Mandatory StarFire Update

Required Receiver Software Update

As John Deere continues to develop new technology, StarFire™ Network changes were necessary to support the addition of new satellite constellations and additional enhancements. This required the introduction of a new signal. StarFire™ 6000 and StarFire™ 3000 receivers must be updated to the 20-2 software update to continue operating on the new signal. Update all receivers prior to February 1, 2021 to avoid any interruption in function.

StarFire™ iTC receivers will not function on the new signal beginning February 1, 2021. This means you will not be able to use an ITC receiver for functions such as AutoTrac or Section Control after February 1, 2021.

StarFire Mandatory Update

February 1, 2021 is the deadline to have all StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers updated to version 20-2 software. Receivers not updated by this time will not receive the StarFire signal. ITC receivers will no longer function after February 1, 2021.

Instructions for Completing the Update:

Vehicles with a current JDLink subscription can use Over-the-air updates.

  • To Update the SF6000 Over-the-air or through USB port on receiver:
  • To Update the SF3000 Over-the-air:

To update receivers as well as displays:

How to Update a Gen 4 Display: