FAQ

How do I factory reset my TinyPilot device?

Note: These instructions apply only to TinyPilot Pro.

Overview

If things go haywire with your TinyPilot device, you can factory reset it back to the original settings by re-flashing the microSD card.

Requirements

For these instructions, you'll need:

  • A microSD writer

  • A microSD card (at least 8 GB)

    • Can be the same microSD that shipped with your TinyPilot as long as there's no physical damage
  • Balena Etcher

    • A free, open source tool for writing microSD images

Download the TinyPilot microSD image

First, download the TinyPilot microSD image from our download page.

Flash the image

  1. Insert a microSD card into your microSD writer
  2. Insert the microSD writer into your computer
  3. Open Balena Etcher
  4. Select "Flash from URL"
  5. Paste in the URL of the TinyPilot microSD image and hit OK
  6. Click "Select target"
  7. Check the box next to your microSD card drive and hit "Select"
  8. Finally, click the "Flash" button

When the flash is complete, you'll see this screen "Flash Complete!" screen:

Insert your newly flashed microSD into your TinyPilot device, and then power it on. The first boot will take 3-5 minutes to complete.