VEX controller & firmware updater think my color sensor is a gyro.


Saw a post from ~1 year ago where someone had gyros that were recognized as color sensors. I have the opposite problem, a color sensor recognized as a gyro. Would it be possible to get an individual color sensor firmware file to force upload to my confused color sensor?

Kelsey Kennedy

Hi rhomboid,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having this issue.

Just like in the post you referenced, please first try forcing a firmware update by disconnecting all motors, sensors, and Controllers from the Robot Brain. Plug your suspect Color Sensor into Port 1, connect your Robot Brain to your computer, turn on the Robot Brain, and launch the VEX IQ Firmware Update Utility. If the Color Sensor is recognized as a Color Sensor, please reinstall firmware by going to Update -> Reinstall Current Firmware -> All Color Sensors.

If the Color Sensor is still confused, please contact the technical support team at or by calling +1-903-453-0802.

Best regards,