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Internet of Things with Python by Gastón C. Hillar

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Checking and upgrading the board's firmware

Sometimes, the original firmware included in the board is the latest one available for Intel Galileo Gen 2. However, in some cases, we might need a firmware update, and therefore it is always convenient to make sure that we are working with the latest available version for the onboard firmware.

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Firmware updates solve bugs and compatibility issues. Thus, it is always convenient to work with the latest firmware. However, in case you don't feel sure about following the procedure to update the firmware, it is convenient to keep the version that came with the board. A wrong procedure while updating the firmware or a power loss during the process might damage the board, that is, it might transform the board ...

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