UCM-iMX8M-Plus: U-Boot: Recovery

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This article describes flashing U-Boot firmware image with a Linux Host using Universal Update Utility (hereinafter UUU).

Admolition note.png Follow the Universal Update Utility instructions to install and setup UUU tool on a workstation.

Getting Recovery U-Boot Firmware Image

It's referred to as ucm-imx8m-plus_yocto-linux_YYYY-MM-DD.zip further in the article
  • Extract the archive:
unzip ucm-imx8m-plus_yocto-linux_YYYY-MM-DD.zip -d /path/to/ucm-imx8m-plus_yocto-linux

Determining RAM size

Determine the correct DRAM size according to the label located on the bottom side of the device. DRAM size is encoded in the unit's D option.
Use the table below to determine DRAM_CONF value:

Product D Option DRAM_CONF
D1 d1d8
D2 d2d4
D4 d2d4
D8 d1d8

Flashing U-Boot Firmware

  • Turn off the UCM-iMX8M-Plus evaluation board
  • Populate E19 jumper
  • Connect the UCM-iMX8M-Plus evaluation board USB type-C connector J5 with the workstation USB port using a standard USB type-C cable.
  • Power on the UCM-iMX8M-Plus evaluation board
  • Issue following command:
uuu -lsusb
Expected output:
uuu (Universal Update Utility) for nxp imx chips -- libuuu_1.5.21-3-gcbff795

Connected Known USB Devices
        Path     Chip    Pro     Vid     Pid     BcdVersion
        1:131    MX865   SDPS:   0x1FC9 0x0146   0x0002
  • Flash U-Boot Firmware. Replace <DRAM_CONF> with the actual value:
sudo uuu -v -b emmc /path/to/ucm-imx8m-plus_yocto-linux/bootloader/imx-boot_ucm-imx8m-plus_<DRAM_CONF>
  • Make sure the deployment is completed with no error

After Installation

  • Turn off the device
  • Disconnect the USB type-C cable from type-C connector
  • Remove E19 jumper
  • Turn on the device
  • Restore default boot environment