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Updating the CloudWatcher firmware from the Solo

The update procedure can be performed 100% remotely on units with recent firmware (>= 5.71), so first of all we need to check the current version. To do so, just go to: http://aagsolo/cgi-bin/cgiLastData (if you have renamed your unit replace as appropriate). In the second line, we'll be able to see the version:

cwinfo=Serial: 1452, FW: 5.71

As said, the procedure is slightly different if the current version is earlier than 5.71.

            1) Download the latest firmware: http://lunatico.es/aagcw/current/AAG_CloudWatcher.has

... and copy it to the "tmp" folder of your Solo:


        2) Connect via ssh (terminal) to the Solo. First get "putty" (www.putty.org), and connect as in here:



user pi,

password cloudwatcher. 

3) Once in the Solo, type the following: 

pi@aagsolo: ~$ cd /tmp (press enter)

pi@aagsolo:/tmp$ sudo service aagsolo stop 

- If your unit has firmware pre-5.71:

At this point power off your CloudWatcher (not your Solo!!) 

pi@aagsolo:/tmp$ /home/aagsolo/HASFileLoader update f=AAG_CloudWatcher.has

You'll see some messages, then dots every second, please power on your CloudWatcher.

- If your unit has firmware post-5.71:

Just type:

pi@aagsolo:/tmp$ /home/aagsolo/HASFileLoader resup f=AAG_CloudWatcher.has

All going well, you'll see a list of numbers, increasingly in hundreds, up to 9728:

HAS file will be [AAG_CloudWatcher.has] 

Updating device...

Read 19456 bytes from file








(many more numbers)


 9728 Done

At this point, the CloudWatcher is updated. Just relaunch the Solo service:

pi@aagsolo:/tmp$ sudo service aagsolo start

and exit. 

pi@aagsolo:/tmp$ exit


- some early Solos do not seem able to update the firmware; if that's your case, I'm afraid there's nothing we can do, you'll have to resort to the Windows tools.


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