I have AudioMoths version 1.0.0 and I just flashed some of them using the manual method but a very odd thing happens. The functionality of the switches appears to change i.e. "custom" becomes "usb/off". This means I need to put the device into custom mode to configure it and usb/off to set it to record. I'm pretty sure I followed the flashing instructions as they were provided and the same thing has happened to 5 devices. I stopped flashing the devices when I realised what was happening and I have 15 others I'd like to run on the latest firmware. I've done some tests and it seems like the devices configure ok with this new switch functionality. Any ideas why this happened? Can I fix it? Anyone had a similar experience? Ultimately I don't mind as long as they work.
I think that's the most likely reason. Let us know if you see it happen again, or anything else strange happens. The new firmware will work fine with the AudioMoth 1.0.0 boards.
Yeah i wonder the same. It is quite possible I had batteries in.
Did you have batteries in when you refreshed to 1.5.0 or not unplug from USB after reflashing? Maybe it didn't get a proper reset after loading the new firmware.
I'm not sure what version was there before possibly one of the earliest. I bought these from a group gets order in 2018.
I flashed them first to 1.5.0 but now I've just flashed those to the latest firmware 1.6.0 and everything works as normal now.
Thanks for your quick reply.
Also, double check that this persists after removing the batteries.
Hi Heather, From firmware version 1.5.0 the firmware checks the hardware version using an unused pin, and uses that to reconfigure the switch assignment. This was done to support AudioMoth Dev which uses a different switch, but shouldn't affect any older hardware. They should all work as before with the most up to date firmware. Do you know what version of firmware was installed on the devices before? Is it just one device that does this or more than one? You can't harm the devices due to this and you can always revert them. Do you know where this AudioMoth originally came from? Alex