I read all the documentation about the flash modes.
I can tell you the following:
-I'm using ESP12F module with espressif logo not AI
-The esptool flash_id output is this :
Detected flash size: 4MB
-esptool.py version 2.6
-About the flash size in esptool v2.6 the bit parameter was replaced with byte (32mb = 4MB)
-For the previous releases I had no problem with the parameters -fs 2MB-c1 -fm dio . Also v20 is working fine with -fs 4MB -fm qio
-I'm using rboot-config.bin found in the Release 17
-com port output 74880 baud for -fs 4MB -fm qio
ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:1, boot mode:(3,7)
load 0x40100000, len 1628, room 16
ho 0 tail 12 room 4
load 0x3ffe8000, len 704, room 12
rBoot v1.4.2 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Flash Size: 32 Mbit
Flash Mode: QIO
Flash Speed: 40 MHz
rBoot Option: Big flash
rBoot Option: RTC data
Booting rom 0 at 2000, load addr 599e0.
esptool.py v1.2-dev - ESP8266 ROM Bootloader Utility
If you own a "normal" ESP12E/F/S, it's really qio (all data lines connected), so you shouldn't specify dio.
For flashing it doesn't matter what baud rate you're using. The ESP can autodetect up to about 2 Mbaud, but I found it's not useful to use anything higher than 1 Mbaud because the flash isn't written any quicker than that. Also at these speeds, the wiring becomes very critical. But I'd try 1 Mbps at least and if it doesn't (flashing errors) halve it until it works.
When you flash the espiobridge image, you should also flash the rboot code that comes with it, I think you're already doing that (from your earlier code). The rboot config should not need update, but it doesn't hurt, so as long as it doesn't work, I'd also flash that section.
If you didn't specify GPIO1 as "UART" in your config, the UART output won't be enabled and you won't see anything (exactly as you're experiencing now). There are two ways to get around this (omission, I now see):
- make a config sector like this and write it (using esptool(.py) to 0x7a000 (plain image) or 0xfa000 (ota image) and please note the empty line at the end. This will enable the UART output.
- or wait a few days, then I will make a new release that will have the new code active where the UART is always enabled when I/O 0/1 isn't explicitly enabled for something else.
Don't give up, we'll sort this. But I think you'll have to have patience a few days yet