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MFUpdate supported on 4.3?


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#1 Pyt

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

Hello,

 

are the MFUpdate and Microsoft.SPOT.Update assemblies supported ?

 

As soon as I add a reference to them, my N+2 hangs badly when VS loads the assemblies. I have to resort to the DFU utilities from ST to erase everything and reburn the 4.3 firmware... (erasing from MFDeploy does not work, as it becomes impossible to connect to the N+2).

If I remove the references, everything goes back to normal.

 

Thanks,

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:48 PM

As far as I know, there currently doesn't exist a production version of MFUpdate, for any board.

 

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#3 Chris Walker

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

Hi Pyt, To use MFUpdate, you need board firmware which is set up to store the new set of flash (and then update the old set of flash). We support a more advanced version of this on AGENT (with dual-bank flash) but your Netduino doesn't have room for MFUpdate partitions. Chris

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:58 AM

your Netduino doesn't have room for MFUpdate partitions.

Could this be done with external storage (SD) ?

If so, is it possible to get access to the 4.3 firmware source code ? I'd like to get a chance at implementing that...



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

Hi Pyt, In theory, if you hacked the NETMF firmware to load SD drivers in MFUpdate, etc.... Yes, you could use SD storage. We'll be updating the Netduino 4.3 beta firmware soon...and we're getting fairly close to an RTM release). We'll post all the source code for it. Chris

#6 Pyt

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

We'll be updating the Netduino 4.3 beta firmware soon...and we're getting fairly close to an RTM release). We'll post all the source code for it.

Thanks. Anxiously waiting  :)



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:38 AM

Are the MFUpdate and Microsoft.SPOT.Update assemblies supported ?

As soon as I add a reference to them, my N+2 hangs badly when VS loads the assemblies. I have to resort to the DFU utilities from ST to erase everything and reburn the 4.3 firmware... (erasing from MFDeploy does not work, as it becomes impossible to connect to the N+2).

 

I have exactly  the same issue. Pretty keen to solve it as I'm really not keen to build a bespoke remote deployment solution from scratch - either at the firmware level, or in an application assembly. The MFUpdate work by Mark Munte & Oberon looks tantalizingly good ... but - as you say - the N+2 hangs. 

 

Anyone else figured out a way forward ... one that doesn't involve re-writing bootloaders etc?






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