Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

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Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by Doctorbatman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:39 am

Hello All,

Was able to update from 2.0.17 to 2.0.20.
I read thru instructions on RC Groups and OpenTXU for Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade.
Followed Painless 360's video step by step.
Have a windows 7 laptop.
Open Companion for 2.1, Tx off, plug in USB, click on "write firmware to radio.
I get a fast filling green progress bar - says "flashing done (exit code = 1)
Then a window pops up and says "firmware check failed - could not check firmware from radio".

Any solutions?

Thanks for helping,
Doc

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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by Kilrah » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:46 am

If you're on 2.0.20 there is no need to flash power off, do it from the bootloader.

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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by Doctorbatman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:22 pm

Thank you Kilrah,

I did as you described.
I thought all was good until I saw Tx still shows 2.0.20 after restarting.
Below are photos of each step I did. I'm sure I'm pulling from the wrong file somehow.
Can anyone see my mistake?

Thanks All,

Doc
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In Companion 2.1, settings, configuration
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"Write firmware to radio"
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Thought all was OK
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Eject TX from computer, restart TX

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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by Kilrah » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:35 pm

You are looking at the bootloader version, which does not get upgraded (and doesn't need to be) with this method.

You should check the verison of the firmware itself, version screen in radio settings.

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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by Doctorbatman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:47 pm

Kilrah, you're a genius!
If you we a girl I'd kiss ya!
Thank you for helping :)
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Success!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by jhsa » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:31 pm

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Re: Taranis Plus 2.1 firmware upgrade fail - any thoughts?

Post by kalle123 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:48 am

Picture says more than a hundred words :mrgreen:

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