Christopher Williamson

Question on manufacturing tool to record WinCE firmware onto i.MX28 to the SD card as boot device

Discussion created by Christopher Williamson Employee on Nov 2, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2011 by Christopher Williamson

When recording WinCE firmware onto i.MX28 to the SD card as boot device, if there is no firmware written on the SD card, then the internal ROM will bring the device to the HID mode, and manufacturing tool can burn the firmware from this state.

Suppose the SD card contains old version of firmware and cusotmer wants to overwrite using the manufacturing tool. I know that operator can press - hold the PSWITCH to force the player internal ROM to boot into recovery mode, and let the manufacturing tool to properly identify and burn the firmware.  What if the operator does not press-hold the PSWITCH, and plug in the USB. The player will boot using the old firmware residing on the SD card.  Can the manufacturing tool force the player from this state and burn the firmware onto it? Or should the operator press-hold the PSWITCH in order to overwrite the old firmware?