Particle Device OS Updates Thread


#66

Firmware 0.8.0-rc.12 Pre-release for Core/Photon/P1/Electron

released on December 20th, 2018 :santa: :mrs_claus:

:pencil: Please read all notes in the Notes Festival :tada: below

Note: This is a release candidate for 0.8.0 default so please do test on your systems.

Note: This is a pre-release and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this pre-release to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this pre-release, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. It will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 0.8.0-rc.12

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 0.8.0-rc.12 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

0.8.0-rc.12

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Cache persistent feature flags (#1640)
  • [Photon/P1] Memory usage optimizations (#1635)

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Fixes SOS in 0.8.0-rc.11 and also ensures button and OOM events are handled synchronously. Previously in multi-threaded applications the button handling may have been delayed to run within the application thread. Now it is always handled immediately and should be noted that it is called from an ISR, so it is not advised to dynamically allocate memory in button event handlers. (#1600) (#1650)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Do not disable interrupts on every system loop iteration (#1622)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Wait for Wiring Thread to start (#1528)
  • [Electron/LTE] Power Manager Watchdog Timer Fix (#1581)
  • [Electron/LTE] AT+CNUM command causing registration failure on LTE devices (#1627)
  • [Electron] PMIC::getInputCurrentLimit() cannot report values higher than 900mA (#1581)
  • [Electron] Do not set the sticky skip hello after handshake (#1624)
  • [Photon/P1] Invalidate sockets when turning WiFi off (#1639)

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/firmware/releases/tag/v0.8.0-rc.12


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#67

Firmware 0.8.0-rc.14 Pre-release for Core/Photon/P1/Electron

released on January 4th, 2019

:pencil: Please read all notes in the Notes Festival :tada: below

Note: This is a release candidate for 0.8.0 default so please do test on your systems.

Note: This is a pre-release and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this pre-release to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this pre-release, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. It will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 0.8.0-rc.14

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 0.8.0-rc.14 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

0.8.0-rc.14

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron/LTE] Fixes unique stale socket issue with LTE devices (#1666)

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/firmware/releases/tag/v0.8.0-rc.14


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#68

Device OS 1.0.0 is out on the Web IDE for Core/Photon/P1/Electron

released on production servers January 10th, 2019

:pencil2: Please read all notes below :bowtie:

Note: This is a Release and may be used for production. Any known issues are likely slated for 1.0.1-rc.1 (check Github issues). It is available by default for all devices. To use, select the 1.0.0 version dropdown from the devices drawer.
Downgrading back to a previous release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: If you have previously last used one of the prerelease versions of 0.8.0-rc.x on a Core/Photon/P1 device, please re-flash it with 1.0.0.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.0.0

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.0.0 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.0.0

BREAKING CHANGES

  • Beginning with 1.0.0 release, Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() methods will require event scope to be specified explicitly. This means using PRIVATE or PUBLIC for Particle.publish() and MY_DEVICES or ALL_DEVICES for Particle.subscribe(). Please update your apps to include the event scope to avoid compilation errors in firmware >0.7.0. Deprecation warnings for this change began with 0.7.0-rc.3. #1365
  • [Core/Photon/P1] WiFi.RSSI() must be cast to int8_t when used inline with Serial.print() to produce correct results. E.g. Serial.printlnf("%d", (int8_t) WiFi.RSSI() ); Electron is not affected. #1423

FEATURES

  • Diagnostics service #1390
  • Network and Cloud diagnostics #1424
  • Diagnostics for unacked messages and rate limited events #1391
  • System uptime diagnoatics #1393
  • Network Signal Quality/Strength rework and diagnostics #1423
  • RAM usage diagnostic sources data #1411
  • Battery charge diagnostics #1395
  • Battery State diagnostics #1398
  • [Electron] Reworked power management #1412
  • Low-latency interrupt handlers #1394
  • [Electron] adds UPSV handling to cellular_hal #1480
  • [Photon/P1] TCPClient: non-blocking, blocking, blocking with timeout writes support #1485
  • Network and cloud diagnostics #1424
  • Out of heap system event and heap fragmentation detection #1452
  • USB request handlers #1444

