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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Atmel SAM MCU (on Arduino Due) only boots after second power up

I am using an Arduino Due as a prototyping board for a microcontroller project. The due has the chip Atmel ATSAM3X8E, with an ARM Cortex-M3 core. I am programming the flash directly using Atmel Studio ...
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Using an ATTiny85 and DigiKeyboard.h, can I detect when USB HID is connected?

I am building a project to send HID keystrokes to a computer with an ATTiny85. I want to detect when the USB communication is working, in order to turn on a LED saying that everything is good. If USB ...
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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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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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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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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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Atmega 32U4 doesn't show on device manager after fuse bits reset

I am finally ready to try setting fuse bits on my ATMega32u4-AU custom board (8Mhz Ceramic Resonators, 3.3V), however, after I set the fuse bits and plug my board to computer, the device manager ...
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Installing Optiboot loader for pro mini 3.3V 8MHz

I have tried to install a better bootloader in some chinese Arduino pro mini boards. I have tried the OptiLoader application via an ArduinoAsISP. I failed in some way. The boards got unstable, I can ...
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Will avrdude overwrite the bootloader on my Nano?

I bought an arduino nano (knockoff from Elegoo) and according to the Amazon description it comes with a bootloader. From what I've read, this means that programming can occur over the usb connection ...
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COM port problem when uploading bootloader to SAMD21G

I use an ATSAMD21E16B-AU in my circuit and I want to upload the bootloader with the SAM-BA flash programming tool in this official link: http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-42366-SAM-BA-Bootloader-for-...
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Cannot upload sketches, and loopback test fails, but bootloader is intact and correct

I was using an Arduino Uno for a project, when suddenly it stopped allowing me to upload sketches. I kept getting the error message: avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: ...
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Upload custom trinket firmware

I'd like to disable the trinket 10-second bootloader when powered up, so it will just begin running the program. I would still like to be able to press the reset button to re-program it. I found an ...
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How do I fix the serial loader on my Pro Mini?

I have an Arduino Pro Mini, 3v3, 8Mhz. I have in the past successfully programmed it over the serial line. I have two others, I can program them over the serial line. I can program the first one using ...
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Can burn bootloader but not sketches… thoroughly mystified!

I have a custom board designed to be essentially identical to the Arduino Micro (Atmega32u4). I can burn the bootloader (Caterina) and it burns just fine, including the fade-then-slow LED signal that ...
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Arduino programming attiny13a

Hello I want to program an Attiny13a with Arduino code. I always have this error when I add repository "no file board.txt" in path. How to successfully configure IDE to able burn on it? I use : Link ...
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Is serial modem routine written on the Arduino Leonardo bootloader?

I'm starting with Leonardo and I'm a bit confuse about the serial modem function. As you know on boot the Leonardo for the first 8 seconds wait for a program on the USB port and then it goes in serial ...
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Leonardo sketch and bootloader hex file combination

Can I combine Leonardo sketch hex file with the Leonardo bootloader hex file? I would like to program blank Atmega32U4 with one shot.
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Arduino not responding while trying to flash over BLE

I'm working on wireless uploader for Arduino from iOS devices. I'm using HM-10 BLE module which seems to work ok. PIO 2 is used as DTR for resetting (see A [0x41] T [0x54] + [0x2B] P [0x50] I [0x49] O ...
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Having trouble bootloading my Two-Up printer

I am following these instructions to set up my Two-Up 3D printer, and I have no problems all the way up until step 18. The board uses the arduino IDE to burn the bootloader, which is why I am posting ...
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Will we be able to burn arduino zero pro's bootloader?

As arduino.org states, the bootloader is pre-burnt by Atmel at the factory. I'd like to know if it will be possible for us to buy "raw" ICs and burn them at home for our own boards, as we do with the ...
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Bootloader only works once with usb to serial module

When programming the Pro Mini using this USB-to-serial adapter the boot loader only works once. After the first programming the programmer is out of sync or not responding. To be able to program the ...
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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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Bootloader problem on Arduino Uno?

Since today, my Arduino Uno (using Arduino IDE version 1.8.13) lost the capacity to store a sketch upon physical disconnection (does not include button reset). This means, the sketch works properly ...
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AVR Relocated code: calling global constructors

In my setup (UARTBus) i use a host application on an AVR which can accept application code from a custom bus system and the host can call that application program periodically. The application code ...
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Arduino Nano with old bootloader flash fail

I have an arduino nano clone with Chip CH340G I installed the latest version of the firmware, it's OK I loaded the blink exemple and tried to flash the arduino nano Here are my options I connect the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Software reset on Micronucleus possible?

I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to do a software reset using the watchdog timer on a microcontroller using the Micronucleus bootloader. When I try it, it doesn't fully reset, as in ...
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Adafruit Feather M0 Basic update bootloader

I bought a Feather M0 Basic from a reseller Lawicel however I'm missing the UF2 boot feature. When I press the reset button two times I just get a serial and have to program circuitpython using Bossa....
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Fio Keyboard program out of control, how to reset?

My question involves a Sparkfun Fio v3, similar to the Arduino Fio. I had a student who was testing his understanding of the Keyboard library. He uploaded a sketch that continuously sends output, ...
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Set up mesh network with RF Transceivers

I would like to set up a mesh network of Arduinos with the following features/capabilities: No master node Arduinos capable of bootloading other Arduinos through RFs Capable of communicating over TCP/...
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Is my Arduino Micro bricked?

A few weeks ago I built my own Arduino Micro. Everything worked fine and it connects every time. I have built a second one, with the exact same processor schematic as the first one. It turns on, and I ...
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Bootloader fails when two Arduinos are connected over serial port

I’d like to connect two Arduinos over serial port so that they can communicate with each other. Initially, I put all necessary code onto one device and now connected another via serial port. As soon ...
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Bootloader atmel328P-PU Arduino

I have been trying to bootload a fresh ATmel328P-PU micro-controller with Arduino but it keeps on failing, giving this error: avrdude: Device signature = 0xff00ff avrdude: Expected signature for ...
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Can't burn bootloader, Says Invalid device signature

I am trying to burn bootloader on an Atmega 328P-PUon breadboard with minimal circuit using Arduino UNO, following up this Arduino Tutorial : https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard (...
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Unable to reset arduino with RESET pin

I am using a custom built arduino UNO for some personal projects. I am using a custom optiboot bootloader given by Nick in this post. This was done to prevent the three LED flashes on digital pin 13. ...
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How to bootload a atmega328-pu using arduino uno?

I have some Atmega328-Pu micro-controllers without boot-loader program. Now I need to burn boot-loader to them all. I have two arduino uno boards having Atmega328 P-Pu micro-controllers on board. I ...
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Arduino communication with ROS via UART

I am trying to program an Arduino Mega(Crius) from a Minnowboard Max A2 via an UART (Hardware Flow Control Off) interface. I can successfully communicate with the ROS (robot Operating System) on the ...
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How does RXD/TXD request signal look betwen 16u2 and 328p on oscilloscope?

I have a broken Arduino Uno. The man tells that he connected power supply and USB at the same time. I got the new 16u2 (empty) chip. then asked my friend to re-solder it. He was using an air ...