I had the Arduino IDE but I accidentally deleted it. I have no internet connection, so I could not download it again. I do not currently possess the Arduino hardware itself but I do have Proteus and the Arduino library in it.

So I want to program my Arduino. Previously I would simply write the sketch and compile it and go to where I compiled it and simply add it on my Proteus Arduino and run it. Since I don't have the Arduino IDE, I tried using Notepad and tried to save it as a .hex file and run it on Proteus and there was an error created saying Error reading hex file.

So how can I program my Arduino on Proteus with the given materials (Notepad, Proteus)? Can it be done? Or is there any other way?

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    If you don't have an Internet connection how did you post this question?
    – Transistor
    Sep 18, 2016 at 8:41
  • @Transistor This is on my iPhone so I could not download it on my iPhone there is no wifi or LAN cable so simply my internet on my iPhone. What I meant to say was that there is no internet for me to download the Arduino on my PC.
    – Socre
    Sep 18, 2016 at 8:44
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    Create WiFi hotspot on your iPhone and share the internet.
    – Bence Kaulics
    Sep 18, 2016 at 8:57
  • @BenceKaulics I tried it and it keeps saying that my connection is limited.
    – Socre
    Sep 18, 2016 at 9:32
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    Download the IDE on your phone, then create a WiFi hotspot on your phone. Connect your PC to your phone wirelessly, then transfer the IDE from your phone to your computer.
    – Majenko
    Sep 18, 2016 at 21:58

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Besides displaying source code and letting you edit it, the IDE uses avr-gcc (and half a dozen other avr- utilities, like avr-objcopy, avr-ar, avr-nm) to compile and link the code and convert it to an elf or hex form, then uses avrdude to download it. Using proteus, you can get by without avrdude, but not without a suitable compiler and linker.

If you have a micro-SD slot on your phone, perhaps you can download the IDE to a card and then move the card to your computer to install the IDE.

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