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Photon/P1] Moves Wi-Fi tester into application module #1378
  • [Photon/P1] Wi-FI firmware compression #1421
  • Only remake $(TARGET_BASE).elf el al. if necessary #1223
  • Use ‘using std::**’ instead of define * std::* #1258
  • Added docs on local build setup #1374
  • Firmware update and access to internal flash via USB requests #1456
  • Generalize FuelGauge to also use alternative I2C interfaces. #1443
  • [Photon/P1] WiFi.dnsServerIP()/WiFi.dhcpServerIP() support #1386
  • [Photon/P1] Increase maximum supported number of simultaneously active TCP connections #1350
  • Disable WKP pin waking device up from SLEEP_MODE_DEEP #1409
  • System.sleep(): support for multiple wake up pins #1405
  • System.sleep() wake up reason #1410
  • Serialize access to the CRC peripheral (STM32F2xx) #1465
  • [Photon/P1] Enables support for SHA384/SHA512 certificates for WPA Enterprise #1501
  • [Photon/P1] A number of networking-related fixes v2 #1500
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Increase Device OS API argument lengths. More data in Functions, Variables, Publish, Subscribe… oh my! #1537
  • [Electron] Adds support for SARA-R410 to the Cellular HAL #1532
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Do not check and lock bootloader sector write protection on every boot [ch17416] #1578
  • [Photon/P1] Memory usage optimizations (#1635)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Cache persistent feature flags (#1640)

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron] Error handling in the data usage API #1435
  • Cloud random seed not working #1312
  • Fixed shadowing of write(const unint_8_t*, sizte_t) in USBKeyboard #1372
  • Fix usage of an incorrect prerequisite name in program-* targets #1463
  • [Virtual] Fixes virtual device running with UDP protocol #1462
  • [Core] Fixes I2C slave mode #1309
  • [Electron] moves some newlib functions into part1 #1471
  • [Electron] DCD fixes #1454
  • [Electron] connect_cancel() fix #1464
  • [Electron] Fix caching of the description CRCs in the backup RAM #1413
  • [Electron] Guard cellular_command() with a global lock #1415
  • [Electron] Fix heap bounds build for system part1 #1478
  • [Photon/P1/Electron] Recursive logging freezes the application thread while the LogHandler is trying to acquire a lock on the resource #1517
  • [Photon/Electron] WKP pin needs to be disabled as a wakeup source on boot to allow its normal operation #1496
  • [Photon/P1] A number of networking-related fixes v2 #1500
  • [Photon/P1] A number of networking-related fixes #1492
  • [Electron] Fixes missing URCs for received data during TX or RX socket operations. This caused the modem not to be able to receive further data properly until it re-connected to the Cloud which it would do automatically but usually after a short or longer period of time. #1530
  • [Electron] Particle.keepAlive() API was broken since v0.6.2-rc.2 firmware on Electron where the System would override an early set User ping interval. This required a workaround of updating the keepAlive after the System made a connection to the Cloud. See issue #1482 for workaround. #1536
  • [Electron] Bug fixes for SARA-R410 LTE E Series #1547
  • [Electron] Disables 30 second ping for Kore SIMs on SARA_R410 (default 23 minute ping re-applied)
  • [Electron/LTE] Fast OTA Fixes #1558
  • [Electron/LTE] eDRX & Power Saving mode disabled by default #1567
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Fixes recursive semaphore lock timeout [ch21928] #1577
  • [Electron/LTE] adds 1 retry for UDP/TCP socket send in case of error [ch18789] #1576
  • [Photon/P1] Invalidate sockets when turning WiFi off (#1639)
  • [Electron] Do not set the sticky skip hello after handshake (#1624)
  • [Electron] PMIC::getInputCurrentLimit() cannot report values higher than 900mA (#1581)
  • [Electron/LTE] AT+CNUM command causing registration failure on LTE devices (#1627)
  • [Electron/LTE] Power Manager Watchdog Timer Fix (#1581)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Wait for Wiring Thread to start (#1528)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Do not disable interrupts on every system loop iteration (#1622)
  • [Electron/Photon/P1] Fixes SOS in 0.8.0-rc.11 and also ensures button and OOM events are handled synchronously. Previously in multi-threaded applications the button handling may have been delayed to run within the application thread. Now it is always handled immediately and should be noted that it is called from an ISR, so it is not advised to dynamically allocate memory in button event handlers. (#1600) (#1650)
  • [Electron/LTE] Fixes unique stale socket issue with LTE devices (#1666)

