Firmware 2.0.0 Next Week!


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imnotahacker posted on Apr 28 2006 at 12:54 PM said:
Does it always make a sound when u boot can u disable it?
i think it can be changed by creating sound with nothing in it in the same format of the sound in firmeware upgrade and same name and booting your GP2x with START++SELECT and juste the sound file on your SD.
 
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if you have the original Uboot fromt firmeware 1.4.0 you have to format your SD card in FAT32 en put on it the gp2xboot.img file. Boot your gp2x with your SD card inserted and the uboot will update (5 minutes max).
then after this delet the gp2xboot.img file from your sd and put the over file from this update on yuor SD. Boot your GP2x with de sd card inserted pressing START&SELECT. finish :D
 

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Im working on the user guide at the moment. I have rewrote the firmware updating section for v2.0.0 and i want to add the basic info for the new features so people can at least know what everything does. i hope to get this done in a few hours and release it. I will start work on the more advanced stuff such as the USB network etc over the weekend.
 

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Guyfawkes posted on Apr 28 2006 at 01:20 PM said:
Im working on the user guide at the moment. I have rewrote the firmware updating section for v2.0.0 and i want to add the basic info for the new features so people can at least know what everything does. i hope to get this done in a few hours and release it. I will start work on the more advanced stuff such as the USB network etc over the weekend.
don't forget to send the final version to pepole to translate it to other language ;)
 
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Purist posted on Apr 28 2006 at 04:02 PM said:
shit. mine is stuck at the green boot screen. how long is it supposed to stay there?
Do you mean the green "version 2.0.0 loading screen"? Turn off your gp2x, press start+select (and keep pressing!) and turn on your gp2x
 
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Mine is stuck there too. Of course I didnt bother to do any reading, i just threw the firmware on the SD card and turned it on :) Start + Select huh? Darn, i thought i was going to get to build a jtag finally :D
 

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Guyfawkes posted on Apr 28 2006 at 02:20 PM said:
Im working on the user guide at the moment. I have rewrote the firmware updating section for v2.0.0 and i want to add the basic info for the new features so people can at least know what everything does. i hope to get this done in a few hours and release it. I will start work on the more advanced stuff such as the USB network etc over the weekend.
You are a star !
:D
 
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Hello everyone,

We are pleased to inform you to release latest firmware version 2.0.0

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Functions that have been upgraded
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1. Booting time is shortened.
- Mounting speed is shortened due to the file system exchange.
- Loading speed of boot loader and kernels are shortened.
- We reduced unnecessary process of initiation

2. NAND support improvement.
-User can use NAND Memory area.
You can copy, delete and move files in NAND Memory when connecting USB through PC.

3. Extension of using time.
-We extended battery using time by blocking USB 2.0 power consumption and reducing power consumption when you don't use USB

4. Addition of system menu
-We added settings function for high level users.
-We added volume limit: When you use headphone, you can adjust volume limitation.
However if you want to maintain this settings, sound volume of exterior speaker is get to lowered.

Please make sure to set the volume limit as “ON” after you select system folder under the settings menu when using headphone. Otherwise your eardrum might get hurt.
-Addition of automatic execution: you can execute file at the same time of inserting SD card in the case of executing certain files.

5. Improvement of USB connection.
-USB connection is so much improved by correcting USB driver.

Besides, many other things are improved.
We will post new manual in the near future.

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How to upgrade Firmware
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The way of upgrading firmware has been changed dramatically. Please, refer to guide below.

- In the case of upgrading firmware version 1.4.0 to version 2.0.0, switch off the system 15 seconds after updating screen appears and then follow the steps as below.

- if you already installed Firmware V2 and when reinstalling it, you may skip the process mentioned above and go on the process as below.

*Please use over 128MB when installing firmware.
(After you upgrade 2.0.0, you can upgrade firmware with under 128MB)

*Please make sure that the SD card system is FAT32, when you install firmware.
If the SD card mode is FAT mode, you should change it into FAT 32 mode.
We recommend you to copy useful data from the SD Card and then paste them on your PC before formatting the SD Card.
(After you upgraded firmware to version 2.0.0, GP2X will be able to support FAT 32 and FAT 16 as well.

*It may take 10 minutes to upgrade firmware due to the various firmware improvements.
Please use AC adaptor or full charged battery when you upgrade firmware. Being discharged during upgrading firmware may hurt the system.
10-1. Upgrading Firmware
1. You can download latest firmware from our company website.

(Illustration 10-1) GP2X firmware version 2.0.0
2. After you undo compression of firmware downloaded from GPH official website, put them into the root directory of SD card.

(Illustration 10-2) Screen shows that firmware 2.0.0 has been undone compression.
3. Copy and put files into the root directory of SD card.

(Illustration 10-3) Screen shows firmware files are inside SD card after you undo compression>

4. Switch on the power (Start button) and (Select button) and start button at the same time. Firmware updating is started when the power is on..

* caution 1: if the GP2X system has been already switched on, switch off the system once again and then switch on the system
* caution 2: When you switch on the system, press (Start button) and (Select button) at the same time. Otherwise the firmware is not upgrading.

* catuion 3: WHEN UPGRADING FIRMWARE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD POWER SOURCE. A loss of power while upgrading could break the GP2X.

(Illustration 10-4) Screen shows that kernel is being upgraded (It may take 30 seconds to 3 minutes)
5.The GP2X system is rebooted automatically if the kernel is updated correctly and you can check out updated firmware version on the booting screen.

(Illustration 10-5) Upgraded firmware version name is displayed while booting
6. Utility is upgraded automatically after kernel has updated automatically

(Illustration 10-6) screen displays Utility is being patched.
7.NAND Memory is being patched for using it.

(Illustration 10-7) NAND Memory patching screen.(It may take 3min to 5min)
8. The main screen is displayed when the upgrading firmware has been done successfully.

(Illustration 10-8) The main screen displayed after upgrading firmware successfully.
9. Check that the version name is shown correctly on the info menu under Settings.

(Illustration 10-9) You can check out the latest firmware version on INFO screen under Settings menu.

(1) Indicates firmware version.
(2) Indicates model name.
(3) Indicates serial number. (It is necessary for applying DRM)
 

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Oh damn... I was using the PSU, and the power went out. Crap... It just hangs at the loading screen. Unbricking it will work with this, right?
 
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