1. Boot mode description¶
The ITX-3588J is installed with the Android operating system by default. If users want to run other operating systems, they need to use the corresponding firmware to program to the mainboard.
ITX-3588J has a flexible startup mode. Generally, the ITX-3588J development board will not turn brick unless the hardware is damaged.
If the accident appeared in the process of upgrading, bootloader damage, leading to unable to upgrade again, while still can enter
MaskRom mode to repair.
1.2. How to get the Firmwares¶
1.3. Upgrade method¶
ITX-3588J supports firmware update through the following two methods:
Upgrade the firmware via USB cable
Use the USB cable to connect the mainboard to the computer, and use the upgrade tool to program the firmware to the mainboard.
Upgrade the firmware via SD card
Use the upgrade card creation tool to make the MicroSD card as an upgrade card, insert the upgrade card into the mainboard, power on, and the machine will automatically perform the upgrade.
1.4. Boot media¶
1.5. Boot mode¶
ITX-3588J has three startup modes:
1.5.1. Normal mode¶
Normal mode is the Normal startup process. Each component loads in turn and enters the system normally.
1.5.2. Loader mode¶
In Loader mode, the bootloader will enter the upgrade state, waiting for the host command for firmware upgrade, etc.
1.5.3. MaskRom mode¶
MaskRom mode is used for system repair when the bootloader is damaged.
Under normal circumstances, it is not necessary to enter
MaskRom mode. Only when the bootloader verification fails (IDB block cannot be read, or the bootloader is damaged), the BootRom code will enter
MaskRom mode. At this time, the BootRom code waits for the host to transmit the bootloader code through the USB interface, load and run it.
MaskRom mode, please refer to the chapter MaskRom Mode.