Mandatory Receiver Update

StarFire™ Receiver 20-2 Update

John Deere has announced a MANDATORY STARFIRE RECEIVER UPDATE to ALL STARFIRE RECEIVERS to be Completed prior to FEBRUARY 1, 2021.

This Mandatory update is for both StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers and  is the same update procedure you may have performed in the past. 

This update positions StarFire 3000 and StarFire 6000 receivers to continue operating well into the future by preparing for scheduled updates to the GNSS constellation and the John Deere StarFire signal. Receivers not updated will NOT receive the StarFire signal and AutoTrac will not operate after the Feb 1, 2021 deadline until the update is installed (the update can be installed after the deadline)

South Country wants to ensure that ALL customers have plenty of time and the support they need to start their 2021 crop year as smoothly as possible.  There are  CRITICAL Steps to follow to ensure a successful update for your equipment. Below are some common scenarios for updating your equipment.  Please chose the Receiver and Display combination for your machine(s).

In most cases, South Country Equipment will provide the necessary software on a Complimentary USB Drive.  Read the step-by-step update instructions here at SouthCountry.ca in the links below.  If you do not see your display/receiver combination in the instructions, please contact your Integrated Solutions Consultant or Service Manager and we’ll provide the help you need.


USB Drives will be available at any SCE location after December 1, 2020.

Prefer to bring your AMS Receivers to the dealership or have it completed as part of your regular Greenlight service?

Our Service Departments will perform the software updates and test on a fixed rate per unit basis: (Please ensure you have accepted the MyJD Terms and Conditions and have an active MyJD account)

  • 1-4 Units - Cost is $149 per unit
  • 5-10 Units - Cost is $99 per unit
  • 11-20 Units - Flat fee - Cost $990

Instructions for:

Receiver: StarFire 6000
Display:  Gen4
Update Method: Receiver USB Port
If you have above configuration and want to update through USB, please CLICK HERE.


Instructions for:

Receiver: StarFire 6000  
Display:   2630
Method:  Receiver USB Port

If you have above configuration and want to update using USB stick, please CLICK HERE.


Instructions for:

Receiver: StarFire 3000
Display: Gen4
Update Method: Over-The-Air

If you have above configuration and want to update Over-The-Air, please CLICK HERE.


Instructions for:

Receiver: StarFire 3000
Display: 2630
Update Method: USB in Display

If you have above configuration and want to update using USB stick, please CLICK HERE.


Instructions for:

Receiver: StarFire 3000  
Display: 2630 
Update Method: OTA (Over-The-Air)
If you have above configuration and want to update Over-The-Air (OTA) please CLICK HERE.


Here is a link to the John Deere Stellar Support page where you can download the update as well:
https://www.deere.ca/en/stellarsupport/software-updates/

There are instructions included on the site as well.

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