INTERNAL

  • Minor refactoring of the USB protocol implementation #1473
  • [Electron] Flash size optimizations #1469
  • Documents low level USB request completion notifications #1475
  • IS_CLAIMED request fixes #1472
  • fixes the unit test build #1474
  • Fixes some 0.8.0-rc.2 tests #1476
  • [Electron] fixes sticker-rig issue with POWER_ON command #1544
  • [Electron] Fixes monolithic build #1543

System Binaries (all devices) & Device Upgrader (Photon & Electron)

https://github.com/particle-iot/firmware/releases/tag/v1.0.0


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.


Issues with cloud connection in 1.0.0
Code is not runing after firmware update (photon blinks red after flash)
Particle Tools Changelog
How to flash .h and .cpp files to a device?
Po-util: The Ultimate Local Particle Experience for Linux and macOS
#69

Hi friends!

We just updated release/stable and master branches of the device-os repo to be current with release/v1.0.0.

Because we had to force push these changes, you’ll likely have merge conflicts if you git pull the latest changes for those branches. Because of this you will need to hard reset your local copy of each branch to match the remote.

:warning: Before doing this, make sure you save any changes you have been making in your local copy of release/stable or master (hopefully you are not doing that though and using a feature/branch based on these :wink: )

Hard Reset release/stable

git checkout release/stable && git fetch origin && git reset --hard origin/release/stable

Hard Reset master

git checkout master && git fetch origin && git reset --hard origin/master

You should now be sync’d up again with the most recent release/stable and master

Rename the repo to device-os

We also renamed the repo from firmware to device-os and you may update your local clone as follows:

git remote set-url origin git@github.com:particle-iot/device-os.git

Read more about 1.0.0 on our blog

Announcing Device OS 1.0 and Release Guidelines for Product Creators


#70

Device OS 1.0.1-rc.1 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron)

released on February 4th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.0.1-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.0.1 on Feb. 18th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2:️ Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.0.1-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.0.1-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.0.1-rc.1

BUGFIXES

  • [LTE/Electron] Fixes software Timer()'s halting after millis() overflows (every 49.7 days) #1688
  • [LTE/Electron] bug fixes and enhancements (see PR ->) #1689

INTERNAL

  • Fix Travis badge #1670
  • Mojave doesn’t ship with wget #1674
  • Bypass git dependency in build #1664
  • Refactor release scripts #1687

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.0.1-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.


LTE Freezing with Spotty connections
Particle Tools Changelog
#71

Device OS 1.0.1 Default Release is out on the Web IDE for Core/Photon/P1/Electron

released on production servers February 19th, 2019

:pencil2: Please read all notes below :bowtie:

Note: This is a Release and may be used for production. Any known issues are likely slated for 1.0.2-rc.1 (check Github issues). It is available by default for all devices. To use, select the 1.0.1 version dropdown from the devices drawer.
Downgrading back to a previous release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: If you have previously last used one of the prerelease versions of 1.0.1-rc.x on a Core/Photon/P1 device, please re-flash it with 1.0.1.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.0.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.0.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.0.1

BUGFIXES

  • [LTE/Electron] Fixes software Timer()'s halting after millis() overflows (every 49.7 days) #1688
  • [LTE/Electron] bug fixes and enhancements (see PR ->) #1689

INTERNAL

  • Fix Travis badge #1670
  • Mojave doesn’t ship with wget #1674
  • Bypass git dependency in build #1664
  • Refactor release scripts #1687

System Binaries (all devices) & Device Upgrader (Photon & Electron)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.0.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#72

Hello Friends!

Just a quick update that firmware repo branches release/stable and master have been updated to point to release/v1.0.1

You can update your local versions with either of these commands:

git checkout release/stable && git pull
git checkout master && git pull

If you have any trouble with this, please reference this previous post Particle Device OS Updates Thread


#73

Device OS 1.1.0-rc.1 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM)

released on April 11th, 2019 :tulip:


:white_check_mark: This 1.1.0-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.1.0 on April 25th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:

:pencil2: Update: 1.1.0-rc.1 has an issue that affects Gen 3 which will be updated in 1.1.0-rc.2. Please track here.


