Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

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Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by Raptor67 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:42 pm

Hello.
I purchased my Taranis back when they very first came out (2012 or 2013?)
Due to reasons of changing lifestyle, I never really got to play with it at the time.
Now I'm getting back into RC and I need to upgrade the firmware. Its still 1.1.02
However, I cant get the Taranis to go into bootloader mode.
I tried turning it on with the Horizontal trim buttons both pushed to the center. No change. Just boots up normally.
Was there a different way of getting into the bootloader on the early Taranis?
Failing that, is there a way of loading the new firmware via the SD Card?

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by jtaylor » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 pm

The bootloader wasn't added until openTX 2.0 so your Taranis won't have it. You will need to upgrade using the power off methoid using Zadig (if you are using Windows) https://github.com/opentx/opentx/wiki/T ... ootloaders . It sounds like you don't really have any models that will need converted (not sure how well that would go from that far back) so I would just download the latest Companion (2.2.1 http://www.open-tx.org/2017/12/16/opentx-2.2.1 ) and upgrade using the power off method and reprogram your models. You will also need to upgrade your SD card with the corresponding version contents http://downloads.open-tx.org/2.2/sdcard/

http://open-txu.org/home/undergraduate- ... ing-zadig/

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by Raptor67 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 am

Thanks heaps.
I was starting to wonder if I was going nuts as I coudlnt find anything in the manual about how to got into it (all 4 pages of the manual I got)!
No Bootloader on my version. Well, that makes a lot more sense.
I'll try out what you suggest tonight and let you know how I go.
Thanks again.

P.S. I assume that the latest firmware will include the bootloader after I've flashed it to 2.x?
Philip.

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by Raptor67 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm

All sorted. Thanks again.
I gave up trying on my high end Windows 10 PC (Win 10 really needs its USB drivers completely revised IMHO).
I'm sure I could off got it working eventually but it was smooth sailing once I switched to my 6 year old laptop with minimal installed c**p and Win7
Bootloader is working, my 2 old models upgraded no issues and I will be flying them this weekend.
Thanks heaps Jim.
Buy you a beer if I ever meet you.
Philip.

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by MikeB » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:36 pm

On Windows 10, I use Zadig to set the STM bootloader driver to "WinUSB (v6.1.7600.16385)". then all works OK. I've also disabled Windows from updating my drivers automatically, as I've had to re-install several because Windows updated them to "better" ones that didn't work!

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by jhsa » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:46 pm

One of the reasons I would like to move completely to Linux. :)

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Re: Taranis X9D (original one). Cant get into bootloader.

Post by Raptor67 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:52 am

I try not to let M$ do anything automatically on my PC's.
Auto updates can be the cause of all sorts of problems.
I usually allow updates to go ahead after about a month if there has not been an uproar about them causing issues, and then only selectively.
Years ago I Spent too many hours on clients computers diagnosing issues that turned out to be MS driver auto updates, or security updates of all things.
Not looking forward to the next Major MS auto update (CPU Meltdown security hole). Anyway, getting off topic.
Taranis is updated and working well thanks to help from this forum. Currently purchasing a set of Hall effect gimbals for it. Looking at SMA antenna mod for it next. Mono-pole just doesn't cut it any more.

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