Help with DFU Mode (P1 Device)

Heilpern, Mark mark.heilpern at
Tue Jul 31 20:48:40 CEST 2007

So far, I've been unable to send a rootfs to the phone. I get the
following when trying:

OpenMoko-dev:/mnt/hgfs/C/OpenMoko$ sudo ./dfu-util -a 5 -R -D
dfu-util - (C) 2007 by OpenMoko Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

Opening USB Device 0x0000:0x0000...
Found Runtime: [0x1457:0x5119] devnum=7, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=5,
Claiming USB DFU Interface...
Setting Alternate Setting ...
Determining device status: state = appDETACH, status = 0
Device still in Runtime Mode!

In my current case, the development host is inside VMWare, so I am
guessing the problem is in the USB transition between WinXP and

I've been able to dfu-util -l without any problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: device-owners-bounces at
[mailto:device-owners-bounces at] On Behalf Of andrej w.
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:43 PM
To: openmoko at
Cc: device-owners at
Subject: Re: Help with DFU Mode (P1 Device)


i think it is irrelevant when to fire up the dfu-util, as long as you 
changed the state of the
console input (that is "Set console to USB"), right?
Did anybody managed to gain remote ssh access to the unit? I am 
constantly getting "connection refused"
errors, while trying. Btw. I have used yesterdays rootfs and kernel 
images (2007_07_30).


Peter Trapp schrieb:
> On Monday 30 July 2007 01:19, Bobby Edmonds wrote:
>> I cannot get my unit into DFU Mode.
>> When I get the boot menu if I do a "dfu-util -l" I get the following
>> (Runtime Mode):
>> dfu-util - (C) 2007 by OpenMoko Inc.
>> This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
>> Found DFU Runtime: [0x1457:0x5119] devnum=18, cfg=0, intf=2, alt=0,
>> name="USB Device Firmware Upgrade"
>> If I select "Set console to USB" it briefly displays another screen
>> says "Press [AUX] to return to boot menu" and then rolls back to the
>> boot menu.
> I guess you've already done it, so for all others...
> I figured out the same :) My workaround is quite easy.
> 1) prepare everything at the host side (including the ./dfu-util )
> 2) "Set console to USB" and press "power"
> 3) asap Neo changes to "Press [AUX] to return to boot menu" fire the
> command on host side
> Note: Neo switches back to the "boot-menu" but as long as the host
> tell you anything different it should work :)
> -homyx

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