This release has a lot of improvements, most notably after upgrading your OnlyKey you can load future updates directly in the app without the need to backup and restore. Here is the short list of improvements in this release:
- Better touch sense on OnlyKey buttons using automatic touch sense calibration.
- Backup Passphrase support - Backup’s may be securely encrypted with a passphrase.
- Two profile support - By setting two PINs you can have two profiles to store up to 24 accounts.
- Automatic firmware and app update notifications - The OnlyKey app can now let you know when there are updates available.
- Seamless firmware upgrades - Signed firmware can now be loaded directly through the app without wiping account data (thanks to our new blockchain bootloader).
- Better FIDO U2F support
Steps to Upgrade
Steps to Upgrade OnlyKey firmware
Before Getting Started
|OnlyKey Color (Has a square LED)||OnlyKey Original (Has text "LED" visible)|
|Download OnlyKey Color Standard Edition firmware here||Download OnlyKey Original Standard Edition firmware here|
|Download OnlyKey Color International Travel Edition firmware here||Download OnlyKey Original International Travel Edition firmware here|
|File Name||SHA 256 Checksums|
Under The Hood - What actually happens when you load the firmware is that a mass erase is completed first. What this means is that all data is completely wiped, and then the new firmware is loaded.
Install OnlyKey Desktop App
macOS SHA 256 CHECKSUM: 486a5f8c8da82dfdf57dbe76b3343274c4e6bea4294db789b7c258788d353234
Windows SHA 256 CHECKSUM: af331256d79ae7d8aa522072ab35724c29cb7a3c83b25d61ccd7067ef4c8612f
Linux SHA 256 CHECKSUM: 4638ce8b21c66b6f414d937d08ba01917db3d20b050630e6b456c338ba1c9e06
GPG Public Key
Steps to Setup OnlyKey
Now that the new OnlyKey app and firmware are installed its time to setup OnlyKey.
Your device is now set up!
Check out the new app features below.
New OnlyKey Features
Keys are great but a passphrase is an easier way to securely backup your OnlyKey. If you are already using an OpenPGP key for backup you can switch to a passphrase simply by following the instructions on the [Set Backup Passphrase or Key] page. Your OpenPGP key will remain on the OnlyKey but the passphrase will be used for future backup and restore.
Two Profile Support
You may notice now that when setting your PINs there is a primary profile and a secondary profile. The secondary profile can be either a standard profile or plausible deniability profile. This is a change as the previous OnlyKey release only had the option for the second profile to be a plausible deniability profile. The standard profile is a full featured second profile with 12 available slots and the plausible deniablity profile is a limited feature second profile that looks and acts just like a device with International Travel Edition firmware.
In App Firmware Updates
You may notice now that there is an option in the app to load firmware when setting up a device. There is also a tab named Firmware in the app. This may be used to load the latest firmware onto OnlyKey directly through the app, no backup/restore or wiping is required. Firmware updates are securely signed using a simple blockchain and verified by on the OnlyKey.