Flashing Firmare and no Windows at Hand?

vbimport

#1

Ive recently bought an LG4163 and it came with A101. So far had no problems with it, but now its the second Firmware release and I’m wondering if there is a way to flash the Firmware under Linux? Maybe with wine - but I guess this won’t work well and there is no guarantee that the drive will work after that :-(. Another solution could be to boot to Dos from a Floppy, but is there a Dos Flasher?
So I’m a bit left out there any Ideas?


#2

Not aware of a DOS flasher yet. Do you have access to a Windows machine that you could use to do your flash?


#3

I believe you can try MTKFLASH from DOS…


#4

> Maybe with wine

I tried to but didn’t get very far. Using a bootable Linux CD (A Knoppix derivative: http://www.kanotix.de) Wine complained about a missing DLL:

# wine /mnt/hda1/tmp/lg/GSA4163A103.exe
Invoking /usr/lib/wine/wine.bin /mnt/hda1/tmp/lg/GSA4163A103.exe ...
err:module:import_dll Library MFC42.DLL (which is needed by L"Z:\\mnt\\hda1\	mp\\lg\\GSA4163A103.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\mnt\\hda1\	mp\\lg\\GSA4163A103.exe" failed, status c0000135
Wine failed with return code 1

Don’t know whether there are ways to get around this?


#5

:cool: Maybe “TheDangerousBros” (Brother Vlad) can help you.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/member.php?u=67958

See this post:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=895541&postcount=19


#6

We’d have to build a binary, so we’ll need to know the version and patch level. Drop us an email if you have something specific in mind.

Brother Vlad


#7

If you tell me what to do I can help you :slight_smile: