Boron 2G/3G not connecting to network in Canada


My new Boron 2F/3G fail to “Connecting to the internet via cellular” when I select “CONNECT TO DEVICE CLOUD” using the app on iOS. Led is blinking green (fast). Antenna is plugged on the connector next to the chip. I am in Canada so 2G/3G should work and I have an electron that is working good.

It do the timeout and I did many retry with no sucess.

I tried to update it using “particle update” but my PC cannot “detect any devices in DFU mode…”. I think updating with the command could help because it worked with my electron

Please advise



Assuming you are using Windows, right?
Then you may need to “install” the DFU drivers. While the Boron will use the same drivers as the Electron uses, Windows needs to be told that it should use these drivers for this unknown new device type.

Do you see the device in Device Manager?


i have the same issue in canada, Montreal, the Boron 2G/3G is blinking green, and does not connect to the cellular network.

SIM is activated since i received a mail confirming it.

Device does not show in device manager,

any idea ? canada specific ?

@franck, I’m in Ottawa and not having issues, in my basement! Is the Boron antenna firmly seated? Have you updated the Boron to the latest rc27 firmware?

Thanks for the reply, I didn’t have a notification of the reply. I will try when I will go back home.



I am pretty sure it’s a firmware problem also. I wasn’t able to use the ''particle update" command, It didn’t find any device. I will have a look to that. maybe reinstall the whole particle CLI.

thanks for confirming it’s working in Canada.

I let you know my findings.



i update firmware manually, using “particle flash CLI” with version 0.8.0 rc 25.

was working after that.

had to factory reset the boron, but after this was working fine.

question, when i was connecting with my iphone via bluetooth, the device was updated, but no idea which version, is there a way to get the version from the BLE update ?

thanks for your help…

Boron 2G/3G working now in Montreal, Canada.

Hello @franck @Francis

I was planning to get a Boron here in Montreal to start to play with.

Any suggestions where I can get it from?

Maybe a local store that you know?

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

@Eduardo, you could get one on Digikey:

I also have an extra 2G/3G kit I could sell to you for less. You could also consider using the Boron LTE-M1 since that works in Canada as well. DM me if interested.

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Thank you!

Yes, I would definitely be interested to purchase one from you if you have an extra set.

Also, I’m curious about the LTE one. I read somewhere that the 3G will no longer be supported and it will be required LTE now for connectivity.

My carrier is Fido and my SIM card seems to support LTE, should I go with the LTE module?

Thanks again for your guidance!


Abbra electronique has Particle stuff, call before to be sure it is in stock .


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