Onboarding: "Can't Add New Device" Error

During Escape Pod Onboarding, you may occasionally see an error that says "can't add new device: can't init hci: no devices available: (hci0: can't up device: connection timed out)". This error means that you may have tried a new pairing connection before the Escape Pod was ready.


  1. Retry the pairing connection (Note: You may need to do this 2-3 times in very rare cases)
    1. Wait for 10 seconds.
    2. Refresh the Onboarding page.
    3. Click "Pair With Vector" again.
  2. Reboot the Raspberry Pi:
    1. Locate the power cord for the Raspberry Pi.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the Raspberry Pi
    3. Wait for 30 seconds.
    4. Re-insert the power cord into the Raspberry Pi.
    5. Wait for 2 minutes for the Pi to finish booting the Escape Pod software.
    6. Refresh the page, then retry pairing with Vector.
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