- May 3, 2011
wieder für diejenigen, die das englische forum nicht wirklich verfolgen
EvilDragon said:notaz continued to work on the new kernel, and therefore, SuperZaxxon Beta 3 is ready to be tested!
Compared to SuperZaxxon Beta 2, this release has the following changes:
[*]Kernel 3.2: Added Bluetooth support (thanks to urjaman
[*]Kernel 3.2: Patched SD-Card routines (70% SD access speed increase)
[*]Kernel 3.2: Suspend-Mode doesn't unmount SD Cards (so you can use it now if PNDs are runnning)
[*]Kernel 3.2: Switching between composite and SVHS (TV Out) is now working again.
[*]Kernel 3.2: WiFi doesn't automatically start on bootup (except for if you chose that it should)
[*]The default kernel is now 3.2 (you can still boot into the old one using the bootmenu)
And here's a list of currently known issues:
[*]Not all apps will work (i.e. UAE4ALL). However, these apps need to be updated, as we try avoid evil kernel hacking (to keep it as upstream as possible)
[*]MiniMenu: Doesn't properly add / remove apps when you remove / insert an SD Card. Simply select "Rescan Application" in the MiniMenu-Mainmenu after you swapped cards
I encourage everyone to try out the new firmware release and help us to hunt down remaining bugs of the new kernel.
Most programs should now also run using the new 3.2 kernel - but please report any that don't work yet here on this thread.
If possible, add the contents of /tmp/pndrun_xxx to your post.
The most awesome feature for the new kernel is - of course - the powersaving feature.
Right now, we're using a suspend mode that does not disable the SD Cards.
It is now safe to go into powersaving mode while running a PND - just be sure to NOT CHANGE THE SD CARDS WHILE BEING IN POWER SAVING MODE! THIS WILL CAUSE DATA LOSS!
In Suspend mode, your Pandora will survive for 100+ hours, which is pretty neat
So here it is, available as full flash:
Download SuperZaxxon Beta 3
Please note: Flashing the new firmware will put your unit back into a default state. All your settings and users will be lost. Of course, this does not apply to PNDs which save their stuff on the SD-Card.
For those running from SD cards, you first need to install the new bootloaders.
You can do this by copying everything from above zip to root of SD card, but leaving out rootfs.img and rootfs.md5 and then following usual reflashing procedure. Then everything but NAND rootfs will be reflashed.
To install it, simply extract the archive onto the root of your SD Card.
Insert the SD Card into the left slot. Keep R (shoulder) pressed while switching on your Pandora and select "Boot from SD1"
If "Boot from SD1" doesn't appear, try to reformat the SD Card using Panasonic SD Formatter, recopy the files and retry.
You can also use the SD Installer and run the OS off SD Card.
Grab the image needed for the SD Installer here