Tow-Boot, a new U-Boot option for Pinephone Pro and other devices
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(02-13-2024, 01:09 PM)spyro Wrote: Looks like the last comment in this thread is from the middle of 2023...

Anyone know how to get an apparently perfectly electronically and mechanically functional PPP to boot from ... well, anything would be nice?

I only want to run mobian. I dont want ANY other OS on this phone. I assume I must have had tow boot working (Ive never seen a screen showing tow boot, I just assumed it does nothing visible before booting the OS kernel...) or the thing would never have worked before.

It was working until I ran an apt-dist-upgrade earlier, and now it's e-waste.

help?

Best if you create an own thread, or rather ask in the chat. Tow-Boot is not guaranteed. The early batches came with nothing on the SPI, some in the middle with Tow-Boot and some later with rk2aw. If you hold volume keys on boot and it shows the specific LED colors as explained under https://tow-boot.org/devices/pine64-pinephonePro.html, it has Tow-Boot.

If there is Tow-Boot on it, boot a flashed microSD card with the volume key selecting the microSD card at boot. If not -> RE key + an image including a bootloader. Please ask in the community chat if anything is unclear.
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