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GO exec How to update the Iridium GO exec App and device firmware

How to update the GO exec App and Firmware

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Written by Matt Crockett
Updated over a week ago

To update your Iridium GO exec app and device firmware to the latest versions:

Before you start

  • Disconnect the GO exec from any active satellite connection session and disconnect your mobile device from the GO exec Wi-Fi or DataHub.

  • Important: To avoid bill shock, update at home or somewhere you can access high-speed Wi-Fi or cellular data. App updates exceed 100mb, so any attempt to download it through your GO exec will be slow, expensive, and likely unsuccessful as the connection may drop.

  • Open the App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android) on your mobile device.


  • In the App Store, tap your Profile icon in the top-right corner.

  • Tap Purchased, or if part of a family group, first tap My Purchases.

  • Scroll down to the Iridium GO! exec App.

  • Tap the Iridium GO! exec app icon, do not tap the OPEN button.

  • Tap UPDATE.


  • Open the Play Store and tap your Profile icon.

  • Tap Manage apps and device.

  • Tap the Manage heading and Updates available subheading.

  • Tap the Iridium GO! exec app ico

  • Tap UPDATE.

To update your Iridium GO exec firmware:

  • Return to your mobile device's home screen.

  • Reconnect to GO Exec Wi-Fi or your DataHub Wi-Fi if it is connected to the GO! Exec.

  • Open the Iridium GO! exec App.

  • Tap Update Now. A new firmware update will now be copied from the App to the GO Exec. This will take approximately 3-5 minutes. Please keep the App open for the duration of the software update.

  • When the Firmware has transferred successfully, the GO exec will play an audio notification to let you know it is rebooting. Tap OK.

  • Once rebooted, the GO exec will install the firmware update automatically. This will take approximately 3-5 minutes. The App will show the software update in progress.

  • When completed, the App will display a message, and the device will restart.

    To see the new Firmware and re-establish your device's connection to the Iridium GO exec, you may need to exit the App, reconnect to the Wi-Fi, and reopen it.

  • If you have updated the Firmware to install and configure a PredictWind External Iridium Antenna, you can click here to configure your GO exec to use it.

    Quick Tips

  • If you cannot connect your Iridium GO exec app to the device while connected on Wi-Fi directly or through the DataHub, force close the App, turn off your device's Wi-Fi, turn it back on, reconnect, and open it again.

  • To check your GO exec Firmware, open the App then:

    • Tap the Settings wheel.

    • Tap Device Settings.

    • Tap Admin Settings.

    • Swipe down and tap Device Info.

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