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@technobly technobly released this Jun 26, 2018 · 2334 commits to develop since this release

Firmware 0.8.0-rc.8 Pre-release for Core/Photon/P1/Electron

released on June 26th, 2018

📝 Please read all notes in the Notes Festival 🎉 below

Note: This is primarily a MFG. release for SARA-R410 LTE modules. The changes do touch code used on other Electron based platforms, but no other features or fixes are relevant for U260, U270, U201, or G350 modems. This code has been tested on-device for all mentioned modem types with passing results. Please let us know if you find any issues. That said, this is a release candidate for 0.8.0 default so please do test on your systems.

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: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 0.8.0-rc.8

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 0.8.0-rc.8 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it's own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

0.8.0-rc.8

Note: This is primarily a MFG. release for SARA-R410 LTE modules. The changes do touch code used on other Electron based platforms, but no other features or fixes are relevant for U260, U270, U201, or G350 modems. This code has been tested on-device for all mentioned modem types with passing results. Please let us know if you find any issues.

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron] Disables 30 second ping for Kore SIMs on SARA_R410 (default 23 minute ping re-applied)

System Binaries (all devices)

located above


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

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