Get Started: Firmware Download

What’s new? See changelog.

Device Windows Mac Linux
5Q v7.4.18 Use Windows FW updater* Use Windows FW updater*
X50Q v64.0.0 Use Windows FW updater* Use Windows FW updater*
4Q US layout:  v21.24.0-US
EU layout:  v21.24.0-EU
Use Windows FW updater* Use Windows FW updater*

(*) Mac and Linux firmware updaters are not available at this point. Please use a Windows PC to upgrade the device firmware. We know it’s a major pain and we are working on it.

Instructions for Windows

  • Download the firmware file. If the 5Q firmware is up to date, the installer will not perform the upgrade. The current 5Q firmware version is displayed on the home page of the Q Desktop software. It is also displayed when running the firmware upgrade application
  • IMPORTANT: Quit the Das Keyboard Q Software. Quit it by clicking on the cog icon on the top right corner of the application, and select quit on the dropdown menu
  • Double click the firmware file to “Run” it. Windows 10 Defender may display a message regarding an “unrecognized app” that has been prevented from starting. You will need to run it in order to upgrade the firmware on the 5Q. To enable the firmware upgrade to proceed, click on More Info and follow the prompts to run the upgrader and update the firmware
  • Don’t forget to start the Das Keyboard Q software again

Switching to Mac layout

To map the 5Q Windows key to Mac configuration see knowledge base article.

Built-in Color Profiles

Preconfigured color profiles are embedded in some devices. Press FN + 1-6 on the NUMPAD to cycle through them. - More info