Posts Tagged ‘bootloader’

It looks like the Tizen image flashing instructions are out! I wouldn’t have found out about it had not my good pal jezra posted a link in the forum (I’ve been waiting for it to be announced in the mailing list which was promised 2 weeks ago).

Anyway, below is a summary of the steps, and oh, you need to be running Ubuntu (32-bit):

  • Download the Tizen image
  • Download and install the lthor library
  • Turn off device
  • Enter download mode by pressing <volume-down> + <power> buttons simultaneously
  • Connect device to the Linux PC via USB
  • Upload the image with:
    sudo ./lthor lb-tizen-1.0_20120613.10-rs.tar.gz
  • Wait until upload is finished and the device does a reboot

The full, detailed instructions are at the Tizen.org Wiki.

Thanks jezra!
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It seems like the Tizen folks have provided a special mode on the Tizen Developer Device to view the boot log and more importantly boot from an image from the built-in SD card slot.

From my good pal, Thomas Perl‘s (@thp4) tweet:

Tizen Developer Device bootloader (Vol+, Vol- and Power to boot): http://flic.kr/p/bXUoPq http://flic.kr/p/bXUpdG #tizenconf via @stskeeps

To activate the menu, you have to hold down the Volume +, Volume -, and Power button to boot the the device, and then hold down the same three keys again to enter the User Mode. You then use the Volume buttons to scroll through the boot modes, and use the Power button to select.



I wonder how easy to boot a hacked Tizen image and what other OSes can run on this Developer Device? ;)

Link: thp4′s Flickr
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