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.1.0-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.1.0-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.1.0-rc.1

FEATURES

  • [gen 3] Argon, Boron, Xenon platform Device OS mesh_develop merged into develop #1700
  • [gen 3] Adds Argon SoM, Boron SoM and Xenon SoM platforms to Device OS #1662
  • [som] Runtime power management IC detection #1733

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [photon/p1/electron] mbedTLS updated from v2.4.2 to v2.9.0 #1700
  • [electron/LTE] FreeRTOS updated from v8.2.2 to v10.0.1 #1700
  • [gen 2] Binary size optimizations #1720
  • Updates Tinker for all platforms #1717
  • [gen 3] Adds button and RGB LED mirroring support #1590
  • [boron-som] Disables system power management #1722
  • [boron/LTE] Enable Cat M1-only mode and disable eDRX completely #1723
  • [gen 3] QSPI flash is put into sleep mode and is deinitialized when entering STANDBY or STOP sleep mode 1725
  • [gen 3] Parameter check for SPI slave mode with HAL_SPI_INTERFACE1 #1731

BUGFIXES

  • [gen 3] [hal] Fixes USBSerial SOS issue when removing USB cable from battery powered device #1707
  • [gen 3] Fixes A5 staying high when using Ethernet feather wing #1696
  • [core] Disable system logs for Core to reduce flash space needed to build tests #1713
  • [wiring] Fixed a potential (but unlikely due to bounds checking) buffer overflow in time formatting function #1712
  • [electron] [G350] fixes Cellular.RSSI() issues due to unknown RAT #1721
  • [gen 3] Fixes a deadlock in system_power_manager and i2c_hal when exiting the sleep mode 1725
  • [gen 3] Fixes issues in USB and WCID descriptors preventing Control Interface from working correctly on Windows platforms #1736
  • [bootloader] SysTick needs to be disabled in Reset_System() on Gen 2 platforms #1741
  • [boron] Workaround for SARA R4 ppp session getting broken and system power manager fix #1726
  • Fixes system power manager re-enabling charging every 1s with a battery connected (now every 60s) #1726

INTERNAL

  • Update release.sh parameter handling #1690
  • Adds missing Device OS release tests #1698
  • [gen 3] Fixes TEST=wiring/no_fixture #1694
  • [gen 3] Add Gen 3 platforms to Device OS build scripts #1714
  • [docs] Fix brew install gcc-arm-none-eabi-53 formula #1708
  • [docs] Fixes recent merge issues with system-versions.md #1715
  • [ci] Build time optimizations #1712
  • [ci] disables shallow submodule checkouts #1735
  • [docs] for the check and scope guard macros #1734
  • [hal] Correct ADC channel number for SoM #1739
  • [photon/p1] crypto: re-enables MD5 for TLS (WPA Enterprise) #1743
  • [gen 3] Fix/wiring tests #1719

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.1.0-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#74

:pencil2: Update: 1.1.0-rc.1 has an issue that affects Gen 3 which will be updated in 1.1.0-rc.2. Please track here.


#75

Device OS 1.2.0-beta.1 [Beta Pre-Release] is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon)

released on April 18th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.2.0-beta.1 Beta Pre-Release is for testing purposes only. API’s may change before a Release Candidate is created. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Beta Pre-Release and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this Beta to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this Beta, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This Beta will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.2.0-beta.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.2.0-beta.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.2.0-beta.1

FEATURES

INTERNAL

  • [test] fixes unit-tests for testing version string with pre-release #1749
  • [test] update upgrade-downgrade.sh to 1.2.0-beta.1 #1749

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.2.0-beta.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#76

Device OS 1.1.0-rc.2 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM)

released on April 30th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.1.0-rc.2 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.1.0 on May 14th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.1.0-rc.2

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.1.0-rc.2 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
The bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. Argon/Boron/Xenon bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system part.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.1.0-rc.2

