Hello world and welcome to Haxez, in this post I’m going to be installing the RogueMaster Flipper Zero firmware. The RogueMaster firmware adds more functionality to the device by installing community applications. Installing the RogueMaster firmware is a fairly straightforward process. However, it is probably best to ensure you have updated and backed up your device first.
Updating The Flipper Zero
First, let’s update the device to the latest version. This can be done relatively quickly by installing the desktop application. You can download the application here and installing it is just a case of following the wizard. Once the application is installed, connect your device to it and look for the big green update button. Click the button and wait for the installation process to complete.
Back-Up The Flipper Zero
You should back up your device by heading to the spanner tab and clicking the backup button. When clicked, this button will spawn a Windows explorer window asking you where you want to save your backup. Then, choose a safe location on your computer and click save. Now that you have updated and backed up your device, it’s time to find the firmware.
Finding RogueMaster Firmware
The RogueMaster firmware can be found by performing a Google search for RogueMaster Firmware. In fact, the correct Github page should be first the result. Click the link and visit the page and then look for the correct repository.
Once there, look for the released section. It should be on the right-hand side of the page. While there should be three options, the one I’m going to be downloading is the .tgz file. However, this could be a .zip file depending on the current release. A .tgz file is an archiving format similar to .zip but you may need to install an additional tool like 7zip to extract it. Just right-click the downloaded file and select 7zip from the context menu, then select extract. You may need to extract the extracted file.
Uploading The Files
Once the tar.gz and tar files have been extracted, head to the Flipper desktop application and navigate to the SD card. Locate the update directory and navigate to it. Then, drag the extracted directory to the uploads directory. You may get an error message complaining that the files are too large. However, it is safe to ignore that message.
Installing The RogueMaster Firmware
Now that the files have been uploaded, head back to the main screen of the application and click on the Flipper Zero screen to expand it. Then, press the down button followed by the left button. That should allow you to browse the directories on the Flipper Zero including the update directory. From there, you should be able to navigate to the uploaded directory and locate the update package. Click on the package and select Run in app.
Flipper Zero Update Complete
If you successfully installed the firmware then you should get a lovely picture of Goku suggesting that the installation was successful. Furthermore, you should get a link to join the GitHub community. If you run into issues then just reinstall the default software and go back through the installation process.
Flipper Zero RogueMaster New Features
The RogueMaster firmware includes many new features including the Sub-GHz frequencies required to hack open the Tesla charge ports. There is also a vast selection of games including Doom, Flappy Bird, Tetris, and Tic Tac Toe. To list all of the features and their purposes would require devoting an entire blog post. Feel free to check out my video where I go into a bit more detail.