I am getting error on Serial monitor Soft WDT reset. I decoded the error code also and found the following stacktrace.

I am using SIM808 module and DFRobot_sim808 as the library.

0x4010030d: millis at AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.5.0\cores\esp8266/core_esp8266_wiring.c line 180

0x401003b9: __digitalWrite at AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.5.0\cores\esp8266/core_esp8266_wiring_digital.c line 82

0x40202863: sim808_wait_for_resp(char const*, DataType, unsigned int, unsigned int) at Documents\Arduino\libraries\DFRobot_SIM808-master/sim808.cpp line 172

0x402027a4: sim808_send_byte(unsigned char) at Documents\Arduino\libraries\DFRobot_SIM808-master/sim808.cpp line 118

0x402028ce: sim808_check_with_cmd(char const*, char const*, DataType, unsigned int, unsigned int) at Documents\Arduino\libraries\DFRobot_SIM808-master/sim808.cpp line 191

0x402025dc: DFRobot_SIM808::init() at Documents\Arduino\libraries\DFRobot_SIM808-master/DFRobot_sim808.cpp line 63

0x402024c1: setup at G:\Development\ESP8266\SIM Module\sim_module/sim_module.ino line 41 (discriminator 1)

0x40203248: loop_wrapper() at AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.5.0\cores\esp8266/core_esp8266_main.cpp line 122

0x40100e8d: cont_wrapper at AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.5.0\cores\esp8266/cont.S line 81

I tried to find solution for the same everywhere but none found it. But the same code I am trying on arduino it works but not for ESP8266. I dont have long waiting loop(). But still it gives me error.

Below is the code for the same

#include <DFRobot_sim808.h>
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

#define PHONE_NUMBER "********"  

#define MESSAGE  "hello,world"

#define PIN_TX D1 
#define PIN_RX D0

SoftwareSerial mySerial(PIN_RX, PIN_TX);
DFRobot_SIM808 sim808(&mySerial);//Connect RX,TX,PWR,

void setup() {

  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB
  while(!sim808.init()) {
      Serial.print("Sim808 init error\r\n");
  Serial.println("Sim808 init success");
  Serial.println("Start to send message ...");


void loop() {


1 Answer 1


The culpret is the SIM808 library. It's not written to work well with the ESP8266.

The problem lies in this function:

boolean sim808_wait_for_resp(const char* resp, DataType type, unsigned int timeout, unsigned int chartimeout)
    int len = strlen(resp);
    int sum = 0;
    unsigned long timerStart, prevChar;    //prevChar is the time when the previous Char has been read.
    timerStart = millis();
    prevChar = 0;
    while(1) {
        if(sim808_check_readable()) {
            char c = serialSIM808->read();
            prevChar = millis();
            sum = (c==resp[sum]) ? sum+1 : 0;
            if(sum == len)break;
        if ((unsigned long) (millis() - timerStart) > timeout * 1000UL) {
            return false;
        //If interchar Timeout => return FALSE. So we can return sooner from this function.
        if (((unsigned long) (millis() - prevChar) > chartimeout) && (prevChar != 0)) {
            return false;

    //If is a CMD, we will finish to read buffer.
    if(type == CMD) sim808_flush_serial();
    return true;

It has a loop that can take some time to run, and it doesn't yield() at any point to allow the ESP8266's housekeeping routines to run and "kick the dog".

Adding a call to yield() inside the while(1) loop should cure the problem.

  • Thank you very much. It worked. Really appreciated. But I am facing I more issue after 10-12 "Sim808 init error" I receive success why is it so why it does not get initialised in first attempt. Commented Sep 8, 2019 at 4:32
  • Probably waiting to connect to the network. That can take up to a minute sometimes.
    – Majenko
    Commented Sep 8, 2019 at 8:41
  • Thanks for the reply. Nothing to bother. There was some contact issue between Gnd Pins of both modules. Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 10:09

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