[maemo-community] [maemo-community] URGENT! Updating the info for flashing

From: Tim Samoff samoff at gmail.com
Date: Thu Nov 19 15:37:51 EET 2009

----- Original message -----
> Quick guide is:
> Linux/Mac:
> sudo ./flasher-3.5 -f -F firmware_image.bin
> sudo ./flasher-3.5 -f -F -R emmc_image.bin
> (the order is important)
> Windows:
> flasher-3.5.exe -f -F firmware_image.bin
> flasher-3.5.exe -f -F -R emmc_image.bin
> (the order is important)
> Notes:
> 1) make sure the device is turned off before starting
> 2) run the flasher command (as above) first, it will start and wait for USB
> connection 3) plug in the USB cable to the device and the computer
> 4) the flashing process should start automatically
> 5) on some computers the device never goes automatically to "firmware update"
> mode when USB is plugged in and flasher is running. 6) If you are having
> problems with (5), then you need to force the firmware update mode by doing (1),
> (2), and before (3) press and hold "u" key in the device HW keyboard, then do
> (3).
> ...
> The (6) is also in the flasher-3.5 documentation.

You guys might think this is silly, but one VERY important step that seems to be missing from all Flashing instructions is the one that tells users that they need to, and how to (for various platforms), navigate to the directory where the .bin files are located. (Or, they need to know the exact path, of course.


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