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Please provide a guide to install a custom firmware on Antminer L3+

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In this guide, we will explain the process to install custom firmware on Antminer L3+ and benefits of installing a custom firmware.

About Antminer L3+

Antminer L3+ is a powerful ASIC Machine to mine Litecoin (LTC) or Scrypt Algorithm Coins. It can give a maximum hashrate of 504Mh/s for the power usage of 800W. The miner was released in June 2017 and Currently, this miner is no more profitable. It uses a powerful BM1485 ASIC chip for an extraordinary performance. Noise-level of this device is 70db and is suitable for home mining. 

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Requisite

1. Before starting with this process you Generate a Backup of your Miner. 

To make a backup go to Sytem>Upgrade and Download a Backup. If any error occurs while upgrading the firmware you can perform a reset. 

2. Set the miners frequency at 320Mh/s

3. First of all, download the custom firmware from this link

Read Also - How to overclock Antminer L3+

Advantages of a Custom Firmware

There are various advantages of a custom firmware such as 

  • Energy saving upto 20% as compared to the stock firmware or original firmware provided by Bitmain.
  • You can add frequency setting per individual chain of the device.
  • Updated Cgminer
  • Adjustable Fans
  • Faster startup time of the Miner
  • Full control over the miner

Instructions to install custom firmware on Antminer L3+

To install the custom firmware on Antminer L3+ you should have a downloaded custom firmware file and backup of your miner. 

  1. Go to System>updgrade>flash new firmware image where you can select the custom firmware.
  2. Now reboot your device and start the process of tweaking.
  3. Set the voltage and frequency to the lowest level so that you can start Benchmarking for the best possible hash rate with low power usage.
  4. Start tweaking by increasing the frequency of the device.

Instructions to bring back to the stock firmware

  • Download the official Firmware from Bitmain
  • Before flashing back to the original firmware make sure to set the voltage to 12 or 13.
  • Flash the downloaded image and reset to defaults
  • If it doesn\'t works then disconnect all the hashing boards and reconnect it. 

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