BLE Bridge firmware update

BLE Bridge ios android

In this brief tutorial we will show you step by step how to load the BLE Bridge firmware.
Remember that if you own a WiFi NTRIP Master, by following these steps you can convert it into a BLE Bridge (and viceversa).

  1. Download the firmware update tool from here
    Unzip the file and save the folder in your computer.
    This tool won’t change between firmware releases.
  2. Download the latest firmware from here and unzip it, you should have this file:
    firmware_main.bin
  3. If you have a simpleRTK2B/3B receiver: Make sure your simpleRTK2B/3B board has the UARTs disabled, here’s a tutorial.
    Connect the WiFi NTRIP Master board to your simpleRTK2B/3B board and connect a USB cable from your PC to the POWER+XBEE port
    If you have a simpleRTK2Blite: remove the simpleRTK2Blite from the USB to XBEE “blue board” and plug the WiFi NTRIP Master on the “blue board”. Connect the “blue board” to your PC.
  4. Run flash_download_tools_v3.6.7.exe tool
  5. Select ESP32 DownloadTool option
  6. Select the proper path to the binaries you downloaded in step 2 and make sure to set the tool as in this screenshot. Select the right COM port. (the paths and the COM port may differ)
  7. Press and keep pressed the WiFi NTRIP Master BOOT button, then press once the XBEE RESET button on the simpleRTK2B board.
    Release BOOT button.
  8. Press ERASE button and wait until process is finished
  9. Press and keep pressed the WiFi NTRIP Master BOOT button, then press once the XBEE RESET button on the simpleRTK2B board.
    Release BOOT button.
  10. Click the START button and wait until the progress bar reaches the end and FINISH is shown
  11. After that, you only need to click the XBEE RESET button 🙂
    Don’t worry if you don’t see any LEDs, it is ok

BLE Bridge Firmware

Last version: FW V2.0 updated on 26/01/2022
*** BLE Bridge Firmware Changelog ***

2023-01-26 - FW V2.0
* New redesign to make it fully compatible with all iOS and Android apps

2022-10-11 - FW V1.1
* Fixed some stability issues

2020-07-17 - FW V1.0
* First release

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