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  • Start Arduino and open Preferences window.

  • Enter into Additional Board Manager URLs field. You can add multiple URLs, separating them with commas.

  • Open Boards Manager from Tools > Board menu and find esp8266 platform.

  • Select the version you need from a drop-down box.

  • Click install button.

  • Don’t forget to select your ESP8266 board from Tools > Board menu after installation.

Manually Adding Board Manager

To manually add the board manager for ESP8266 perform the following steps:

> cd ~/Documents/Arduino/hardware

> mkdir esp8266com

> cd esp8266com

> git clone esp8266

> cd esp8266

Switch to the release tag

> git checkout 2.4.2

Restart the Arduino IDE


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