[PATCH V4 8/8] doc: board: ti: Add BeaglePlay documentation

Robert Nelson robertcnelson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 03:06:06 CEST 2023

> > Just https://etcher.balena.io/ and flash an SD card with the official
> > image here: https://www.beagleboard.org/distros/beagleplay-debian-11-flasher
> >
> > https://files.beagle.cc/file/beagleboard-public-2021/images/am625x-emmc-flasher-debian-11.6-xfce-arm64-2023-02-04-10gb.img.xz
> OK I tried that on an SD card, but it is still bricked.

Hi Simon,

I've found the bootrom can be a little too quick and you'll get stuck
on a failed eMMC bootloader.

I find it best, with power applied, if you hold both the USR and RESET
buttons down, then lift off the RESET button.. This will ensure the
bootrom/sysboot will actually load the microSD's version of u-boot.

If it's still failing, please grab this newer small August release:

That's posted here:
 (updated monthly)

Specifically this flasher file:

Use Balena Etcher to write it directly to a microSD.

Insert microSD in
Apply Power (leds should turn on, if not hit the PWR button to wake up
the TPS...)
Next, hold both USR and RESET buttons
Now, Lift off only the RESET button
When even more leds turn on, lift up on the USR button.

At this point the serial should be loading/booting linux, and then
running the eMMC flasher in single user mode.  Within 5 minutes or so,
it should shutdown with a new image in the eMMC..


Robert Nelson

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