Sunday, February 13, 2022

[fedora-arm] Re: Fedora on Pinephone Pro & path to upstreaming

On Sun, Feb 13, 2022 at 1:38 AM Be <> wrote:
> On 2/12/22 19:04, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >>>>> Simply pressing the volume up button on boot will expose the eMMC drive as a USB mass storage device, refer to for details about the UX design.
> >>>> Unless you mean something else by "USB recovery".
> >>> Yes, I do, the rockchip recovery doesn't expose mass storage, that
> >>> must be a tow-boot thing, hence why I discounted that. The rockchip
> >>> recovery isn't dependent on software.
> >> What is "Rockchip recovery"? Do you mean this:
> >> ? I think that's some sort of
> >> "Android recovery" thing? How is that relevant to Fedora? Why would you
> >> want some Androidism rather than Tow Boot's USB mass storage mode?
> > It runs from MASKROM so it's low level recovery, it's a means of
> > recovering the firmware to recover bricked devices, the OS is
> > irrelevant.
> Reading about Rockchip recovery for other devices, it seems that
> presents the device as a nonstandard USB device that requires a
> vendor-specific driver and userspace tooling. I don't understand what
> advantage this has over Tow Boot where you can just press Power + Volume
> Up to expose the eMMC as a USB mass storage device then use good old
> fashion dd.

You're completely missing the point, it's for base level recovery for
even if the firmware is hosed. It's designed for recovery even if the
firmware breaks, so it could be used to recover tow-boot too.
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