Tolino Shine 2HD (tolino-shine2hd)

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Kobo Tolino Shine 2HD
Insides
Insides
Manufacturer Kobo
Name Tolino Shine 2HD
Codename tolino-shine2hd
Released 2015
Category testing
Original software Tolino firmware based on Android 4.0
Hardware
Chipset Freescale i.MX6 SoloLite
CPU 1x 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PXP + EPDC + Vivante
Display 1448x1072 6 inch e-paper
Storage Internal µSD slot with 8GB
Memory 512 MB
Architecture armv7
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Unavailable
Accelerometer
Unavailable
Audio
Unavailable
Bluetooth
Unavailable
Camera
Unavailable
GPS
Unavailable
Mobile data
Unavailable
SMS
Unavailable
Calls
Unavailable
USB OTG
Works
NFC
Ir TX



Contributors

  • Andi

Hardware

Wireless

Board revision 37NB-E60QF0+4A3 contains the Realtek RTL8189FTV, a 802.11bgn 2.4G single-chip solution. Using the mainline kernel this is supported by the RTL8189fs branch of this repo. Note this prints a lot of information to dmesg (prefixed with 'RTL871X'). Board revision 37NB-E60QF0+4A2 contains the CyberTan WC121 (BCM43362) SDIO WiFi supported by the brcmfmac mainline driver. That driver has a separate firmware and config file. What works here:

8bc0dd72ffddf22786591169a0f05c948b1024306ba08c8f9d2ca434aa4283cee1da0be6de84750f24d55cd22fbaa79c9f01effd19d202199ce8f2b6f97fb33a /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43362-sdio.bin a6e519c8c497d36e488b301bd07665b911b2f3adb807001513344e3b244d4c9c432b63ef01ac8dc9dad100b8a8fea95ee0b74b8254eb4c5701e71d48228e49a5 /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43362-sdio.kobo,tolino-shine2hd.txt

The latter one is equal to the file /lib/firmware/wc121/nvram.txt on the original sd in /dev/sdXp5

UART

UART (3.3V) is available on J4. This is located near the edge of the PCB on the top right (with the USB at bottom). The default baudrate is 115200 (8N1). There is a second UART next to it (TP198). The other uart-like pin-combinations are connected to other chips, e.g. the MSP430 µC

Installing software

Replacing internal µSD

Internal µSD card can be replaced by something bigger. Favourite way to install software is to clone the SD card and keep the old one as backup or have at least the hidden waveform partition in place. before doing pmbootstrap install

So basically pull out µSD and connect to your PC and do:

dd if=/dev/sdX of=tolino2-backup.img

replace with something bigger (in reality only the waveform is needed but for simplicity) and do:

dd if=tolino2-backup.img of=/dev/sdX

due to a bug in pmbootstrap (pmbootstrap!2153), do

dd if=/dev/zero bs=512 count=1 of=/dev/sdX   

and then use that sdcard with pmbootstrap install --sdcard

Fastboot

Holding the frontlight button while powering on will give you a short time of fastboot availability on the vendor u-boot. Note: if kernels are booted this may, dtb must be appended.

See also

Sources