Firmware Upgrade and Version Management

The firmware update of IoT devices is often implemented through OTA (Over-the-Air). OTA provides a secure and dependable means to remediate firmware vulnerabilities, introduce novel functions, and optimize product performance, thereby enhancing the experience of end users. At present, OTA has become a standard function in the mass production of products.

Marking firmware with different versions based on their respective functionalities is a reliable and effective means of firmware management. Standardized methods of version marking can facilitate version management, aid in troubleshooting, and enable efficient post-upgrade tracking, ultimately leading to more effective firmware updates via OTA.

ESP-IDF provides an example of OTA and various firmware version management methods. This chapter will cover these topics and demonstrate how to achieve remote OTA for an intelligent lamp using ESP RainMaker.