[maemo-developers] 0xFFFF: GPL-licensed flasher for n770 and n800

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Fri Apr 13 09:23:31 EEST 2007
On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 06:59:55PM -0700, ext Carl Worth wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Apr 2007 12:07:33 +0200, pancake wrote:
> > The past week I released a gpl-licensed flasher for both Nokia
> > Internet Tablets.
> Fantastic!
> I've been very much looking forward to the time where there would be
> instructions for downloading an entirely Free flasher and Free image
> to flash to bring the unit into a bootable state from scratch.
> So this addresses an essential missing piece in that.
> What else might be missing?

Depends on what you mean by 'from scratch'.  If the unit does not have a
bootloader _at all_, then you need to flash a bootloader via JTAG.  But
that's mildly convoluted.

> What elements go into the Nokia fiasco image that cannot be built from
> Free source?

The bootloaders (xloader, 2nd, secondary).

> Of those, which must not be left out in order to have a bootable
> device?

If your device already has bootloaders, you don't need to flash them
again, but you do need to execute this piece of non-free code every time
you boot, or flash.

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