How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3.8

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How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3.8

Unread postby shaa » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:07 pm

After installing Alpha 3.4 on SD I turned Updater and got the latest version Alpha 3.8. There after Updater turned unzip. As I understand it, I must to click on the icon "Validate file". However, I should probably select the condition MD5SUM. Should I take this action? And then. I do not understand what it means to "Write zimage (dd)", and what action should I choose to install this Zip file after Unzip? Please give me good advice.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:34 pm

0. Check the internet connection first.

1. Press "Get last version" button and the download URL is automatically filled with a proper link.

2. Press "Download" button and just wait for a couple of minutes(or longer).
After downloading, it will install the update files automatically. Wait long time~~

3. Press "Validate file" and you will see "MD5SUM: matching" if the validation is okay.

4. Press "Restart for update"

5. And wait 2~3 minutes for eMMC users and wait 7~8 minutes for SD users.

Just ignore other check boxes and Write zImage button if you are not a platform developer.

* You also need to enable the super user permission.
Select "Remember choice forever" on the Superuser Request popup.

We will make a more user friendly Updater app soon. ;)
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odd » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:29 pm

Mmmh! Still doesn't work for me...

After downloading the zip package, it begins extracting. After extraction it should be updating automaticly, but there is no indication for that.
But since you wrote, that one should wait for a "long time", I waited for about 2 hours. After this time there was still no indication of an running or even finished update, so I decided to validate the checksum... everything ok... so I clicked on "restart for update"...
After that my screen just couldn't get any signal. I thought that this was normal, since android had to be setup... So I waited for 60 minutes, but still nothing.
Since my Odroid is not booting anymore, I have to write the Alpha 3.4 onto my sdcard...

So what exactly did I do wrong?
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:12 pm

Did you see dimm blue LED light while restart?

Anyway, give me a couple of hours.
We will post a new Updater app which have more logical sequence with a confirmation of each steps.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odd » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:32 pm

No... the LED wasn't dim... It was blinking... like always. I think you called it "heartbeat".
Some Hours? Do you mean that you'll be releasing a new updater app today? If so... where will I find it? Or will you post a Reply?

Thank you!
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:47 pm

OdroidUpdater.apk
(56.35 KiB) Downloaded 402 times

New Updater app is here.

Download it via Browser on your ODROID.
It will be stored in /sdcard/Download/ directory.

Open a Terminal app and type below things.
Code: Select all
$ su
# mount -o rw,remount /system
# cp /sdcard/Download/OdroidUpdater.apk /system/app
# sync


Your Updater will be upgraded.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odd » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:19 pm

Thank you for the updated Updater. So how is the procedure this time?
Do I have to wait some time after the extraction of the file is complete or may I click on "Restart for Update" immediately after extraction?
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 pm

The next buttons will not be activated if the current process is not completed.
So you can press each buttons at any time if they are activated.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odd » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:10 am

Ok... after extraction, I was able to press the "Restart for Update" button. The U3 restarted with no signal for my screen again, but this time with a dim light. After approx. 1 minute the dim light became the "heartbeat". And its "beating" until now... no screen signal, no boot, only blackness...
What can be the Problem? Am I the only one with this problem? What should I do next? :(
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby errorflash » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:31 am

I have the same Problem with the Update.

After Restart no hdmi Signal!
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odd » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:54 am

Well... I did it manually this time:

1. First I wrote the Alpha 3.4 Image onto my sdcard.
2. I then downloaded the update.zip of Version Alpha 3.8 onto my PC
3. Now I extracted all the files from the update.zip and copied them onto my sdcard with the Alpha 3.4 on it. So I had to overwrite the files.
4. After that I put the sdcard into the U3 and guess what... It worked! :)

So If Iam not the only one with problems when using the Updater-Tool, then I assume that there must be something wrong with it.

I hope this helps other people with the same Problem.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby errorflash » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:12 am

works! but after Gapps and Torque, reboot..... See Bootscreen but no Heart Beat.

In Hessisch: Programm kabutt...
In English: software malfunktion
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:20 am

Alpha 4.0 has been released wit the latest Android 4.4.4!
Here are the update packages as well as self-installer images.
http://dn.odroid.com/4412/Android/4.4.4_Jun-20-2014/
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby toc » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:42 pm

I have the same issue updating from 3.4, so I tried the 4.0 and that didnt work, blue lights are dim with black screen.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:42 pm

It worked for me.

How about the self-installer files?
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby toc » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:52 pm

Yes it worked second time, Thank you.

The page here http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_bo ... g=&bid=228
Still says you need 3.8, shouldn't it also include the self-installer for 4.0?
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby odroid » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:17 pm

I've just added the installation guide of self-installer for the Alpha 4.0.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: How to correctly update Odroid from Alpha 3.4 to Alpha 3

Unread postby bostonmagik » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:09 pm

Im also having problems updating, there is no real step by step tutorial this is so confusing and time hogger...
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