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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Can not burn arduino pro mini 8 MHz bootloader with usbasp

I am using schematic of Arduino Pro mini 3.3v/8 MHz version. Please see below circuit diagram I built. Power supply to circuit is 3.3V. I have a USB ASP programmer which I used in previous version of ...
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Bootloader For Atmega4809

I have designed a project using Arduino Every board which uses MCU Atmega4809 chip and I have used Arduino IDE for programming but now I am planning to design my custom board I have used schematics of ...
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ATmega 328 Bootloaded, but Cannot Upload

I have been working on a project that I program using the ATMEGA 328p inserted into an Arduino Uno, and then remove it to put it on my breadboard. I now have realized how inadvisable this is, since I ...
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Arduino port not discovered with bootloader / Did I fry my board?

I have a Arduino Nano 33 BLE that I've been using for a while. I usually upload new programs to the board through USB with the board in a bootloader loop. The other day this stopped working. The board ...
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Uploading to an external Atmega328P with a clone UNO R3 with soldered chip

As a complete newbie, after much looking for the best bargain, I ended up buying one of these UNO R3 clones, without realizing it had the chip soldered on the board. It looks like this: It works OK ...
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Failure to recognize the Arduino Mega2560 R2 board by the computer

I am using an Arduino mega2560 R3 My Arduino port is not recognized by the computer.led on is green,leds Tx and Rx are yellow and led L is blinking constantly(According to the figure).I used an ...
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How does Arduino board separate USB traffic (uploading code vs. communication)?

A beginner in Arduino programming here (learning Arduino programming while waiting for my board to arrive). I am trying to understand how Arduino board is able do these two things using only one USB ...
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On a custom ESP32-based PCB, I can' flash anymore after the first successful firmware flash

I have designed and manufactured a custom PCB, with an ESP32 chip on it. I use my FTDI cable to upload my firmware. I have no problem to flash my firmware, and it runs with no problem. So far so good. ...
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Porting Arduino for ATMEGA16U2 [duplicate]

I have a bunch of ATMEGA16U2 in my drawer and I need to make a small production of custom boards with Arduino-based firmware. After a Google search I learn the ATMEGA16U2 is often hosted on the ...
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Bootload from a Nano to an ATMega328 without a crystal

I have a program to load from a Aduino Nano as ISP to a ATMega328p chip that will have an internal clock at 16M, but I don't have a crystal handy. Is there a way I can not have to buy a crystal? What ...
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How can I get a Faster boot with the Adafruit Feather SAMD21?

The Adafruit Feather SAMD21 takes about two seconds from power being supplied to when setup() starts running. How can I shorten that time so that setup() will run sooner? I measure this time using a ...
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Problem in upload bootloader into esp32

I have problem with my esp32 Device and asked one question as you can see below: How to understand the ESP32 is working (Error: Arduino unknown board ...) As it is not fixed, so I am thinking to ...
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Triple-click reset option to erase existing program

My Adafruit Feather M0 has two reset options I know of: single click restarts existing program double-click listens for an upload for a few seconds, then restarts existing program Is there another ...
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How to Burn Bootloader with custom Fuses

I have a Atmega328p IC without external Crystal (My target). When I use a arduino to burn the bootloader to my target, the Arduino as ISP sketch changes the fuses of my target, so it tries to use its ...
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As a novice, how do I program my Atmega328p?

I bought a board which the above MCU is the atmega328p. Since I haven't used atmel MCU before, now it's a bit confusing. Are the ATMEGA and STM32 programmers not universal? What programming methods ...
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Program a mega2560 from a different Serial port

I want to be able to use my HC-05, currently on Serial3 to download code to on my 2560 from a connected android tablet. I'm currently running MegaCore, which has optiboot on it. I've looked for ...
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Mega2560 programming megacore avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000

I have two sunfounder mega2560s. I am using one as an ISP programmer and the other is my target. The programmer has the original bootloader on it. I have placed the ArduinoISP sketch on my programmer ...
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Loading code to a mega 2560

As part of my application, I need to be able to update the code on my mega 2560 in the field with a download from the internet. I have found this code in the AT Mega 2560 data sheet ;-the routine ...
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ATmega328p bootloader issue : [avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding]

I am using an arduino uno board and have placed the new ATmega328chip in the socket as a simple setup as mentioned in Minicore installation instructions. However, I am unable to burn the bootloader. I ...
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What does avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000 mean? Faulty wiring? Software issue? Incorrect tutorial?

