Firmware 0.7.0-rc.2 Pre-release is out on the Web IDE for Core/Photon/P1/Electron
released on production servers July 14th, 2017
Note: This is a pre-release and is not intended for production yet. We've tested this pre-release to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this pre-release, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it's available. It will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.
Note: You must update your Electron to v0.5.3 first before attempting to use OTA or YModem transfer to update to >= v0.6.0. If you use DFU over USB, you can update to >= v0.6.0 directly, but make sure you have installed >= v1.21.0 of the CLI first.
Note about Downgrading [Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer: First downgrade system-part2 back to 0.6.2. Any attempts to write to the DCT while the device is in DFU mode will fail now. At this point, attempting to downgrade system-part1 will fail silently, since the new bootloader (v100) cannot access DCT and read module update info, thus, in order to downgrade from 0.7.0-rc.2 to 0.6.2, photon/p1 firmware modules should be flashed in the following order with 0.6.2 system binaries: system-part2 -> bootloader (v0.6.2) -> system-part1.
Note about Downgrading [Electron] OTA or YModem transfer: Downgrade in normal order with 0.6.2 system binaries: system-part3 -> system-part2 -> system-part1 -> bootloader (v0.6.2).
✏️0.6.2 bootloader binaries have been added to this release below (on github) for convenience.
✏️You can only flash the bootloader OTA or YModem over USB. DFU mode over USB will fail because it uses the bootloader itself for that mode of operation.
particle flash --serial bootloader-0.6.2-photon.bin
[PR #1357]Expands the device code from 4 digits to 6 digits for Photon/P1/Electron platforms
SYSTEM_THREAD(ENABLED)the TCPServer and WPA Enterprise connections were broken.
[Fixes #1062]A call to
WiFi.scan()when Wi-Fi module is off or not ready was resulting in a hard fault.
[Fixes #1348]SoftAP SSID was not respecting the string's null terminator, 2 char SSID would appear as 4.
[PR #1355]When using WPA Enterprise access point and constantly reconnecting to it, heap was becoming fragmented which resulted in inability to connect to the access point anymore. Also reduced overall heap usage.
[PR #1342]Removed the
firmware-docssubtree from the
firmwarerepo. Docs updates are made directly to
[PR #1352]Added test for
[PR #1358]Updates minimal ARM gcc version required to 5.3.1
[PR #1359]Fixes build with
PLATFORM=gccon OSX with clang's gcc wrapper
System Binaries (all devices) & Device Upgrader (Photon & Electron)
Programming and Debugging
You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.