BUGFIXES

  • [photon/p1] Fixes 802.11n-only mode regression in 0.7.0 ~ 1.1.0-rc.1 #1755
  • [gen 3] Updates embedded bootloader, fixes hardfault after hard reset when sleeping #1756

INTERNAL

  • Remove the message “External flash is not supported” from Gen 3 builds #1751
  • Do not fail the build if PARTICLE_DEVELOP is not defined #1750
  • [gen 3] Fixes a build system issue that caused object files to be created outside build directory #1754

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.1.0-rc.2


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#77

Device OS 1.1.0 Default Release is out on the Web IDE for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/A SoM

released on production servers May 14th, 2019

:pencil2: Please read all notes below :bowtie:

Note: This is a Release and may be used for production. Any known issues are likely slated for 1.2.0-rc.1 (check Github issues). It is available by default for all devices. To use, select the 1.1.0 version dropdown from the devices drawer.
Downgrading back to a previous release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: If you have previously last used one of the prerelease versions of 1.1.0-rc.x on a device, please re-flash it with 1.1.0.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.1.0

Note: DFU over USB on Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/A SoM (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.1.0 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Photon/P1/Electron] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.1.0

FEATURES

  • [gen 3] Argon, Boron, Xenon platform Device OS mesh_develop merged into develop #1700
  • [gen 3] Adds A SoM, B SoM and X SoM platforms (compile with PLATFORM=asom, PLATFORM=bsom, PLATFORM=xsom) to Device OS #1662
  • [som] Runtime power management IC detection #1733

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [photon/p1/electron] mbedTLS updated from v2.4.2 to v2.9.0 #1700
  • [electron/LTE] FreeRTOS updated from v8.2.2 to v10.0.1 #1700
  • [gen 2] Binary size optimizations #1720
  • Updates Tinker for all platforms #1717
  • [gen 3] Adds button and RGB LED mirroring support #1590
  • [boron-som] Disables system power management #1722
  • [boron/LTE] Enable Cat M1-only mode and disable eDRX completely #1723
  • [gen 3] QSPI flash is put into sleep mode and is deinitialized when entering STANDBY or STOP sleep mode 1725
  • [gen 3] Parameter check for SPI slave mode with HAL_SPI_INTERFACE1 #1731

BUGFIXES

  • [gen 3] [hal] Fixes USBSerial SOS issue when removing USB cable from battery powered device #1707
  • [gen 3] Fixes A5 staying high when using Ethernet feather wing #1696
  • [core] Disable system logs for Core to reduce flash space needed to build tests #1713
  • [wiring] Fixed a potential (but unlikely due to bounds checking) buffer overflow in time formatting function #1712
  • [electron] [G350] fixes Cellular.RSSI() issues due to unknown RAT #1721
  • [gen 3] Fixes a deadlock in system_power_manager and i2c_hal when exiting the sleep mode 1725
  • [gen 3] Fixes issues in USB and WCID descriptors preventing Control Interface from working correctly on Windows platforms #1736
  • [bootloader] SysTick needs to be disabled in Reset_System() on Gen 2 platforms #1741
  • [boron] Workaround for SARA R4 ppp session getting broken and system power manager fix #1726
  • Fixes system power manager re-enabling charging every 1s with a battery connected (now every 60s) #1726
  • [photon/p1] Fixes 802.11n-only mode regression in 0.7.0 ~ 1.1.0-rc.1 #1755
  • [gen 3] Updates embedded bootloader, fixes hardfault after hard reset when sleeping #1756

INTERNAL

  • Update release.sh parameter handling #1690
  • Adds missing Device OS release tests #1698
  • [gen 3] Fixes TEST=wiring/no_fixture #1694
  • [gen 3] Add Gen 3 platforms to Device OS build scripts #1714
  • [docs] Fix brew install gcc-arm-none-eabi-53 formula #1708
  • [docs] Fixes recent merge issues with system-versions.md #1715
  • [ci] Build time optimizations #1712
  • [ci] disables shallow submodule checkouts #1735
  • [docs] for the check and scope guard macros #1734
  • [hal] Correct ADC channel number for SoM #1739
  • [photon/p1] crypto: re-enables MD5 for TLS (WPA Enterprise) #1743
  • [gen 3] Fix/wiring tests #1719
  • Remove the message “External flash is not supported” from Gen 3 builds #1751
  • Do not fail the build if PARTICLE_DEVELOP is not defined #1750
  • [gen 3] Fixes a build system issue that caused object files to be created outside build directory #1754
  • [gen 3] Rename SoM platform names [ch32184] #1774

System Binaries (all devices) & Device Upgrader (Photon & Electron)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.1.0


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#78

Hello Friends!

