I'm one of the maintainers of the opensource project https://github.com/mirko/SonOTA , however with the latest release there appears to be certificate pinning (or similar) happening. This means that users can only upgrade the firmware in the Sonoff devices if they open it up, and solder in headers.
Using this OTA method users could get all of the benefits of an open platform, without the the need to open up the device and solder etc.
Thanks Andy. I get it is not very hard but the OTA enabled the option to do it after the unit were physically installed (like in a wall). I understand, after reading a bit more, that the certificate pinning is a good security check as you state as well. It would be very cool if ITEAD could sign/certify 3rd party firmwares (analogue to the app store at Apple -> review the code and then publish it with ITEAD's signature on it). Hopefully, this is something they can explore.
this feature would be great
I am building a new house and wanted to go for sonoff T1 with Tasmota for all my switches ( specially to be able to make 2/3/4 way switches, and privacy..
If we cannot easily downgrade/install Tasmota into the T1, I will reconsider my choice, as purchasing and flashing 40 switches will be a looong way...
Please allow us to flash Tasmota with OTA easily, you have everything to win doing that.
Fully agree with the feature !