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burn79
post Nov 17 2008, 04:57 AM
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Hi everybody!

I have a Simpad SL4 and I installed the Ångström Distribution with opie on it.
I want to install more software like a webbrowser, but there is not much space left on the flash memory. I found on opensimpad.org that it is possible to upgrade the flash.
Is there anybody who has upgraded the simpad to 64 MB flash? Does it work?
Where can I get a compatible flash chip for my simpad to upgrade it?

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mr_nice
post Nov 18 2008, 01:03 PM
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Hi, did you try out to remove your home parition [1]?

It should be possible to get the chips at memphis.ag. They can find a matching chip for you.

The main problem is that you need to rewrite some stuff of the bootloader. There is some code for the adresses of the chip. Maybe you also need to change a line or two at the kernel -I cannot remember and have no source to look at here

If you get the prices for the chips please post them here.

An alternative would be the mmc/sd mod, but the driver for it is currently broken sad.gif

I hope I will find some time to make the mmc/sd mod and for looking at the source

best regards
mr nice.

1 http://opensimpad.org/index.php/Get_rid_of..._home_partition
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burn79   Upgrade Flash Memory   Nov 17 2008, 04:57 AM
mr_nice   Hi, did you try out to remove your home parition [...   Nov 18 2008, 01:03 PM
burn79   I wrote a mail to memphis.ag and from there I got ...   Nov 27 2008, 12:32 PM
Martin   Hi Burn did you ever remove some smd chips? I hav...   Dec 4 2008, 01:51 AM
burn79   Update: Conrad could not make me an offer for the ...   Dec 10 2008, 02:13 AM
Martin   Hi Burn, good luck ... it will be nice to have ...   Dec 10 2008, 02:27 AM
burn79   Hey everybody, I did it!! This weekend...   Aug 23 2009, 01:00 PM
burn79   Hey, I think I was a little confused. I would upg...   Aug 24 2009, 11:37 AM
mr_nice   Hi, you can flash this [1] hh.org bootldr. You are...   Sep 6 2009, 12:29 PM
burn79   Hey mr_nice, with urjtag the command "detect...   Sep 21 2009, 11:24 PM
mr_nice   hm, the good news is you can flash the flash now. ...   Oct 2 2009, 02:10 AM
burn79   Status report: after some problems installing a cr...   Feb 10 2010, 06:36 AM
mr_nice   hi, In theory you should only need to replace [1]...   Feb 10 2010, 05:11 PM
jochen   QUOTE(mr_nice @ Feb 11 2010, 02:11 AM) hi...   Apr 2 2010, 10:29 AM
mr_nice   Thanks for the update Do you have a simpad with t...   Apr 19 2010, 01:49 AM
jochen   QUOTE(mr_nice @ Apr 19 2010, 10:49 AM) Th...   Apr 27 2010, 12:17 PM
mr_nice   nice you did a kernel update I realy hope to be a...   Apr 29 2010, 08:13 AM
jochen   QUOTE(mr_nice @ Apr 19 2010, 10:49 AM) Th...   Aug 5 2011, 11:04 AM
Berend   Exciting stuff!   Dec 11 2009, 02:12 AM
burn79   jochen, it seems that your u-boot image works also...   May 3 2010, 09:22 AM
jochen   QUOTE(burn79 @ May 3 2010, 06:22 PM) joch...   May 6 2010, 05:30 AM


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