PSA: Do Not Update Your Ninebot Max to 1.8.3 (1.7.13)

July 18th, 2022





This version restricts upgrading.

This version restricts upgrading.

Previously, with DRV versions 1.6.13(1.7.3) and 1.7.0, Ninebot implemented restrictions to prevent downgrading the firmware.

The team at ScooterHacking has quickly responded to these versions with a downgrade but warned that in the future this may not be possible.

With the release of 1.8.3/1.7.13, this version cannot be removed without an STLink.

Let me say that again, you CANNOT downgrade 1.8.3 without disassembling the scooter and STLinking now.

I have a guide for how to STLink a Max ESC to remove these versions here:

https://joeybabcock.me/blog/electric-scooters/how-to-stlink-fix-bricked-ninebot-max-g30-controller-esc/

More often than not these updates add nothing to the user experience or cause more problems.


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