WiFi_LoRa_32_v2 JSON Config Won't Load For Arduino IDE

Trying to install the board manager for the Heltec LoRa ESP board. Instructions say to add the following to the board manager:


This fails… I then found a reference in this site to use the following:


This fails as well. Is the resource server down? Is there some other new location? My boards are useless if I can’t program them…

I’ve also tried to access the JSON file using the http://jsonviewer.stack.hu viewer, and it fails to load there as well. I’ve posted this in the LoRa_Node section but have received no useful help. If you have a resolution please post as the boards are useless for me now.

I also tried to load the board drivers using the GIT process but that fails as well with a “fatal: No url found for submodule path ‘libraries/AzureIoT’ in .gitmodules” error.

I’m using Arduino IDE 1.8.13 on Mac OS X 10.15.6 (Catalina) if that matters…but I’ve also tried the above using Windows 10…


we have updated the link.

Still does not work. Both https and http do not work.

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Sir…Are you loading those JSON files from a local directory and not from the web site according to the pic you loaded. It’s not surprising you can access your local files from your local PC. How about trying from the same URL your documentation says we should use?

Also, it’s not just me that is having the problem. If you’re inside you’re firewall at the office maybe it works fine but the outside world can’t access the URL! Have you tried accessing the documented URL from outside your firewalls?

We’re not making this stuff up, so please give the outside access test a shot.

Finally, if you’re sure everything is working and it’s an end user issue can you simply package up the files, zip them, and put them on GIT so we can pull them and install locally?

In addition…if you can’t or won’t address the JSON loading issue can you at least resolve the GIT install process fail where we get a “fatal: No url found for submodule path ‘libraries/AzureIoT’ in .gitmodules” error?

If you fix that path error I can try the GIT process.

Finally, I hope you’re able to address the above issues as a service to your customers. However, I’ve waited to long for a resolution and have simply pointed my IDE to the following JSON file, which of course loads just fine, and hopefully supplies the needed functionality for the boards I have…