First post but I am having a big problem.
I ordered 2 Electron kit from Official store (U260 - AUS/US version). I also purchased a U270 Europe version from my local online store. I am in Australia and we have 3 major carrier - Telstra (U260), Optus and Vodafone (U270 freq). The later two are offering much cheaper data but with limited coverage outside metro area. I used my own SIM to activate and claim the kit as I get greater flexibility and more data every month on those IoT devices.
The first few days I was really impressed with those little kit and it seemed there was no obvious issues while keep it running for days.
However, after I disconnected the power (USB+Battery) from one of the unit, my nightmare began.
Both of the unit have a very high (nearly 100% on my own code - just to flashing the D7 LED) possibility to stuck in bootloop (as far as I believe). It powers itself up but ends up with flashing GREEN, goes WHITE for seconds, then repeat.
Luckily, I figured out to issue the original command during activation stage to bring the device back to work, but I have to say this it not fun…
particle flash --serial firmware.bin
I kept those firmware file I downloaded for each of the device.
I had some read and search and some of the thread I read got a dead-end. Electron unable to connect to Particle Server
I am taking stability seriously so without a practical solution for this, the product seems not suitable for my project / product, yet.
Can anyone point me a direction to avoid this from happening? I am getting quite frustrated and I really wish I could use this kit for some projects.
Would this issue be possible to get solved via a future firmware update?
Thanks in advance!