Fraggboy wrote:derelicte, What was the Firmware date before you updated? I wonder if the Scheduling Remote doesn't have the latest firmware.
If it's still under warranty, you can call iRobot, and see if they will ship you an OSMO to update the Roomba that way.
vic7767 wrote:This may get moved to the hacker forum but, what type of cable are you using and what OS are you running your Comm package on ?
iRobot Osmo includes a charging update that helps Roomba maintain peak battery performance. Roomba will begin a 16 hour charge when the battery is extremely low. If Roomba is stored on a charger it will rarely use the 16 hour charging cycle.
derelicte wrote:RECON_SUPPLY_STORE wrote:Sorry, the cables I have are loaners and would need to be returned. I would either get a scheduler upgrade package [from iRobot] that would have the cable or get the OSMO unit. Both will upgrade the firmware and SCI
Are you 100% sure that the scheduler update contains the roi update as well? I'm finding this to not be the case. I can schedule the roomba, but I can't talk to it through my cable. It could be a cable issue, so I'm going to verify the cable with a newer roomba tomorrow hopefully.
The firmware on my roomba before and after the scheduler update is 8/11/05 (mm/dd/yy). The remote didn't appear to update my roomba.
RECON_SUPPLY_STORE wrote:derelicte, I had posed this question in the hacker section some time ago with no answers to date.Here is How to tell what Version Firmware is in you Roomba
- HACKER POST wrote: http://www.robotreviews.com/chat/viewto ... ght=#30129
So the question now is;
What if any is the difference in the firmware that is loaded into the Scheduler Remotes and the firmware loaded into the OSMO units? I do not have an answer for this but it stands to reason that there is a difference unless the OSMO and Schedulers are giving different build dates for the same firmware versions. Anyone have an answer?
The Scheduler Remote will update the Firmware to a build date of 050421 which includes the ability to schedule your roomba along with the 2.1 enhancements, which was the purpose of the original post. If the already installed firmware has a build date newer then 050421 then the scheduler will report "DONE" immediately without the 100-0 countdown. (It wont overwrite a newer firmware flash)SCHEDULER UPGRADE original post wrote:Do you have an older roomba that you would like to add the functionality of a scheduler upgrade to? iRobot sells a Scheduler upgrade kit ($99.99) with a cable that connects from the scheduler remotes connector to the non-scheduler Roombas 7pin mini-din connector. This cable is to be used with the scheduler remote to update the roomba firmware to add the ability to use a scheduling remote with your roomba.
The issue for some, like yourself is that you wanted the cable to update the firmware to include everything that an OSMO includes and it appears to lack some features, the extent of "what is lacking" is unknown to date. There is no way to peer inside the software of either the scheduler or OSMO to find out exactly what is missing.
So the issue is not the cable or the scheduler that you are using to do the update, the Scheduler Remote will update the Firmware to a build date of 050421 and will not overwrite a "newer" date. From here you may need an OSMO to get what you want accomplished above the scheduling features.
vic7767 wrote:See if you can fire up another term program, like Hypertem or Realterm, optioned for 57600, N, 8 & 1. Connect to the SCI port,,remove the battery, hold down the Pwr button 20 seconds, replace the battery. You should see some info display on your terminal that will have the firmware installed date.
derelicte wrote:according to the info from chris, it seems that the scheduler update doesn't contain the roi update as well.
Looks like I need an osmo.
RECON_SUPPLY_STORE wrote:derelicte wrote:according to the info from chris, it seems that the scheduler update doesn't contain the roi update as well.
Looks like I need an osmo.
I am not saying that it doesn't contain the SCI/ROI update. After the update by Scheduler on an '04 RED I can access the SCI without the OSMO as vic7767 mentioned above. I am just stating that there may be some differences between an OSMO and a Scheduler remote updates that aren't known. Your situation seems to be a different fault since you can't get it to recognize any SCI information and you should.
vic7767 wrote:One thing you can do that will test the cable is to plug your charger directly into the Roomba, connect the cable to the SCI and you should see charging data output one message per second. This should occur on any OSMOed or non OSMOed Roomba with an SCI port and not 5th generation.
vic7767 wrote:Thread update, derelicte was able to obtain a GraySmoke/Black OSMO and update his Roomba with the ROI.