How to flash pre-compiled binary into NodeMCU using Ardunio IDE. Since every time it require to compile and flash it. Is there way to flash binary alone to nodeMCU via Arduino IDE ?

One can export binary file from IDE -> Sketch -> Export Compiled Binary. Binary will be copied into working directory. U can check the path Sketchbook location in File -> Preferences. But how to flash binary alone to nodeMCU.

I have fashed using esptool.py from linux. But is there a way to flash from IDE for handy ?

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    I'm viewing from my phone right now, so can't really add a decent answer. Take a look at this guide and see if it helps. Nov 18, 2017 at 4:22

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No, you can't flash precompiled binary with Arduino IDE, you have to use esptool.py from the command line.

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