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Release Hotfix 5 released!

Discussion in 'Software Releases' started by EvilDragon, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Finally - Hotfix 5 is out.


    As promised, there is now a PND version which updates ANY previous OS version to the most recent one as well.


    The only changes from HF5 RC2 were the updated splashscreen and a minor fix in the WiFi toggle script (it didn't end properly).


    Here's a list of changes from HF4 on:

    Fixes:
    * LCD-Settings: Fixed the bug where the user could delete the default gamma setting
    * Mass Storage Settings: Fixed a bug where it didn't remount the card under certain conditions
    * First Run Wizard + Date / Time-Setting: Fixed timezone-selection.
    * WiFi: New driver and firmware version with a lot of fixes (Yuri Ershov, notaz and Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli)
    * xf86-video-omapfb: Handle cycle/forcer events better
    * Automount: Unmount from Thunar / XFCE4 is now possible
    * Low-Power-Mode: Speed now set to 125 MHz (works more stable and doesn't use more power)
    * Lid Closing: Disabled LCD Blanking, since that has issues with some programs
    * Brightness-Buttons: Changed values so that the screen doesn't flicker anymore
    * pnd_run: Lots of fixes and cleanups (sebt3)
    * pnd_run: Fixed running of directories with PXMLs inside (Paul Brook)
    * pnd_run.sh: Remove empty AUFS-Directories after unmounting (thanks to sebt3)
    * U-Boot: Add WiFi reset on boot (fixes occassional power eating from WiFi Chip even if it was switched off)
    * Fixed broken OPP after the unit crashed (patch by urjaman)
    * Included latest SGX PowerVR drivers (thanks to notaz)
    * MiniMenu: A lot of bugfixes and optimizations.
    * omap3-sgx-modules: backport spinlock fix from omap3630 (thanks to notaz)
    * mount.sh: Small optimization (changed rm to rmdir)
    * MiniMenu: Now using only 3-4% CPU when idling
    * Kernel: Various fixed, especially the errors when copying from one SD Card to the other one should be fixed (thanks to urjaman and notaz).

    New Features:
    * LCD-Settings: Added Video-FIR-Selector (current and default one)
    * Applications: Removed Pidgin, Gnumeric, AbiWord, Clawsmail (use the PNDs from sebt3!)
    * Applications: Added GCalcTool (Calculator)
    * Tools: Added xdotool
    * CPU-Speed: Now configurable using /etc/pandora/conf/cpu.conf or using the new CPU-Settings-Editor
    * Pandora-State: Can now set a default CPU Speed during startup
    * XFCE4: Enabled Icons in Startmenu, added Pandora-Splashscreen
    * pnd_run: Script now popups a message if mount fails (sebt3)
    * U-Boot: Pandora Menu: Always add serial option (for sure)
    * Libraries: Added libsamplerate
    * MiniMenu: Added new config options (i.e. do not quit on app run, remove detail panel, etc.)
    * MiniMenu: Added Subcategories in the Grid (for quicker browsing).
    * MiniMenu: Included OVR-Editor (so you can rename, move or change other settings of PNDs)
    * MiniMenu: Added Directory Browser
    * OS: Added Version number to Splashscreen

    Code:
    
    


    Download the full flash version here, or download the PND version here.


    How to install it?


    NOTE: This HotFix will REMOVE a few tools! Pidgin, Gnumeric, AbiWord, Clawsmail and the community backgrounds will be REMOVED to save NAND!


    Those apps are already available as PNDs and work better than the NAND versions. I will release all the community backgrounds on the main website as well soon.


    1. PND-Installer


    Simple: Copy it to your SD Card, run it and follow the instructions on the screen.


    Takes about 7 - 10 minutes, so be patient.


    Check for any error messages afterwards, but unless you haven't filled up your NAND with some stuff, it should all go smoothly.


    You won't lose any of your settings.


    2. Full-Flash Image


    Note: When flashing a full-flash image, you lose ALL your settings. The unit will behave as it was just brand new.


    Easy: Download the zipped image and extract the full contents onto the root of your SD Card.


    Put the SD Card into slot 1 (the left one), switch on the Pandora while holding the R-Shoulder button and select "boot from SD1:1"


    The flashing process should start. After it's finished, reboot the unit.


    The first boot will take a while (up to 10 minutes). Patiently wait and you'll be greeted with the First Boot Wizard.
     
  2. fr4n

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    Thanks ED!


    Do you have changelog between HF5 RC2 and the final version?
     
  3. milkshake

    milkshake Advanced Member

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    he alread did :p
     
  4. mcobit

    mcobit Advanced Member

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    Thanks, now I will finally install it.
     
  5. fr4n

    fr4n Still Fresh

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    Thanks. :)


    Note to self: Read properly before posting. *sigh*
     
  6. Mr_Loon

    Mr_Loon Can't Remember

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    Thanks ED going to try the PND install.


    EDIT : Install went well, everything seems to be behaving as expected. Many thanks to everyone involved for your hard work with this hot fix. :D
     
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  7. D4damage

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    Thanks ED!
     
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    Thanks to all involved and thanks to ED for the PND :)


    I'll be updating tonight, too.
     
  10. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    whoo downloading now on my pandora via bluetooth via a thethered phone.
     
  11. EmuGuy

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    Sounds awesome, will try it out this weekend...well worth the wait for a lot of these fixes!
     
  12. CapcomSuicide

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    Brilliant! Thanks ED & the team of contributors!


    Is there any disadvantage to running the PND version?
     
  13. Caine

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    The PND version claims to have downgraded U-boot. Just out of curiosity, why is that?
     
  14. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    yes it asks to downgrade? Should i do that?
     
  15. Mash

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    Great Work, ED! Thank you!


    Just a very small blemish in the PND-Version: if you answer "Don't do it" to the "start the upgrade now"-question, your Pandora will shutdown and reboot, just like after the upgrade. :)


    Edit: ambigious: just got the question "Custom u-boot", but i've never reflashed my pandora till now?! Anyway, answering "yes" did not hurt.
     
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  16. EvilDragon

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    Downgrade? It only has a more recent u-boot on, so it can only update it.


    It probably tells you that you seem to have a newer or custom version... that means that I missed one md5-sum for an older u-boot version.


    Please let it flash the newest u-boot and kernel.

    Ah, thanks :D


    So it seems I missed an md5sum, forgot to put the latest changelog in the documentation and have to fix that reboot thing.


    No big things to fix, and nothing that would stop the update from working.


    Good :)
     
  17. Caine

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    Indeed. It works fine so far. Thanks for the update.
     
  18. Mash

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    Thank you for clearing on this!

    Did that and it worked fine!

    Not at all! Thanks again! :)
     
  19. andyhamer

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    Thanks Ed,


    Receiving my unit soon (fingers crossed) just wondering if the Pandoras now shipping will have hotfix 5 already installed, and if not what are the advantages/disadvantages of the two different install methods?
     
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  20. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, the cleaner version is a full flash, as this simply puts the whole image as-is on the NAND, but you lose all your settings, etc.


    If you just got your unit, this is probably the better method, though the end result shouldn't change if you use the PND flasher, unless you made a lot of hacks to your filesystem ;)
     

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