Upgrade Raspberry Pi to Latest Firmware

Upgrade Raspberry Pi to Latest Firmware

How do you update your Raspberry Pi to get the latest firmware?

Can’t wait to get the latest firmware for your Raspberry Pi but do not know how? Here are the instructions:

  • Step 1: Verify Connectivity
    • Ensure that your Raspberry Pi 4 has internet connectivity or a network cable is plugged in.
    • You can verify this by seeing if your Raspberry Pi 4 is able to open any links on the browser.
  • Step 2: Open a Terminal Window
    • Open a terminal window from the taskbar or application menu
  • Step 3: Perform update on Terminal window
    • Firstly, update your system package list by entering this following command:
sudo apt update

Next, you will need to key in this following command to upgrade all your installed packages to their latest versions:

sudo apt full-upgrade
  • Step 4: Restart Raspberry Pi 4
    • After the upgrade has finished downloading, you will need to restart your Raspberry Pi 4 by keying this following command:
sudo shutdown - r now

And you’re done! You just got yourself the latest firmware for Raspberry Pi

Not enough space?

Updating your Raspberry Pi but realise that you are running out of space? When you are running sudo apt full-upgrade,  it will show you how much data will be downloaded and how much space it will take up on your SD card.

You can first check how much free disk space you have with this following command as theapt command will not do this for you:

df -h

Take note that downloaded package files (.deb files) are kept in
kept in /var/cache/apt/archives. You can remove these in order to free up space with this following command:

sudo apt clean

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