nRF Util for nRF5 SDK v1.0.0

DFU over a serial USB connection

The nRF Util for nRF5 SDK tool supports Device Firmware Update (DFU)s over a USB Communications Device Class-Abstract Control Model (USB-CDC-ACM) connection.

DFU over a serial USB connection is supported only for chips that have USB pins (for example, nRF52840).
Note: The USB port for the interface MCU is not connected to the USB pins on the chip. If you are using the interface MCU, you must perform a DFU over a serial UART connection.

Complete the following steps to perform the DFU:

  1. Connect the DFU target to your computer.
    If your DFU target is an nRF52840 DK, use the USB port marked nRF USB.
  2. Run nrfutil dfu usb-serial to do a full DFU procedure over a USB CDC ACM connection.
    You can see available options by entering the following command:
    nrfutil dfu usb-serial --help
For example, enter the following command to perform a DFU procedure of the file over COM3 at 115200 bits per second:
nrfutil dfu usb-serial -pkg -p COM3 -b 115200