Software

In the latest LINX update, what has changed?
UPDATE 1.12 | Released 04/03/2022

New updates include:
  • Switchboard: 14 new icons added.
  • TPMS & Fridge: Improvements to wireless connectivity, better scanning results and real-time feedback.
  • Please note, the LINX version 1.11 battery power saving modes are advised for vehicles which are not driven regularly. Vehicles which are driven regularly should not use these modes to ensure the fastest wake and response time


    UPDATE 1.11 | Released 08/12/2021

    New updates include:
    • User Interface: Usable display area increased, and update to styling and functionality features to increase ease of use.
    • Switchboard: Adjustments to Bushranger/Night Hawk icons.
    • Battery: New and improved power saving modes.
    • Speedo:
      ‣ New layout
      ‣ Additional selectable readouts such as altitude, heading, or speed warnings.
      ‣ Three customisable speed warnings that can be selected or deselected on the fly
    • Air Suspension: Detailed descriptions added to deflation related system diagnostic codes, other setting updates.

    UPDATE 1.10 | Released 22/06/2021

    New updates include:
    • TPMS: Pressure Variation Alert selectable range increased from 10psi to 20psi (70kpa to 140kpa).
    • Air Suspension: Detailed descriptions added to system diagnostic codes including error codes 51, 52, 53, 54.
    • Switchboard:
      ‣ Enabling Bushranger Night Hawk VLI functionality
      ‣ 'Driving light mode' functionality to replicate functionality of a driving light mouse switch.

    UPDATE 1.9 | Released 07/05/2021

    New updates include:
    • Chinese language: all translations updated to latest version.
    • TPMS:
      ‣ Non-communicating sensor timeout increased
      ‣ Adjusted the order of the pressure and temperature readouts so the front rear tyres visually match
    • Switchboard: Minor bug fix related to Intensity Solis Driving Light settings and DRL function

    UPDATE 1.8 | Released 21/08/2020

    Example


    This LINX software update adds compatibility with ARB's new Intensity Solis driving lights to your device. The new features with this update include:
    • Fade Rate: allows users to select how fast or slow the Intensity Solis lights turn on and off.
    • Single Setting & Multi Modes: when the Intensity Solis lights are activated, they will operate upon a set 'fixed' brightness set by the user (Single Setting). Up to 4 different lighting modes can be set via Multi Modes, allowing users to customise each of these 4 modes with individual names and brightness settings.
    • Daytime Running Light (DRL): Intensity Solis lights can be used as daytime running lights, with users able to select the brightness. Please note: as a courtesy to other road users, using the lowest dimming setting is recommended.
    Please note: an Intensity Solis LINX patch harness is required to control these lights.


    UPDATE 1.7 | Released 12/06/2020

    This LINX software update adds a range of new features to your device, enhancing the TPMS, Switchboard, Battery Monitor and Fridge Monitor modules. New features include:
    • A new and convenient feature to the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) module - Auto Trailer Detection. LINX will automatically detect and display the correct pre-programmed trailer if you swap for example, from your box trailer to your boat trailer.
    • Activated via the Switchboard module, the new automatic Courtesy Light feature allows users to to set their driving lights or even light bar to turn on for a specified period of time when their vehicle is turned off
    • The Fridge Monitor module can now provide dual-zone temperature history graphing for ARB ZERO fridge freezers. Additionally, LINX can display voltage history graphing for all compatible ARB fridge freeze
    • When it comes to making sure your LINX Display is powered and always ready for use, new additional USB Charging Control settings in the Battery Monitor module allow you to switch the way your LINX device charges - whether it’s ‘Always On’ and charging, or ‘Battery Saver’ to optimise the power consumed to charge.



    UPDATE 1.6 | Released 17/03/2020

    This LINX software update adds the highly anticipated Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) module. New features include:
    • Via a Bluetooth comms box (sold separately)and ARB TPMS tyre sensors, wirelessly monitor your vehicle and trailer’s tyre pressure and temperature on your LINX display.
    • Configure and set up to 4 specific modes of your choice, including custom naming and the desired tyre pressure for all tyres within the specific mode.
    • Quickly and easily learn, change or delete the sensor for each wheel if you’re changing tyres or swapping a wheel
    ...plus more! Find out more details about the TPMS module here.


