Using the ZDownloader Utility Available from the Zebra Website

Article ID: 38724250

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Issue / Question

Using ZDownloader to send firmware or files to the printer

How to download firmware to the printer 

Firmware Update Assistance Utility

Requesting a utility to download firmware, fonts, or graphics

Applicable To

Zebra Printers

Excludes: ZQ110, EM220, EM220II

Resolution / Answer

ZDownloader Utility

Note: If this application fails to function correctly there are other methods available to upgrade firmware on a Zebra Printer. Read More>>

To locate ZDownloader on the Zebra.com website.

  1. Go to www.zebra.com
  2. Select the Support & Downloads header on the webpage
  3. Select a printer 
  4. When the printer page opens locate the Software Utilities tab
  5. Scroll down to the ZDownloader Utility and select download link

ZDownloader User Guide Read More>>

Overview

ZDownloader is used to send firmware and files to printers, over network, USB, RS-232 or Parallel port connections.

 

Procedure

 Example of a USB connection to Download Firmware using the Z-Downloader Utility

Open the ZDownloader, click on the file menu item "Printer" and select “Auto Detect”

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This message displays:

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Then this one. 

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8. Select the printer that shows USB as the Port.

9. Select "File", "Select Firmware File"

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10. Browse to the location of the saved firmware file and click "Open"

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11. From the top menu select "Printer", "Download All" 

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It will take a few minutes to download while the progress message displays.

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Allow sufficient time for the firmware to finish processing after the download has completed as there are verification and decompression steps that may be occurring without a printer front panel indication.

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