I followed this tutorial a couple of times and when I clicked on bootloader I get this error: avrdude: Device signature = 0x000000 To see the configuration file click here. Why do I get this error (...
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What is the timing between reset and avrdude/spi communication? (re: avrdude problem)

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with avrdude involving a Raspberry Pi and a transistor to control the reset pin on an Arduino Pro Micro (atmega32u4). Where can I find information on the reset/...
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ESP12F works indefinitely, then gets stuck in unrecoverable hardware WDT "boot loop"?

I have a sketch running on a number of ESP12F modules (AiThinker). They can work for months on end, can be power cycled, can be moved around, etc. It is a complex sketch with multiple parts and is ...
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Problems uploading arduino zero bootloader to atsamd21g18a

I am trying to upload the arduino zero bootloader (https://github.com/arduino/ArduinoCore-samd/tree/master/bootloaders/zero) to an atsamd21g18 breakout board that I made. The breakout has a 32KHz ...
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Error message while trying to burn bootloader onto atmega 328p

I have tried to burn bootloader onto an atmega 328p chip onto a breadboard using another arduino uno , I am not using an external clock but I am doing all the steps to make this thing which are given ...
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nuttx hex too large

I have a teensy 4.1, and I am trying to install NUTTX the Real Time Operating System ( RTOS ). Teensy is a supported platform. I am trying install nuttx compiled from source, and upload it using the ...
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Arduino Mega Clone CH340G Capacitor Values

I'm making my own Arduino Mega board with ATmega2560-16AU and CH340G. Jump to the end of the post to find the real question. I have already ordered a PCB before and it didn't work when I soldered ...
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Fail to burn bootloader into standalone atmega2560

I am making a project where I use standalone atmega2560. I used arduino mega schematic to put all necessary components so atmega2560 would be working. I tried to burn bootloader into it using arduino ...
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How to unbrick an Arduino Mega+ESP8266 Wifi

I have a Jaycar XC4421 - Arduino Mega + Wifi which I think have somehow managed to screw up the boot loader. I have an XC4627 USP-ISP Programmer (and the XC4613 adaptor) which I have previously used ...
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Cannot program ATMEGA328PU after burning bootloader with internal clock

I have build a couple of boards that have an ATMEGA328P-AU (the 32 pin MLF, as used on the Arduino Pro Mini). If I burn a bootloader via SPI to use an external 8MHz clock, I can then use the Arduino ...
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Forcing bootloader startup through program

I am trying to find out if it is possible to trigger programmatically the double-tap on reset button function, implemented in modified version of Atmel's SAM-BA bootloader. The board of interest is ...
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How to change avrdude parameter in Arduino status log when uploading a program? avrdude.conf

Recently I custom bootloader optiboot for Arduino Uno to my custom board called Ardunesia xst X1-02, with Cortex M3 processor. I set avrdude as bootloader upload tool = "X1-02_bootloader.upload....
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D1 mini esp8266 error: esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header

I am pretty sure this device worked yesterday. I tried to short GPIO0 to ground (flash), nothing. I have a second ESP that uploads fine, but this one does not. Is their another way to get this ...
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esp32-cam stuck in repeat boot

I am trying to bring the esp32 example code live. I am able to upload the image error free but when I remove the jumper and then press the reset switch, instead of seeing it logon to my network via ...
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avrdude fuse error when programming ATMEGA328 without crystal

