This section contains steps to update (flash) the firmware on your Intel® Edison board. The firmware is your board's operating system, and also allows for use of Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth*, analog and digital controls, and other functions. It's important to keep your firmware up-to-date to ensure the best stability and performance for your board. While flashing your firmware is not required to being programming your board, firmware updates contain vital features, such as the commands required to connect your board to a wireless network.
If you have a host system with 64-bit Windows* or Mac* OS X*, the recommended way to flash your firmware is downloading and running the setup tool for the Intel® Edison board. Simply follow the onscreen prompts to flash your board with the latest image for the Intel® Edison board. For steps for your host system, see the steps for Windows or Mac.
If you encounter errors, you can also flash the firmware using one of the following alternatives:
- Flashing your firmware manually (recommended alternative)
Using Flash Tool Lite (deprecated)
- Getting started with Access Point (AP) Mode for the Intel® Edison board (deprecated)