X9S HOW TO FLASH ZIDOO X9S UNIT

Discussion in 'ZIDOO X9S' started by HoneCharles, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. PacoRabanne

    PacoRabanne Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Check id MD5 of the original downloaded file (v1.2.3_img,zip) is ea64a0c7085710dfbc47e724eb000445 (as mine is, unluckily Zidoo forgot to post zip CRC)
    Will be good if Zidoo will confirm this CRC and better also contained img file CRC.
     
  2. nemeth

    nemeth New Member

    ea64a0c7085710dfbc47e724eb000445 is the md5 hash, have you tried to flash the box? Has anyone successed to flash it?
     
  3. Sarco

    Sarco Active Member Beta test group

    I flash my box and everything went OK.
     
  4. PacoRabanne

    PacoRabanne Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Me too.
    Already reported somewhere.
     
  5. GoldBar

    GoldBar Member

    Can anyone tell me where do I download the install.img file for flashing the unit?
     
  6. Mumakil

    Mumakil Member Beta test group

    In first page, you have a link ;)
     
  7. lossless

    lossless New Member Beta test group

    Where is the latest firmware version v1.2.6?install.img,not the OTA one.
     
  8. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
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  9. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Member

    What is the difference between img.zip and OTA?
    Is one a full flash whilst the other is differential?
     
  10. PacoRabanne

    PacoRabanne Well-Known Member Beta test group

    More or less, yes.
    But OTA may be installed starting from any prevoius FW release (if is not a specific version update),
    img erases all, and don't depends on presence of FW, usually is flashable also in "soft bricked" devices.
    Not perfectly accurate, but enough to understand a rough difference.
     
  11. GoldBar

    GoldBar Member

    Great support, thank you !
     
  12. rantei

    rantei New Member

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  13. maruiz

    maruiz New Member

  14. spawn_lmg

    spawn_lmg Active Member Beta test group

  15. maruiz

    maruiz New Member

    thank you very much
     
  16. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    The IMG method only requires the Bootloader to be intact. The Bootloader is a very small and simple piece of Flash Rom code which only reads the IMG file as a straight memory image from SD-Card or USB-Stick. After loading/validating it, it will start running that image. The Bootloader is activated if the RESTORE button is detected as being pressed (using a pin) during the power-on boot.
    Using this process will implicitly erase the total player: OS, Data, APP's and Settings.

    A bootloader restore will work as long as that specific small piece of code is still intact. It does not require the player to have a working/bootable/stable OS. It does not even matter whether a picture is produced or not. So players which crashed and or corrupted the running OS can be fully recovered with it.

    Cross flashing (putting in an alien FW) with the FW of even the closest type of player (having the same or similar SOC) probably will have a slightly different bootloader and might brick your player. Never try this, always come across people who do with mostly a very nasty surprise at the end after doing so.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
  17. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Fixed
     
  18. spawn_lmg

    spawn_lmg Active Member Beta test group

    Waiting 1.2.7 image!
     
  19. francishe

    francishe Member

    I have tried. "restore factory setting" doesn't sometimes fully clear/erase the settings by the user. After reboot, some of the user's settings are still there. So flashing does it.
     
  20. francishe

    francishe Member

    Hi Zidoo Tech
    Can you update the link of .img file to 1.2.7? thanks.
     

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