How to Flash Firmware Update for ESP8266 With FTDI

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Introduction: How to Flash Firmware Update for ESP8266 With FTDI

Today, I am going to show you how to flash your ESP8266 with firmware updates really quick and easy.

The need list:

1. ESP8266

2. FTDI with mini usb cable (ESP8266 requires 3.3V to program)

3. Tiny breadboard with tiny colorful ribbon cables for breadboard connections

4. Your computer

Step 1: The Connection

FTDI GND - GND ESP8266 + GPIO 0 ESP8266

FTDI VCC - VCC ESP8266 + GPIO 2 ESP8266

FTDI TX - RXD ESP8266

FTDI RX - TXD ESP8266

Note: FTDI's CTS and DTR pins, leave blank.

Note: ESP8266's CH_PD and RST pins, connect them.

Step 2: Download Necessary Files

The rar file for Windows and after the connection of ESP8266, when you plug in to your computer, there will be COM port name definition. Keep this COM number in your mind. And set the parameters like that and click on Download button in flasher program to flash the ESP8266.

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Note: When it said this, this means don't care, you flash your module very well with success:

Writing at 0x0007ec00... (99 %)
Leaving...
Failed to leave Flash mode

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That's all!

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Hi,

I'm trying to flash firmware for the localino v2 (http://www.localino.net/shop/localino-hardware/11/localino-v2.0-kit) with a ESP8266 wifi chip. Are there any relevant equivalents for the GPIO0 and 2 ports, as in where should I plug those two pins from FTDI into? Unless I'm missing something.

Thanks!

Hi,

Thank you so much , this really solved my problem.

I hope it helps :)