Updating an old GTA01 (Neo 1973)

Torsten Schlabach tschlabach at gmx.net
Mon Feb 16 16:08:25 CET 2009


Well, I checked below, but I am still a bit lost / confused. What I find 

1. lowlevel_foo-gta01bv?-*.bin

What's that?

The different versions belong to different hardware releases of the 
GTA01, I guess. AFAIK the version of the device which got shipped to 
most people is GTA01BV4? So in that case I would use 
lowlevel_foo-gta01bv4-*.bin. I indeed wonder what will it into 280 / 320 
bytes ...

2. u-boot-gta01bv?-*.bin

I guess this is the boot loader? Again, one has to choose the version 
corresponding to the actual hardware revision, I guess.

3. uImage-2.6.??-oe?+*.bin

Just guessing ... Are these different kernel images?

4. modules-2.6.??-oe?*-r1-om-gta01.tgz

So I guess these are modules for the respective kernels, but why are 
they a separate .tgz file? I guess this is *not* to be flashed with 
dfu-util, is it?

5. fso-console-image / fso-image

Is this the userland? If yes, why are there two different formats 
(.jffs2 and .tar.gz) and how would I load either on onto my device?

So on my original question, updating my old Neo 1973, I guess I would:

1. Flash lowlevel using dfu-util?
2. Flash u-boot using dfu-util?

That should give me a current boot loader again, hopefully, which can 
deal with recent images.

3. Flash uImage using dfu-util?

Then ... ?


Angus Ainslie schrieb:
> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 18:12 +0100, Torsten Schlabach wrote:
>> I also read about a GSM firmware upgrade which I may need.
> I'm not sure about the firmware but check below for the bootloader and
> filesystem.
>> Is there any page in the Wiki which would provide an overview?
>> I tried to click my may through http://downloads.openmoko.org/daily/ but 
>> I got lost a bit trying to decide which files I may need to flash and in 
>> what order.
> I reorganized downloads today, under
> http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro there is stable and experimental ,
> both have a Neo1973 directory that have the latest builds. Please keep
> in mind that the Neo1973 images in those directories have not been
> tested yet, so please only try those if you're brave/have a debug
> board. 
> Angus
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