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minkster posted on Apr 11 2006 at 01:46 PM said:I've been a little nervous about updating my firmware to either Cramfs or Open2x. Does it upgrade the same way as the official GPH firmware? I've succesfully upgraded to 1.4.0 with no problem. I might then try to upgrade to Cramfs or Open2x.
Pretty similar, though not quite the same. You have to run a program to flash the filesystem separately before updating though, or you end up with a crash, but that's just a matter of finding the right filesystem download (open2x in the filesystems section on Art's page - there's a link to it in the archive under homepage of the package with the modified skin) and matching up the firmware required with it.
i.e. If you want to use Open2x, download the filesystem called Open2x, the kernel with the same name, copy the filesystem to SD and run the .gpu... when it finishes, copy over the GP2xkernel.img file from the kernel zip and turn on - and hope you get a firmware flash.
If you update Uboot first, the flashing bit is less haphazard is all, if I understand rightly...
In terms of which is better, most seem to be saying Open2x; it does have some slight advantages over cramfs, and possibly some major ones. And so far as I can tell, the only disadvantage is the lack of an sterm (which you can *get* - you just have to install it yourself). So go with that, I would...
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