Flashing qi broke my freerunner - SOLVED

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Wed Jul 21 10:11:18 CEST 2010

On 20. juli 2010 16:52, Helge Hafting wrote:
> On reboot, the screen went white, and nothing more happened.

Solution for bricked phone:

Somehow, the kernel partition got wrecked during flashing. So, 
reflashing the kernel brought the phone back to life. (No, I did not 
make the mistake of flashing qi into the kernel paritition. But it got 
broken anyway.)

Solution for recurring WSOD:

With the 2+4+2 qi, WSOD seems to happen more often. And curiously 
enough, removing power (as in pulling the battery out), doesn't help. It 
is then guaranteed to reboot into WSOD. Strange that the phone is 
capable of keeping this state over poweroff - do qi and uboot write 
state into flash?

The solution is to boot into NOR flash, and then select "Poweroff" from 
the menu. After that, I get a normal reboot without the WSOD. Graphics 
indeed seems a bit faster with this qi. :-) I hope the WSOD problems can 
be fixed in the kernel and/or the xserver. It happens without this qi 
too - perhaps not as often.

Helge Hafting

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