How to install EdgeTX on the radioHere, we will show you how to install EdgeTX on a radio running OpenTX.
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Confirmation of compatible radioEdgeTX can be run on many of radios on which OpenTX is running. You can check radio models that EdgeTX and EdgeTX Companion currently supports by opening details page of each version from EdgeTX release site on GitHub and looking at the "Supported radios" column.
Check the installation procedureThere are several ways to install EdgeTX on your radio. The following pages are available on GitHub's EdgeTX official site. (The same procedure is explained on the second and fourth pages.) Here, we will introduce installation procedure similar to OpenTX update , which is familiar to OpenTX users. That is, store EdgeTX binary file in SD card of the radio, first rewrite boot loader from "SD-HC CARD" or "SD CARD" screen of the radio, and then boot the radio in DFU / Bootloader Mode to rewrite the firmware. This is same procedure as described in " EdgeTX Installation Guide " above.
You can also write OpenTX back to a radio running EdgeTX using the same procedure.
Other installation methods
EdgeTX buddy , which allows you to install EdgeTX on the radio with just a web browser, or EdgeTX flasher , a tool specialized for installation, has also been developed, but it is currently at the prototype level.
Back up OpenTX firmware and various setting informationIn case of installation failure, first back up OpenTX firmware and various setting information currently stored in the radio. For the backup procedure, see "Back up MODELs and various settings (EEPROM) in radio" chapter on " OpenTX/EdgeTX radio initial setup procedure " page and "Access to radio: backup Flash memory and EEPROM" chapter on " How to install OpenTX Companion " page. Then, copy the contents of the SD card to your PC, etc., or take it out from the radio and storage it.
Preparation of microSD cardOpenTX/EdgeTX radio uses a microSD card as a data storage area (compatible with SDHC standard). Image / audio data, Lua scripts, backups of radio and drone settings (MODEL information) are saved. See below for how to prepare the microSD card.
Download EdgeTX firmware
There is also a version called Nightly, but since this is a Nightly build, a so-called beta version, it may be unstable or contain bugs. This version is for developers, so please do not use it for general users.
There is also a version with "-RC1" or "-RC2" .e.t.c. added to the end of the version name, which is the Release Candidate version. As with Nightly, it may contain bugs, so general users should avoid using it as much as possible.
Right-click on the link and download it to your computer. Unzip this in any folder.
Also, download the companion software here. Download the Zip file named "edgetx-cpn- [OS name] -v [version number] .zip".
If you don't know which file to select, open "fw.json" stored in the same folder with a text editor. You can see a list of model name and file name prefixes.
It may be good to take this opportunity to upgrade built-in multi-protocol module at the same time. In that case, the firmware for multi-protocol module is also stored in "FIRMWARE" folder. For how to upgrade the built-in multi-protocol module, see How to update radio firmware .
Turn on the radio
Insert microSD card containing EdgeTX firmware into radio and turn on as usual. Audio file has changed to that of EdgeTX, so radio says "Welcome to EdgeTX".
Installation of EdgeTX boot loaderFirst of all, install the boot loader.
Installation of EdgeTX firmwareThen install EdgeTX firmware.
First start after installing EdgeTX
Use EdgeTX Companion instead of OpenTX Companion to manage radios on your computer.