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How to update Sportiva2/Sportiva2+'s iBoot and operating system?
Posted by Xavi Ventura on 21 March 2013 09:58 AM

Sportiva2/Sportiva2+ has 3 software levels:

  • iBoot: Starting component which runs the operating system.
  • Operating systemExecuted under TwoNav and controling the more basic operations of the device.
  • TwoNav: Executed over the operating system and interacting with user.

 

Normally, software updates are for TwoNav, but iBoot and operating system can also have updates.

 

Important:

  • The user should know that this is a delicate process. It must be applied correctly, otherwise it could leave the unit unusable.
  • In order to avoid losing data during the updating process, please copy all your personal files contained in 'TwoNavData/Data' to computer (security copy).
  • Updates might take some minutes, you might need to wait so left the device working until further steps are being indicated.
  • Enough battery is needed to update the operating system, at least 30 min.
  • Battery cover must be closed, so no irreparable damages at the operating system might be applied. 

 


 

In order to update the iBoot and the operating system of Sportiva2/Sportiva2+, please follow these steps:

 

iBoot update:

1.  Unzip SPORTIVA2/SPORTIVA2+ IBOOT. Copy IBOOT.NB0 file at the main root of the microSD card.

Note: Use a microSD with Windows XP formated FAT32 card (more information: How to format a microSD card to use it on a TwoNav GPS?)

2.  Place the microSD card inside the device.

3.  Press 'Page' key to restart the device, the update of iBoot will start automatically.

4.  A message will be displayed ("Update iBoot success"), press 'On/Off' again to switch the device off.

5.  To verify that your eBoot has been successfully updated you can check it out at 'Main menu > Settings > Full settings > System > Device > About'.

6.  Once the update is finished, you might need to re-calibrate the screen of your device.

7.  Once the update is finished, you can delete the files that you unzipped in the microSD card.

  

 

Operating system update:

1.  TwoNav 2.7 version (or higher) must be installed in your device before you start to update the operating system.

- Sportiva2/Sportiva2+: Unzip SPORTIVA2/SPORTIVA2+ OPERATING SYSTEM, copy file at the root folder of your Sportiva2/Sportiva2+ internal memory.

- Sportiva/Sportiva+: Check this FAQ

Important: Some browsers may download the same file as zipped 'XXX.ZIP', in that case, you should rename the file to 'XXX.FIR'.

Note: Use a microSD with Windows XP formated FAT32 card (more information: How to format a microSD card to use it on a TwoNav GPS?)

2.  Start device.

3.  Go to 'Main menu > Settings > Full settings > System > Device > Update operating system'. An update window will appear.

4.  Follow on-screen instructions and do not shut down device until this process ends. Once xip.bin has been updated, the device will be running again. It is recommended to shutdown device for at least 1 minute after performing update process.

5.  To verify that your operating system has been successfully updated you can check it out at 'Main menu > Settings > Full settings > System > Device > About'.

6.  Once the update is finished, you might need to re-calibrate the screen of your device.

  

Note: In case you have lost device identifier and license registration, get in contact with After Sales Department (rma@twonav.com).

  


  

Firmware update in case normal update procedure fails, only in case of failure

 
This process is critical, do it only under your responsibility. You must have your battery charged and microSD card correctly placed:

 

1.  Update to the latest version of TwoNav by copying TwoNav files to the internal memory of Sportiva2/Sportiva2+.

2.  Rename 'XXX.FIR' to 'XXX.ZIP'.

3.  Uncompress 'XXX.ZIP' in order to get one file: XIP.BIN.

4.  Copy xip.bin to root of your microSD card.

5.  Put microSD card, battery and device cover back to Sportiva2/Sportiva2+.

6.  Press and hold 'Page' key and then connect your device to PC using a usb cable.

7.  A black screen menu will show. Release 'Page' key and press 'On/Off' to start update process.

Note: High capacity microSD cards (8GB, 16GB, 32GB...) are sometimes not working for this process. In that case, you should try a 2GB or a 4GB microSD card.

8.  XIP update can take 2 minutes, do not turn device off nor press any key.

9.  When process is finished press 'On/Off' key to turn device off.

  

Note: In case you have lost device identifier and license registration, get in contact with After Sales Department (rma@twonav.com).


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