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Updating .hex files
If you host compiled .hex files as part of your resources, these will need to be updated to work with the latest revision of the micro:bit.
The editors and apps are currently in beta, so you should wait to do this until they are made live over the coming weeks before updating the files.
To do update them, simply drag and drop them into the editor in which they were created and then download the .hex file.
Universal Hex Note that the updated file will be ~1.8Mb as opposed to ~700Kb in size. This increase in size means that the hex file can be used on any board revision and is called a Universal Hex file.