Questions tagged [bootloader]

Refers to the code burned on the Arduino flash memory that runs every time the board is powered up. It starts the execution of user-loaded programs and allows uploading sketches from a PC through the USB connection. This tag should be used for questions about modifying, changing, uploading the default bootloader.

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Self made ATMega32U4 board first programming

I'm stepping into Arduino world and decided to build a small board to implement a gamepad. Prior designing the board I tested my firmware on a Arduino Pro Micro USB so I decided to make something ...
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Arduino NANO (CH340) error while flashing bootloader [duplicate]

Ok. So I'm close to tearing me hair out on this one. I have a batch of cheap Arduino Nano clones, that just straight up won't work. (I HAVE gotten one of them to work, but I suspect that was by pure ...
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What killed my Arduino nano?

Yesterday evening everything worked well. Today morning I am trying to upload sketch to the Arduino (nano china, CH340) and get the following: Writing | avrdude: stk500_paged_write(): (a) protocol ...
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Can we burn Arduino bootloader into any microcontroller chip?

I am new to this Arduino community I noticed on youtube that while the prototype is complete people purchase new ATmega328p chips and flash bootloaders into them using in-system-programmers so that ...
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Bootloader vs. Programmer [closed]

I have just started using Arduino boards and I am not sure what the programmers are. I read that you can use a bootloader or a programmer to run your code on an Arduino board. I also read that running ...
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Atmega168A won't be programmed via USB (Minicore) [duplicate]

I have designed a custom board based on a Atmega168A and a MCP2221 for the USB bridge. I successfully programmed the Atmega168A with an Arduino as ICSP with the following sketch (Minicore Atmega core):...
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Programming Pro Micro over ISP, but keep bootloader [duplicate]

I want to program a Pro Micro over ISP from a hex file using avrdude, but I also want to have the bootloader after it is programmed so that I can program it over USB. Is this possible?
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Will bootloader communicate via TX0 / RX0

I'm fairly new to Arduino programming but have a good deal of experience with low-level programming early processors, having originally cut my teeth on Z80, 8088, etc. I'm looking at developing a ...
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Bootloader difference between Atmel328p(through hole) and Atmel328p au(smd)

It’s been bugging me lot that Can’t we burn the same bootloader for both 328p and 328p au? I got confused when I see this linksmd 328p au bootloader burn. Will there be any impact on performance or ...
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Is there some hardware that can be used to upload sketch source code via USB flash disk (Automatically By plugging it in)

Well am asking this basically to know if it is possible to create a bootable flash drive that automatically uploads any source code onto the arduino just like creating a bootable flash drive when ...
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How can I upload an arduino sketch by using a bootable flash drive plugged in [duplicate]

The only reason as to why I am thinking about this is that I want to improve on the level of customization that an embedded product can have? so Here I am asking whether it would be possible to ...
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avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding, bootloader problem [duplicate]

Yet another question with this title. I just bought an Arduino Uno R3, as part of a ARDX kit. When trying to upload the first sketch, I get this error message: avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is ...
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How to burn bootloader and upload sketches on custom arduino?

Ive turned a project I breadboarded with arduino and other modules into one pcb on EAGLE. The pcb includes the ATMEGA328p smt version that doesn't have the bootloader installed. My question is then ...
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ATMEGA32u4 Arduino Bootloader Issues

I've been struggling with this issue for a few days on and off now.  I made a custom PCB (schematic) for a smaller Arduino Pro Micro and it works - mostly.  The only issue I had was that the pins on ...
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Atmega328p Uploads via ISP but not bootloader

I'm trying to upload a bootloader to my atmega328p on a custom pcb containing external oscillator at 16MHz. It is possible to upload program via ICSP pins using Arduino as ISP (Official Arduino Uno) ...
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How to burn a bootloader to non-bootloaded(clean crystal) ATMEGA328P-PU with USBASP programmer via Avrdudess?

