I'm one of the maintainers of the opensource project https://github.com/mirko/SonOTA , however with the latest release there appears to be certificate pinning (or similar) happening. This means that users can only upgrade the firmware in the Sonoff devices if they open it up, and solder in headers.
Using this OTA method users could get all of the benefits of an open platform, without the the need to open up the device and solder etc.
Thanks Andy. I get it is not very hard but the OTA enabled the option to do it after the unit were physically installed (like in a wall). I understand, after reading a bit more, that the certificate pinning is a good security check as you state as well. It would be very cool if ITEAD could sign/certify 3rd party firmwares (analogue to the app store at Apple -> review the code and then publish it with ITEAD's signature on it). Hopefully, this is something they can explore.
this feature would be great
I am building a new house and wanted to go for sonoff T1 with Tasmota for all my switches ( specially to be able to make 2/3/4 way switches, and privacy..
If we cannot easily downgrade/install Tasmota into the T1, I will reconsider my choice, as purchasing and flashing 40 switches will be a looong way...
Please allow us to flash Tasmota with OTA easily, you have everything to win doing that.
Fully agree with the feature !
Yeah, come on ITead ! Give us a way to get alternative firmware on our hardware. I really don't feel like ripping my Sonoff Touch devices out of the wall and solder directly to the chip to achieve this. The hardware works so much better and faster with other firmware. My two Sonoff Touch devices are the only ones left running the stock firmware.
Yes, please include the firmware downgrade feature . We really need it !
Your product is much more valuable to me if I can flash the firmware.
If I had known version 1.6 prevents me from flashing, I would not have upgraded.
I really doubt Sonoff will make OTA firmware flashing possible again in the future. I've been flashing a lot of Sonoff devices without even soldering them, just using a bit of blue tack and ensuring good contact during firmware flashing. This has worked great with Basic, TH and POW models. I will have to solder to do this with my S20 plugs...
This has to be actioned as I've just purchased 10 sonoff basics ready for over the air upgrade / flashing, and now I discover its being blocked by this company.
Please remove the block so that I and many others can exploit all the potential of this great little device. If it isn't done, then don't blame me or any of the other enthusiast here from moving to a better supported product. Open products invariably succeed over that of a closed system.
What ITEAD did was make their products more secure. This is not a bad thing. I think what's needed here is another version of the Sonoff basic that is designed to be flashed with alernate firmware.