How to Update Firmware for ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER When ThrustmapperX Fails

As a tech journalist with a penchant for peak performance, my ESWAP X PRO arrived like a knight in shining armor. The modularity, the responsiveness, the tactile symphony of every click and clack – it was a controller sculpted for dominance. But then, after plugging it in for the first time, the Xbox Series X whispered a message that I should update the firmware to get the best from the ESWAP X PRO. Easy, right? Wrong.

My PC, usually a trusty steed in the tech odyssey, reared back and declared my ESWAP X PRO’s 43.0 firmware the most up to date. Version 63.0? Never heard of her. The frustration was palpable. Unplugs, reinstalls, ThrustmapperX waltzing on and off the screen – a tech tango yielding only tumbleweeds of silence.

This wasn’t just my controller stuck in purgatory; I found it was an entire community. Online forums buzzed with their personal stories of firmware fatigue, of controllers trapped in 43.0’s clutches. We, the gamers, were adrift in a sea of unfulfilled potential. The siren song of manual firmware downloads echoed from the tech underworld, tempting yet seemingly out of reach.

As a tech journalist who grew up in the age where your peers actively recommended stripping down hardware to fix it, I refused to surrender. I’d taken my licks in the golden age of console and PC gaming, and came out the other side a better man and an even better gamer. This blog post is my battle cry, my roadmap to conquering the firmware frontier. We’ll dissect the update roadblock, identify the culprit, and forge a troubleshooting arsenal to unleash your ESWAP X PRO’s true fury.


The ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER is not just a gamepad; it’s a high-performance, customizable tool designed for serious gamers. To fully exploit its capabilities, firmware updates are essential. They improve functionality and compatibility, keeping your hardware in sync with the latest technology. There’s a whole host of customization available too, like remapping your buttons, mini-sticks and vibrations. However, many users find themselves stuck with firmware version 43.0, unable to access the advanced features offered in the latest version, 63.0 (as of December 2023).


Modular Design and Performance

One of the key selling points of the ESWAP X PRO is its modularity and high performance. Gamers can swap out parts to suit their play style, and the controller’s responsiveness is second to none. But to ensure that all these features work harmoniously, up-to-date firmware is crucial.

Firmware Update Woes

The problem is clear: updating the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER’s firmware using ThrustmapperX can be a nightmare. The best advice is to use Microsoft Store to install ThrustmapperX, but even then – the firmware update can hang or just not work at all.

Symptoms range from error messages and frozen progress bars to completely unresponsive controllers. This not only hampers the gaming experience but can also render the advanced features of the controller useless.

Troubleshooting Time

Don’t lose hope; solutions are within reach! Diagnosing the issue involves looking at several potential causes: outdated ThrustmapperX software, corrupted firmware files, issues with USB connections, or even antivirus software interference.

Fixing the Firmware Fiasco

Here’s a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot each issue:

  1. Updating ThrustmapperX: Ensure that you have the latest version of ThrustmapperX installed. Use Microsoft Store on your PC to do this.
  2. Reinstalling ThrustmapperX: Sometimes, a fresh install can resolve many hidden issues. Make sure you reboot after the reinstall.
  3. Checking USB Connections: Ensure your controller is properly connected. Try different USB ports if necessary. The ESWAP micro-USB can often feel like its all the way in, but it’s not. Ensure the plug is fully seated and the lights on the controller illuminate.
  4. Antivirus Software: Temporarily disable your antivirus software to rule out any conflicts. AVG and Avast love to get in the way of hardware installs, and both Norton and McAfee feel like they were developed simply to cause issues for gamers. Turn everything off until your controller is installed.

If these steps don’t work, there’s an alternative solution that has worked for many gamers:

  • Manual Installation:
    • Install ThrustmapperX from the Microsoft Store, but do not update via ThrustmapperX.Restart your PC.Make sure ThrustmapperX is not running.Download and install drivers and firmware separately from this link and run the Follow the provided instructions carefully.
  • Final step: Once you have run the above installer, run ThrustmapperX again and update to version 63.
Firmware update


Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s time to verify if the firmware update was successful. If all goes well, you’ll be able to enjoy the full potential of your ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER.


In this blog, we’ve tackled the challenges of updating the ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER’s firmware and provided solutions to overcome them. Remember, firmware updates are vital for the optimal performance of your gaming hardware. So, dive into the troubleshooting process and enjoy an upgraded gaming experience. Share your success stories, and don’t hesitate to reach out with comments

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