Just a quick update that firmware repo branches release/stable and master have been updated to point to release/v1.1.0

You can update your local versions with either of these commands:

git checkout release/stable && git pull
git checkout master && git pull

If you have any trouble with this, please reference this previous post Particle Device OS Updates Thread


Is Particle Mesh ready for Prime Time?
#79

Device OS 1.2.0-rc.1 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM)

released on May 20th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.2.0-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.2.0 on June 6th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.2.0-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.2.0-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
The bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. Argon/Boron/Xenon bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system part.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.2.0-rc.1

Note: If your Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware, and then the bootloader via CLI with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin (bootloaders found in Github release)

This release contains v302 bootloaders (bumped this release due to Gen 3 changes in #1777 ). We have also separated BOOTLOADER_DEPENDENCY for Gen 2 and Gen 3. For now, we will leave Gen 2 as is depending on v201 bootloader (so there is nothing to do for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) unless you want the latest bootloader, although it is not mandatory), but we have bumped Gen 3 to v302 because also in this release we have removed the embedded bootloaders from Gen 3 system firmware. To force the Cloud update for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) we will bump the bootloader dependency version to v302 in v1.2.0 default.

FEATURES

  • [Enterprise] Immediate Product Firmware Updates #1732
  • On-demand Device Vitals publishing #1724 [Docs]

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [gen 3] Update error codes in Gen3 parser to facilitate debugging efforts and provide context to system errors #1766
  • [gen 3] Remove bootloader machine code string from system-part1 on Gen3 platforms. Bootloader will require local update with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin or OTA update from the Cloud. #1771
  • Updates C++ and C standard versions (C++14 and C11) #1757
  • [gen 3] Always check ongoing RX DMA transaction when reporting number of bytes available in RX buffer #1758
  • Introduce safety checks on heap usage from ISRs #1761
  • [gen 3] Mesh network scan enhancements #1760
  • expires a session after 3 unsuccessful attempts at connecting to the cloud #1776
  • Integrate cellular network vitals data into DESCRIBE_x message #1759
  • [gen 2] adds Kore Vodafone SIM support & removes Twilio SIM support (still supported through 3rd party API) [ch31955] #1780
  • Reserve memory for system-part1 SRAM #1742

BUGFIXES

  • [system] network manager: allows to clear interface-specific credentials notwithstanding interface state, except for Mesh #1773
  • [gen 3] pinMode fixes, D7 was initialized as OUTPUT mode, analogWrite() and digitalWrite() were changing pinMode back to default after use #1777
  • [gen 3] Mesh network scan fixes #1760
  • Wait for confirmable messages when entering the deep sleep mode #1767
  • [gen 1] Fixes Spark Core function calls broken in 0.8.0-rc.4 [ch32050] #1770
  • [Electron/LTE] disables all eDRX AcT types [ch32051] #1762
  • [Electron/LTE] Make sure that the RAT information is actual before calculating signal strength (RSSI) and quality #1779
  • intelligent update flags synchronization #1784
  • [gen 3] Fixes various issues caused by the gateway reset #1778
  • [Photon/P1] Fixes MAC address info not being available in listening mode #1783
  • [wiring] Make sure that Serial and SerialX methods are in sync with the documentation and don’t return unexpected values #1782
  • [gen3] Fixes a HeapError panic due to malloc() call from an ISR (caused by rand() usage) #1786
  • [gen3] Fixes HAL_USB_USART_Send_Data() returning incorrect values #1787

INTERNAL

  • [gen 3] update bootloader dependency to v302 #1785

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.2.0-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#80

Device OS 1.2.1-rc.1 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM)

released on May 22th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.2.1-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.2.1 on June 10th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


:information_source: Note: This is primarily a Manufacturing release for Gen 3 devices with no significant feature/enhancement/bugfixes. Your testing is appreciated though. If you find any issues, please report them, and fallback to 1.2.0-rc.1 or 1.1.0.


