Particle Device OS Updates Thread


#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.


Use Xenon Bluetooth with Mobile (No Mesh Network)
Particle Tools Changelog
#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.


Particle Tools Changelog
#86

Hello Friends!

Just a quick update that firmware repo branches release/stable and master have been updated to point to release/v1.1.1

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


#87

Device OS 1.2.1 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 July 11th, 2019

:pencil2: Please read all notes below

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 1.2.1 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 1.2.1-rc.x on a device, please re-flash it with 1.2.1.

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 1.2.1

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

  • You may update to 1.2.1 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. For default releases this is all handled for you with the particle update command. If you’d like to flash the bootloader for a non-default release, you may use 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.

1.2.1

Note: If your Gen 2 Photon/P1 or Gen 3 device does not have a Cloud connection, it is recommended to update system firmware via CLI with particle update. Electron bootloaders are still contained in system firmware and will update automatically as needed.

This release contains v311 bootloaders.

FEATURES

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

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Cache cellular diagnostics #1820
  • allow the bootloader to be flashed over DFU #1788
  • [gen 3] Upgrades Nordic nRF5 SDK to 15.3.0 #1768
  • [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

  • fixes RSSI regression on G350 (2G) devices #1848
  • 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
  • [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] 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
  • Fix to ensure device resets after bootloader update #1850
  • Fixes boot issue for Core introduced in 1.2.1-rc.3 #1851

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

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


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.


OS firmware versions - OK to use?
Particle Tools Changelog
#88

Hi friends!

We just updated release/stable and master branches of the device-os repo to be current with release/v1.2.1.

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


#89

:pencil2: Particle CLI 1.43.1 updates a critical issue for Photon and P1 when using the particle update command. Please be sure to update your Particle CLI before updating your Photon/P1 devices for the first time to 1.2.1 via the CLI.

If you only have access to 1.43.0 of the CLI, you should be able to simply reset your device and run particle update again if you run into errors.

No issues have been noted with OTA updates to 1.2.1 on Photon/P1.


#90

Device OS 1.3.1-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 August 21st, 2019


:white_check_mark: This 1.3.1-rc.1 Release Candidate will be defaulted to 1.3.1 on September 4th, 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 (if the current version is less than that)
  5. Then update to 1.3.1-rc.1

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

  • You may update to 1.3.1-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 1.2.1, then 0.7.0, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron) to ensure that the bootloader downgrades automatically. When downgrading to older versions, downgrade to 1.2.1, then 0.7.0 first, then 0.6.3(Photon/P1), 0.6.4(Electron), then to an older version such as 0.5.5.

1.3.1-rc.1

Note: If your Gen 2 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). Gen 3 devices should not need an updated bootloader this release.

This release contains v400 bootloaders.

Note: The amount of RAM reserved for the system on Gen 2 platforms increased by at least 1K in this release. This is due to the reorganization of the RAM memory map, which was necessary in order to improve compatibility with recent versions of GCC in future Device OS releases. This memory can be partially reclaimed by rebuilding the application.

SoftDevice update

Customers affected by https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/issues/1855 may manually update the Nordic SoftDevice S140 to version 7.0.0 using the binaries provided in this release.

Starting with 1.4.0 Device OS update will automatically trigger SoftDevice update.

Prerequisites

particle-cli version 1.43.3.

Upgrading OTA

  1. Upgrade Device OS to 1.3.1-rc.1
  2. Manually flash 1.3.1-rc.1 bootloader: particle flash <deviceId> boron-bootloader@1.3.1-rc.1.bin
  3. Flash SoftDevice: particle flash <device_id_or_name> boron-softdevice@1.3.1-rc.1.bin

Upgrading using YModem

  1. Upgrade Device OS to 1.3.1-rc.1
  2. Put the device into Listening mode (blinking blue) by holding MODE button
  3. Manually flash 1.3.1-rc.1 bootloader: particle flash --serial boron-bootloader@1.3.1-rc.1.bin
  4. Flash SoftDevice: particle flash --serial boron-softdevice@1.3.1-rc.1.bin

Upgrading using DFU (–usb only works for SoftDevice, not bootloader yet)

