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Loading new firmware onto an ESP8266

Firmware

First you need a firmware file. You can build one yourself with the Toolchain or download one:

Prerequisites

To flash the ESP2860, you'll need first need to wire things up. See Getting Started with ESP8266 for the basics.

Connect GPIO 0 to ground and reboot the ESP8266 to enter flashing mode.

GUI Flashing tool: NodeMCU

The NodeMCU flasher is designed for use with the NodeMCU firmware, but it can also be used to flash other firmware files. Windows-only currently, but a cross-platform version is in the works.

Command Line Flashing: esptool

See ESPtool on Github and Christopher Rust's accompanying YouTube tutorial.

Uploading Scripts

For NodeMCU or MicroPython, use ESPlorer or NodeMCU Studio to upload the Lua or Python scripts after uploading the initial firmware.

loading_firmware.1433375598.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/06/03 23:53 by terrye