Update Your RPi Kernel and Firmware

An easier way to keep your Raspberry Pi updated

Rpi-update is a tool created by Hexxeh for easily keeping your Raspberry Pi firmware and kernel up-to-date. It's a brilliant tool and very easy to use. Type the following command to download and install rpi-update:

root@myrasbox:~# wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update

Now you should be able to run rpi-update when needed by typing the following command:

root@myrasbox:~# rpi-update

So, now type 'rpi-update' at the command prompt, and press the enter key, to update/upgrade your Raspberry Pi with the latest firmware and kernel!

If no errors appeared and the installation was successful, you are advised that a reboot is required. Type 'reboot' at the command prompt and press the enter key.

root@myrasbox:~# reboot

After the system has rebooted, head on to the next section of this guide... Boot Config.