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    Default Updating V2 firmware/bootblock

    Hi,

    I originally bought EFILive back in 2007 and have FlashScan V2. I hadn't used it in about two years. The computer's hard drive that I had it on froze and so I just now installed 8.2 on a new laptop. Obviously, the boot block and firmware are way out of date.

    Long story short, it doesn't seem that my FlashScan V2 will accept a new boot block from 8.2, even though the USB driver installed successfully. This is what appears:

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    After attempting to update the boot block:

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    The FlashScan V2 device appears to be fine, says it's connected to PC in USB mode.

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    Whoops, guess this is in the wrong thread. Mods, feel free to move it to the V8 install thread.

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    Hi -X-

    I moved it to here

    Please read this first:
    Upgrading-from-older-boottblock-firmware

    Then when firmware/bootblock/licenses are all sorted out, please see this:
    Setting-up-a-FSV2-from-scratch

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    Ok, I have FlashScan V2 updated to the latest bootblock & firmware. Thanks for the upgrade PDF, but it was a bit lacking in details, so I'm including exactly what I did so that others won't have to figure a couple of things out along the way like I had to.

    01. Installed 7.5 & 8.2 into the same directory (per upgrade PDF)
    02. Started Scan 7.5 & selected 'Connect to vehicle'
    03. Selected 'OK' when prompted for controller (default: 'FlashScan/Autocal Only')
    04. The following was generated in the console (F6) section:

    18:39:43.659: EFILive V7.5 Version V7.5.7 (Build 211)
    18:39:53.331: Ready.

    23:10:49.402: Scanning for EFILive FlashScan V2 HAPI
    23:10:49.447: Autodetect interface ...
    23:10:50.932: Interface not detected
    23:10:51.580: Scanning for EFILive FlashScan V2 USB
    23:10:51.601: Autodetect interface ...
    23:10:51.777: Interface firmware version: 2.4.65
    23:10:51.791: Connection to [FS2] interface is OK
    23:10:51.841: Interface firmware model: FS2
    23:10:51.871: Interface firmware model: FS2
    23:10:51.899: Interface firmware version: 2.4.65
    23:10:51.927: Interface firmware date: Oct 02, 2007
    23:10:51.960: FlashScan serial number: <removed>
    23:10:51.992: FlashScan license number: <removed>
    23:11:29.881: Validating PIDs...
    23:11:34.243: Initialising PIDs...
    23:11:35.307: Initialising Modules...
    23:11:35.336: Ready.


    05. Closed EFILive Scan 7.5
    06. Opened EFILive Firmware Programmer
    07. Selected '...' button in the 'Update FlashScan V2' section
    08. Selected 'FSProg_V2_4_72.ffw' (NOT .efw as the upgrade PDF states) & selected the 'Open' button
    09. Selected the 'Program' button to update the firmware to 2.04.72 (step A1 from upgrade PDF)
    10. Used FlashScan's menu option to upgrade boot block to 2.05.08 (step A2 from upgrade PDF)

    Here's where I wound up being stuck for a few minutes, as FlashScan appeared to be in dead-poll mode (two alternating orange LEDs blinking). However, the EFILive Firmware Programmer would not let me update the firmware to 2.05.21, it refused to acknowledge that FlashScan was in dead-poll mode. By the way, I had to rename the 2.05.21 file extension to .ffw for the EFILive Firmware Programmer to allow it to be visible as a selection. Anyway, this was a dead end, so I continued as follows.

    11. Opened EFILive Explorer 8.2 in order for the EFILive Control Panel to appear in the taskbar system tray
    12. Opened EFILive Control Panel
    13. Selected 'F6: Firmware'
    14. Boot block was showing as 2.05.08 and warned that the firmware needed to be updated
    15. Updated firmware in the CP to 2.05.21 (step A3 from upgrade PDF)
    16. Updated boot block in the CP to 2.07.04 (step D1 from upgrade PDF)
    17. Updated firmware in the CP to 2.07.35 (step D2 from upgrade PDF)
    18. Both the boot block version and firmware version were then listed in the CP as OK.

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    Done. I verified that the VIN license was still active in FlashScan and I should be good to go now. Thanks for the response and the information, joecar.

    On to the next 'from scratch' document.

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    Ok, good deal, thanks for posting back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -X- View Post

    16. Updated boot block in the CP to 2.07.04 (step D1 from upgrade PDF)
    17. Updated firmware in the CP to 2.07.35 (step D2 from upgrade PDF)
    18. Both the boot block version and firmware version were then listed in the CP as OK.

    Done.
    Does this mean that the most current (as of now Dec 2012) boot block is 2.07.04 (dated Dec 12, 2011) and likewise the current firmware is 2.07.35 (dated Jun 22, 2012)?

    Also, it appears as though my software is current (again as of Dec 2012) showing the following: Tune - Version 7.5.7 Build 211, and Scan and Tune - Version 8.2.1 Build 203.

    Can someone please verify this to make certain that I'm all up to date and don't need to do any further upgrades at this time.

    Thanks!

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    Yes, correct on both.


    After you updated the V2 firmware, did you also program the BBx configuration into the V2 (using the V8 software)...?

    see post #1 here: Setting-up-a-FSV2-from-scratch

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    Thanks for pointing that out, I just completed it.

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    Need help I updated my bootblock and firmware to the latest versions. I thought everything went smoothly but the v2 never rebooted after updateing the firmware. now when i plug it into the computer the lights flash and then everything goes black. In efilive explorer I'm getting error message 0025 can't get semaphore for control of efilive-hapi. any help will be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkinslely04 View Post
    Need help I updated my bootblock and firmware to the latest versions. I thought everything went smoothly but the v2 never rebooted after updateing the firmware. now when i plug it into the computer the lights flash and then everything goes black. In efilive explorer I'm getting error message 0025 can't get semaphore for control of efilive-hapi. any help will be greatly appreciated
    What version did you flash into the V2...?

    Which LEDs flash, and do they alternate...?

    If the two amber LEDs flash in alternation then this means V2 is waiting for you to flash in the firmware.

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