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Roland DJ-505 Firmware update guide

Please note the instructions below are adapted from Roland's guide via their website:

Follow the steps carefully and consult with Roland support directly, if you are not confident, as Serato cannot be held responsible for any issues that occur with your device as result.

NOTE: It's extremely important you do not power off your device or disconnect it from your computer while performing the steps below.

  1. Download the System Program file from the DJ-505 updates & drivers page on Roland's website.
  2. Connect the DJ-505 to your computer via the USB cable, then hold down the CLEAR button (upper right corner of the top of the device) on your Roland DJ-505 while turning on the Power.
  3. In macOS Finder, or Windows Explorer, navigate to the Roland disk then copy the DJ-202-505_COA_up.bin file from the DJ202505_sys_111 folder (from step 1 above), into the Roland disk.
  4. Disconnect the USB cable from your DJ-505, and with the power cable still connected, watch the Performance Pads flash green & blue while the device updates. The Performance Pads and TRS sequencer steps will stop flashing and light solid green to indicate the update has finished.
  5. Turn the power of your DJ-505 off and on again.

Factory Reset the device to complete TR-S update & load the latest tona data from the firmware update above

NOTE: This will delete all settings and patterns created by the user. Refer to Roland's guide above to back-up and restore user settings and patterns.

  • Disconnect the USB cable between your computer and DJ-505.
  • While the DJ-505 is powered off, hold the LOAD button on the left-side (CHANNEL 1), and turn on the POWER.
  • The START/STOP button will flash, press it to begin the Factory Rest process. ONLY once the display on the DJ-505 shows CPLT, press the POWER button to turn the device off, then on again.