Pinephone won't boot from SD card
#1
Pinephone won't boot from the SD card.
I put in Tow Boot formatted SD card and turned it on.
The flashlight turns on and the phone doesn't turn on.

I flashed the Tow Boot image with Etcher and also with dd.

I just got this phone yesterday so I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem and I should contact Pine64 support.

I am downloading a PostmarketOS bootable image to try that out.

Any suggestions? Anyone experienced this?

Update for anyone else experiencing this problem:

- my phone, PP, can boot from SD card with the postmarketOS so it isn't a hardware problem
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#2
I have the same problem. But I already instelled mobian before and now, the phone always boots mobian. I can't even get jump-drive booting. Pressing the volume button up results in a blue led and nothing happenig, pressing it down results in a lighter blue and eventually mobian booting.
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#3
(05-25-2022, 01:54 PM)sfb Wrote: I have the same problem. But I already instelled mobian before and now, the phone always boots mobian. I can't even get jump-drive booting. Pressing the volume button up results in a blue led and nothing happenig, pressing it down results in a lighter blue and eventually mobian booting.

That doesn't really make sense, would recommend to double-check your setup. The regular PinePhone defaults to the mictoSD card at boot, so if you have Jumpdrive on a microSD card it would always boot into Jumpdrive, not into your eMMC installation.

Check if the card is in the top slot and inserted all the way (see https://wiki.pine64.org/images/e/e0/Pinephone_slots.png). Also check if you flashed the image for the regular PinePhone, that it is not the "charging" version, that you extracted it before flashing and that you flashed it to the whole device (not to partition 1!).
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#4
darn, dude. top slot did it. hadn't used the phone for a while now and simply messed that up. thanks a lot.
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