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.2.1-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.2.1-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
The bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. Argon/Boron/Xenon bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system part.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.2.1-rc.1

Note: If your Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware, and then the bootloader via CLI with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin (bootloaders found in Github release)

This release contains v310 bootloaders (bumped this release due to Gen 3 changes in #1768 ). We have also separated BOOTLOADER_DEPENDENCY for Gen 2 and Gen 3. For now, we will leave Gen 2 as is depending on v201 bootloader (so there is nothing to do for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) unless you want the latest bootloader, although it is not mandatory), but we have bumped Gen 3 to v302 because also in this release we have removed the embedded bootloaders from Gen 3 system firmware. To force the Cloud update for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) we will bump the bootloader dependency version to v302 in v1.2.0 default.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [gen3] Upgrades Nordic nRF5 SDK to 15.3.0 #1768

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.2.1-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#81

Device OS 1.2.1-rc.2 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM)

released on May 30th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.2.1-rc.2 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.2.1 on June 10th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


:information_source: Note: This is primarily a Manufacturing release for Gen 3 devices with some minor bugfixes. Your testing is appreciated. If you find any issues, please report them, and fallback to 1.2.0-rc.1 or 1.1.0.


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.2.1-rc.2

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.2.1-rc.2 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
If your device is offline, the bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This can be done before or after upgrading system firmware.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.2.1-rc.2

Note: If your Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware, and then the bootloader via CLI with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin (bootloaders found in Github release)

This release contains v311 bootloaders (bumped this release due to Gen 3 changes in #1799 ). We have also separated BOOTLOADER_DEPENDENCY for Gen 2 and Gen 3. For now, we will leave Gen 2 as is depending on v201 bootloader (so there is nothing to do for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) unless you want the latest bootloader, although it is not mandatory), but we have bumped Gen 3 to v311 because we have removed the embedded bootloaders from Gen 3 system firmware in 1.2.0-rc.1. To force the Cloud update for Gen 2 (Photon/P1 only) we will bump the bootloader dependency version to v302 in v1.2.0 default.

BUG FIXES

  • [gen 3] Fixes radio initialization sequence for SoftDevice S140v6.1.1 #1794
  • [gen 2] Fix ABI compatibility issue in cellular HAL regarding CellularDevice and cellular_device_info() #1792
  • [gen 3] [bootloader] fixes SOS 10 when upgrading bootloader first from older system firmware. External flash sleep refactoring #1799

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.2.1-rc.2


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#82

Device OS 1.2.1-rc.3 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM)

released on June 14th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.2.1-rc.3 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.2.1 during the week of July 5th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.2.1-rc.3

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.2.1-rc.3 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
If your device is offline, the bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This can be done before or after upgrading system firmware.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.2.1-rc.3

Note: If your Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware, and then the bootloader via CLI with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin (bootloaders found in Github release)

This release contains v311 bootloaders.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Cache cellular diagnostics #1820
  • allow the bootloader to be flashed over DFU #1788

BUG FIXES

  • Add two-digit mnc diagnostic flag #1804
  • [lte] cellular fixes #1824
  • fixes #1811 - increases the number of event handlers to 6 #1822
  • [gen 3] fixes memory usage diagnostics (reported negative values in safe mode) #1819
  • System.disableUpdates() operates asynchronously #1801

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.2.1-rc.3


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


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#83

Device OS 1.1.1-rc.1 Release Candidate is out on the Web IDE for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/X SoM)

released on June 14th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.1.1-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.1.1 on June 28th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


:information_source: Note: This is primarily a Manufacturing release for Gen 2 & Gen 3 devices with some minor LTE bugfixes. Your testing is appreciated. If you find any issues, please report them, and fallback to 1.1.0.


