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Bricked/Frozen Xbee S2 -- I think that bootloader is corrupted. Any way to reinstall bootloader to xbee s2

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I have tried all the methods available on the internet. but still can't find a solution.

I have two xbee s2. I programmed one of them as coordinator(API), and the other one as router(AT). But after some time when I tried to read the router xbee s2, it will give me a popup info box telling me to reset the xbee. I tried resetting it by shorting reset to ground but nothing happens. I then followed some instructables but still wasn't able to revive my bricked xbee s2.

The coordinator (API) xbee s2 seems to be working fine.

I tried entering into the bootloader menu of the bricked xbee s2 but nothing happens when I enter 'B' in the terminal window.

I am using Arduino UNO (rev 3) to read and write on xbee s2 because I don't have an FTDI cable. I do this by shorting out the controller on Arduino UNO.

I don't think that the UNO is causing problems as the coordinator xbee is working fine.

Any possible solutions???

I have tried the following solutions...
  • http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=3402
  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamcI1wjNQ8
  • http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-your-broken-XBee/
  • http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Xbee-Baud-Rates/step5/Un-bricking-a-frozen-Xbee/

I would like to know how to re-install bootloader to xbee s2, or if you have any other possible solutions, let me know.

If you require more info, let me know.
asked Mar 17, 2014 in XCTU by bilal New to the Community (0 points)
edited Mar 16, 2014 by bilal

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I believe the bootloader is locked. If it's not working you'll need to RMA the module.
answered Mar 24, 2014 by kjensen8 Veteran of the Digi Community (612 points)
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