Difference between revisions of "TiLDA MK4/Firmware Update"

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(OSX Instructions should work for Linux too (tested ubuntu 18.04))
 
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TiLDA Mk4 is being actively developed. This doesn't just include changes on the python code (which can be updated via the Badge Store), but also for the firmware. Think of it as updating your operating system. Like an operating system update it's a bit more involved than just updating applications.
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While many of the TiLDA apps can be updated via the Badge Store, the base firmware of the badge must be updated over USB.
  
Warning: You might potentially lose all your apps and settings.
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Updating will provide stability and performance improvements, as well as fixing problems with phone calls.
  
What you need:
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'''Warning:''' Updating the badge firmware will wipe all apps and settings. Please be sure to have backed up your own code before doing this.
* A computer with USB and a cable to your badge
 
* A checkout of Mk4-Apps. See [[TiLDA_MK4/Badge_Store_Submissions| here]] for how to do that
 
* You need to have http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/ installed
 
  
You should also look up how to use [[TiLDA_MK4/tilda-tools|tilda-tools]].
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==What you need==
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* A computer running OSX, Linux, or Windows equipped with USB ports
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* A micro USB cable to connect your badge
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* [[TiLDA_MK4/tilda-tools|TiLDA Tools]] installed
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* [http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/ DFU Util] installed
  
This is how to do it:
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==Procedure==
* Put your Badge into DFU mode. To do so press the joystick to the right (towards the screen) and quickly press reset while doing so. Release the joystick afterwards.
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# Connect the Badge to your computer using the USB cable
* Run the firmware update:
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# Put your Badge into DFU mode (Press the joystick in - it will click, then press the reset button, then let go of the joystick after a second)
** OSX / Linux: Open a terminal, go to your Mk4-Apps folder and run "./tilda-tools firmware-update".
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# Run <code>tilda-tools firmware-update</code> in a terminal (in the location where you installed TiLDA Tools)
** Windows: Todo
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# Follow the onscreen information
* Follow the onscreen information
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# Don't forget to press the reset button once the firmware update was successful!
* Don't forget to press the reset buttons once the firmware update was successful.
 

Latest revision as of 23:12, 19 January 2019

While many of the TiLDA apps can be updated via the Badge Store, the base firmware of the badge must be updated over USB.

Updating will provide stability and performance improvements, as well as fixing problems with phone calls.

Warning: Updating the badge firmware will wipe all apps and settings. Please be sure to have backed up your own code before doing this.

What you need

  • A computer running OSX, Linux, or Windows equipped with USB ports
  • A micro USB cable to connect your badge
  • TiLDA Tools installed
  • DFU Util installed

Procedure

  1. Connect the Badge to your computer using the USB cable
  2. Put your Badge into DFU mode (Press the joystick in - it will click, then press the reset button, then let go of the joystick after a second)
  3. Run tilda-tools firmware-update in a terminal (in the location where you installed TiLDA Tools)
  4. Follow the onscreen information
  5. Don't forget to press the reset button once the firmware update was successful!