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Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:27 pm

Sorry about this........but cant seem to find the latest update ?
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Rob Thomson » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:29 pm

You got a copy of companion9x?
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:23 pm

Yes mate....
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by MikeB » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:18 pm

The companion9X "check for updates" should find and download the latest for you. With openTx, there is no "latest binary" due to too many options. Instead companion9X requests the server to build the latest for you before downloading it.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi Mike.

On reloading C9X, I just get told there are no new updates available ?.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:03 pm

Then you likely already downloaded the latest at some point. That would be r2768, jsut check on the radio that this is the version that is on it.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:51 am

Hi Kilrah.

On checking my version.......its r2588, dated 07/07/2013 ?.

I think there might be a problem with c9x, so I'll delete it off my laptop..........and reinstall it.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:28 am

No need to, just click the Donwload button in the preferences window after checking the firmware type set is correct.

You also might have downloaded the file already (i.e. c9x tells you there's no newer one) but not flashed it to the radio.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:34 am

Found it OK.........but on trying to flash, I keep getting the following message:-

"DFU Util did not finish correctly".

The Tx is connected to my Laptop OK, as the USB symbol is on the screen of the Tx?.

Sorry about this.....
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:05 pm

The radio needs to be powered off to flash the firmware.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:06 pm

For the firmware update, plug the USB cable in WITHOUT switching the Tx on.
For EEPROM update you switch the Tx on first, then plug the USB cable in.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Thanks guys.

I tried both approaches........but it still came up as either not able to find my Tx (EEPROM update), or came up with the DFU issue as noted above.

So......I've wiped everything again, and will re-install C9X.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:40 pm

Have you followed the instructions for driver installation?

http://code.google.com/p/opentx/wiki/Op ... anis_radio

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:45 pm

Yep.........the drop down file isn't there ?.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:54 pm

Better explanations please...
What "drop down file"?
The dropdown in Zadig isn't there? Or is the desired line not in it?

You of course need your radio to be powered off and connected as mentioned.

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:21 pm

I got so far, it found the dropdown file in Zadig.........the crashed my system !!.

For some reason beyond me.......the driver is either missing or corrupted. I'm no computer expert........its getting annoying now.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:24 pm

Are you oh the latest version of companion?

I release or two back had a bug similar to that!

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:31 am

Hi Rob, yes I am.

I spent hours trying to sort it yesterday (Saturday).
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:28 am

Having struggle for ages, ever since I got my Taranis..........I've finally managed it !

However......

On installing the latest firmware, I've lost the splash screen.....the ten-second countdown still hasn't been fixed.......and I've found a flaw in the "split stick" rates too.

I was hoping the flaws might have been sorted out by now ?.

Other than that, I'm really happy with the software system still.
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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Kilrah » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:29 am

The flashing dialog is where you specify a customised splash screen if you want one.
The new countdown options will be part of OpenTX 2.0, due to the need of storing extra parameters in the model menory it can't be added "just like that".

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Re: Taranis firmware update

Post by Steve71 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:36 am

OK thanks. ;-)
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