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Offline chris-s1

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hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« on: November 16, 2019, 04:13:04 PM »
hi chaps. i have just got my self an hp2550 living in Scotland this is a misol branded product from china.

i am trying to upgrade the firmware from 1.4.2 to 1.5.4 from the ecowitt website.  i have formatted my sd card and transferd over the user.bin file i turn off the device insert the sd card and restart it but nothing happens.  i have tried reformatting the sd card to both fat32 and ntfs  with no joy.  new to this so any information would be much appreciated

thanks chris

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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
What type of SD card are you using? Only SDHC will work. SDXC won't work. Also format to FAT32.
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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 04:42:45 PM »
Hi galfert  its SDXC  #-o   thanks for the info i will get one ordered up!


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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 05:53:07 AM »
Make sure the file is named user.bin when you copy it over to the SD card from your PC.
When you insert the card into the HP2550/1 it will automatically reboot and install the firmware. When done the system will start automatically and normal service is resumed.
Its worth leaving the card in the station as it will use this for backups.
After the firmware update is done the console deletes the user.bin file from the SD card if in the future you wonder where its gone!
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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 06:32:02 AM »
Brand new member here as well as complettely new to the the weather station world. I was going to ask a question that this post answered.

I have also been given an MISOL HP2550 and was wondering if it was actually the same as the Ecowitt (since they look exactly the same) and how to update i

So thanks a lot

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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 06:43:44 AM »
Brand new member here as well as complettely new to the the weather station world. I was going to ask a question that this post answered.

I have also been given an MISOL HP2550 and was wondering if it was actually the same as the Ecowitt (since they look exactly the same) and how to update i

So thanks a lot

Yes, it is the same. Misol is just a branded HP2550 and can use the stock Ecowitt firmware.
Ecowitt is essentially the prime/lead brand for all Fine Offset weather stations and sensors. There are many other brands that sell the fine offset kit such as Misol, Ambient, Froggit etc.
Some use customised Firmware such as the Ambient so that it locks users into a brand ecosystem but essentially the hardware is all the same. The only thing that you need to worry about is the frequency of the kit you have to ensure that extra sensors or kit work together. In the UK the frequency is normally 868Mhz but could be 433Mhz also.

Welcome to the forum BTW!
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 06:47:25 AM by Mandrake »
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Ecowitt HP2550A (Wundergroun: IGUILDFO67)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Wunderground: IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Mk2) test environment
Ecowitt WH51 Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH41 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WH31 Thermo/Hygro Sensor
Ecowitt WS80 Ultrasonic Anemometer (pre-prod test)

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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 06:47:11 AM »
Thanks for the clarification and the welcome. I suspect I will have many more questions but will create separate posts so as not to hijack this one :)

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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 04:31:07 AM »
I forgot to mention yesterday that there are two firmware's for the HP2550/1 that you need to be aware of.
The Console firmware that we have already discussed (user.bin) that you update via the SD card and the Wifi Firmware that you must update via the WS-View app.
You need to be on the same WiFi network to perform the wifi firmware update for obvious reasons. The firmware update does not reboot the console and does not impact operation of the console in anyway and happens in the background.
Just selecting the console via its displayed device MAC will tell you if a updated firmware is available.
If it does not and offers to take you to settings then you are on the latest available version.
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Ecowitt HP2550A (Wundergroun: IGUILDFO67)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Wunderground: IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Mk2) test environment
Ecowitt WH51 Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH41 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WH31 Thermo/Hygro Sensor
Ecowitt WS80 Ultrasonic Anemometer (pre-prod test)

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Re: hp2550 wont upgrade firmware
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 06:34:38 AM »
new SD card arrived this morning. All updated thanks for your help mandrake! looking forward to more updates and add-ons for the station!

thanks chris

 

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