Revive Freerunner with USB power?

Jim Ancona jim at
Wed Sep 10 19:17:49 CEST 2008

Michael Shiloh wrote:
> To protect ourselves we have to say that "OpenMoko does not recommend 
> this procedure so do so at your own risk".

FWIW, I was able to revive my FR with a dead battery this morning by 
following the procedure on the Wiki: "Some users have reported that Neo 
FreeRunner is able to boot on USB power alone using the NOR u-boot, 
thus: press AUX, plug USB power, select boot."

I did this and got the NOR u-boot menu, then as the comment on the wiki 
suggested, kept it in the menu for a minute or so by clicking the AUX 
button every few seconds, then selected the boot item and it booted 
normally and the battery charged.

Hope this helps.


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