Is it safe to use the OTA flash option in WLED to update to the latest version? I've got the basic 5/12v WLED controller.
tl:DR v0.13.3 works for OTA upgrades!
I updated one LS-4P controller to v0.14.0-b1 using the ESP02 bin. That bricked the controller and I cannot even do a reset. Maybe there was a faulty electric connection.
I was scared to ever try it again but I have intermittent Wifi issues with WLED on my Asus Mesh network, so I kept exploring. I have a few other controllers, so I set up a parallel test for the Wifi issues with a second LS-4P as well as a Dig Uno. Since it is not even possible to flash the Dig Uno with the default v0.13.0-b4, I chose to set it up with v-0.13.3. Then to make the test as equal as possible I had another go to upgrade the LS-4P which had Wifi issues.
I first made a backup for Presets and Configuration (a step I did not do the first time). Then downloaded the version that Athom support shared above on Nov 9, 2022. When the reboot was triggered it could not reconnect even after a really long wait. I thought I had bricked another one. However this time I could see the lights still working. I accessed the controller directly with it's own Wifi signal. All the Wifi settings were correct. So I saved. Then about a minute later it reestablished connection to the home network. Maybe it just needed more patience before it would have reconnected on its own.
Attempted to update WLED, ESP8266 chip with 2M flash, with https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/releases/download/v0.14.0-b1/WLED_0.14.0-b1_ESP02.bin but update failed with following error Failed updating firmware!
Please check your file and retry!
Anyone had any luck