How do I burn the UNO bootloader onto ATMEGA328P-PU without using an Arduino Uno board. That is burn directly from my PC or Android device??

I've tried nothing, I don't know a thing about microcontrollers ☺

  • Start by using an AVR programmer (ex: USBasp from Ebay for a few bucks) to burn the bootloader to an Arduino Uno or Nano first--so you can see the expected process and outcome, then try the standalone tutorial posted by MatsK. Aug 5, 2017 at 14:32

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The short answer is, you need a AVR programmer

It is a tutorial on the Arduino website:


And the section Bootloading your chips OPTIONAL will answer the question.

  • A AVR programmer is aka ISP programmer
    – MatsK
    Aug 4, 2017 at 20:38

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