Firmware update

Firmware flashing

Connect to the micro USB hSerial port

Make sure that your Raspberry Pi is connected to CORE2 board through a micro USB hSerial port. You'll need a USB A <-> USB micro cable provided with the Rover.

If you want to flash the firmware more ofter, buy a short (5 cm) one so you'll be able to leave it connected all the time inside the main electronics box (MEB).

Download the newest Leo Rover firmware

You can find all firmware versions and their changelogs in our GitHub releases page.

Check for the newest version and download the .hex file (ex. leo_firmware_v1.0.0.hex) to your computer.

Upload the firmware to the Rover

Place the firmware .hex file inside /home/pi directory of your Rover.

Flash the firmware

Make sure you are in the home directory (by default you should be there;/home/pi) and type:

core2-flasher leo_firmware_[VERSION].hex

Replace [VERSION] with the version you downloaded.

The process of flashing should begin. After it completes, you should be good to go.



Bootloader not flashed

If your Core2-ROS board has not been previously flashed, you may need to flash the bootloader first for a firmware to work.

To do this, download the bootloader from here and upload it to your Rover, or if you already connected the Rover to the Internet, just type:


Then, do the following commands:

core2-flasher --unprotect
core2-flasher bootloader_1_0_0_core2.hex
core2-flasher --protect

Now you can proceed with the firmware flashing operation.