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       esptool - create and flash firmware files to ESP8266 or ESP32 chips


       esptool [FLASH OPTION]...
       esptool [CREATION OPTION]...


       Flash  firmware files to ESP8266 or ESP32 boards with ability to automatically put certain
       boards into  UART  bootloader  programming  mode.  Or,  extract  code  sections  from  ELF
       executable files to create firmware files for ESP chips.


       -cp <device>
              Select  a  serial  port  device  to  communicate  with  an  ESP  chip.  Default  is
              /dev/ttyUSB0 on Linux, COM1 on Windows and /dev/tty.usbserial on Mac OS X.

       -cb <baudrate>
              Select the baud rate. Default is 115200.

       -ca <address>
              Flash memory address to upload the data to. Default is 0x00000000.

       -cf <filename>
              Upload the file to flash memory. Serial communication parameters and  flash  memory
              address must precede this argument.

       -cp <size>
              Pad last written section to the given size, in bytes.

       -cc <chip>
              Select chip to upload to. Currently supported values are: esp8266 (default), esp32.

       -cd <board>
              Reset board into bootloader mode.  Default is none.

   Resetting methods:
              GPIO0  and  RESET  are  controlled by two NPN transistors as implemented in NodeMCU

       wifio  TXD controls GPIO0 via a PNP transistor, while DTR controls RESET via a capacitor.

       ck     RTS controls RESET or CH_PD, while DTR controls GPIO0;

       none   No DTR/RTS manipulation.

   Firmware creation:
       -eo <filename>
              Open an ELF object file, parse it and cache information  found  therein.  Only  one
              input file could be opened at a time.

       -es <section> <filename>
              Read  the given section from currently opened input file and make raw dump into the
              specified file.

       -ec    Close the currently opened input file.

       -bo <filename>
              Prepare a new firmware image file for writing.

       -bm <qio|qout|dio|dout>
              Set the flash chip interface mode. Default is QIO. This parameter is stored in  the
              firmware image header along with the flash size and flash frequency. ROM bootloader
              in the ESP chip uses this info to know how to talk to the flash memory chip.

       -bz <512K|256K|1M|2M|4M|8M|16M|32M>
              Set the flash chip size. Default is 512K.

       -bf <40|26|20|80>
              Set the flash chip frequency in MHz.  Default is 40M.

       -bs <section>
              Read the specified section from the input file and append it to the firmware image.
              The sections will appear in the same order as the -bs options appear on the command

       -bc    Flush the content into the firmware image and close the file.

       -v     Display verbose informational messages.  Add more v's to increase verbosity  level,
              e.g. -vv, -vvv.

       -q     Suppress informational messages.

       --help Display help.

              Display program version information.


       Flash Lua script firmware to a NodeMCU board:

              esptool -cd nodemcu -cf nodemcu_integer_0.9.5_20150318.bin

       Flash  MicroPython  for  ESP8266  firmware to a Huzzah or EzSBC ESP board: First reset the
       board into flash programming mode.  Holod  GPIO0/Flash  button  and  press  reset  button,
       release  the  reset  button  and  finally  release  the  GPIO0/Flash  button. Then run the
       following command:

              esptool -cf firmware-combined.bin

       Flash Espressif AT v0.50 firmware to an ESP board: First manually  reset  the  board  into
       flash programming mode or use correct -cd option, then run:

              esptool    -ca    0x00000    -cf    noboot/eagle.flash.bin    -ca    0x40000    -cf
              noboot/eagle.irom0text.bin   -ca   0x3e000   -cf   blank.bin   -ca   0x7c000    -cf
              esp_init_data_default.bin -ca 0x7E000 -cf blank.bin

       Create firmware files from app.elf. Note the option for 4M flash size.

              esptool  -bz  4M  -eo app.elf -bo app_00000.bin -bs .text -bs .data -bs .rodata -bc
              -ec -eo app.elf -es .irom0.text app_40000.bin -ec

       Then, flash the created firmware to the board:

              esptool -cf 00000.bin -ca 0x40000 -cf 40000.bin


       Written by Christian Klippel.


       Copyright © 2014, 2015, 2016 Christian Klippel, Ivan  Grokhotkov,  Milan  Kupcevic.   This
       program  comes  with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
       PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This program is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version  2  or
       any later version as published by the Free Software Foundation.