Talk:Flashing the Neo FreeRunner

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There is another page like this Flashing Openmoko They should be merged thewtex 05:44, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

That page is now about flashing the Neo 1973 Brian H Wilson 04:12, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

So, where are the u-boot images? --Gero 21:35, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The u-boot images are found with the daily builds. See Freerunner/ASU daily builds in Latest Images. Note the file names are wrong. If you look through the dates, they all seem to have the same file names indicating version and git commit hash. However, use the latest build, and you can check the true version by booting into u-boot, connecting to u-boot, and issuing the 'version' command. thewtex 04:40, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Erasing rootfs

Is it still necessary to erase the rootfs partition before flashing a new one, if the new one is smaller? If so then we should add this as one of the steps.

Also instructions on setting the boot menu timeout to something sensible would be a good thing to have in here, as hitting AUX every 20 seconds to keep the phone shutting down while flashing a rootfs is tedious.

At least in my experience, it won't shut down when an image is being transferred.

Questions/suggestions from a first time flasher

  • On Om_2008.9_Update something is stated about flashing the splash screen, how do you do this?
  • It would be useful to state the vendor:product for the Neo Freerunner if this is always the same when using 'dfu-util -d' (0x1d50:0x5119 in my case).
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