Installing a BladeRF on a Clean Ubuntu Install (16.04 LTS)

Installing a BladeRF
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bladerf/bladerf
$ sudo apt-get update (you may get some 404s but it’s ok)
$ sudo apt-get install bladerf
$ sudo apt-get install libbladerf-dev
$ sudo apt-get install bladerf-firmware-fx3
$ sudo apt-get install bladerf-fpga-hostedx40 (for the 40 kLE hardware)
OR 
$ sudo apt-get install bladerf-fpga-hostedx115 (for the 115 kLE hardware)

Plug in the BladeRF
$ bladeRF-cli --flash-firmware /usr/share/Nuand/bladeRF/bladeRF_fw.img

Plug out the BladeRF and plug back in again
$ bladeRF-cli -p
Backend: libusb
Serial: d6cbcb056cc2aa1e37d14c41f15fe3af
USB Bus: 4
USB Address: 3

$ bladeRF-cli -i
bladeRF> version
bladeRF-cli version: 1.3.1-0.2016.01~rc1-3
libbladeRF version: 1.5.1-0.2016.01~rc1-3
Firmware version: 1.9.0
FPGA version: 0.5.0

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