Roccat Kone+ firmware upgrade problem (Solved!)

November 11th, 2011 by vicky

Recently I have fallen for Battlefield 3 and this game forced me to buy a new gaming mouse. :-) Early x-mas ;-)  I decided to buy Roccat Kone+ and was surprised this mouse has upgradable firmware. The one I purchased had old fw so I decided to upgrade it.. However, it did not work and I did many attempts, turned on/off antivirus, and all other software that could block the upgrade process. Then I was advised to try older version of drivers and then try the latest one and this procedure worked… therefore I bring you step by step instructions how to upgrade driver and firmware on your Roccat Kone+ mouse..

Only in case the regular procedure with latest drivers ( 1.49/1.45 ) doesn’t work, please go ahead with the following workaround!

1.)     Uninstall the driver completely
2.)     Install the driver “1.45/1.40″
http://www.roccat.org/Support/Gaming-Mice/ROCCAT-Kone-/

<<<In case the firmware update should not start automatically, do the following steps (otherwise skip step 3+4 and go ahead with 5!)>>>

3.)     Go to your C:\Programs\ROCCAT\Kone[+] Mouse\FWupdate
4.)     Execute the Kone[+] Firmware Updater.exe

5.)     Now uninstall the driver 1.45/1.40 again.
6.)     Finally install the most recent driver 1.49/1.45
http://www.roccat.org/Support/Gaming-Mice/ROCCAT-Kone-/

This worked for me and it is the official procedure that Roccat advises. Feel free to leave comments if this worked for you too! Enjoy gaming with this great mouse.

Posted in Windows | 18 Comments »

18 Responses

  1. flamingkitties Says:

    Thanks for that, had exactly the same issue with mine, which I bought today. And it worked! Yay! Back to MW3 (sorry, can’t do BF3).

  2. merond Says:

    Thanks dude, worked for me. <3

  3. josh Says:

    Excellent write-up ! It saved me lot of nerves. Great mouse! Troublesome drivers.

  4. Svinse Says:

    It really works! Thank you so much for posting this.

  5. Link2097 Says:

    Many thanks, that’s work perfectly !!! ;-)

  6. David Says:

    Thk’s a lot, run perfectly!! in the manufacturer’s FAQ does not mention this!

  7. Hades Says:

    Thx dude, it worked like a glove!

  8. Martin Says:

    Thanks!

    I’ve been looking a looong time for something to fix that damned scroll glitch and then when I found the fm update it wouldn’t update :S but this fixed it <3<3<3 lots of love ;)

  9. Michael Says:

    Wow! I just got this and had this issue. When I read this, I though it was a bunch of nonsense!!! I was completely wrong! Thank you so much for helping me figure out how to get this really cool looking paperweight to function like a mouse.

  10. Evgen Kostin Says:

    Work perfectly! Thank you!

  11. Max Says:

    I tried this but the FW couldn’t be installed. Any idea what the problem might be?

  12. agustin Says:

    YOU ARE A BEAST MEN THANKSSSSS
    i have this problem since 2011 :@
    now worksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  13. frederik Says:

    it worked, thanks!

  14. Erik Says:

    Worked perfectly!

    Thanks an awful lot!

  15. Evelien Says:

    YOU are a lifesaver!!! I just bought this mouse, and it wouldn’t let me change colors, the sidebuttons wouldn’t work or anything…But thanks to doing this, it all works perfectly fine!!

  16. Trevor Says:

    I followed the steps for your set up but is this supposed to work when windows is viewing the mouse as a “device that has reported problems” allowing not to work at all. The firmware is where the issues are happening, i think.
    thanks

  17. mike Says:

    worked for me too, many thanks

  18. Jocke Says:

    still fail at step 3 :/

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