KMC5UPDATE

The KICKER KMC5 Media Center has received a software update that improves National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) compatibility. After the software update, verify that the other NMEA-compatible components (such as MFDs) in your system are also up to date to avoid any compatibility issues. For any updates of non-KICKER components, please check with your local dealer or the manufacturer’s website.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@kicker.com

Learn how to update your KMC5 Premium Marine Media Center by following the step-by-step instructions below.

The update files for the KMC5 can be downloaded here: 46KMC5 Update

1. Purpose

This document outlines the process that users should follow to update the internal software of KMC5 Marine Radios.

2. Required Items

  • Kicker KMC5
  • Wire harness provided with KMC5 (installed or attached to 12V source)
  • Laptop or PC
  • USB Thumb Drive
  • Updated Software Files from Kicker (Zip File)

3. Instructions

  1. Download the update file to your computer.
  2. Unzip file to a known location on your computer.
  3. Open the unzipped folder.
  4. Click on the folder named ‘SW Update’ one time. Press Ctrl-C to copy this folder.
  5. Insert a USB thumb drive into the same computer.
  6. Browse to the root directory of the USB thumb drive. Press Ctrl-V to paste the folder from Step#4.
  7. You should now see a folder called ‘SW Update’ inside the root directory of the thumb drive. Remove the thumb drive from the computer and prepare it for Step#10.
  8. Power on the Kicker KMC5 normally. Verify that the radio works correctly.
  9. Turn off 12V.
  10. Insert the USB thumb drive into the USB port of the KMC5. The USB port is at the end of a cable in the wire harness.
  11. Turn on 12V.
  12. Wait for KMC5 to boot. After 5 - 10 seconds, you will see two progress bars appear on screen.
  13. Press the volume wheel in once.
  14. You should notice software update has started. The blue bars will start to progress.
  15. Wait for both top and bottom progress bars to fill up. This will take about 60 seconds.
  16. Once the update finishes, the KMC5 will automatically reboot.
  17. As soon as the KMC5 reboots, remove the USB Thumb drive.
  18. The software update is complete. You should now be able to view the normal menus.

4. Verify KMC5 Firmware Version

  1. Power on the Kicker KMC5 normally.
  2. Once booted, long press the MENU button on KMC5. Once you see the MENU appear on screen, immediately long press the return arrow on KMC5 for 6 seconds. This will enter Engineering Mode.
  3. Once booted, long press the MENU button on KMC5. Once you see the MENU appear on screen, immediately long press the return arrow on KMC5 for 6 seconds. This will enter Engineering Mode.
  4. Verify that KMC5 shows the following version numbers after completing the update.

    OS:O1.00.0_190107

    App:A3.3.3_220531

    Mcu:M01.10_220524


  5. Press any button to exit Engineering Mode and return to normal operation.
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