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Recovery Mode for Intel® Galileo Boards


Last Reviewed: 11-Jul-2017
Article ID: 000006378

What are you seeing?
Your Intel® Galileo Board doesn’t boot. 

Why are you seeing it?
The firmware is corrupted.

How to fix it
Use the recovery mode.

Follow these steps:

  1. Use the serial cable to connect to the Intel Galileo Board via Linux*. If you don't have a serial cable, see Sergey's Blog - Malinov Family Web Presence for steps on how to make one.
  2. Build the FVMAIN.fv following the Intel® Quark™ SoC BSP Build and Software User Guide section 8.
  3. Copy the FVMAIN.fv to the root of a USB flash drive.
  4. Disconnect the power supply from the Intel Galileo.
  5. Connect the serial cable to the UART port.
  6. Open a client connection using PuTTY or similar program.
  7. Connect the USB to USB HOST port.
  8. Ground the resistor mentioned in section 2.5.4 of the Intel® Galileo Board User Guide.
  9. Connect the power supply to the Intel Galileo board. A menu displays, as shown below. Type 4 for the Intel Galileo Board.
    Step 9
  10. Remove the ground connection to the resistor.
  11. Press R to recover the firmware.
    Step 11


The recovery takes about five minutes. After the recovery, update your firmware from the Arduino* IDE to make sure you have the latest firmware.

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