If you have a Raspberry Pi, you might want an easy way to reinstall the firmware. As luck would have it Hexxeh has released an easy firmware updating tool!


This is what Hexxeh posted on his blog:

Whilst I’m hacking on Raspberry Pi images, I have to reinstall the firmware onto a blank image quite a lot. I thought it’d be easier if there was a tool that did this for me. Such a tool would also be useful for normal Raspberry Pi users who want to keep their kernel/firmware up to date to try the latest and greatest new features out.

So I wrote a tool that does just that. It’s called rpi-updater. If you want to give it a shot, then simply follow the instructions linked below. Be warned, however, that it’s rather experimental and could break your image, causing it not to boot. You can’t do any permanent damage to your Pi, though, so as long as you’re not afraid to recreate your SD card, give it a shot.

Instructions on how to install and use the tool are available over at my GitHub account, which you can find here.

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