Running mynewt apps with MCUboot
Due to small differences between Mynewt’s bundled bootloader and MCUboot,
when building an app that will be run with MCUboot as the bootloader and
which at the same time requires to use
newtmgr to manage images, MCUboot
must be added as a new dependency for this app.
First you need to add the repo to your
project.repositories: - mcuboot repository.mcuboot: type: github vers: 0-dev user: JuulLabs-OSS repo: mcuboot
Then update your app’s
pkg.yml adding the extra dependency:
pkg.deps: - "@mcuboot/boot/bootutil"
Also remove any dependency on
boot/bootutil (mynewt’s bundled bootloader)
which might exist.
To configure MCUboot check all the options available in
Also, MCUboot uses a different image header struct as well as slightly
different TLV structure, so images created by
newt have to be generated
in this new format. That is done by passing the extra parameter
-2 as in:
newt create-image <target> <version> <pubkey> -2
Boot serial functionality with Mynewt
BOOT_SERIAL: 1 enables some basic management functionality
like listing images and uploading a new image to
slot0. The serial bootloader
mtu is set to a value that is less than or equal to
This can be done either by editing
~/.newtmgr.cp.json and setting the
for the connection profile, or specifying you connection string manually as in:
newtmgr --conntype serial --connstring "dev=/dev/ttyUSB0,mtu=256" image upload -e blinky.img
/dev/ttyUSB0 is your serial port.