How to Fix a Bricked or Unresponsive Intel® Galileo Board





If your Intel® Galileo Board is unresponsive, check the Windows* COM driver.


Check to see if your firmware is corrupt before flashing new firmware. 

Plug in a serial cable and view the messages in BIOS. If you see the message "ASSERT_EFI_ERROR," then your firmware is corrupt. You need to flash new firmware to resolve the issue.


You need:

  • Intel Galileo Board
  • Image to Flash (Bin file)
  • SF-100 DediProg
  • 2x5 DediProg cable
  • DediProg engineering software
    Note Changing the firmware using this method causes an incorrect MAC address. An incorrect MAC address isn't a problem unless you've fixed two Intel Galileo Boards using this method, and then attached them to the same network.

    To flash new firmware, follow these steps:

    1. Download and install the DediProg software.
    2. Remove all power supplies from the Intel Galileo Board, both USB, and power.
    3. Plug in the SF-100 DediProg to the Intel Galileo Board using the 2X5 cable.
    4. Plug in the SF-100 DediProg to the system running the DediProg software. You might need to install the device driver for the DediProg.
      SF-100 DediProg
    5. Click Start > Programs > DediProg > DediProg Engineering. Select the Flash Chip Version W25Q64FV, and click OK.
      Memory Type Ambiguity
    6. Click File > Find, and select the file to flash.
    7. Click Batch. This step identifies, erases, and programs the chip. This step also verifies the programming.
    8. Disconnect the SF-100 from the Intel Galileo Board.
    9. Boot the Intel Galileo Board.