Reflash System for OpenFrame

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Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby roobarb! » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:40 am

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Reflash System v1.11
Latest Release: 21st August 2014
http://birdslikewires.co.uk/articles/openframe-flash
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The Reflash System is designed to be a reliable method of reflashing an OpenFrame device, even in the event that the internal flash memory has had it’s partitions destroyed. This latest version has improved on-screen instructions and the ability to flash your EFI boot chip, should you wish to live on the wild side.

You can flash you OpenFrame / Joggler with the original O2 or OpenPeak operating system, or with an alternative operating system such as SqueezePlay OS. You must ensure the version you are flashing is designed to work from internal memory, or it may not boot!


Full instructions are on the site, but briefly:


1. Download the Reflash System from the link above and write it to a USB device of at least 1GB capacity.


2. Acquire the operating system image file of your choice and it's MD5 checksum file:

Original O2 Operating System - MD5

OpenPeak v30291 - MD5

OpenPeak v30300 - MD5 <-- recommended

These are the original OS versions, while v30300 is a modified version of the v30291 'sunset' release which includes SSH by default.


3. Copy both the .img.gz and .img.gz.md5 files to the reflash directory on the rfl-boot volume.

Ensure that the image file has not been automatically decompressed by your browser. You'll know if it has; it won't fit on the stick.


4. Power off your Joggler and insert the USB stick into the side socket.


5. Power on your Joggler and watch.


The system talks you through what's happening on screen, so even if something goes wrong you should be able to post the output here and we can help you out.

The Reflashing Tool has now been extensively tested on many Jogglers, with a high degree of success. However, this software is used entirely at your own risk and will not repair a Joggler where the internal flash memory has become worn or damaged. If the internal memory has failed, you will no longer be able to run the default operating system, but there are many alternatives available that work extremely well from a USB storage device.
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby BraveDave » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi, just tried to reflash my joggler with squeezeplay os. I think it started fine, the boot screen came up then it started talking through what it was doing, (screen says 'Starting' this that and the other [OK]) then it has just stopped and has not changed for over half an hour.
The last section is a big paragraph of text/code starting:
'Modules linked in: snd_hda_codec.......'
And the text ends with:
'...........mii agpgart video [last unloaded: snd_mixer_oss]'

What should I do?
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby roobarb! » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:08 pm

Reboot and try again. Unless it's telling you it's reflashing, it's not doing anything potentially harmful. If it's jammed on first boot, it could be your USB stick.
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby sanjap » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:35 pm

Hi,
Where can i have the original openframe 2.0 software version? Not the O2 flavour?

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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby roobarb! » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:48 pm

sanjap wrote:Where can i have the original openframe 2.0 software version? Not the O2 flavour?

All of the OpenPeak firmware we know about is here. Download the image you want and its .md5 file and use the Reflash tool linked in my signature. Plenty of documentation on that page about it too.
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby sanjap » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:31 am

Thanks a million. But the Telio image is so big. Won't fit on usb stick. How did you install that one?
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby roobarb! » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:23 pm

sanjap wrote:Thanks a million. But the Telio image is so big. Won't fit on usb stick. How did you install that one?

You're right, it's massive... I have no idea why. Not got the gear here to investigate, let me get back to you on that!

EDIT: Actually, it must just be example media files on there somewhere - the of1_30291 or (preferably) of1_30300 should both work fine, I think.
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Re: Reflash System for OpenFrame

Postby sanjap » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:45 am

thanks roobarb. But those other firmware have no sound. Curious to test the Telio image. Can't we just create a reflash drive that is bigger?
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