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.1.1-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.1.1-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
If your device is offline, the bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This can be done before or after upgrading system firmware.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.1.1-rc.1

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron/LTE] disables all eDRX AcT types [ch32051] #1762
  • [LTE] cellular fixes #1824

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.1.1-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


Particle Tools Changelog
#84

Device OS 1.3.0-rc.1 Release Candidate is available in Github for (Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM) and will be out on the Web IDE June 25th

released on June 14th, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.3.0-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.3.0 during the week of July 5th, 2019 unless there are regressions found that require further patches. :pencil2: Testing on your applications is encouraged and appreciated, thank you! :bowing_man:


Note: This is a Release Candidate (RC) and is not intended for production yet. We’ve tested this RC to the best of our ability and we want to know what you think now! Please understand that some care and attention is necessary when testing this RC, and be sure to upgrade to the final release when it’s available. This RC will not be available by default. To use you must select the version dropdown from the devices drawer. Downgrading back to the current release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.3.0-rc.1

Note: DFU over USB on Electron/Photon/P1 (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.3.0-rc.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Argon/Boron/Xenon/Argon-SoM/Boron-SoM/Xenon-SoM Bootloader
If your device is offline, the bootloader must be manually updated using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This can be done before or after upgrading system firmware.

Note: Downgrading [Electron/Photon/P1] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.3.0-rc.1

Note: If your Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware, and then the bootloader via CLI with particle flash --serial bootloader.bin (bootloaders found in Github release)

This release contains v311 bootloaders.

FEATURES

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Cache cellular diagnostics #1810
  • allow the bootloader to be flashed over DFU #1788

BUG FIXES

  • Add two-digit mnc diagnostic flag #1807
  • BLE fixes from 1.3.0-alpha.1 #1817
  • NFC Context parameter is missing and NFC.update() will remove callback, fixes from 1.3.0-alpha.1 #1818
  • [lte] cellular fixes #1824
  • fixes #1811 - increases the number of event handlers to 6 #1822
  • [gen 3] fixes memory usage diagnostics (reported negative values in safe mode) #1819
  • System.disableUpdates() operates asynchronously #1801
  • [gen 3] [bsom] Building platform BSOM results flash overflow. #1802
  • [gen 3] [hal] fixes early wakeup by RTC from STOP sleep mode #1803

INTERNAL

  • [docs] Updates spark_publish_vitals and build scripts documentation. #1800
  • [docs] update the test documentation #1683

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.3.0-rc.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


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#85

Device OS 1.1.1 Default Release is out on the Web IDE for Core/Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/A SoM

released on production servers June 28th, 2019

:pencil2: Please read all notes below :bowtie:

Note: This is a Release and may be used for production. Any known issues are likely slated for a future version, (check Github issues). It is available by default for all devices. To use, select the 1.1.1 version dropdown from the devices drawer.
Downgrading back to a previous release info is at the bottom of this post.

Note: If you have previously last used one of the prerelease versions of 1.1.1-rc.x on a device, please re-flash it with 1.1.1.

Note: OTA or YModem transfer on Electron (sequence required)

  1. First Update to 0.5.5 (if the current version is less than that)
  2. Then update to 0.6.4 (if the current version is less than that)
  3. Then update to 0.7.0 (if the current version is less than that)
  4. Then update to 1.1.1

Note: DFU over USB on Photon/P1/Electron/Argon/Boron/Xenon/A SoM/B SoM/A SoM (sequence not required)

  • You may update to 1.1.1 directly first, flash the system firmware (attached above) in order 1,2(,3) to the device using particle flash --usb <system-part.bin>. See the next note about the bootloader if you are offline!

Note: P1/Photon Bootloader
The Cloud will automatically update the bootloader on P1/Photon devices if your device is online. If your device does not connect to the cloud and it is offline, you should flash the bootloader to the device using particle flash --serial <bootloader.bin>. This should be done after upgrading system firmware. The Electron bootloader is applied automatically from it’s own system parts.

Note: Downgrading [Photon/P1/Electron] OTA or YModem transfer:
If you need to downgrade, you must downgrade to 0.7.0 and then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.1.1

BUGFIXES

  • [Electron/LTE] disables all eDRX AcT types [ch32051] #1762
  • [LTE] cellular fixes #1824

System Binaries (all devices) & Device Upgrader (Photon & Electron)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.1.1


Programming and Debugging

You can view specific programming and debugging notes for this version of firmware here.

QA Report Summary for Particle Device OS

You can view results of tests run this release here.


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