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Driverless USB HID bootloader and flashing tool for STM32F10X devices


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This is a driverless (no USB drivers needed, even on Windows) USB HID bootloader for STM32F10X devices.

It doesn't use ST libraries since they are bloated and buggy. Only CMSIS and some required system files and macros have been used from ST provided SDK.

This allowed for a very small bootloader - less than 4KB!

Firmware .bin files can be flashed with the provided CLI tool like:


Please check the cli directory for the hid-flash tool source code.

Bootloader will activate (i.e., enter USB HID mode) if B2 (BOOT1) pin is driven HIGH when bootloader starts. Otherwise, it will simply jump to the user program address.

If you have a Blue Pill board, setting jumper BOOT1 to the 1 position (and leaving BOOT0 at the 0 position), the bootloader will kick in.

Sample user application is provided in the blinker directory. On a Blue Pill board, it will make the LED blink. Changes were made to the Makefile and the .ld script in order to tell the compiler/linker where user FLASH begins and the interrupt vector resides (0x8001000).

Latest version of the GCC ARM toolchain is recommended for building the bootloader.