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How to Factory Reset and Flash Firmware for Your K1 Pro keyboard?

Troubleshooting? Or don't know what's going on with the keyboard? You may try factory reset. Note: If everything works fine with your keyboard. Please don’t flash the firmware. There is a chance it can damage your keyboard.

Factory Reset: Press fn + J + Z for 4 seconds until all the backlight flashes.

Flash Firmware

1. Download the K1 Pro firmware below.

*ANSI firmware updated on February 21, 2023.

* ISO firmware updated on August 15, 2023.

Special Firmware for K1 Pro ISO RGB Version

If the indicator lights for Bluetooth and Caps Lock on your K1 Pro ISO layout RGB keyboard are reversed, you might need to update the firmware below. However, if you haven't encountered this specific problem, we advise against updating this firmware, as it could lead to keyboard malfunctions.

Download Special Firmware for K1 Pro ISO RGB Version

* Special firmware updated on October 23, 2023.

2. Download the QMK Toolbox (If the download link below does not work, use this link:

3. Unplug the power cable from the keyboard.

4. Open the QMK Toolbox.

5. Remove the space bar keycap to find the reset button on the left side of the space bar switch on the PCB.

6. Slide the switch toggle on the side of the keyboard to "Off" and connect the USB cable. Hold down the "Reset" button under the space bar, and then slide the toggle to "Cable".

7. The keyboard will enter into DFU mode. Then, the QMK Toolbox will display in yellow words "***DFU device connected".

8. Click "Open" on the top right and choose the K1 Pro firmware. Then, click "Flash" to start flashing the firmware (Note: Do NOT unplug the power cable while flashing).

9. Wait a few seconds until you see the content below, it means the keyboard has flashed successfully. 

10. Factory reset the keyboard again by pressing fn + J + Z for 4 seconds until all the backlight flashes.

If VIA can't pair with your K1 Pro after flashed the firmware, you may follow these steps:

1. Reconnect the power cable with your keyboard.

2. Download the Keychron K1 Pro keymap JSON file if you haven't.

3. Open online VIA and turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab.

4. Click on "Design" tab, then click on "Confirm".

5. Drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on the VIA.

6. A window will pop out after you drag the JSON file, please click on "Keychron K1 Pro" and then click on "Connect".

7. You should see the keyboard's keymap on the Configure tab now.

Click here to see all tutorial for the K1 Pro.

You may contact if a defect covered by the warranty arises in your product within the warranty period. Keychron will honor the warranty of our K Pro, Q, Q Pro, S and V series keyboards (e.g.: K2 Pro, K8 Pro, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q1 Pro, S1, V1, V2, etc.) by one of the following methods at our discretion:

- Defects of K Pro, Q, Q Pro, S and V series keyboards have been caused by manufacturing: We will only replace the defective parts of the keyboard, not the whole keyboard, as it's highly customizable and easy to be rebuilt.

- Defects of K Pro, Q, Q Pro, S and V series keyboards have been caused by disassembling our product, improper installation, non-factory repairs/modifications, improper adjustment of the product, or neglect, including but not limited to “burn-in”, and similar wrongful use: We will NOT offer free service. We only offer PAID service to replace the defective parts at your own cost (including the cost of parts, shipping fee, and tax if applicable).