Can't Modify U-Boot Environment Variables on Updated Firmware

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I have done so. It looks like my problem is similar to the "Firmware update hangs" thread below except that I can actually get the firmware update to happen. The update obviously doesn't work though since U-Boot doesn't load when it should.

00:57, 18 July 2017

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Return to Thread:Talk:R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3/Can't Modify U-Boot Environment Variables on Updated Firmware/reply (3).

I'm sorry. The log was completely the same halfway. Have you updated all the files?

- bootparam_sa0.srec
- bl2-h3ulcb.srec
- cert_header_sa6.srec
- bl31-h3ulcb.srec
- tee-h3ulcb.srec
- u-boot-elf.srec
17:50, 18 July 2017

Yes. One thing that wasn't clear to me was where to actually get those files. I've been using the ones that are found in ~/tmp/deploy/images/h3ulcb/ after building yocto. Assuming that's the correct path, I'm going to try rebuilding yocto in case I messed something up in that process.

One possible indication of what the issue is: I looked through the Renesas Device Manual https://www.renesas.com/en-us/doc/products/rcar/R-Car_StarterKit_Gen3_H3_M3_DEV_Rev.053.pdf to find a solution and found that in the section on booting the addresses the board boots from are slightly different from those on the e-linux wiki (looking at page 238 in particular). I'm a machine learning guy by trade and my architecture knowledge is rather scant comparatively so maybe this is nothing/not what I thought it means.

23:10, 18 July 2017

Yes, /tmp/deploy/images/h3ulcb is correct path. Please refer to the No13 of http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3#Building_the_BSP_for_Renesas_H3ULCB.2C_M3ULCB.

All updating methods are described below. http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/H3SK#Flashing_firmware Could you try again?

If "u-boot" still doesn't start up please attach the log when flashing the firmware.

03:03, 21 July 2017

Rebuilding the whole thing from scratch worked. Something must have gone wrong in the initial build because the .dtb file sizes between the two builds were off by a few hundred bytes.

22:38, 22 July 2017