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Subject: Re: Player flashing (was Re: Latest Changes in settings.c)
From: sophana (jobarjo78_at_yahoo.fr)
Date: 2004-06-23


[IDC]Dragon wrote:

>>however I would be glad in helping flashing the players, but I could not
>>find how the uart boot mod works.
>>Could someone point me about the details of the uart boot mod?
>>
>>
>
>It would be great if a developer with a player could work on this. Your
>player doesn't even need to be flashable to get this straight. For my
>recorder, I did the UART boot mod, then used it to download gdb and Rockbox
>with that. This way you can debug the startup. When the startup basically
>works, you can use the UART boot to load and start Rockbox directly, without
>gdb. This is a very similar cold start like with the real flashing.
>In the past, I made a couple of postings describing the UART boot. A
>half-done document is at home, I have to make a twiki page from it. But
>several users managed the uart boot already.
>
>Jörg
>
>
>
I've googled and found no sufficient details
http://rockbox.haxx.se/mail/archive/rockbox-archive-2003-12/0908.shtml

Does the uart boot mod does allow to boot even with an erased flash?
How does it do that? is it a sh1 feature?
Is there lot of difference with the full duplex serial mod?

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