The ThingSpace Software Management Services API allows customers to perform over-the-air firmware upgrades while devices are in the field. This service allows most 4G/LTE devices to leverage the standards-based OMA-DM or LWM2M signaling protocols to bootstrap the device, check its firmware version, and upgrade it accordingly. If your device was certified via the Verizon Open Development program after May 2016, it should automatically work with the ThingSpace hFOTA API. If you have a device certified prior to May 2016 or experience any problems using your device with this service, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we can work with you to ensure a seamless experience.
The ThingSpace Software Management Services API requires:
These are the general steps of an over-the-air firmware upgrade:
The ThingSpace Software Management Services API can send callback messages when new firmware versions are available and when upgrades start and finish. The messages will be REST messages POSTed to a registered URL. You are responsible for creating and running a listening process on your server at that URL to receive and parse the messages.
See About Callback Services for more information.
You can follow these general steps to get started with the Software Management Services API: