Not for everyone

Please only opt into beta updates if you are working with FarmBot staff to report bugs. Beta updates may be unstable and are not intended for daily usage. They are intended primarily for testing bug fixes and features.


When opting into a beta update, please be aware of the changes being made. The changelog will have information on what changes will be in the update.

If something doesn’t work properly please report the issue in this forum topic or to the FarmBot staff person you are in contact with. Include as much information as possible. At least the following:

  • Current production version
  • Beta version
  • Beta commit SHA
  • What you expected to happen
  • What actually happened
  • Any relevant logs

If your bot rebooted or failed to boot, please gather a log dump and privately share it with a FarmBot staff person.

Opting in to beta updates

Now that you’ve read the warnings and usage documentation, you are ready to actually opt into beta updates.

  • Click the FarmBotOS Version on the device panel.
  • Change the OS RELEASE CHANNEL option to beta.
  • Agree to the warning.
  • Click Update
    • You may need to wait up to 30 minutes for this to take effect.


Currently one may opt out of beta updates, but not downgrade. This may change in the future, but for now you will either have to wait for the production version to be released, or manually re-flash the microSD card.