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Subject: Re: building bootloader from source (h300)

Re: building bootloader from source (h300)

From: XavierGr <xaviergr_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 19:57:53 +0300

> If the risk of bricking my device isn't big (or if it's possible for me to
> reanimate
> a bricked H300) I would try to put a current SVN version of the bootloader
> on my device...

I wouldn't say that the risk is very high, but it is there. In the past I
tried to enable H110 flashing so I had to compile and flash various
bootloaders. I discovered an error that couldn't load the rockbox firmware
but hopefully I could boot on OF and reflash. After that I saw that the
exact same issue was present for the H300.

I flashed my H110 and H300 more than 20 times at that point and at all times
I could boot to OF and save the unit. Luckily the code that boots to OF is
in very early stages so I guess it is more bug resistant. That shows that
you have to be very very unlucky to brick it, still... a chance is a chance
so I can't recommend flashing it, because if it fails you will come after
me. :P

On a side note:
Last working svn bootloader I built for me and about 7 (IIRC) people, was
r14945 (with added alarm support).
Received on 2008-04-06


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