BX3105 Bootloader

I was trying to get some ESP32 RF Test firmware on the BX3105 development board, and inadvertently removed the bootloader by the looks of it (flash read err,1000).

How can I recover this?

Cheers

Matthew

Hi @matthewhuck,
Just authentic, signed Sierra firmware can be used in the update process. Please visit below link for FW download
https://source.sierrawireless.com/resources/airprime/software/bx310x-firmware/#sthash.BJxrH7ds.dpbs
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I’m trying to get the authentic firmware back on, but at the moment it doesn’t boot into the bootloader to allow that. Upon startup it reports a

flash err, 1000
ets_main.c, 371

and then resets.

How can this be recovered?

Hi @matthewhuck,
Which steps did you try to enter bootloader mode?
You can try below procedure:

  • Power off module. Place a jumper on Prog. Mode Pins to pull GPIO(27) to high (source). The position is highlighted as attached image
  • Open bootloader tool (I used Hercules tools) and press reset button on the module
  • Check ACK message, the boot loader of the module should go into communication mode. The message like this:

rst:0x1 (POWERON_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
clk_drv:0x00,q_drv:0x00,d_drv:0x00,cs0_drv:0x00,hd_drv:0x00,wp_drv:0x00
mode:DIO, clock div:2
load:0x3fff80c8,len:4
load:0x3fff80cc,len:152
load:0x40078000,len:0
ho 12 tail 0 room 4
load:0x40078000,len:13652
entry 0x40078b24
ÀWSIHÀ
At this point, the module enter bootload mode successfully
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Hi, Using a jumper between 27 to high, and powering the module gives the following

rst:0x10 (RTCWDT_RTC_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
flash read err, 1000
ets_main.c 371 
ets Jun  8 2016 00:22:57

Without the jumper:

rst:0x10 (RTCWDT_RTC_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
flash read err, 1000
ets_main.c 371 
ets Jun  8 2016 00:22:57

As you can see, I am unable to boot into the bootloader.

Cheers

Matthew

Hi @matthewhuck,
Is module able to enter AT command mode? If yes, please try command AT+RST= to revert it. Otherwise, I am afraid that it was blocked after you had tried upgrading FW. In this case, please contact your distributor for more support.
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