updating uboot while the phone's running

Mike Montour mail at mmontour.net
Tue Aug 26 09:03:26 CEST 2008

robin paulson wrote:
> in a bid to do away with dfu and usb networking altogether - it all 
> seems a bit clunky to be honest - is it possible to update uboot while 
> the phone is running?

It's not supported yet (AFAIK) but I think that it would be possible. 
It's not as easy as flashing the kernel partition because you have to 
write an "environment offset" pointer into the out-of-band data of the 
first flash block. This tells u-boot which block contains its 
environment variables, and this number is specific to each device due to 
bad blocks.

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