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[AVR] STK500V2 bootlaoder works once only for Atmega2560

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Hi all Embedded Genius!

I have downloaded STK500V2 bootloader from below link.
Link :

I have changed makefile as per requirement as below.

MCU : atmega2560
BOOTLOADER_ADDRESS = 0x3F800 (as bootloader program is 1954 byte so selected bootloader address of 1024 word from datasheet Pg. No :322)

After Building the project. Flashed Hex file to Atmega2560 through USBASP programmer using ISP port.
Hfuse: 0xDC
Lfuse: 0xFF
Lockbits : 0x0F

When reset button is presesed, LED start blinking and stays ON as there is no application program loaded. It shows bootloader is always ready to flash application program.

Now, I can load Application program to flash memory using Serial port through avrdude commands at 115200 baud rate.
I am using AVRDUDESS application to load program by selecting programmer "ATMEL STK500 version 2x firmware" or "USBASP" as per requirement.
After loading first program to flash memory, I have to press reset button to make it work and It works fine.
I can load as many Application program when fresh bootloader is ready but without pressing reset button.
If i press reset button the last flased Application program comes in life.

I can not flash new application program now.
I have tried pressing reset button to confirm bootloader is running at first 3 seconds of power on.
led blinks 3 times as per bootloader program then it goes in to main application and run the main program.
The only way is to load new Application is " CHIP ERASE" through ISP port using USBASP and do same process again but work for once only everytime.

I think main program is corrupting/Overwriting bootloader program but wonder why LED blinks in correct way like bootloader is working well.
I have locked LPM and SPM memory to protect bootloader from overwriting by application program.(Lockbits : 0x0F as per datasheet Page No :

Thank you for Reading.
Experts suggestions and guidance are most welcome.
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