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EDIT 2014-05-12: Final 0.6 was released

I'm releasing new version 0.6 of 0xFFFF flasher. It is open source alternative to Nokia proprietary flasher-3.5.

0xFFFF supports:
* generating and unpacking FIASCO images
* flash any image via NOLO protocol
* load+boot kernel & initfs without flashing
* read device and version information from NOLO
* dumping images to directory (or one fiasco image) on device (need deb package mtd-utils)

Missing features:
* flash mmc image image Mk II protocol
* flashing on device
...

Note that this is new rewritten beta version of 0xFFFF for Nokia N900. Flashing can damage or brick your device! You have been warned. Only for developers & testers!

Source code with i386, x86_64 and arm binaries are here: 0xFFFF-0.6.tar.gz

Examples:

Via USB:

Load kernel & initfs and boot it:
$ 0xFFFF -m initfs -m kernel -l -b

Flash kernel:
$ 0xFFFF -m kernel -f

Flash FIASCO image:
$ 0xFFFF -M image.fiasco -f

Flash only kernel from FIASCO image:
$ 0xFFFF -M image.fiasco -t kernel -f

Reboot:
$ 0xFFFF -r

Identify device:
$ 0xFFFF -I

On device (need nanddump from mtd-utils):

Dump all images to current directory:
$ 0xFFFF -e

Dump all images to one fiasco file:
$ 0xFFFF -E dump.fiasco

FIASCO packaging:

Show FIASCO archive:
$ 0xFFFF -M image.fiasco -i

Unpack fiasco image to current directory:
$ 0xFFFF -M image.fiasco -u

Generate new fiasco image from files xloader.bin, nolo.bin, zImage, rootfs and append device&version information (xloader for RX-51 hw revision: 2101 and 2102, version 1.0)
$ 0xFFFF -m RX-51:2101,2102:1.0:xloader:xloader.bin -m RX-51:2101,2102:1.0:secondary:nolo.bin -m 2.6.28:kernel:zImage -m rootfs -g image.fiasco

For all options see help:
$ 0xFFFF -h

0xFFFF can detect more image types from file header. If autodetection not working, see syntax of param -m ([[[dev:[hw:]]ver:]type:]file[%lay])

Last edited by pali; 2014-05-13 at 15:22.
 

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Superb app
been waiting for it
thanks
 

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Originally Posted by pali View Post
Source code with i386, x86_64 and arm binaries are here: 0xFFFF-0.6-beta1.tar.gz
Apparently the binaries are not included.

No big deal of course, I can compile it myself...


Edit: Sorry, I missed them, they are in the src directory.

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Can support N9 or just N900?
 

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Originally Posted by ade View Post
Apparently the binaries are not included.

No big deal of course, I can compile it myself...
Check sha1sum of tarball: b57d517f2d08cca1758e56827356ff61726835ca

There are static linked binaries:

$ file 0xFFFF/src/0xFFFF-*
0xFFFF/src/0xFFFF-arm: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
0xFFFF/src/0xFFFF-i386: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, BuildID[sha1]=0x95b814970da75646fcc042771ae0af158d6322ef, stripped
0xFFFF/src/0xFFFF-x86_64: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, BuildID[sha1]=0x88be01a22db723230ade45f6811bf055644372ac, stripped
 

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Originally Posted by nbedford View Post
Can support N9 or just N900?
Only N900 and older tablets. But patches for N9/950 are welcome...
 

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Great thanks! As is currently stands is this capable of being a drop in replacement to flasher for most things? (eg http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_f...MC_in_the_N900).

Also is there a source repository hosted anywhere currently?

Thanks for this!
 

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Flashing eMMC is done via Mk II protocol which is not implemented yet. But some info about Mk II protocol is in "doc/mkii" file.

And for source code git repository: In will be in future...
 

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Is the flashing procedure very different between N900 and N9(50) devices?

As is well known the Harmattan flasher 3.12.1 cannot be used to flash an older PR release on a device that is flashed with a newer PR. Is that limitation built into the flasher executable or is it enforced in the NOLO part of the system on the device somehow?

What about the bytestream transfer between the PC and the device when flashing, is that encrypted and authenticated? I guess it would be possible to build quite secure authentication mechanisms between the flasher and NOLO but has Nokia bothered to do that?
 

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