SARA AFF N211 Connected by Vodafone - Original FIRMWARE

I purchased a SARA AFF N211 card with Vodafone connection. I would like to reload the original firmware to be able to use it with Vodafone’s AllThingsTalk. Where do I find the original firmware or binary?

Thanks Maurizio

Hi @maupicco,

On this page you can find the .bin file,
https://vodafoneiot.sodaq.com/quick-start/next-steps/

Best regards,
Jan

Hi @Jan

in your message there is no link to any pages.

Best regards,

Maurizio

Hi @maupicco

I have added the link.
https://vodafoneiot.sodaq.com/quick-start/next-steps/

Best regards,
Jan

I tried to flash the firmware from the link you indicated to me but the card is not able to communicate with the N211 module.

From the serial monitor it can be seen that it is not able to read IMEI of the modem and also the information “Band Mask” and “Network” contain information not compatible with the N211 module.

Are you sure that the firmware you indicated is for the N211 card and not for the R410M?

below I report the serial monitor of the original firmware and the one you have indicated to me.

As you can see, they are different.

ORIGINAL

Commands:
AT Command Mode (CMD):
GPS Dump (GPSDUMP):

Settings:
IMEI : 357518080332646
Telco (tmobile=0, vodafone=1) (tlc=): 1
Upload Interval (min) (sri=): 5
GPS Fix Timeout (sec) (gft=): 120
Minimum sat count (sat=): 6
APN (apn=):
Force Operator (opr=): 22210
Server URL/IP or CDP (url=): 40.68.172.187
Server port (prt=): 8891
UDP/COAP (coap=0, udp=1) (udp=): 1
NB-IoT Band (8 or 20) (bnd=): 8
Send ATT header (OFF=0 / ON=1) (ahd=): 1
All Things Talk Token (att=): tABjTFTz
Payload type (0=cbor, 1=hex, 2=json) (pld=): 0
Temperature offset (tof=): 0
GPS (OFF=0 / ON=1) (gps=): 1
Debug (OFF=0 / ON=1) (dbg=): 1

On-the-move Functionality
Acceleration% (100% = 8g) (acc=): 25
Acceleration Duration (acd=): 0
Back-off time (sec) (bot=): 10

Enter command:

FROM THE LINK

Commands:
AT Command Mode (CMD):
Init network (INIT):

Settings:
IMEI :
All Things Talk Token (att=):
Sensor Type (sty=): 0
Upload Interval (min) (sri=): 5
GPS Fix Timeout (sec) (gft=): 120
Minimum sat count (sat=): 6
APN (apn=): nb.inetd.gdsp
Force Operator (opr=): 20404
Network (LTE-M=7, NB-Iot=8) (rat=): 8
Band Mask (bnm=): 524288
Server URL/IP (url=): 40.68.172.187
Server port (prt=): 8891
GPS (OFF=0 / ON=1) (gps=): 0
Debug (OFF=0 / ON=1) (dbg=): 1
High temperature trigger (hgh=): 29
Low temperature trigger (low=): 10

On-the-move Functionality
Acceleration% (100% = 8g) (acc=): 25
Acceleration Duration (acd=): 0
Accelerator Trigger
Sensitivity (1-50) (act=): 10
Back-off time (sec) (bot=): 10

Enter command:

Hi @maupicco,

The software is indeed only for the R4 modules.
I will make a binary for the N211 software. I will let you know when it’s available on the website for download.

Best regards,
Jan

Hi @Jan,

thanks, I wait for the N211 binary software. Please inform me as soon as possible.

Best regard,

Maurizio

@maupicco,

The download page is updated. You can now reset your N211 to the default software.

Best regards,
Jan