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How to reprogram STM32 when the flash is corrupted

Hello everyone,

I am a new to the STM32 environment and I am trying to change the BOR level of STM32L452. I think I have corrupted the flash while trying to do this. And now when I try to reprogram the device it fails and gives the following error:

Open On-Chip Debugger 0.10.0+dev-00021-g524e8c8 (2019-04-12-08:48)
Licensed under GNU GPL v2
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srst_only separate srst_nogate srst_open_drain connect_assert_srst
Info : The selected transport took over low-level target control. The results might differ compared to plain JTAG/SWD
padded zone erase set to 1
adapter speed: 8000 kHz
adapter_nsrst_delay: 100
Info : clock speed 8000 kHz
Info : STLINK v2 JTAG v36 API v2 SWIM v7 VID 0x0483 PID 0x3748
Info : using stlink api v2
Info : Target voltage: 3.201051
Info : Unable to match requested speed 8000 kHz, using 4000 kHz
Info : Stlink adapter speed set to 4000 kHz
Info : STM32L452RETx.cpu: hardware has 6 breakpoints, 4 watchpoints
Info : Listening on port 3333 for gdb connections
target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Thread
xPSR: 0x01000000 pc: 0x08003340 msp: 0x20028000
Info : Unable to match requested speed 8000 kHz, using 4000 kHz
Info : Stlink adapter speed set to 4000 kHz
Info : Unable to match requested speed 8000 kHz, using 4000 kHz
adapter speed: 4000 kHz

    • Programming Started **

auto erase enabled
Info : Device id = 0x20016462
Info : STM32L4xx flash size is 512kb, base address is 0x8000000
Info : Erase the padded zone before the write
Error: Whole bank access must start at beginning of bank.
Error: corrupted fifo read pointer 0xffffffff
Error: timed out while waiting for target halted
target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Handler HardFault
xPSR: 0x61000003 pc: 0x08003406 msp: 0x20027fa8
Error: error waiting for target flash write algorithm
Error: block write failed
Error: error writing to flash at address 0x08000000 at offset 0x00000000
embedded:startup.tcl:476: Error: ** Programming Failed **
in procedure ‘program’
in procedure ‘program_error’ called at file “embedded:startup.tcl”, line 535
at file “embedded:startup.tcl”, line 476

And below is my code which caused the issue:

Call from Main.c

if(BOR_Set(BOR_Level_4) == BOR_Result_Ok)
HAL_GPIO_WritePin( LED1_PORT, LED1_G_PIN, GPIO_PIN_SET ); // Turn off
HAL_Delay( pdMS_TO_TICKS( 500 ) );
HAL_GPIO_WritePin( LED1_PORT, LED1_B_PIN, GPIO_PIN_SET ); // Turn off


  1. include “stm32l4xx.h”

* @brief Brown-out levels available
typedef enum {
BOR_Level_0 = OB_BOR_LEVEL_0, /*!< Disable brown-out detection */
BOR_Level_1 = OB_BOR_LEVEL_1, /*!< Set brown out detection level 1 */
BOR_Level_2 = OB_BOR_LEVEL_2, /*!< Set brown out detection level 2 */
BOR_Level_3 = OB_BOR_LEVEL_3, /*!< Set brown out detection level 3 */
BOR_Level_4 = OB_BOR_LEVEL_4
} BOR_Level_t;

BOR_Result_t BOR_Set(BOR_Level_t BORValue)
HAL_StatusTypeDef status;
FLASH_OBProgramInitTypeDef FLASH_Handle;

/* Check current BOR value */
if ((BOR_Get() & 0x0F00) != BORValue) // Bit 8 to bit 10 for BOR value.
/* Set new value */

/* Select the desired V(BOR) Level */
FLASH_Handle.USERConfig = FLASH_Handle.USERConfig | (uint32_t)BORValue;


/* Unlocks the option bytes block access */

/* Set value */

/* Launch the option byte loading */
status = HAL_FLASH_OB_Launch();

/* Lock access to registers */


/* Check success */
if (status != HAL_OK)
/* Return error */
return BOR_Result_Error;

/* Return OK */
return BOR_Result_Ok;

Please if someone could point out where I am going wrong in the code as well as how I can reprogram the chip as currently its not responding and its not working. I have ST-LINK/V2 for programming and debugging the device and I am using Ac6 STM32 system workbench with Eclipse IDE.

I solved the reprogramming problem by using ST link utility software. I was able to connect the chip, read the option bytes through the software and set the corrupted fields accordingly. After that I erased the complete chip and reprogrammed the chip with the help of “.bin” generated by Eclipse. Once done I checked the same with Eclipse IDE if I could program or debug the chip and yes I could.