Need help reviving f*n with usb serial cable!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 19:58    Post subject: Need help reviving f*n with usb serial cable! Reply with quote
Hello,

I recently purchased a cell phone usb-serial interface cable and made it into a serial cable for my fon routers.

One of my fon routers is bricked, so I am trying to use my new cable to fix it. I start Putty, plug in my fon router, and then attach the serial interface to the fon router after 5 seconds.

This is what I get:

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Quote:
+PHY ID is 0022:5521
Ethernet eth0: MAC address 00:18:84:14:8a:c4
IP: 0.0.0.0/255.255.255.255, Gateway: 0.0.0.0
Default server: 0.0.0.0

RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROMRAM]
Non-certified release, version v1.3.0 - built 16:57:58, Aug 7 2006

Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Red Hat, Inc.

Board: ap51
RAM: 0x80000000-0x81000000, [0x80040450-0x80fe1000] available
FLASH: 0xa8000000 - 0xa87f0000, 128 blocks of 0x00010000 bytes each.
== Executing boot script in 1.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort
RedBoot> fis load -l vmlinux.bin.l7
lzma_decode failed. res=1
RedBoot> exec
Now booting linux kernel:
Base address 0x80030000 Entry 0x80041000
Cmdline :

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nothing I type in does anything.

If I press Control-C while it's booting I get this:

"
Quote:
+PHY ID is 0022:5521
Ethernet eth0: MAC address 00:18:84:14:8a:c4
IP: 0.0.0.0/255.255.255.255, Gateway: 0.0.0.0
Default server: 0.0.0.0

RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROMRAM]
Non-certified release, version v1.3.0 - built 16:57:58, Aug 7 2006

Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Red Hat, Inc.

Board: ap51
RAM: 0x80000000-0x81000000, [0x80040450-0x80fe1000] available
FLASH: 0xa8000000 - 0xa87f0000, 128 blocks of 0x00010000 bytes each.
== Executing bo/` script in 1.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort
ô

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And then nothing happens.

Can someone help me out?
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computmaxer
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Joined: 11 Jul 2007
Posts: 17
Location: Iowa, USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 0:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
well, nvm.

I've recovered my fonera from brickland!

Turns out I wasn't pressing ^C at the exact right time. You just have to keep trying.
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