Please ensure that you use a data USB-C cable, as many USB-C cables provide power only and not the data lines.
The usb-C to usb-A cable from LILYGO is NOT a "data cable", and can only be used for charging.
You may need to install the USB device drivers if your device does not show up when connected.
Last Verified T-Echo nRF52840 on: Mac OS Monterey v12.0.1 (Intel chipset)
You can use the latest Apple USB-C Charge cables. The cable that is provided with the iPad Pro works. Older Laptop usb-C Power cables will NOT work, as they are missing the data lines.
With the latest versions of MacOS, the USB Serial driver is built-in. Do NOT download any USB device drivers - this will actually prevent you from connecting to your T-Echo from your Mac. If you downloaded/installed any already, please Remove them.
Removing the CH34x (CH340/CH341) USB Drivers
1. Unplug your T-Echo
2. Open the Terminal and run:
3. sudo -rf /Library/Extensions/usbserial.kext`
Verify successful connections with:
- Plug in your T-Echo
- Open the Terminal
ls -l /dev/tty.usbmodem*
If the device file exists, you will also notice a "TECHOBOOT" volume in the Finder, or in the Terminal after double-clicking the Reset Button (see below)
Please ensure that you have updated the bootloader to the latest version using the information on the RAK Documentation Center website.
Download Latest Firmware
Firmware can be downloaded from the Firmware page. Your initial installation has to happen over USB from your Mac, Windows or Linux PC. Once our software is installed, all future software updates happen over bluetooth from your phone.
Be careful to install the correct load for your board. While it is unlikely that you will cause damage to your device, the wrong firmware will cause it to not work.
- Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. If you computer complains about needing to format a new drive, cancel the format command.
- Double click the
Resetbutton on your device, this will put it into boot loader mode.
- A new drive will then be mounted on your computer. Open this drive and you should see three files:
- Copy the appropriate
firmware-xxxxx-1.2.x.uf2file from the firmware zip file onto the new drive.
You are going to copy/drop "as is" 'firmware-xxxxx-1.2.x.uf2' (NOT over the "CURRENT.UF2" file) in the volume, and the device reboot will copy it/load it correctly.
- Once the file has finished copying over, the device will reboot, loading the new firmware as it does.