This video will cover the process of manually upgrading from the 4.8 release of the Ubiquiti Networks UniFi controller to version 5.0.6. If you have started watching my UniFi series on 4.8 you will know that I like to do this process manually. Watching this video will help you do that! All new UniFi tutorials starting today will be on the 5.x release(s).

To upgrade:

SSH into your Ubuntu/Debian server.

Wget the software from the Ubiquiti download server:



Once the software has downloaded then install it:

sudo dpkg -i unifi_sysvinit_all.deb

This will stop the UniFi service, upgrade the controller and restart the service.

Ubiquiti has really outdone themselves with the look of the new controller. I love it!

You should upgrade one device before you upgrade all if you have multiple devices and sites, just to make sure everything is going to work and you’re not going to have to go back to ver 4.8.

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