Update GamePad Firmware

The wireless communication between the CAT-DEV and the GamePad (DRC) is performed on both devices by chips that contain firmware. The update process depends on the current configuration of your CAT-DEV and GamePad. It is recommended that GamePad firmware updates be performed in wired mode, if possible.

To update the GamePad firmware

  1. Ensure that the GamePad is turned on.
  2. Using the Classic Controller Pro, in the System Config Tool Root Menu, select the Wii U GamePad (DRC) Setting option, and then press the A Button.
  3. If the Update DRC Firmware option:
    • IS available, go to the next step.
    • IS NOT available, the DRC may not be powered on. If the DRC is powered on and the Update DRC Firmware option is not available, the DRC firmware is up-to-date.
  4. Select the Update DRC Firmware option, and then press the A Button on the Classic Controller Pro, and the update starts. It may take several minutes for the update to complete, and the DRC may power off at the end of the update.
  5. The GamePad is now updated and the Update DRC Firmware option is no longer available.
  6. You may need to pair the GamePad with the CAT-DEV again. If you need to pair the DRC again, repeat the Pair the DRC steps.

Update DRC Firmware for SDK 2.10.03

For SDK 2.10.03, CAT-DEV MP and DRC-DK MP / DRC-DK-TV use firmware version 23.8. The firmware configurations for DRH and DRC firmware are shown in the table below. The micro versions are now omitted in the System Config Tool.

Configuration DRH version DRC version
Factory shipping 11.0.4506 11.2.4736
SDK 2.03 11.3.4910
SDK 2.04 16.1
SDK 2.05 17.0
SDK 2.06.00 19.1
SDK 2.06.01 19.3
SDK 2.06.03 20.7 20.6
SDK 2.08.07 21.16
SDK 2.09.03 21.20
SDK 2.09.04 21.24
SDK 2.09.06 21.26
SDK 2.09.09 21.30
SDK 2.10.02 23.6
SDK 2.10.03 23.8

Confirm DRH Firmware Update

DRH firmware is now updated through the system update process. There is no explicit step to update the DRH firmware. Use System Config Tool to confirm that your DRH firmware is 23.8.

  1. Using the Classic Controller Pro, in the System Config Tool Root Menu, select the Wii U GamePad (DRC) Setting option, and then press the A Button.
  2. Confirm that the DRH Firmware version is 23.8.

Revision History

2015/02/06 Re-pathed images.
2013/07/25 Updated SDK and DRC/DRH versions
2013/05/08 Automated cleanup pass.
2013/03/18 Initial version


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