I built several boards with an ATMEGA328 and no crystal a couple of years ago. I programmed them successfully with a bootloader using usbasp, and with a sketch using the Arduino serial interface. I ...
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Extend program space by getting rid of bootloader on NANO

I just have a complex program that runs on a NANO. Now when I use my printlns for debugging I am running out of memory. I read about using a programmer to get rid of the bootloader that uses 2K space ...
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Error while burning bootloader

I am trying to burn bootloader on Arduino UNO using MEGA2560 as the programmer, I followed the steps stated here but still get the error below: avrdude: Version 6.3-20190619 Copyright (c) ...
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Can't get "Burn Bootloader" working - Arduino Nano

This is a follow up from a previous question. I have one Nano working perfectly (I think) (Nano A) and another one (Nano B) which seems to be working but has no bootloader. So I am trying to use Nano-...
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Problems uploading with a new Nano

My first post - I am a relative newbie. I want to make a smartcontroller for my boat - I have built the electronics and written and tested a sketch for the Nano, all working totally fine. I then ...
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device signature 0x000000 when burning bootloader

I receive this message: "device signature 0x000000" when a try to burn the bootloader on a atmega328p-au (SMD) inserted on PCB i am using arduino uno as isp i already uploaded the ArduinoISP ...
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How do I Upload a Program via Serial Port to an Optiboot_X-Enabled TinyAVR-0/1 Microcontroller using the Command Line?

Background In 2019, Microchip acquired Atmel and released several new AVR microcontrollers, including the Tiny-0 and Tiny-1 Series. On these mircocontrollers, traditional Atmel ICSP programming was ...
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what happens on Arduino power-on, and how long does it all take?

Here's what I think happens and how long it takes (FIXME means I don't know). I'd like to end up with solid max times for everything if possible. Power-on, input caps to the 328P begin charging and ...
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Run HEX program from SD with another program

I want to write a program in which I can select a HEX file recorded on a SD card (via a LED screen, etc.) and run it, i.e. transfer control to it, like launching programs on a PC. Is this possible and ...
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Is it possible to upload and run code from EEPROM during boot time?

I am having problems while writing custom bootloader, so that it uploads code from EEPROM (for now internal, as I have no external memory in my hands) and writes into flash. After ~2 weeks of ...
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Can Only Upload Arduino Sketch Once to Custom Mega2560 Board

I created a custom Arduino based off the Mega2560 R3. It uses the ATMega16U2 uC as the USB interface between ATMega2560 uC and the PC. The bootloader on the 2560 is uploaded by using an Arduino Micro ...
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How do I recover a beetle where I loaded a program that was too large and overwrote the bootloader?

I'm doing on-target unit testing for an industrialized application and my test code is too large to fit everything on the board at the same time. I'm using the Sloeber toolset to develop, and I put ...
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How Arduino UNO differentiate between program/flash and serial terminal data

I am excited to know how Arduino UNO or nano differentiate between program data that is to be burned into its flash when we press Upload Sketch and serial terminal data when we press Send? Is there ...
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How to access bootloader recovery mode (like the Micro) or equivalent on the Due?

I would eventually like to use a Due as a custom USB device PC-side (through programming port) while using it as a USB Host on the native port. Adding the programming port endpoints (perhaps willingly ...
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Digispark Atinny85 not recognized (bootloader problem)

I recently bought the Attiny85 (picture below) I managed to install it correctly following the official guides, never that a problem. Drivers are installed correctly, and I used the Arduino IDE to ...
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Jumping to bootloader from application code in atmega328p

I'm trying to program an Arduino Uno (atmega328p) using only the serial Tx/Rx lines (no DTR, so no automatic reset). This is so I can upload code via WiFi/TCP using an ESP-01. To achieve this, I need ...
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How can I burn the bootloader onto atmega328 (not atmega328p)?

Hi I bought some atmega328 chips (not to be confused with atmega328p). They are very similar but the atmega328p chips are just more power efficient, so I've read. Anyways, my goal is to burn the ...
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