After the initial excitement of the RePhone I got rather stuck when I tried to flash code to it using the arduino IDE. I’m on a 32bit Win7 machine, all COM ports show up fine and all RePhone modes seem to be working correctly.
I am, however, unable to flash anything from the Arduino IDE - nor can I flash the device using the packaged flashing tool.
The Arduino IDE seems to timeout, the progress bar starts to fill up but then gets stuck at ‘uploading to device’ and disappears. The behaviour is very similar to what @bconstructive said here http://www.seeedstudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=6592&p=23523&hilit=alcatel#p23523 - apart from the fact that I’m using a 32bit system instead of a 64 bit. I’m also seeing the device pop up as an Alcatel Single RNDIS Interface when powered down completely.
By mistake I uploaded some code using the arduino IDE to the wrong COM port once (Modem instead of Debug) - I’m hoping that this hasn’t bricked my RePhone module?
Thanks for any ideas that might solve the issue.