Revert Xbox Firmware

If you have already upgraded your Xbox One controller to 5.13.3143.0 and above, it no longer supports Bluetooth. If it is an Elite S2 it also no longer supports GPC constants for the paddles. If you wish to use your Xbox controller wirelessly with the latest controller firmware, you can still use an Xbox Wireless Adapter.

Xbox Bluetooth model controllers are:

  • Xbox One 1708
  • Xbox Elite S2 1797
  • Xbox Series X/S 1914 (No Revert Available and No Bluetooth Support)

If you want to keep Bluetooth support or keep paddle GPC constants for the Elite S2 1797 controller, DO NOT update the controller's firmware past 4.8.1923.0, or if you have already updated, revert the firmware back to a previous version using your Xbox console.

The proprietary Xbox Wireless protocol has faster performance and better latency than Bluetooth. You can also use a headset connected directly to the controller, and you do not need a second Xbox controller wired to A1 when using Xbox Wireless.



We've put this page 👈 together which explains Xbox Wireless technology in detail and how to achieve better performance than when using Bluetooth. You can buy the new Xbox Wireless Adapter v2 from our store today.

Xbox Controllers (Working Bluetooth)

Don't Panic if you have already updated your Xbox controller's firmware. There is a way to revert it back to a previous, compatible version so that Bluetooth (and scripting for Elite S2 paddles) works again. As you can see, every version still supports the Xbox Wireless protocol 👌

We do not support any firmware versions updated with the Xbox Insiders program. We only update the Cronus firmware after an official public release. You should revert if possible.

Controller Model

Firmware

Wireless Adapter?

Bluetooth?

Revert?

Xbox 360 Wireless

N/A

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

N/A

Xbox One 1537

2.3.2381.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

YES

Xbox Elite v1 1698

2.3.2388.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

YES

Xbox One 1708

3.1.1221.0 (Reverted)

YES (Buy 🛒)

YES

YES

Xbox One 1708

4.8.1908.0 (Reverted)

YES (Buy 🛒)

YES

YES

Xbox One 1708

4.8.1923.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

YES

YES

Xbox One 1708

5.13.3143.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

YES

Xbox Elite S2

4.8.1908.0 (Reverted)

YES (Buy 🛒)

YES

YES

Xbox Elite S2

5.13.3143.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

YES

Xbox Series X/S - Razer Star Wars

5.11.3118.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

NO

Xbox Series X/S - Razer Star Wars

5.13.3143.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

NO

Xbox Series X/S 1914

Out of the Box

N/A

NO

NO

Xbox Series X/S 1914

5.13.3143.0

YES (Buy 🛒)

NO

NO

Xbox Series X/S 1914

5.13.3146.0

YES

NO

NO

How to Revert

Last tested 5/23/2022

Reminder: YOU CANNOT REVERT THE FIRMWARE OF XBOX SERIES X/S CONTROLLERS - It will tell you that "Something went wrong".

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  • Connect the XBOX ONE model Controller directly to Xbox (no Zen)
  • Press the XBOX button
  • Navigate to 'Profile & system" (Press right 5 times)
  • Select "Xbox Assist" (Press down 5 times)
  • Select "Get Help"
  • Help Topics > Console & Accessories
  • Select Controller from the list on the right
  • Select "My controller has connection issues after the last update"
  • Select "Check controller firmware"
  • You'll see a screen that says, "Before we start..." Click the REVERT FIRMWARE button.
  • If it gives you an error like "Something went wrong" then you are either trying to revert an Xbox Series X/S controller (wrong) or the firmware you have has already been reverted (also wrong).
  • The next screen will say "Are you sure you want to revert your firmware?" Read the information regarding updating the controller in future, then click the YES, REVERT FIRMWARE button.
  • Reverting firmware will now begin. It takes about 2 minutes. Obviously don't disturb the connection.
  • REVERTED ✔

After unplugging the Xbox controller from the console, you should next connect it to a Windows PC so it will unpair itself from the Xbox. Once you have done that, it is now ready to connect to the Cronus Zen by USB, Wireless Adapter, or Bluetooth (if the Xbox controller supports it).

If you wish to use Bluetooth with Xbox controller models 1708, 1797 and Elite S2 1798, it must be on a firmware version lower than 4.8.1923.0, and a second licensed Xbox controller must be connected to A1. If you don't use this wired "license donor controller", there will be no button outputs to the Xbox from your Bluetooth controller.



Note 1: You do not need a second controller when using the Xbox Wireless Adapter 👍 Note 2: Xbox Series X/S controllers do not support Bluetooth (they do support the Xbox Wireless Adapter)

Elite S2 Revert Example

If you have updated your Xbox Controller to 5.13.3143.0, you will find that Bluetooth has stopped working and if it is an Elite S2, paddle-centric MODs have probably stopped working too.

USB and the preferred Xbox Wireless Adapter still works fine, but if you want Bluetooth or the GPC constants back for the Paddles, you will need to revert your Xbox controller to a previous version.

Controller Model

Firmware

Bluetooth

GPC Paddles

Revert?

Xbox Elite S2

5.13.3143.0

NO

NO

YES

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This is the same Elite S2 controller after following the revert firmware instructions.

Controller Model

Firmware

Bluetooth

GPC Paddles

Revert?

Xbox Elite S2

4.8.1908.0

YES

YES

YES

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