Arduino IDE – Install ESP32 Support via Board Manager

Arduino IDE (1.8.9 in my case) needs to be installed

  • Check if there is a manual installation present
    1. Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Arduino and check if there is the following structure
      • hardware/espressif/esp32
    2. Delete the esp32 folder
      1. If there is no other folder beside esp32, delete also the parent espressif
  • Configure Board Manager and install
    1. Start Arduino IDE
    2. Edit>Preferences
      1. Click on the button near the field Additional Board Manager URLs
      2. Type in:
    3. Tools>Board>BoardManager
      1. Search for ESP32 and install esp32 by Espressif Systems
  • Check installation
    1. Check if the boards are available in Tools>Board
    2. Select the correct board (ESP32 Dev Module in my case)
    3. Connect the board (driver)
    4. Select the right Port in Tools>Port and try to get borad info: Tool>GetBoardInfo
    5. Try to upload some sample code
    6. Check out the console if compile and upload works, something like this should appear at the end
      • Leaving…
        Hard resetting via RTS pin…

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