Instructions to Update to Organelle OS3.0


As you may have seen, there’s a new update for the Organelle: Organelle OS 3. To update to OS3.0:

First, use your Organelle’s Info screen to determine which OS you currently have.

If you are running 2.1:

  1. Download and Unzip the UpdateOS-3.0 from Do not change the name of folder!
  2. Eject the USB drive from Organelle and insert in your computer
  3. Copy unzipped folder to the Patches folder on USB drive, eject, and reinsert in Organelle
  4. Select the update patch from Patch menu and follow instructions. Please be patient and do not interrupt process!

If you are running OS1.x:

You must update to OS 2.1 first!** Follow the instructions above but download Update-OS-v2.1 instead.


Great! I’ve been lurking for a while, but I had a question about saving patches to the internal SD card. The USB stick is my least favorite aspect of the Organelle, so being able to ditch it would be a blessing.

I saw a mention that there would be a 3.0 image for an 8 GB SD card.

Is this up somewhere, or did I miss it?

If I install using the USB method above, what additional steps would I need to take to prepare the SD card?

What’s the best practice for changing the SD card? Do I need to unscrew the Organelle’s case, or is there enough clearance to push it in/out with a paperclip?


ive detailed the process here

but for most it will be easier to wait for a new 8gb image.

no you don’t need to unscrew the case, actually i tend to use another sdcard to pop the existing one out, its spring loaded, so it just needs a little push., then you can grab with your fingers.

replacing is easy, you can locate it in slot, then again use something to let it spring back in.
(makes more sense doing it, than describing)

… just be a bit careful when you insert, that you can feel its in the slot, its possible (i.e. i have done it :wink: ) for the card to fit above the slot, and just fall into the case… then you’ll have to open the case to fish it out :slight_smile:

(it if does happen , don’t worry, opening up the case is no issue, just undo the screws, you wont need to take the board out to get the sd card rattling around inside ;))


Perhaps @oweno can advise, will these be sold on the C&G site? Installing myself is beyond me. Or is there going to be an easier way to install the image?


I tried doing the update and got the message “Update failed: files”. What could cause that?


@dbetz and anyone else having trouble installing OS 3.0 on a mac, due to ‘corrupt files’

please could you try downloading and installing my 3.1 beta, this should resolve the issue.

details are here:

(if you have any issues with the 3.1 beta, please report on that thread, thank you )


I tried your 3.1 beta and it installed fine. Thanks!