Cannot re-flash the debug board (X-post from openmoko-devel)

Mike Montour mail at
Sat Jul 12 04:29:30 CEST 2008

Alessandro Sappia wrote:
> Hi all, and sorry for the X-post, for who reads also openmoko-devel.
> I'm writing here now on suggestion from Michael.
> Some Days ago I finally had time to check my FreeRunner? and its Debug Board.
> Reading
> I see that my USB ID 0403:6010 request I need to reflash the debug board.

I'm surprised that you saw that with a newly-purchased debug board. That 
Wiki page is talking about a few early boards that were shipped last 
year before the Neo1973 was offered for sale. None of the v2 boards that 
were sold in the Neo1973 advanced kits needed to be flashed, and AFAIK 
none of the Freerunner boards should need it.

Can some other Debug Board v3 owners please check to see what USB IDs 
their devices are reporting? If yours one is the only one with the wrong 
ID then it might be a good idea to ask Openmoko to exchange it while 
it's still under warranty.

Another note - Openmoko is using a different USB vendor ID for the 
Freerunner itself (0x1d50 vs. 0x1457). I don't know whether or not this 
change is also supposed to apply to the new debug boards.

> root at BlackBox:/home/alx/Documenti/openmoko# ftdi_eeprom --flash-eeprom
> neo1973_debug_board_v2.ftdi
> FTDI eeprom generator v0.2
> (c) Intra2net AG <opensource at>
> FTDI init: 0
> Unable to find FTDI devices under given vendor/product id: 0x1457/0x5118
> Retrying with default FTDI id.
> Used eeprom space: 102 bytes
> FTDI write eeprom: 0
> Writing to file: neo1973_debug_board_v2.eeprom
> FTDI close: 0
> <Sconnected and reconnected the debug board>
> root at BlackBox:/home/alx/Documenti/openmoko# lsusb
> Bus 007 Device 015: ID 154b:000f
> Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 003 Device 029: ID 0403:6010 Future Technology Devices
> International, Ltd FT2232C Dual USB-UART/FIFO IC
> Bus 003 Device 028: ID 0451:2046 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2046 Hub
> Bus 003 Device 019: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc.
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

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