Get Started


This guide assumes that you already know what HERE OTA Connect is and why you should use it. Before you get started, check that this is the right guide for you.

Who this guide is for

This guide is for people who what to get a basic overview of the entire workflow for deploying software updates in OTA Connect.

It shows you the steps that a developer would perform to set up devices. It also shows you the steps that a campaign manager would need to manage software updates.

It doesn’t go into too much detail about the concepts behind OTA Connect or the reasoning behind certain steps. If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation of how OTA Connect works, try one of the following guides:

Before you start these steps, make sure that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Access to a Linux-based operating system.

    You can simulate a device on Linux or MacOS, but to build a real device image, you’ll need Linux. If you’re a Windows or MacOS user, you install Linux on a virtual machine by using a free tool such as VirtualBox.

  • Experience with the Linux-command line.

    This is not essential; you should be able to make it all the way through this guide just copy-pasting commands. It will help if you understand what the commands are doing, and know how to do basic things like create and edit files, navigate through directories, and so on.

  • A login to the OTA Connect Portal

    If you don’t have one yet, you can find out how to get one in the OTA Connect User Guide.

If those prerequisites look OK to you, feel free to get started.