TLDR: I am trying to get points on how to flash the Librem 5 using an M1 Macbook - or confirmation that its not possible.
This week I received a Librem 5. I am guessing its an evergreen - it says
After booting I tried updating the phone using the
PureOS store, which failed due to some missing dependencies. The internet told me to run
sudo apt update and
sudo apt upgrade. When I rebooted the phone it was bricked - it seems like its stuck in a boot loop (green LED, vibrating when it starts) and seemingly restarting every ~20 seconds.
I spun up a VM (using UTM) and set it to
x86_64, hoping the virtualization will work… (at least the PureOS runs)
Currently stuck at:
The flashing process seems to just get stuck when running
./scripts/librem5-flash-image. It downloads the image and finds the phone, but then gets stuck running
uuu. Eventually the red LED turns orange and off within 5 minutes. There is no progress bar.
uuu (Universal Update Utility) for nxp imx chips -- lib1.4.77 Success 0 Failure 0
When I run
uuu -V cache/flash_librem5r4.lst manually it shows, but also does not advance:
Wait for Known USB Device Appear... >Start Cmd:CFG: SDP: -chip MX8MQ -compatible MX8MQ -vid 0x316d -pid 0x4c05 >Okay (0.002s)
The guide does not indicate how long the flashing should take etc. but I am guessing the phone just turns off since the LED turns off.
Happy for any pointers at what to try next.