    UPDATE 1.5 | Released 02/03/2020

    Adding optimisation and usability upgrades to some of the existing modules, including:
    • Consumption optimisation and a new State of Charge Monitoring Graph to the 'Battery' module.
    • Additional logic added to the 'Air Suspension Control' module to prevent automatic adjustment on uneven ground or while moving.
    • Audible alerts added to the 'Pressure Control' module to indicate when the set air pressure has been reached.
    • Compressor-related system code messages now appear when an error occurs and provides further information and advice to rectify.
    • New version release notes have been added to the 'information' section of the main menu to highlight the newest features and content of the latest software update.
    • Integration with the ARB ZERO fridge freezer.
    • In the 'Traction' module, users can now view both front and rear traction buttons in the same module, freeing up the second module in split-screen mode.
    • An additional switchboard layout including customisable icons featuring the most common 4WD accessories.

    UPDATE 1.4 | Released 01/04/2019

    Users are offered a range of additional features included in the ARB Fridge Monitor module.


    UPDATE 1.3 | Released 09/08/2018

    Two additional modules (Inclinometer and Clock) have been added



    UPDATE 1.2 | Released 26/04/2018

    Featuring a number of function enhancement and updates, including:
    • Momentary contact switching feature on 'Switchboard' module
    • Divert control to manual Air Locker dash switches without screen access
    • Various performance enhancements
    • GPS Speedometer Module enhancements
    • Additional language options added, including Spanish and Arabic

    UPDATE 1.1 | Released 19/02/2018

    Adds a Pressure Control dropdown feature, as well as general software functionality updates.
My LINX is slower than usual, and less responsive. What could be the issue?
These issues may be the result of a malware infection that has been identified within a number of devices in July 2021. To check if your device has been compromised by malware, follow these few simple steps:
  • From the device Main Menu, open ‘Settings’.
  • Select ‘Memory’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Memory used by apps’
  • Within the list of apps, check for either the following apps:
    • System Contact
    • org.android.contact.person
If your device is infected with malware, it may have either of these apps installed and a Factory Reset should be performed, as well as a LINX update.

How do I perform a factory reset?

LINX Factory Reset Instructions

How do I update my LINX?

LINX Update Instructions

My LINX’s browser is directing to unwarranted websites. What could be the issue?
This may be the result of a malware infection that has been identified within a number of devices in July 2021. To check if your device has been compromised by malware, follow these few simple steps:
  • From the device Main Menu, open ‘Settings’.
  • Select ‘Memory’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Memory used by apps’
  • Within the list of apps, check for either the following apps:
    • System Contact
    • org.android.contact.person
If your device is infected with malware, it may have either of these apps installed and a Factory Reset should be performed, as well as a LINX update.

How do I perform a factory reset?

LINX Factory Reset Instructions

How do I update my LINX?

LINX Update Instructions

How do I update my LINX software?
Detailed instructions on how to update your LINX device can be found on page 16 of the LINX Operation Guide. You can download a copy here or view online.
My LINX is displaying a ‘failed to check for updates’ message, what do I do?
For a small number of new users and users who haven’t previously updated their LINX you might need to manually update your LINX. From the web browser on your LINX display unit, visit linx.arb.com.au and click on the ‘download’ (down arrow) in the top right corner of the website.
Is my Linx Upgradeable?
Yes, it most certainly is. Preloaded with 6 module applications, LINX is a user upgradeable platform developed with continued expansion in mind. With dozens of other modules either planned or currently under development, LINX owners can further enhance their vehicle with additional accessories and enjoy the benefits of LINX integration.
Can I utilise the standard Android features of the display?
The LINX Mobile Display Screen’s primary function is to offer a seamless connection between the driver, LINX Controller and a range of vehicle mounted 4WD accessories. Being an Android device with 3G compatibility, it can perform many secondary functions such as media streaming, Android security functions and GPS navigation. Users should note that the introduction of additional applications to the LINX Mobile Display Screen may impact the device’s performance in controlling linked accessories.
Can I download the LINX software onto another phone or screen?
No. The LINX software was designed to run on a dedicated mobile display unit to ensure the highest level of ongoing support and performance with future LINX programs.
Can I download and run other apps to my LINX device (such as Google Maps)?
Yes. In fact, Google Maps is already pre-installed on LINX, and while we don't recommend overloading the device with 3rd party apps, other apps can be downloaded.