M5stack Faces LCD REPL Micropython SOLVED

  • Days of trying to install micropython on the Faces Kit I bought on Amazon. The solution I used is this. On my Mac;

    1. M5Burner; erase device.
    2. Go to https://github.com/m5stack/FACES-Firmware/
    3. Download the master.zip Unzip. Find m5stack-micropython-tft-repl-v1.0.bin
    4. On the Mac goto Applications, right click M5burner App, "Show Package Contents"
    5. Navigate to the /FW/ directory, in resources, I believe.
    6. Copy the file UIFlow-v1.7.1-en.bin to a safe place.
    7. Copy the m5stack-micropython-tft-repl-v1.0.bin to this directory.
    8. Rename the file m5stack-micropython-tft-repl-v1.0.bin to UIFlow-v1.7.1-en.bin
    9. M5burner, burn the UIFLOW(CORE).
      Micropython REPL should now work with the Faces keyboard and LCD.

    I never could get Esptool to erase or flash directly on the M5stack. I wasted many hours trying. I have successfully used esptool on all of my ESP8266 and ESP32's.
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  • @oviking99 is there a way to burn this using the M5burner and using the user custom setting?

  • I've successfully flashed the FACES-Firmware, using this command line

    esptool.py --chip esp32 --port /dev/ttyUSB0 --baud 460800 write_flash -z 0x1000 ./m5stack-micropython-tft-repl-v1.0.bin

    After this, I got this prompt:


    The OSError is due to a missing main.py. After adding this with mu-edit, the error no longer occurs.

    The REPL is also available on the serial interfaces, accessing it with tio /dev/ttyUSB0