I'm trying to burn bootloader to my clean crystals, atmega328p-pu.For this I use the 16MHZ crystal with two ceramic capacitors and USBASP programmer, on Windows 10 Pro. As program for burning I tried: ...
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Problem burning bootloader to ATmega chip using nano/uno

I designed a custom PCB that has the chip, an oscillatorm, decoupling capacitors, and all other connections for the ATmega along with the rest of my circuit. I followed all steps in the tutorial for ...
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Cannot flash Arduino Bootloader on SAMD21G with STLink via SWD programming and openOCD

I'm trying to flash the Arduino Bootloader on a bare ATSAMD21G with STLink via SWD programming and OpenOCD. These are the steps that I took: Create *.hex file to flash with ArduinoCore-samd ...
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Is it possible to load both the arduino bootloader and a sketch onto an atmega328p via icsp?

i am familiar with uploading an arduino bootloader onto an atmega328p using another arduino via the arduino IDE. i have also installed software 'sketches' using that process which i believe leaves out ...
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Custom bootloader for battery level indicator

For a project I need to be able to read the battery level of the device regardless of the sketch currently running. For this I plan on adding a custom routine in the Arduino bootloader that reads the ...
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Nick Gammon Atmega bootload uploader, Why 5v is required instead of 3.3v?

I am trying to upload boot-loader to AtMega328p SMD chip. I want it to work with internal 8Mhz clock and 3.3v as VCC. By referring Nick Gammon's forum I have wired the connection but given VCC as 3.3v ...
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Can't use Arduino nano as ISP because it can't read the Device signature

I programmed the 8mhz internal oscillator Bootloader to a new Arduino Nano with another Arduino nano running the ISP Sketch, wich worked fine the first time(Arduino as ISP selected as programmer). (I ...
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Nano 33 IoT rescue from the dead: No USB. No upload mode

First of all: my board used to work fine. Now my Nano 33 IoT turns ON (green light) when connected to USB on Mac but: doesn't enter in upload mode after pressing twice on board button. doesn't shows ...
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Cannot write lock byte on Arduino Pro Micro

I have an Arduino Pro Micro, with atmega32u4 chip and a caterine bootloader. However, every time I (successfully) flash some program over the USB port, the /dev/ttyACM0 device disappears, and I cannot ...
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Bootloader and AtmelStudio

I am having issues getting the main program to run after flashing via BOSSA with a bootloader. Jump to the bottom for my question and TL;DR. Here is my current situation: UF2 bootloader successfully ...
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AVR program upload overrides unrelated program area

I develope a new bus system (uartbus) which includes a host application that can handle new program uploads throught the bus. How it's work in short: The host application flashed to the AVR. This ...
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Error while reburning bootloader to atmega328p by usbasp in Arduino IDE

I have got the Bootloaded ATMega328P-PU from China and I want to reburn new bootloader into it. For this I use UsbAsp programmer. I want to do it in Arduino IDE. But when I try to flash, for example, ...
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Program uploads, but outputs flash reading error?

I'm new to Arduino, and I recently got 3 off-brand Nanos, and soldered pins for all three. Initially, none worked (I always received avrdude's errors when uploading). Based on my research, I ...
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Unable to burn bootloader with avrisp

I want to burn the arduino optiboot_atmega328.hex bootloader but it doesn't work. I remember that I was able to burn the BL using the arduino IDE which was quite easy, this time I'm having some ...
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How do I set up an ATTiny861A-PU for flashing with Arduino Uno?

I have found instructions for 8 pin Tiny but none for my 20 pin. How do I set this chip up on the breadboard for bootloading with Arduino?
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Adding bootloader to Feather M0 Bluefruit LE

I want to make a custom Feather M0 Bluefruit LE. I know this means that I will have to add a bootloader to the ATSAMD21G18. I have seen that there are many useful articles in relation to adding ...
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Error burning bootloader

I am trying to burn the bootloader of my cnc xpro controller board (ATmega328pb) using an arduino due as a programmer. I keep getting this error: Arduino: 1.8.9 (Windows Store 1.8.21.0) (Windows 10), ...
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How to enable auto reset in Arduino Leonardo?

I am trying to program an ATMega32u4 microcontroller through arduino IDE. I have added external oscillator(16Mhz) and capacitors and few other connections according to the Schematic. I had put a ...
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No Data Received on Serial Port & Unable to DFU Reset. Advice?

