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A. Upgrading Firmware > Minor Updates

Minor Updates

For minor updates, use the MFDeploy tool, which ships with the .NET Micro Framework SDK to update the .NET MF runtime on the Netduino.

To begin, run the MFDeploy application. You can find this in Start?All Programs?.NET Micro Framework SDK?Tools?MFDeploy.exe.

Note

If you have file extensions hidden in Windows Explorer, several files may appear to be named MFDeploy or MFDeploy.exe. Make sure you open the one that’s an application.

In MFDeploy, change the deployment method from Serial to USB and ensure that your Netduino appears in the drop-down box. Now, press Ping (see Figure A-1) to ensure that your device is available and responding.

Pinging the Netduino

Figure A-1. Pinging the Netduino

Note

If your Netduino doesn’t respond, press the Netduino’s SW1 pushbutton. Then unplug and reconnect your Netduino to your PC. Press Ping on your PC to see “Pinging... TinyBooter” and then release the pushbutton on your Netduino. This failsafe mode will put your Netduino into a special bootloader mode for 20 seconds so you can erase your app or update the firmware.


  

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