Use this forum to chat about hardware specific topics for the ESP8266 (peripherals, memory, clocks, JTAG, programming)

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By Eddiie
#6742 Ok, cool, hope that is it. I am using 5v from the FTDI USB Serial. It worked OK before upgrade.
Trying to use 3.3v shuts off the usb serial port adapter (too much power draw).
Maybe the new version uses more power..
Will report back in a few hours.
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By Eddiie
TylerDurden wrote:I was able to cut the trace with a needle, pull the GPIO0 low with an resistor leg and flash the transparent serial bridge firmware.

Do you need to do this procedure for every firmware or just once to get to a certain level?

Those pins are so small. Did you happen to make a YouTube video of the procedure?

What is the 8 pin chip for?
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By Eddiie
#6748 Ok, it is spitting out garbage because it crashed during upgrade.

Set baud rate (serial speed) to 57000 and reset the ESP8255 ESP05, you will see -

ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:1, boot mode:(3,7)

load 0x40100000, len 25052, room 16
tail 12
chksum 0x0b
ho 0 tail 12 room 4
load 0x3ffe8000, len 3312, room 12
tail 4
chksum 0x53
load 0x3ffe8cf0, len 6576, room 4
tail 12
chksum 0x0d
csum 0x0d

It seems the only way to fix is to get into program mode by pulling GPIO pins.

Thanks to Google and this link
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By Eddiie
#6769 I just broke it trying to get GPIO0 pulled... So mad. GRRr Never been so mad over $3.00 in my life.
It is the time wasted I guess.

ESP-05 very bad design to me. Getting hammer now!