No Connection / Firmware Update Failed: Bricked RaspBeeII or rather old?


i found this module:
and want to use it with:

  • Raspberry 3 B
  • Home Assistant Firmware
  • Deconz AddOn + Integration

Within the Deconz-Addon Page the “Rasperry” is selectable in the dropdown, but the “Connection Button” is grayed out.

While this module is rather old, i think the main problem could be a very old Firmware Version on the Raspbee2.

So use this Manual:

Chapter: " Updating Conbee/RaspBee Firmware"
Command in Step: 3. Invoke the firmware update script

Offcourse the Deconz AddOn is stopped during this session.

During the update Process i got this Messages:

Device path .: /dev/ttyAMA@
Firmware file: deCONZ_RaspBeeII_@x26720700.bin.GCF
Timeout: 60
Loglevel ....: 3

Are the above values correct?
Enter Y to proceed, any other entry to exit: y


GCFFlasher V3_17 (c) dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbh
12:12:27:746 using firmware file: /usr/share/deCONZ/firmvare/deCONZ_RaspBeeII_0x26720700.bin.GCF
12:12:28:018 ls dev: /dev/ttyAMA® (0x0000/0x0000) sn:
12:12:28:018 dev /dev/ttyAMA@
Reboot device /dev/ttyAMAO (RaspBee)
12:12:28:055 query bootloader v1 ID after @ ms
query bootloader v3 ID after 1552 m:
TX cO81027dffcO
query deCONZ firmware version
write deCONZ version command failed ret: 13 (expected: 13)
12:12:30:511 retry, elapsed 2 seconds
12:12:30:608 parse commands: /usr/bin/GCFFlasher_internal.bin -d /dev/ttyAMA® -f /usr/share/deCONZ/firmvare/deCONZ_RaspBeeII_0x26720700.bin.GCF -t 60 -x 3

Is this module completely bricked or only rather old?
Can you give a hint for me?
Thank you

Hello, have you set the raspberry to use serial port ? GitHub - deconz-community/deconz-docker
Deconz need to work even with old firmware.

What is the result of the command.
GCFFlasher_internal -l

Remember you need to avoid docker environnement to update firmware.


here my update:


read file success: deCONZ_RaspBeeII_0x26780700.bin.GCF (163244 bytes)
flash firmware
RaspBee reset done
query bootloader id V3
query bootloader id V3
query bootloader failed
retry: 56 seconds left

To your question:

./GCFFlasher -l
0 devices found

Do you have any idea?
Thank you

Deconz don’t see the raspbee.
There is the command lsusb that list all USB device Raspbee cannot join network · Issue #3193 · dresden-elektronik/deconz-rest-plugin · GitHub

If I m right there is some LED on the raspbee, how they are reacting ?

Perhaps a problem with WiringPi RaspBee II Installation

I made this RaspBee2 Installation until this step:

udo hwclock --verbose
hwclock from util-linux 2.36.1
System Time: 1690634403.159774
Trying to open: /dev/rtc0
Using the rtc interface to the clock.
Last drift adjustment done at 1690634390 seconds after 1969
Last calibration done at 1690634390 seconds after 1969
Hardware clock is on UTC time
Assuming hardware clock is kept in UTC time.
Waiting for clock tick...
ioctl(4, RTC_UIE_ON, 0): Invalid argument
Waiting in loop for time from /dev/rtc0 to change
hwclock: ioctl(RTC_RD_TIME) to /dev/rtc0 to read the time failed: Invalid argument
...synchronization failed

This is the RaspBeeII pcb addon for the Pin-Head. This is not connected via USB. The pcb is upside/down, so i can not see any LED. I tried to the with “darkness”, but there it seems that there is no LED on.

Do you have any idea?
Thank you for your patience!!!

Is there a known problem with the RTC battery? The old one was completely discharged so I removed it.

@Mimiix The raspbee 2 have LED too no ? So can be hardware issue ?

And if I m right the raspbee 2 can work without the “RTC stuff”, so for me for the moment you can skip the installation part for it.

What is the result for lsusb ?

I have no idea. I don’t have a raspbee.