F-140R System Program (Ver.1.09)

How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your F-140R.
  1. Hold down [ + ] and [ - ] and switch on the power to the unit.
    If this shows the latest version (version 1.09 or later), there's no need to update your F-140R.
  2. After verifying the displayed version, switch off the power.
Update history
[ Ver.1.09 ] SEP 2017
Functionality Improvement
  • Support for Piano Partner 2 Version 2.0 was added.
Change the specification
  • The factory-default state of the "Bluetooth Page-Turning/MIDI Switching" setting was changed from "Operates (turns pages in) a music score display app on your mobile device" to "Transmits/receives MIDI messages."
    Performing an update does not change the setting you're currently using. You can continue to use it unchanged.

    Carrying out the procedure in "Restoring the Factory Settings (Factory Reset)" after updating changes the "Bluetooth Page-Turning/MIDI Switching" setting to "Transmits/receives MIDI messages."
    Subsequently, "page-turning" or connection to the Piano Partner 2 app might be impossible. If this happens, delete the pairing data on the iOS device.
[ Ver.1.08 ] JUN 2017
Additional Function
  • A function was added for muting out a desired part (right hand, left hand, or accompaniment) from the Piano Partner 2 application during song playback.
    * With the Piano Partner 2 application, you can use the mute feature of the version you're currently using.
[ Ver.1.07 ] DEC 2016
Functionality Improvement
  • Support for Piano Partner 2 Version 1.2 was added.
[ Ver.1.04 ] MAY 2016
Additional Function
  • Support for Piano Partner 2 was added.
[ Ver.1.03 ]
  • Internal processing has been improved.
    * There is no change affecting the product specification.
What you will need to update your F-140R
  • F-140R
  • USB Memory ( Roland's M-UF1G or M-UF2G is recommended )
    * The USB Memory need to be formatted on a F-140R.
  • A computer with a USB connector ( Windows, Mac )
  • Update file downloaded from this page
Cautions with the update
  • Never power-off your F-140R while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the F-140R won't be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
  • We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.
Getting the update file
Please open/extract the downloaded "" file on your computer to get the update files in the "R067_F140R" folder.
Procedure for the update
  1. Copy the entire folder containing the F-140R update data ( R067_F140R ) to the root directory of the formatted USB Memory, and then detach the device from the computer.
  2. Leaving the power to the F-140R switched off; connect the USB Memory to the USB MEMORY port.
  3. Hold down [ Metronome ] and switch on the power to the unit.
    Please wait for about 5 seconds until displaying "UPd"
  4. The update starts. Wait several minutes. When "End" is displayed, the operation is finished.
  5. Detach the USB Memory and switch off the power to the unit.


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