Mac OS version of Firmware Update (HD319A) for HyperDrive iPad Pro

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  • matt

    Thanks Team for this update. The drive is working as expected :)

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  • HyperJohn

    Worked perfectly! Thank you!

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  • rustcohle

    I don't have a Mac with a USB-C port unfortunately. Am I out of luck then?

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  • Daniel Maldonado

    I’m in the same boat. My Mac doesn’t have usb-c. Any plans to release an iOS app to update the HyperDrive?

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  • J Little

    For some reason, my MacBook Pro does not see the Hyperdrive. This is a new MacBook Pro and I have nothing else plugged into the ports. 

    Here's what I get on the Terminal screen:

    Last login: Fri Apr 26 22:59:50 on ttys000

    MacBook-Pro-4TB:~ jonathanlittle$ /Users/jonathanlittle/Downloads/MacOS\ Hyperdrive\ iPadPro\ update/Update_20190424 ; exit;

     

    =========================================

    =                                       =

    =  VLI Hub PD Mac Firmware Update Tool  =

    =            By Sherlock Chu            =

    =      Version: A.0.0.0 - 20190422      =

    =                                       =

    =========================================

     

    usb device:

    [ ] usb\vid_2109&pid_0817

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_027c

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_5043

    no expected usb device found

    usb device:

    [ ] usb\vid_2109&pid_0817

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_027c

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_5043

    no expected usb device found

    usb device:

    [ ] usb\vid_2109&pid_0817

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_027c

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_5043

    no expected usb device found

    usb device:

    [ ] usb\vid_2109&pid_0817

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_027c

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_5043

    no expected usb device found

    usb device:

    [ ] usb\vid_2109&pid_0817

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_027c

    [ ] usb\vid_05ac&pid_5043

    no expected usb device found

    No Target Device

     

    =========================================

    =                                       =

    =  VLI Hub PD Mac Firmware Update Tool  =

    =            By Sherlock Chu            =

    =      Version: A.0.0.0 - 20190422      =

    =                                       =

    =========================================

     

     

    ===========================

    ===========================

    =   Hub_FW_Update_FAIL.   =

    ===========================

    ===========================

     

    logout

    Saving session...

    ...copying shared history...

    ...saving history...truncating history files...

    ...completed.

     

    [Process completed]

    Any ideas what's going on or how I can updated the firmware?

     

    Thank you, 

    Jon

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  • rustcohle

    Hi Jon, are you using the extension cord that came with your HyperDrive? You need to connect the HyperDrive directly to your Mac via its male USB-C connector, not any of its output ports.

    (At least that's how I think the update will only work)

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  • J Little

    Yes, that fixed it. Thank you! All set to give it a try.

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  • rustcohle

    Good luck!

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  • Alvaro Alvarez

    I am one of the many who doesn't have a mac or windows with a usb c drive. We need an iOS update for the hyperdrive. This is specifically designed for iOS (iPad Pro), hence the update SHOULD be available from the iOS device.

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  • K. La Barre

    Sorry, no USB-C on any of my Macs. What's the alternative?

    USB-A to USB-C adapter? Will that even work?

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  • PB

    I’ll go one further...

    I no longer use a Mac at all, I only have my iPadPro, so I’m guessing I can’t update at all despite the Hyperdrive being made for the exact device I do own?

    Ridiculous.

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  • Kash Yusaf

    I've already tried a USB-C to USB-A adapter on a 2012 Macbook Pro. It doesn't work :(

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  • Keith Manaton

    Like most of the people who bought this for an iPad Pro, we don’t have a MacBook! That’s the point of having an iPad Pro! How do we update it without? 

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  • Andy MacDonald

    I alos have a mac but has no USB C ports there are some wrong assumption being made by Hyper that we all have Macs with USB C ports - WE DONT so please coe up with a response / solution

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  • Stephen Egri

    This is really bad form!

    I don't have a USB C MacBook and was not warned that you cannot upgrade Firmware without this kind of connectivity.

    You guys really need to sort out an IOS upgrade, this is unaccpetable.

    When will this be done?

     

     

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  • Jon

    This whole approach makes no sense to me... 100% of the people that bought this product have an iPad Pro running iOS. You don’t need to come up with a way to update the firmware for some percentage of users that have Windows and some percentage of users that have macOS (and a Mac with USB-C) and some percentage of users that have iOS.

    EVERYONE HAS iOS... just make one for iOS. I have countless products that can have firmware updates pushed to them via iOS. 

    You are saving the most efficient method for last and wasting effort.

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  • PB

    100% This ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻

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  • Ted LaVanway

    This is a classic bait and switch ... Made for Ipad Pro but  firmware update only with Mac OS, what’s wrong with this picture ...  ridiculous and clueless ...

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  • Bill

    Hyper... why would you build a device for iPad Pros without giving your customers an option to upgrade the firmware from the iPad.  Then on top of that not have the ability to upgrade the firmware from a computer that has a port other than a USB-C.  It is a double whammy.  Will you be offering another way to upgrade the firmware or would you be willing to refund all your loyal customers if we want to return the product?  

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  • Michael Chambers

    Updated worked great for me! I do appreciate the email letting me know the updates as well. Nice work team! 

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  • ujjwal utkarsh

    like many others here, i don’t have a mac with usb c drive...

    but c’mon, how does this make sense at all... the product is primarily for the iPad Pro na? So why is the iPad update option prioritized the least. Till now, the hyperdrive really has not been that useful. It’s just stuck to one of my hdmi cables, and i use it like that, i have another dongle for hdmi option, and that s the one i prefer to carry actually. 

     

    Please please please the firmware update through iPad Pro, and soon. 

     

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  • Rick Povich

    For the folks with a MacBook with USB-C, if you simply remove the black plastic piece on the HyperDrive it will fit in the Mac’s USB-C port and you can then update the firmware.  I didn’t need to use the additional adaptor cable (on my 12” MacBook) FWIW.

    In my case, my firmware update shows that it is 9A.24.06.14 not 8A.24.10.14 as shown in the instruction above.  Has there been an update since the “8A” patch was released?

    My guess as to the necessity for a MacBook is because the patch is an executable file that can only be performed on the MacBook using Terminal and not iOS.  Nonetheless, as people have stated, most folks bought the HyperDrive specifically because they use an iPad so I can understand their concerns.

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  • Josh Zylbershlag

    Folks, I have a 2014 MBP which lacks a USB-C port. However, I purchased the adapter linked below from Amazon and I was able to update the HyperDrive firmware. 

     

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079LYHNSR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  • James Pettyjohn

    2015 Macbook Pro, unable to update iPad Pro Hyper Drive no usb c on MBP 2015 Need a iOS solution soon please!

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  • PB

    My GoPro and various other iOS hardware can have firmware updated via iOS apps, so I don’t see why Hyperdrive just can’t have the same? People having to buy additional USB adapters, at an additional cost to update their USB adapter via an entirely different device is plain madness.

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  • Keith Manaton

    Why is Hyperdrive silent on the the issue of IOS updating?

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  • Andy MacDonald

    I tried to update using an adapter USB A to USB C and connected. The light on the Hyperdrive is lit but one i run the file it fails see picture attached . Cant believe for one second you haven't though about those who won't have MacBooks with built in USB C ports

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  • Andy MacDonald

    needless to say the update as in the pic above didn't work ! 

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  • Josh Zylbershlag

    Andy - try connecting an external usb drive to your computer through the hyper drive you attached using the USB A to C adapter. Then disconnect the drive and try running the update again. Worked for me.

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  • aurand

    Where. Is. The. iOS. Updater. For. An. iOS. Product.?

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