Error flashing 20140806 image


#1

While trying to flash the 20140806 image, my tablet stuck in fastboot mode…

./flash-flatfish.sh .     
Start the flash-flatfish.sh procedure.

--- Image files checking ---
Good, image files are in position now.

--- Check to see if the adb works properly (for Android 4.2 and above) ---
'adb' works fine.

--- Check to see if the flatfish device is ready ---
Oh, the flatfish device is not there, or is not turned on in a mode where 'adb' can be used.

--- Let's see if it's already in the fastboot mode ---
./flash-flatfish.sh: line 170: fastboot: command not found
Error: Fastboot mode is not detected. Check to see if the device is not turned on.
*Note: If it is powered but both 'adb' and 'fastboot' could not work, please check to see if the device has become brick. (Bug 1026963)

Please advise.


(Raniere) #2

While trying to flash the 20140806 image, my tablet stuck in fastboot mode…

./flash-flatfish.sh .     
Start the flash-flatfish.sh procedure.

--- Image files checking ---
Good, image files are in position now.

--- Check to see if the adb works properly (for Android 4.2 and above) ---
'adb' works fine.

--- Check to see if the flatfish device is ready ---
Oh, the flatfish device is not there, or is not turned on in a mode where 'adb' can be used.

--- Let's see if it's already in the fastboot mode ---
./flash-flatfish.sh: line 170: fastboot: command not found
Error: Fastboot mode is not detected. Check to see if the device is not turned on.
*Note: If it is powered but both 'adb' and 'fastboot' could not work, please check to see if the device has become brick. (Bug 1026963)

When I working at my Debian machin, sometimes ‘adb’ don’t detect flatfish. I
couldn’t find why this happens. Normally I wait a few days and try again.


#3

OK, I just powered it off it by:

Press and HOLD the power key (for about 4~5 seconds)
Press and HOLD the Volume+ key (for about 2 second). Continue to hold the power button the entire time.

Now I am wondering how to flash the new image.


(A.Ben) #4

Actually you didn’t flash anything . it’s just that the flashboot mode doesn’t recognize your device .Try reinstalling the drivers ( that’s what i did )


#5

I am on Kubuntu.
There are just udev rules, no drivers.


(Leonard Camacho) #6

I’m in the same situation but with stable image, this happens after installing the bootloader with these instructions https://wiki.mozilla.org/FirefoxOS/TCP/Flashing_the_Flatfish_bootloader.

If you run fastboot device it keeps showing < waiting for device >, thats why flashing with the scripts fail.


#7

In fact, I just successfully flashed this image on Win7…


(Leonard Camacho) #8

Finally I flashed it with Ubuntu


#9

Did you changed something in Ubuntu/Flatfish?


(Steve Lee) #10

Can you say what you did? Or what is different between Ubuntu and Kbuntu other than desktop gnome vs KDe


(Steve Lee) #11

It may be worth checking the host PC USB ports are not dropping into low power mode. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1047341


(Leonard Camacho) #12

I added the udev rules for flatfish and installed the packages android-tools-adb and android-tools-fastboot