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Orba hacking knowledge base

This thread is intended to gather the feedback of Orba tinkerers.

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Just received my Orba 2 this afternoon! I will see if the tools work with Orba 2 in the next week or so. We should probably start an Orba 2 Hacking forum.

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Have fun! I'm not joining you. Playing with my new Akai MPK Mini PLAY mk3 :-) 

My Orba 2 has hardware issues. No tests until I have one that's working. It won't take a firmware update. I think the Bluetooth is faulty :( @BJG145 Isn't there a way to manually do firmware upgrade if you have the files?

Hi Subskybox, Can you upgrade by using the usb cable with your computer?


No it also fails with cable and the log files mention something about faulty BT in ESP32. Artiphon has reviewed the logs, agrees and should be replacing it.

...still waiting for delivery at the mo, hopefully in the next week or two. With Orba 1 there were times when it wasn't possible to revive it automatically via the App, but it was still possible with a firmware download. There doesn't seem to be a firmware download available for Orba 2 though.

I suspect there is something systemic going on as I've seen recent posts about delays on Reddit. I'm exchanging mine for another (which I don't expect to receive anytime soon). I have been trying some of your DFU techniques to see if I can get it to take the latest firmware. I do have some new URLs:

I am really enjoying the new sounds but the limitations are too much to start any hacking yet.

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