Saturday, February 12, 2022

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

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.
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