No, it's a normal firmware.Ando posted on May 7 2006 at 10:02 PM said:is this firmware like cramfs in the aspect that it helps to protect the nand by not allowing it to be written to?
Tried it twice, leaving it for about half an hour both times. It updates the firmware, does the patching part, but then never gets past the formatting bit. I don't have another card to try it with, but this one has always worked for previous updates.iignotus posted on May 7 2006 at 11:50 PM said:
Once the the update has done the different bits remove them so you only have the non updated bits on your SD. Then if that doesnt work, I don't know hwy it would but it reduces your chances of accidently trashing the Uboot!!!! Get a different SD card. I find my 1GB samsung works well.gleng posted on May 8 2006 at 11:06 AM said:OK, after reading the unbricking guide, I've come to the following conclusions. When switching it on without an SD card in:
1) I'm getting the black screen with the GP2X logo and the gay jingle, so u-boot is fine.
2) It's getting as far as the green loading screen, so the kernel is fine.
3) It's not reaching the main menu screen, so it looks like the root filesystem is trashed.
I'm trying the update again, and my GP2X is currently sitting at the "formatting" screen here at work, so I'll leave it for an hour or so and see what happens. Wish me luck.
EDIT: Still no joy. I'm trying again now, and I'll leave it running until I go home from work. If that doesn't work, then I'll pay a visit to Maplin and build a serial cable so I can find out what's going on. At least u-boot and the kernel are working. If all else fails, then I'll get it professionally unbricked.
yeah I think so too - I tried the card from my camera (256Mb Kingston Elite Pro), and still nothing. doh!FluffyPanda posted on May 8 2006 at 02:27 PM said:It sounds like a classic case of an incompatible SD card. Your version of uboot doesn't play nicely with your SD card and so the update never goes through.
Unfortunately the only way to update uboot is via SD card or jtag. Try scrounging a loan of a different SD card off a mate with a digital camera.