So far, only my single newer Jasco switch has a firmware release, and it looks like it’s the same version that it shipped with. I’m hopeful that my older Jasco switches will have some interesting updates, though.
SmartThings does support OTA firmware updates for Z-Wave, but I believe only for very limited devices. In each of these cases ST has worked directly with the manufacturer on the firmware.
The IDE does show the firmware version - but only from the point in time in which the device was first paired with the Hub. If any firmware updates have occurred, it won’t show it.
In the IDE, this information is listed in the “Raw Description” field: zw:L type:1001 mfr:027A prod:0101 model:000D ver:1.06 zwv:4.38 lib:03 cc:5E,25,32,27,2C,2B,70,85,59,72,86,98,7A,73,5A
This example would be firmware version ver:1.06.
I have been watching Linus’ progress on the GE/Jasco fiasco very closely. He brought up a couple features that I really want too. The fade on/off is something I would love to have changed as well.
He was spot on when he said that Jasco’s policy of not giving out the firmware is a really great example of why smart home stuff isn’t being more widely adopted. The whole smart home industry is a mess.
If that is in fact the firmware version then my switches are not being updated and probably never have, From what I understand the latest firmware is 5.3. Thats a really long way away from my 3.x version. This is incredibly disappointing.
I have tables mapping Jasco fingerprints to models here (scroll down to the z-wave sections). It may not be a complete list - they’ve put out a ton of models over the years.
Z-wave alliance is the go-to source for info on z-wave devices, though it’s tough to find a specific device among all the different models. If my list is missing your fingerprint, then you should be able to find it on that site.
The Jasco firmware is being posted in this repo. If you’re actually going to update firmware on any devices, I would follow the instructions there to confirm the ZW number and product ID printed on the device before potentially bricking the device with an incompatible firmware.
ST doesn’t support firmware updates, but you can update a device if you get a z-stick like this one. You would also need software to drive the z-stick (Simplicity Studio is a free option). You have to exclude each device from ST, include it on the z-stick, install the firmware, exclude from the z-stick, and include back into ST. Since the process is a bit involved, I wouldn’t bother unless the firmware update has a feature you care about.
Yea at this point everything is working just fine. I just like to have all my stuff updated with the best features on “stable” firmware. I don’t have many switches (6) so its not a lot but still not something I want to deal with right now.
They posted a new batch of firmware today, and I finally found something exciting. The changelog for the ZW4002/14287 (a prior generation fan control) adds parameter 3 in the last firmware. Parameter 3 is the LED control, which has been a sore spot on the Jasco fan controls. I have one of these that shipped with the 5.24 firmware, and the LED parameter does work on it.
I just updated several Jasco devices that are paired with ST. I used a Zwave stick (the Homeseer one specifically), added it as a secondary controller and used PC Controller to OTA update with Jasco’s files. Worked great, perhaps its not as “direct” as could be in ST although doing OTA updates with files over the mobile client seems like a mess.
I have roughly 60 GE/Jasco switches dimmers and fan controllers - 30~ of them were running older firmware versions. I just used the secondary controller method with the Zooz stick and the silicon labs pc controller software to update the firmware on all of mine that were not running the latest.
It spanned over three days as you have to upgrade them one by one and it is slower than molasses but they are up to date now. Most defiantly an extremely painful process to do it manually - I agree that I don’t understand why ST hasn’t just made these available on the platform for OTA updates.