Recovery mode for hikey970 not able to bringup fastboot


#1

I was trying to recover the hikey970 board following instructions at:

From here, I am able to write the l-loader images into the RAM.

ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/tools-images-hikey970$ sudo python hisi-idt.py -d /dev/ttyUSB0 --img1 ./sec_usb_xloader.img --img2 ./sec_usb_xloader2.img --img3 ./l-loader.bin
[sudo] password for ss:
±---------------------+
(’ Serial: ‘, ‘/dev/ttyUSB0’)
(’ Image1: ‘, ‘./sec_usb_xloader.img’)
(’ Image2: ', ‘./sec_usb_xloader2.img’)
±---------------------+

(‘Sending’, ‘./sec_usb_xloader.img’, ‘…’)
Done

(‘Sending’, ‘./sec_usb_xloader2.img’, ‘…’)
Done

(‘Sending’, ‘./l-loader.bin’, ‘…’)
Done

ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/tools-images-hikey970$ cd …/hikey_images/
ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/hikey_images$ sudo fastboot devices
ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/hikey_images$ sudo fastboot devices
ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/hikey_images$ sudo fastboot devices
ss@Test:~/work/hikey970/recovery/hikey_images$ sudo fastboot devices

However, I am not able to detect the fastboot devices after this step, from where, i need to flash the fastboot images into the flash.

I have taken the l-loader image from the released factory images here: https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/hikey/hikey970/downloads/aosp.md.html

Board based on the Kirin 970 - HI3670 Application Processor
More info: http://www.96boards.org/product/hikey970/ (Website coming soon…)
Buy now: https://www.seeedstudio.com/HiKey-970-Development-Board-p-3046.html


#2

Why not using the l-loader from tools-images-hikey970?
You should just have to run recovery-flash.sh script.


#3

@Loic, thanks for the prompt reply.
The tools-images-hikey970 does not have l-loader.bin by default. So, I had to copy it from the factory images.

By running the script recovery-flash.sh, it always waited for the device (as fastboot mode is not there). :frowning_face:


#4

Any updates on this ?