Login screen on firmware upgradation

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Sat Mar 19 09:17:11 CET 2011

Hi Nick,
it must be said that your rant does not help at all to answer
the original support question.

Hi Rijul,
please check that your downloaded image is not corrupted.

You can download and compare it with our copy which we
have used successfully an uncounted number of times:


You must also flash the image on the flat memory card
(e.g. /dev/sdb) and not into a partition (and not /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdb2).

To boot from NOR flash, press the AUX button and
then power on. The boot menu should appear within
a second. Choose "boot from SD (ext)".

Hope this helps,

Am 19.03.2011 um 07:53 schrieb halbtaxabo-om at yahoo.com:

> You know, folks, I think it's time to admit that the Openmoko project was a failure, and move on.
> It was a great idea and a lot of us supported it with our money as well as our time, but the device as eventually sold was poorly designed and badly implemented. Even the people who bought it after several rounds of hardware bug-fixes got a clunky device with pathetic battery-life. Since the hardware is crap, it's not surprising that software developers didn't exactly flock to it. Trying to make it usable is flogging a dead horse.
> The nearest thing we will get to an "open" cellphone will probably be something made by Samsung, Motorola, or one of the other big consumer-device companies, running Android.
> I don't want to offend people, but I think it's time somebody came out and said this. If you want to put your time and effort into Free Software, then pick a platform that has a future. Your time and effort are valuable even if you don't get paid for them; don't waste them.
> Nick
> From: Rijul Jain <cyberleet at gmail.com>
> To: support at lists.openmoko.org
> Sent: Sat, March 19, 2011 5:43:27 AM
> Subject: Login screen on firmware upgradation
> Hey,
> i recently got a neo free runner and wanted to upgrade the firmware to openmoko 11 so i downloaded the image , wrote it on my uSD card and tried to boot it from the phone . It boots up file but after 2 mins , a Green Coloured Angstrom screen came and it is stuck at om-gta02 login :_
> its been stuck there for hours and i dont know what to do
> Anyhelp would be appreciated . Thanks 
> -- 
> Rijul Jain
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