LT

Button Combination



LED light Fun

3 & 4

Test Mode

5 & 6

Global reset

7 & 8

Reset setlists to factory, Keep IRs

8 & 9

Reset setlists to factory, Clear IRs

9 & 10

Reset setlists to factory, Global reset, Clear IRs

10 & 11

Upgrades existing presets to latest format

11 & 12

Clear current preset

5 & 12

Clear setlists, clear IRs, Return system settings to default

6 & 12

Safe boot mode

To use Reset Options:

  • Power off the Helix
  • Hold the desired button combination
  • Power on the Helix
  • Release the button combination

Please note:Buttons are numbered from top left to bottom right.


Helix Rack

Since the rack doesn’t have footswitches, you’ll instead hold down a combination of the 6 encoders that are below the main LCD screen as you’re booting up.

Button Combination



Reset globals


Restore stock presets and setlists


Restore stock presets, setlists, and IRs


Reset globals and restore presets, setlists, and IRs (entire factory restore)


Rebuild all presets


Clear all presets, setlists, and IRs


Will enter Update Mode (This feature is only available on firmware v1.06.5 and higher)


HX Effects

Button Combination


Holding FS3 + MODE

Will clear all Presets and IRs

Holding FS4+FS5

Will reset Global Settings

Holding FS5+FS6

Will reset Presets only

Holding FS6+TAP

Will Perform factory restore (reset, Globals, IRs, and Presets)

Holding the right arrow ">"

Will put the unit in a fail safe update mode. Use this when the HX Effects is in an un-recoverable state


HX Stomp

Button Combination


All 3 Footswitches

Clears all presets/IRs


Resets presets and IRs

FS 2+3

Factory restore (globals, presets, IRs)



Have fun!

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