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How To Update the Sonoff Dongle-E to Ember firmware.

Hi,
If you are using the Sonoff Dongle-E, then there is a good chance that you are using the EZSP firmware now. This firmware is no longer officially supported by Zigbee2MQTT. As of now, the Ember firmware is officially supported. I show you in this video how to quickly upgrade your Sonoff Dongle E to the Ember firmware. Let’s do this!


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This is the Sonoff Dongle- E. In this video, I show you how to use the Sonoff Dongle-E in combination with Zigbee2MQTT. Back then, you needed the EZSP firmware for that. This firmware is no longer officially supported by Zigbee2MQTT and as of now, you need the Ember firmware for that. Fortunately, you can easily upgrade the Sonoff Dongle-E to the Ember firmware while all your devices continue to work as usual.

First of all, we are going to download the ember firmware. You can download it from this page. The link is in the description of this video. At the time I recorded this video, we are at version 7.4.2.0.

  • Click on the following file: ncp-uart-hw-v7.4.2.0-zbdonglee-115200.gbl.
  • Click on the download icon and download the raw-file.
  • Now go to this flash page. You will find the link in the description of this video.
  • Remove your Sonoff Dongle-E including the extension cable from your Home Assistant server and plug it into your PC
  • Scroll down to the ZBDongle-E and click the Connect button.
  • Now select your Sonoff Zigbee Dongle from the list. If you don’t see it, take it out of your computer and put it back in. If you still don’t see it, try another USB port on your computer.
  • Click the connect button.
  • A connection is now being made to the Dongle.
  • Click Change Firmware once the connection is made.
  • Select “Upload your own firmware”.
  • Click Upload.
  • Select the firmware file we just downloaded.
  • Click Open.
  • Click Install.
  • The Ember firmware is now installed on the Dongle.
  • Click Continue when the installation is complete.
  • Remove the dongle from your computer and insert it back into your Home Assistant server.

The firmware is now installed. Now we just need to make a small change to Zigbee2MQTT.

  • Go to Home Assistant.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Add-ons.
  • Click on Zigbee2MQTT.
  • Go to the Configuration Tab.
  • Make sure the following line is in the Serial field:
adapter: ember
  • This first said: adapter: ezsp.
  • Then go to the info tab and click start.
  • You can check the log tab to see if the startup was successful. Should you encounter a problem at startup, reboot your entire Home Assistant server. So not Home Assistant alone, but the host.
  • If all went well, you will see the line Zigbee2MQTT started! Now you can open the Zigbee2MQTT interface and add new devices. If you had already added devices, you should see them again here. I had linked this ikea button with EZSP first and you can see it is still available after I put the Ember firmware on the dongle.

So, the Ember firmware is now installed, so you are now assured of a properly working Sonoff Dongle-E in Zigbee2MQTT.

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