March 09, 2011

Busy Bug Babble ~ "CRICUT GYPSY & IMAGINE UPDATE!"


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The Cricut Gypsy and Imagine updates are available that will allow communication and design functionality between the two machines!  
The Big update is now available. This update will give greater compatibility between the Gypsy and the Imagine, will allow you to link Imagine cartridges to your Gypsy, adds a few new features to the Imagine, and fixes some calibration, printing and cutting issues. There is also a Cricut Sync update available that was actually released a few days ago so some of you might already have it. The update is 2.0.4.8.
New Imagine Features:
Update All - A button in the Project Preview screen. Add as many images/layers to your queue and then press Update All. You can now add the same color/pattern to all images/layers in the queue and size them all at the same time. This feature is very nice if you are cutting out a bunch of letters and don't want to have to individually edit each letter.
Pattern Cartridges - Now, when you insert a pattern cartridge, the Imagine will show what pattern cartridge was inserted and show a sampling of the patterns on that cartridge. This was added because many people thought their pattern cartridges didn't work since nothing shows on the screen after plugging them in.

The Imagine update should be fairly quick if you have kept your Imagine up to date.

The Gypsy update will take longer. I updated a brand new Gypsy this morning and it took over an hour and a half to complete all of the updates. Another person updated an up to date Gypsy and it took him about 45 minutes. So please be patient and please be sure to follow the instructions on the Imagine update site:

http://www.cricut.com/cricutsync/ 

This site has intructions for both the Gypsy and the Imagine.

The Gypsy will now have two apps on it: The Gypsy App, which will funtion as it always has and the Imagine App, which looks just like the Imagine screen. Update Numbers are as follows:

Gypsy App - Version 1.4 (0208:0214)
Imagine App for Gypsy - Version 1.01 (0110:0020)
Imagine - Version 1.01 (0110:0020:0239:202A)
Cricut Sync - 2.0.4.8

1) Get the Cricut Sync program downloaded onto your computer, if you haven't done that already.
2) Update Gypsy using Cricut Sync- see steps above.  To get it started, all you need to do is connect it using the USB cord that came with the Gypsy.
3) Plug in Imagine and update that using Cricut Sync. 

Here's a link to a thread on the Cricut message board where people have commented on the update and done some troubleshooting:  Imagine Gypsy Update Thread  Check it out!
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