Flashing guide

This page has been updated on the 12 August 2011.

Requirements

Here is the list of files and tools required to flash your device via USB.

  1. One USB pen drive
  2. The HP Drive Key Boot Utility
  3. The package containing the following files:
    • result_SAP20.img
    • fs.cramfs
    • image.bin
    • sbsl.bin
    • user.tar.gz
    • update_only (optional)

Note: Some files are subject to change depending of the package version.

Download Size
HP Drive Key Boot Utility 45MB

Prepare (restore) a pen drive

On Windows XP

Note: The HP tool doesn’t work under Windows Vista/Seven

1. Extract the update package
2. Install HP Drive Key Boot Utility.
3. Launch it and click Next.

4. Select the drive letter and click Next.

5. Select Backup/Restore and click Next.

6. Browse your drive, select result_SAP20.img and click Next.

7. Click Finish. The drive will be unmounted.

8. Unplug/plug the pen drive and browse it.
9. Copy in the files fs.cramfs, image.bin, sbsl.bin and user.tar.gz.

Note: The restoration takes 4-5 minutes.

On Linux

Method #1

  1. Open a console.
  2. Extract the update package.
  3. Connect the pen drive and type dmesg .
    • This command returns the mount point like /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. Here we will use /dev/sda.
  4. Type cat result_SAP20.img > /dev/sda .
  5. Unplug/plug the pen drive and browse it.
  6. Copy in the files fs.cramfs, image.bin, sbsl.bin and user.tar.gz.
    • The pen drive is ready.

Method #2

  1. Open a console.
  2. Extract the update package.
  3. Connect the pen drive and type dmesg .
    • This command returns the mount point like /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. Here we will use /dev/sda.
  4. Type umount /dev/sda to unmount all mount points like /dev/sda.
  5. Type cat result_SAP20.img > /dev/sda to dump the image.
  6. Unplug/plug the pen drive and browse it.
  7. Copy in the files fs.cramfs, image.bin, sbsl.bin and user.tar.gz.
    • The pen drive is ready.

Method #3

  1. Open a console.
  2. Extract the update package.
  3. Connect the pen drive and type dmesg .
    • This command returns the mount point like /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. Here we will use /dev/sda.
  4. Type umount /dev/sda to unmount all mount points like /dev/sda.
  5. Type dd if= result_SAP20.img of=/dev/sda to dump the image.
  6. Unplug/plug the pen drive and browse it.
  7. Copy in the files fs.cramfs, image.bin, sbsl.bin and user.tar.gz.
    • The pen drive is ready.

Update the device

  1. The device must be OFF.
  2. Open a terminal to check the update procedure.
  3. Connect the pen drive/Sd card to the C4D using the cable CAB00028AB.
  4. Turn the device ON.
  5. After 10-15 seconds you should see some debug on the terminal
    USB] starting update
    check serial number
    Serial number ok → update
    updating kernel and filesystem
  6. Once updated, if you added the file update_only the log displays the message Login.
    Otherwise it reboots to perform the tests and displays the message test finished, reboot and disconnect usb.
  7. Unplug the pen drive and power cycle the device.

LEDs sequences

Update and test

Step Led 1 Led 2 Led 3 Led 4 Comment
1 ON and solid ON and solid OFF OFF Device is booting up
2 ON and solid ON and solid Blinks Blinks Update is running
3 ON and solid ON and solid OFF OFF Update is finished (reboot)
4 ON and solid ON and solid Blinks Blinks Tests are running
5 ON and solid ON and solid OFF Blinks Tests are finished

Note: Do a power cycle to reset the device.

Update only

Step Led 1 Led 2 Led 3 Led 4 Comment
1 ON and solid ON and solid OFF OFF Device is booting up
2 ON and solid ON and solid Blinks Blinks Update is running
3 ON and solid ON and solid OFF OFF Update is finished (reboot)

Note: Do a power cycle to reset the device.