Can't flash Taranis...

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by Pilotmike » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:03 am

I bought a Taranis almost a year ago but haven't gotten around to using it until recently. I thought that I should update the firmware. Well it took me all day long going through the processes described in the previous pages of posts - all to no avail. By the end of the day the Taranis wouldn't even turn on any more. My brand new computer with USB 3.0 connectors wasn't able to connect properly. As a last ditch effort I thought I'd try the USB 2.0 connector that's part of the old keyboard that I had plugged into my new computer. Problem solved!!! The firmware downloaded to the Taranis without a hitch. All systems are now functioning normally and the new firmware has been installed!

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by ShowMaster » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:57 am

Good news, good work! Yes, it can be difficult the first time. USB and w8 doesn't help either.
Look up opentx university, it's really has a lot of current helpful information cataloged to bring you up to speed. Much better than reading several hundred posts (thousands).

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by PeterWeb » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:50 am

In the same vein, some Taranis Plus good news, in case it helps someone else who uses Win 7/64 or similar:

After working with a 9x for months, I thought I was familiar with C9x.

With my shiny new Taranis Plus connected in Bootloader mode, the firmware backup seemed to go well, likewise writing the new firmware, and writing my saved models.

But upon disconnection, it behaved like a brick - no action on power on.

After sifting many threads here, I learned to use DFU mode by connecting the transmitter with no battery inside (reassuring USB sound and successful driver hunt), and to verify that STM BOOTLOADER was showing in devices (it was). But writing the firmware again while in this mode failed, with the DFU utility reporting "Cannot open device".

More rummaging in threads, finding the above post mentioning OpenTx university (http://open-txu.org). And that described the Zadig utility, which might be useful to ensure that my Windows had the right USB driver.

GOOD, progress - except the "intro to Zadig" topic has a bad link to a Zadig checklist PDF. No matter, the next Zadig topic in the University spelled it all out nicely, including a link to the Zadig website. With some trepidation I told Zadig to replace the default STM BOOTLOADER driver with the one it proposed.

Presto! All good: Companion now updates the firmware via the DFU Utility, and the Taranis Plus functions fine (looks like the models were successfully written earlier also).

Much relief, on with calibration, binding etc. THANK YOU to those who bother to report their tries and successes, and who develop documentation like the University.

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by ShowMaster » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:55 am

You can also tell windows to load the stm32 driver directly in place of dfu and forget Zadig. A search for it lead me to the opentx wiki as I remember where it was posted as the direct option if Zadig messed up. Zadig was sort of a pain but now having a saved stm32 on my thumb drive, I use that when needed.
I haven't checked otxU to see if that option is offered but if not it should be.
What ever works is the best answer of course.
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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by Scott Page » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:57 pm

I have a new video for this topic -- Can be seen @ http://youtu.be/hVWwInEAsa0


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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by Jimbo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:33 pm

OK... I'm having the same problems as some here. I was using Companion 9x with my Taranis, making changes for a couple of hours... then, all of a sudden, I couldn't find the radio? Zadig no longer has an STM selection available. When I plug my radio into the USB, I get no "beep beep" indicating that a new device is present. I don't see anything on the device manager either. I tried doing the manual route by downloading https://code.google.com/p/companion9x/downloads/detail?name=Taranis_WinUSB_driver.zip&can=2&q=, but still... no joy.

Can anyone help with this??

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by zanthor » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:13 pm

Dear god I wish I had found this page when I was trying to get this issue solved! Instead I muddled through it and got the same results in probably 3x the time it should have taken!

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by edwoodza » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:59 am

HI
I followed the instructions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWwInEAsa0 all went well until the end.
see the error on the image attached
while writing the firmware it comes up saying
File has no DFU suffix
Not valid DFU suffix signature.

when i look in device manage i only see the STM32 bootloader. and do not see the drive (flash card) in device manager or file manager as a mounted drive.

The unit does not power up now at all.

HELP please. am starting to regret updating. the old adage if it aint broke dont fix it is so true
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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by bob195558 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:41 pm

Hi edwoodza,
I do not use opentx, but here is some of the things to try.
1) With power switch off unplug battery for several seconds and then retry powering up.
2) Remove SD card and try powering up. (check your battery voltage also)

Did you use the correct opentx firmware ?

Someone who uses opentx and/or with better understanding, will be able to help more, if these suggestions do not help.
(maybe try flashing erSky9x on Taranis firmware if able to power Taranis up again, you may find less troubles)

Bob B.
Bob B.
Radios: ErSky9x on Taranis, ErSky9x on Sky9x, ErSky9x on 9Xtreme,
er9x-FrSky on 9x-Radio with Smartieparts upgrade Programmer Board and 9x-TelemetrEZ Board.

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by jtaylor » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:43 pm

edwoodza wrote:HI
I followed the instructions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWwInEAsa0 all went well until the end.
see the error on the image attached
while writing the firmware it comes up saying
File has no DFU suffix
Not valid DFU suffix signature.

when i look in device manage i only see the STM32 bootloader. and do not see the drive (flash card) in device manager or file manager as a mounted drive.

The unit does not power up now at all.

HELP please. am starting to regret updating. the old adage if it aint broke dont fix it is so true
You're not giving enough information.

1. Which transmitter Taranis, Taranis Plus, X9E?
2. What version was on it before the upgrade?
3. What version were you trying to upgrade to?
4. What version of Companion are you using to upgrade?
4. How and where did you download the upgrade file and what is the filename of the upgrade file you upgraded with?

Jim

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Re: Can't flash Taranis...

Post by Kilrah » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:32 am

edwoodza wrote: see the error on the image attached
while writing the firmware it comes up saying
File has no DFU suffix
Not valid DFU suffix signature.
These errors are normal and can be ignored, this shows a perfectly correct flash. Are you sure you chose the right firmware type for your radio?

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