Update your board’s firmware

The LinkIt ONE SDK includes the latest firmware for your LinkIt ONE development board, which may not have been installed at the factory. Now you’ll update the firmware on your LinkIt ONE development board.

Quick steps:

  • Set LinkIt ONE development board as the target board.
  • Set the board to Mass Storage Bootup mode.
  • Run the LinkIt ONE firmware updater application and follow its instructions.
  • Set the board to Normal Bootup mode.
  • Reboot your board. 

Next: Configure the Arduino IDE.

Step-by-step

Step 1 — Set the target board

  1. Configure the LinkIt ONE board as the target in the Arduino IDE: on the Tools menu, point to Board and click LinkIt ONE, as shown below. 

    Changing the target board to LinkIt ONE

  2. On the Tools menu point to Programmer and click LinkIt Firmware Updater, as shown below: 

    Setting the LinkIt Firmware Updater 

Step 2 — Set the board to Mass Storage bootup mode

  1. If the board isn’t already, switch it into Mass Storage Bootup mode, as shown below. 

    LinkIt ONE in a mass storage mode 

  2. Connect the LinkIt ONE development board to your computer using a micro-USB cable, the location of the USB connector is shown below. 

    Micro-USB connector on the LinkIt ONE development board

Step 3 — Run the LinkIt ONE Firmware Updater application

  1. In Arduino IDE, on the Tools menu click Burn Bootloader to launch the firmware updater application. 

     The location of LinkIt ONE Firmware Updater in the Arduino IDE

  2. In LinkIt ONE Firmware Updater, click the download button, as shown below. 

    Click the download button to start the firmware update process

  3. Follow the instructions, see figure below, and disconnect LinkIt ONE from your computer and its power source. Then reconnect the power source and connect LinkIt ONE to your computer using a USB cable. 

  4. Once LinkIt ONE is reconnected the firmware update will start automatically. LinkIt ONE Firmware Updater will report that the firmware is being downloaded (transferred to the board), as shown below. 
    The board's firmware is being downloaded
  5. After a moment LinkIt ONE Firmware Updater will confirm that the firmware has been updated, see below. 

     The firmware update is complete

  6. Now return the board to Normal Bootup mode. Then disconnect and reconnect the power to reboot it.

You now have the latest firmware on your LinkIt ONE development board. 

Next: Configure the Arduino IDE.