How to perform TFTP recovery on Unifi access points

Hello There, Are you facing problems with access points, is your AP bricked, then here is a solution to bring the AP back to proper functioning. In this article I’m gonna walk you through TFTP recovery process on Ubiquiti UniFi access points. So lets begin. Please follow the steps below or you can also watch the video above to perform the steps. This video shows the simple way on how to perform tftp recovery on UniFi access point.


Connect Unifi access point directly to your computer LAN port using POE adapter. Cable from PoE port on the adapter to the main port of access point and Second cable from LAN port on the adapter to LAN port on the computer.

►Press and hold the reset button on the device until you see the lights alternating between blue/off/white or green/off/orange.

Download Pumpkin software and latest firmware file as per access point model.

Pumpkin software download for windows

Pumpkin software download for MAC

►Set static IP to LAN port of your computer by going to “Network and Sharing center” as shown in a video. For MAC you can go to network settings from system preferences and select the settings as manual to set static IP.

►Open Pumpkin application and click on “Put File” and Select the firmware file which you have downloaded on your computer”. The firmware will be transferred to the access point and the lights on access point will start to flash quickly, it will take upto 15mins to finish and your access point will restart automatically so, do not disconnect or try to restart it manually. Please be patient and wait. Once done Connect the access point in the same network as controller computer and adopt the access point.


Hope you liked the video and article and able to solve your problem with the access point. Do let us know in the comment below in case you face any problem. Thanks for visiting our article.

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