If you have already received your Raspberry Pi computer and are having fun, you might already have had to reinstall the firmware onto a blank image quite frequently. Well there is now a solution that might be able to help make the process a little easier, thanks to developer Hexxeh. Who has now made his Raspberry Pi computer firmware updater creation available on github for all to use and experiment with.
Hexxeh explains a little behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi firmware updater and how it can help you get the most from your $35 Raspberry Pi computer.
“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. 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.”