source: tt-loader/README

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Publication tt-loader v0.1

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3This program is for advanced users. You should consider it as beta software
4and we can't guarantee it will do what it is expected to do. So if you
5use it, you admit you're using it at your own risk.
7This is a program loader derivated from OMAP Flash Loader, a replacement
8by Luis Recuerda for the FlashRecoveryUtility program from Tim Rikkers
11This program can load alternative boot loader on OMAP730 plateform when
12starting the device with an USB cable plugged. It is designed to be used
13with the "TwinTact" (also known as E2831 device), aka TT, a mobile phone
14by neuf, a french telecom company.
15Also, this program is for Linux (and perhaps other Unixes), not for M$-windows.
16And, the better of all, it is GPL, with all its sources, not a binary program.
18omapfl program has been developed using reverse engineering on the protocol
19communication between the original program and the internal boot. Luis have not
20totally understood that protocol, but it works. ;)
22To compile this program you only need a gcc compiler and the libusb
23( instaled at your system.
25To use it, executes the program passing it two arguments. First argument is
26the second stage loader (the included/compiled 2nd.bin file) and second one
27is a text file with a serie of command (example in commands.txt). Then, plug the
28USB cable in the phone, no need to power with the power button. If it doesn't work,
29you will have to unplug the USB cable and remove the phone battery.
31You can also have an automatic detection and launch using udev. Get udev twintact.rules from
32tt-tools at and the twintact-udev script. In
33that last script, you have to check line 49 to do what you need.
35The file "2nd.bin" is the second stage boot loader. The main program (tt-loader)
36send it to the OMAP processor, where it is executed by the internal boot
37loader. Then this last will expect some command to prepare a third stage boot loader.
39To process, you will also need some third stage boot loader for upload. The first way
40to get one is to dump it from your own phone from the native linux environment. I
41assume you know how to connect with at least telnet... maybe dropbear from tt-tools...
42If you want to try examples from commands.txt, you will need a x-load.bin & a u-boot.bin
43in the current folder. Here is a short checlist to get that files:
44 * For x-load.bin:
45   * cat /dev/mtdblock/0 >/mnt/fat/x-load.bin
46   * get x-load.bin on your PC
47   * optionnaly, strip any null byte at the end of the file to reduce upload delay
48   * be sure the file path on the PC is the one expected in commands.txt
49 * For u-boot.bin:
50   * cat /dev/mtdblock/1 >/mnt/fat/u-boot.bin
52It should be possible to load and start a linux kernel directly, but the upload could
53take a very long time.
55You should find quickly new commands.txt to do fun things with your TT on OpenTwin,
56so check or ask on the mailing list.
58I have added the compiled file "2nd.bin", if you need to recompile the
59second boot loader, you will need a cross compiler, if the name is diferent
60of mine (armv5tel-redhat-linux-gnueabi from F8 packages), change file "2nd/Makefile".
61If your local gcc compiler is not called "gcc", change "Makefile", also if your include
62files for libusb isn't located at /usr/include (add -L/.... to INCLUDES= line at Makefile).
64If you need more help about this program, you can contact me on IRC or by OpenTwin ML,
65check Also check and
66you should find there my mail and more.
68Best regards and enjoy it,
70Guillaume Bougard
75Thanks Luis Recuerda to have released omapfl under GPL.
77To Tim Rikers for the original FlashRecoveryUtility program.
79To Texas Instruments: thank you for DO NOT answer any question about the
80internal ROM boot loader, and, thank you for the WORST documentacion about
81a CPU or microprocessor I have ever seen.
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