Having a problem running my original code that I tested last week, which worked on multiple days last week. I tried to do a DFU reset and update the BootLoader, but it didn't work. I checked the ...
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How do I properly trigger the ATMega328 reset pin via software so that the bootloader runs and the firmware can be updated via RX/TX pins?

I am programming my Atmega328P chip via a USB to TTL converter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075N82CDL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I am able to upload hex files via ...
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Can the Arduino (Nano) bootloader be updated via itself and the Arduino IDE or is an ISP required?

I ran into the following error with a recent Arduino IDE version (1.8.9) when trying to upload to an "Arduino Nano" clone (ATmega328P): avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: ...
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Is changing values in boards.txt and choosing Burn Bootloader enough to write fuses?

I am using Arduino IDE to program ATtiny84A connected to an Arduino Uno and Programmer set to Arduino as ISP. I would like to modify low and high fuse bits for ATtiny84A. As far I do not understand ...
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Will the Duemilanove bootloader work in the Uno?

Similar to Will the Uno bootloader work in the Duemilanove? but the other way around. I have an Arduino Uno. I require a slower upload speed than the 115200 baud rate used in the Uno's Optiboot ...
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ARDUINO PROGRAM

I have a project that consists in measuring the mass of an object with a strain gauge HX711. so I found an interesting Arduino program and the editing that goes with it. but I have a problem, I ...
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Usbasp Arduino Uno Bootloader Flash Error - Win 10

I'm trying to flash an Arduino Uno using usbasp but i'm getting the following error,I have checked all the connection and voltage using multimeter but still this error: Arduino: 1.8.8 (Windows 10), ...
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What would cause fuses to be writeable but bootloader not to be writeable?

I am trying to burn a bootloader onto an ATmega328P-AN using an Microcenter knock-off Arduino Uno R3 as my ISP for several days with no luck. The farthest I've gotten is writing and reading a few ...
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Can I program a factory fresh Atmega328P through UART pins without burning a bootloader?

Can I program a factory fresh ATMega328P using the UART pins without burning a bootloader? These pins are TX, RX, VCC, GND, and DTR pins in the schematic below. They are not the ISP/SPI pins 10-13. ...
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ESP8266 Bootloader Firmware (on the ESP8266)

It appears to me that there must be some sort of prepackaged firmware on ESP8266 modules that allows user firmware to be loaded via the Rx/Tx pins on the ESP8266. If that firmware is corrupted, the ...
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Arduino Micro behaves unusual

For a few days I'm trying things around on my Arduino Micro. At first uploading was working just fine. Here and there you had to press the reset button. But now if I plug it in no COM-port shows up. ...
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Replace Arduino bootloader [duplicate]

My Arduino board is malfunctioning in its bootloading and I thought weather I can overwrite the previous bootloader on the atmega. I mean to ask than can I simply reinstall bootloader on a chip that ...
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Arduino New Optiboot Bootloader on custom ATMega328p board, ATMEL Studio and AVRdude [closed]

I am about to ask a kind of complex question due to the number of system parts involved and the system architecture I am planning to use. First of all I have a tiny bit of experience with the Arduino ...
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Uploading bootloader to ATMEGA328 P

I have a duemilanove which originally had a 168. I have some ATMEGA328 P chips and I've put one into the duemilanove. I am using a Uno as a programmer for the duemilanove. I am running Arduino 1.8....
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Uploading code to custom SAMD20G15B board through Atmel ICEand Arduino IDE [duplicate]

This is my setup: SAMD21G15B with no external crystal (Addon possible with Epson MC-146 32.768Khz ) SWD connector I'm trying to upload code with the Arduino IDE via the Atmel ICE. But when I choose ...
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ATMega328 AU bootloader burning issue using Nano

We are trying to burn bootloader into ATMega328P-AU SMD. We have taken the reference of the link and did the same. We checked wire connections and all looks fine and we tried with two chip with two ...
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Is it possible to upload an arduino sketch through the serial port (RX) instead of USB

In another words, is it possible to develop a custom bootloader so sketches can be uploaded via serial connection made using the RX/TX pins and not via the USB connector (I am using Pro Micro boards)? ...

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