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** This page contains the current release of our r0ket firmware release. Feel free to try it and give us feedback if you discover bugs in the firmware or these instructions **

How to flash your r0ket?

Flashing your r0ket ensures you will get the full functionality. It is highly recommended you flash your old r0ket before attending the congress.

This procedure also brings your r0ket back into shape in case you “bricked” it or experience other strange software glitches including a damaged file system for l0dables.

RevisionChange
1 Initial
2 Improved Mesh
3 Improved r_player l0dable
4 Improved fahrplan, mesh, fonts
5 Fixed mesh
6 Actually pushed the mesh changes, improved game l0dable
15 numerous small bugfixes

Linux

  1. Download the firmware pack here: r0ket-firmware-r15.tar.gz
  2. Unpack the archive with your favourite tool.
  3. Turn r0ket off (switch position up).
  4. Plug micro-USB cable into r0ket and Computer.
  5. Hold joystick to the left.
  6. Turn r0ket on (switch position down).
  7. Release joystick.
  8. Wait about 30 seconds.
  9. The r0ket will pose as a thumb drive. Check that you have a new volume with a 'firmware.bin' file on it. Mount the r0ket if you don't get a new volume.
  10. As a normal user run the following command in a command window:
    1. cd r0ket-firmware-28c3-r6 && ./flash-r0ket
  11. The script should tell you, that everything went fine.
  12. Turn r0ket off.
  13. Hold joystick down towards the battery connector.
  14. Turn r0ket on.
  15. As above look for a new volume on your system. Mount the r0ket if you don't get one.
  16. <note important>If you already completed the steps below before, please jump to Updating the dataflash</note>
  17. Make a copy of the following files to your computer: R0KET.CFG, NICK.CFG, L0NICK.CFG, FONT.CFG, pubx.key, puby.key and priv.key
    1. Don't worry if some of these files are missing. Your r0ket will still work.
  18. Now unmount the r0ket. In a terminal run the following commands:
    1. mount
      1. look for a line like:
        /dev/sdb on /media/3355-4B37 type vfat [...]
      2. In this case “/dev/sdb” is the device of your r0ket. Make sure that the second path matches name of the new volume
    2. sudo umount <device that was shown by the 'mount' command above>
      1. Example:
        sudo umount /dev/sdb
  19. Write the new image by running:
    1. sudo dd if=dataflash.img of=<device that was shown by the 'mount' command above>
      1. make absolutely sure that you enter the correct device in the line above, or you can damage your computer.
      2. Example:
        sudo dd if=dataflash.img of=/dev/sdb
    2. sync
      1. This command may take a minute or two.
  20. Turn off r0ket and back on, while pressing the joystick towards the battery connector.
  21. Copy the files from step 16 back to the r0ket.

You're done. Yay!

Windows

  1. Download the firmware here: r0ket-firmware-r15.zip
  2. Turn r0ket off (switch position up)
  3. Plug micro-USB cable into r0ket and Computer
  4. Hold joystick to the left
  5. Turn r0ket on (switch position down)
  6. Release joystick
  7. Wait about 30 seconds.
  8. Write firmware.bin to r0ket
    • run “copy firmware.bin G:” (check the drive letter first – or just do it via drag&drop)
  9. Turn r0ket off.
  10. Hold joystick down
  11. Turn r0ket on.
  12. Write new dataflash image
    • Either use a tool like ImageWriter
      • select dataflash.img as source and the USB r0ket as target
    • or write with dd for windows with a command like
      • dd if=dataflash.img of=\\.\g: # (check drive-letter first)
  13. wait until all data is written
  14. turn off r0ket

You're done. Yay!

Mac

  1. Download the firmware pack here: r0ket-firmware-r15.tar.gz
  2. Download and compile keys.c from https://github.com/r0ket/r0ket.git (r0ket/tools/crypto/generate-keys.c) and put in in the same directory as the script
  3. Write the following script to a file. Extract the firmware. Execute the script with the directory containing the new firmware as parameter. The script will guide you through the process.
  4. Example
    1.  ./flashscript r0ket-firmware-r15 

FlashScript UNSAFE (user errors might cause loss of data and corruption)

