Configure, customize and factory reset your new Drop ALT Keyboard (easily)

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Please don’t continue without completing these steps, your life will become miserable very soon if you do. Also please make sure to check Drop’s own guide for all the basic stuff.



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‘Factory’ reset

The ALT comes with a profile setup already ‘loaded’ to the PCB (printed circuit board) AKA (the motherboard-looking thing with the ‘little streets’ circuits).

This profile can be found here. You simply have to click the COMPILE & DOWNLOAD button. Once you do that you will have a request to download a file with a .bin extension. (currently with the name massdrop_alt_preset_alt__default.bin)

It is at this moment that you will have to install a loader software that they give you (to be continued…i promise :)




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