RecoveryMode

Introduction

Recovery mode is used to make your machine back to the original state. Now it is supported only in Android4SAM v4.3 release.

Prerequisites

Hardware

Only need an extra SD card is enough with EK.

Software

Recovery package, two ways to get it.
  • Download directly from DemoArchives pages, it is included in the demo packages.
    • For NAND flash, it is named update-SAMA5D3-ANDROID-4.2.2_r1.1-sdcard.zip.
    • For SD card, it is named update-SAMA5D3-ANDROID-4.2.2_r1.1-sdcard.zip.

Usage

EK board enter into recovery mode

Press PB2 on SAMA5D3xEK board, and power on, when you see the following message from console, then you can release PB2 button.
...
DRAM:  512 MiB
PB2/WAKE_UP button pressed...
NAND:  256 MiB
...
setup env for recovery...
...

Update through recovery mode.

Insert the SD card with recovery package, press K4, it enter into the UI of recovery mode. According the information on the UI to do what you want.
The following give an example to recovery from external storage (SD card) with the recovery package named update-SAMA5D3-ANDROID-4.2.2_r1.1.zip.
  • Press K2 to highlight apply update from external storage.
  • Press K3 to select.
  • Press K2 to highlight update-SAMA5D3-ANDROID-4.2.2_r1.1.zip.
  • Press K3 to select. Then, the recovery mode is in progress.
  • When you see Install from sdcard complete, the reboot system now is highted.
  • Press K3, the system reboot to boot up the new system.

r2 - 04 Sep 2014 - 03:45:25 - VoiceShen
 
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