Shanling M6 Firmware V2.8 Update Announced!!
Shanling just released firmware V2.8 for its flagship android DAP the Shanling M6, the update brings a few changes and fixes to your device, and there are two different methods to update your device to the latest firmware which we will be telling you all today.
New Features to Firmware V2.8:-
>Added USB digital output function to use the M6 with external DAC’s.
Please note that we recommend you to open your music player on the Shanling M6 before connecting the external DAC, The M6 recognizes the external DAC itself and switches the output to digital automatically, though the volume of output is controlled by the Shanling M6 and we recommend you to keep it at 100%. Also, note that the digital output volume is different from that of analog volume levels so once you disconnect your DAC the volume returns back to its previous state.
>Added standard Android Virtual buttons.
To enable this you need to go to settings>>>Display>>>Virtual Key Mode and turn on “Navigation Bar Visible”.
Changes and Fixes with V2.8:-
>Improved Battery performance and Battery indicators
>Fixed a rare issue, where the Shanling M6 was unable to turn on after charging
>Other minor bug fixes
These are the basic features and fixes that gets applied after the update, and now we will tell you how can you update your device to firmware V2.8, please note that it doesn’t matter which method you follow for the upgrade, if you are running on v2.7 or lower first you need to factory reset your device. For this go to settings>>>Back and Reset, choose “Factory Data Reset” and click on confirm, just wait until your device restarts and then follow any of the methods described below.
And if you are on firmware v2.73 or above you don’t need to factory reset and you can just follow any of the methods below.
Installation from Internal Storage:-
>Download the Zip file from here.
>Make sure your device is fully charged.
>Copy the downloaded .zip file into the root folder of internal memory. (without unpacking)
>Navigate to the “Support” app (purple light bulb icon). Go to “Update”, switch to “Local Update” and locate the zip file in your internal memory.
>Confirm the installation and wait until the device updates and restarts itself.
And voila you are done!!!
Over The Air Method(Wi-Fi):-
You can also upgrade your Shanling M6 via the OTA method using the Wi-Fi feature on your device.
>Navigate to the “Support” App(purple light bulb icon).
>Click on “Update”(It might be “Upgrade” in older versions or in some other language).
>App will find a new firmware update for your M6. You can choose from one of two servers it shows you and it will proceed with downloading.
>When the download completes, confirm the installation and wait until the system finished its installation and restarts.
Voila, you have installed the latest firmware on your Shanling M6.
We really hope this guide helps you in installing the latest firmware on your device.