Boot screen stuck at 'K' because of firmware deleted.
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(08-27-2023, 05:09 PM)projectsfromb Wrote:
(08-27-2023, 01:39 PM)fxc Wrote:
(08-27-2023, 07:35 AM)projectsfromb Wrote: Do I absolutely need the SD card to fix the phone? My sd card port is bent and can't take any SD cards. Is it possible to fix with just the computer? Now I cant get it to turn on, the only thing that its showing is the red light. Sorry, literally had lost the pinephone and just now found it again.

You should be able to get microSD card readers for under 5 dollars.
Hmm that's a relief. I can probably install one of those myself. Thanks

Oh sorry, it looks like I misunderstood you. I thought you meant the microSD card port of your other devices (e. g. a laptop) was broken, but I understand now that the microSD card of your PinePhone is broken.

Unfortunately it is non-trivial to replace the microSD card reader, even people with a lot of soldering experiences won't be able to replace it without causing more damage most of the times. I would recommend you to try to bend back the broken microSD card reader on your PinePhone.

Without a working microSD card reader it won't be easy to reflash the PinePhone. Generally you can connect it to a serial console using the audio jack <-> USB UART adapter. From there you might be lucky to proceed further, however this is something not done often and you won't find many people with experience to help you recovering the OS. I only remember one or two users who were able to recover it in a similar fashion. Using FEL mode it would also possible to overwrite the eMMC installation. Unfortunately all not easy and I can't assist with it, however I hope the buzzwords help a bit.
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RE: Boot screen stuck at 'K' because of firmware deleted. - by fxc - 08-28-2023, 11:38 AM

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