Can't invoke bootloader on XBee S2C SMT

I programmed one of my XBee S2C SMT devices with the AT commands sample application that came with the XBee SDK. The application executes as expected, but unfortunately also seems to have bricked my XBee because I can no longer invoke the bootloader.

I can invoke the bootloader on other, identical devices via the legacy X-CTU but the standard procedure involving the “break” character checkbox doesn’t seem to work on this one.

How do I reprogram my XBee with another application?

You need to upload the applcation via the BDM programmer. One of the apps if you so choose will be the bootloader app that came with the module.