At the moment I try to get my RePhone GSM+BLE module started up.
To say is that I am an absolute beginner with such things…
What I have done so far:
-I followed the instructions on this web site. seeedstudio.com/wiki/Arduino … ePhone_Kit
-I downloaded the Arduino IDE for RePhone on my Win7 32-bit computer.
-No SIM card is in the GSM+BLE module
-The battery is fully charged and connected to the module
-The antenna is connected to the module
-Nothing else is connected to the module
-I installed the drivers via the path: Arduino_IDE_for_RePhone-master\drivers\mtk\Win7
When the GSM+BLE module is switched off and I connect the USB cable to my computer, the green light appears (steady light) and the mass store of 5Mb appears. When I disconnect it the green light disappears again. When I switch on the GSM+BLE module by pushing the power switch for 2sec then the green light appears…turns into violet and starts to blink green. When connecting the module to the computer by the USB the MTK USB Debug Port and the MTK USB Modem Port appear.
-As a next step I plug the GSM+BLE module out of my computer. I start the firmwareUpdater.exe I found in the previous downloaded file. I make sure that I choose RePhone. Then I click on this green button and when it tells me to plug-in the usb to the PC I make sure that the GSM+BLE module is switched off before I connect it to the computer via the USB port.
-After one minute the following information appear: Timeout! Please click download button to upgrade your device.
What shall I do? I even downloaded the RePhone Kit Create VXP and copied it into the mass storage as described further down on the above mentioned instruction website…but it does not help anything.
When I open the Arduino_IDE_for_RePhone and I want to run the Hello World program (Board-RePhone, Port-MTK USB Debug Port), even after 2hours the uploading process never stops.
Thank you for your kind help.