  1. Upgrade Device OS to 1.3.1-rc.1
  2. (optional, not required) Update the bootloader to 1.3.1-rc.1 with the OTA or YModem process above
  3. Put the device into DFU mode (blinking yellow)
  4. Flash the SoftDevice: particle flash --usb boron-softdevice@1.3.1-rc.1.bin

FEATURES

  • [gen 3] Nordic SoftDevice update support #1816
  • [gen 3] API for selecting BLE antenna for BLE radio #1847
  • [gen 3] API for setting/getting BLE device name #1847
  • [gen 3] API for setting BLE device address #1847
  • [gen 3] API for manually discovering peer device’s BLE services and characteristics #1847
  • [gen 3] API for fetching discovered peer’s services and characteristics #1847
  • [gen 3] API in BlePeerDevice for establishing BLE connection without scanning required #1847
  • [gen 3] API for manually subscribing/unsubscribing peer characteristic’s notification #1847
  • [gen 3] API for disconnecting all on-going BLE connections #1847

ENHANCEMENTS

  • [Boron/BSoM] power: Increases charging current to 900mA when powered through VIN (VUSB) pin #1846
  • Cancel network connection when processing a USB request that resets the device #1830
  • Particle.connected() should return true only after handshake messages are acknowledged #1825
  • [gen 3] USB state tracking enhancements #1871
  • [gen 3] Adds timeouts to I2C HAL operations #1875
  • [gen 3] Refactors BLE event dispatching #1847
  • [gen 3] Decreases BLE runtime RAM consumption #1847
  • [gen 3] Supports up to 23 local characteristics, 20 of them are available for user application #1847
  • [gen 3] Supports up to 3 central links #1847
  • [gen 3] More convenient methods provided in BleUuid class #1847
  • ensures AT interface is responsive #1886

BUG FIXES

  • fixes RSSI regression on G350 (2G) devices #1841
  • [electron, gen3] Temporarily increase IDLE task priority whenever a thread exits (calls vTaskDelete) to resolve a memory leak that resulted in device being stuck “blinking green” until reset in some cases. #1862
  • [gen 3] Fixes mesh pub/sub socket consuming all packet buffers #1839
  • [Photon/P1] Bootloader correctly re-imports the DCT functions from system firmware after its modification through DFU #1868
  • [gen 3] Mesh.off() disconnects the cloud. Resolves an issue with loop() not being executed in SEMI_AUTOMATIC mode after Mesh.off() #1857
  • [Argon] Fixes the issue being unable to reset the device through RST pin by changing the ESPEN mode to OUTPUT_OPEN_DRAIN #1870
  • [Electron/LTE] devices drop Cloud connection every time user firmware opens and closes a TCP socket ch34976 #1854
  • [gen 2] Fixes an issue with clock stretching in I2C slave mode with underrun reads with certain I2C masters (e.g. Gen 3 devices) #1829
  • Fix to ensure device resets after bootloader update #1873
  • Fixes boot issue for Core introduced in 1.2.1-rc.3 #1873
  • [gen 3] Resolved a HardFault after USB cable is unplugged under certain conditions #1871
  • [gen 3] BLE advertising parameters didn’t apply, issue #1874 #1847
  • [gen 3] BLE scanning parameters didn’t apply, issue #1859 and #1855 #1847
  • [gen 3] Local characteristic notification causes SOS: #1847
  • [gen 3] BLE address order reversed #1847
  • [gcc] fixes virtual platform exception on startup #1878

INTERNAL

  • Add coverage to CMake unit-tests #1860
  • Pull test implementation out of source file #1867
  • [gen 3] Changes WKP pin to A7 for SoM platforms to avoid an overlap with Ethernet chip on EVB ESPEN mode to OUTPUT_OPEN_DRAIN #1837
  • [hal] Fixes WIFIEN pin mode for ASoM #1889
  • Refactor/move catch test #1869
  • fixes to communications public interface #1863
  • Refactors platform pinmap to be in platform-specific headers #1838
  • Improve compatibility with recent versions of GCC #1806
  • Set path to Boost libraries #1872

System Binaries (all devices)

https://github.com/particle-iot/device-os/releases/tag/v1.3.1-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