#!/bin/bash

myTmpdir=/tmp/r0ket/$(uuidgen)
myCalled="$(pwd)"

function ERROR {
	echo ERROR $@
}

function DEBUG {
	echo DEBUG $@
}

function PRINT {
	echo $@
}

function DIE {
	echo DIED $@
	exit 1
}

function flashFirmware {
	myMount="$(diskutil info $(system_profiler SPUSBDataType | grep -A15 "NXP LPC13XX IFLASH" | grep "BSD Name" | awk -F:  '{print $2}') | grep "Mount Point" | sed 's/[ ]*.*[ ][ ]//g')/"
	if [ -z "$myMount" ] || [ ! -d "$myMount" ]; then
                DIE "Could not flash firmware. Could not find mountpoint $myMount"
        fi
	cp -v "$FIRMWAREBIN" "$myMount"
	sleep 2
	sync
	sleep 2
	myroket="/dev/$(system_profiler SPUSBDataType | grep -A15 "NXP LPC13XX IFLASH" | grep "BSD Name" | awk -F: '{print $2}' | sed 's/ //')"
	PRINT Unmounting the rocket $myroket. Please enter your password:
	sudo umount "$myroket"
	return

}


function flashDataflash {
	myMount="$(diskutil info $(system_profiler SPUSBDataType | grep -A10 "r0ket" | grep 'BSD Name' | awk -F:  '{print $2}' | sed 's/ //' ) | grep "Mount Point" | sed 's/[ ]*.*[ ][ ]//g')"
	if [ -z "$myMount" ] || [ ! -d "$myMount" ]; then
		DIE "Could not flash dataflash. Could not find mount $myMount"
	fi
	cd "$myMount"
	pwd
	cp -v R0KET.CFG NICK.CFG L0NICK.CFG FONT.CFG pubx.key puby.key priv.key $myTmpdir/backup/
	cd $myTmpdir
	sleep 5
	#PRINT "Please unmount the roket in the finder. Press the eject button on the newly mounted device. Then press return"
	#read
	myroket="/dev/$(system_profiler SPUSBDataType | grep -A10 "r0ket" | grep "BSD Name" | awk -F: '{print $2}' | sed 's/ //')"
	PRINT Unmounting the rocket $myroket. Please enter your password:
	sudo umount $myroket
	PRINT Flashing the rocket. Please enter your password:
	cd "$myCalled"
	echo 	sudo dd if=$FIRMWARE/dataflash.img of=$myroket
	sudo dd if=$FIRMWARE/dataflash.img of=$myroket
	sync
	sleep 3
	sudo mount -t msdos $myroket $myTmpdir/mountpoint
	cd $myTmpdir/backup
	cp -v *  $myTmpdir/mountpoint/
	ls pubx.key puby.key priv.key || ( echo "Generating new keys" && cd .. && ./generate-keys && cp -v files/* $myTmpdir/mountpoint/ )
	cd /tmp
	PRINT Unmounting the rocket $myroket. Please enter your password:
	sudo umount $myroket

}

function cleanUp {
	sudo rm -rf /tmp/r0ket/
}


function init {
	mkdir -p $myTmpdir/backup
	mkdir -p $myTmpdir/mountpoint
	mkdir -p $myTmpdir/files

}

function main {
	init
	if [ -n "$@" ]; then
		if [ -e "$@/firmware.bin" ]; then
			FIRMWARE=$@
			FIRMWAREBIN=$@/firmware.bin
		else
			DIE $@/firmware.bin seems not to be a firmware
		fi
	else
		DIE expected the path to the directory with the new firmware as parameter
	fi
	PRINT "Please turn off your r0ket and connect your r0ket to a USB port."
	PRINT "Please press the r0ket joystick to the LEFT and turn the rocket on. Then press return"
	read
	sleep 10
	flashFirmware
	#PRINT "Please unmount the roket in the finder. Press the eject button on the newly mounted device. Then press return"
	#read
	PRINT "Please turn off your r0ket."
	PRINT "Please press the r0ket joystick DOWNWARDS and turn the rocket on. Then press return"
	read
	flashDataflash
	
	cleanUp
	

}

main $@

Updating

If completed the steps above once, you can update your dataflash by copying the files from the 'files' directory in the archive to the mounted dataflash of your r0ket. Do not forget to properly 'eject' or 'unmount' the device or you might loose data!

init.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/31 21:28 by sec