PSA - the #Pinephone 3GB/32GB mainboard special offer for BraveHeart and UBports owners seems to be back in stock! Final offer ends April 30th.
People who want to upgrade their older Pinephones, this is you last chance!
Problem is, in my haste to install my new mainboard, I forgot to erase my personal files on the old mainboard first. I had changed the default password, but it's only 4 digits. Don't know what to do. Is there a way to access this mainboard to erase everything? I do have the serial cable from PINE64.
@normandc You could probably put an rc.local script on a bootable sd card that would wipe the internal emmc on boot, then connect a battery and let it go.
@normandc I can make you one later today if you need. Not that there's any real advantage in trusting me over your forum friend, but a pinephone wiper sounds like a fun tool to have available. :)
I haven't. The heart of the issue is the mainboard is now out of the Pinephone. I wish to help the person out, but I don't want to swap mainboards again just to flash the old mainboard anew - I had enough trouble plugging the antenna on the new mainboard. Everything works now, I don't want to go through that again... 😬
You're more courageous/handy than me! 😀 I didn't attempt this fix. The microSD card slot also stopped working on mine, which made the mainboard upgrade absolutely necessary because 16GB of storage is definitely insufficient for me; not to mention I could no longer flash another OS.
Thank you very much for the heads up! I forgot to act in time last time so I grabbed one just now.
@normandc I changed my default browser to the order page so as to get in day 1. Already shipped and waiting to leave China.
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