I bought two XBee S2C and a RPi3. I can send data from my RPi3-Xbee to the computer-Xbee but i cannot receive. I have followed the below steps:

1- change uart from bluetooth to pins:

a- core_freq=250
b- force_turbo=0
c- dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt
d- enable_uart=1

2- my pytho program is

from xbee import XBee
import serial

while True:


Did I miss somthing ? I am trying to solve it since yesterday :s

PS: when using the XCTu the two xbee communicates without any problem

  • why are you not printing the response?? try adding print(response) at the end of your while loop. – Mohammad Ali May 30 '16 at 14:17

I had the same problem.

This works for me.

1.- Add only this line to /boot/config.txt:


2.- Stop the service:

sudo systemctl disable hciuart

3.- Important!!!! disable the serial1 to send debug output. Modify the file /boot/cmdline.txt use serial0 instead of seral1.

Now you should receive data correctly form /dev/ttyAMA0


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