3D Acceleration for C.H.I.P., Improved Web Flasher, and Alpha C.H.I.P.s are back!


Not as only option, most of open-source contributors use torrents for saving server powers ans moneys, like Debian, you can download it from torrent or directly from server


That is true, but they also provide http and ftp, and sometimes rsync - not just because it is often more reliable, but because not everyone can use a torrent.

In some areas I have lived, if you use torrents, your ISP will begin to throttle your connection or fine you for the additional bandwidth used. Also, you’ll be besieged by additional connections for weeks to come from people trying to attach to you, even after you’ve stopped seeding. In short, it’s just not the best solution for many folks, myself included. With my current connection, which is over a 4G connection, I simply cannot participate due to ISP blocking any torrent type connections (using filters.) It is possible at the network level, via snooping, to determine if a torrent (or torrent-like sharing program) is being used. Yes, this also has caused some friends of mine to be very upset because Blizzard and other companies often distribute their game updates via a torrent-like mechanism.

That’s why I’m willing to put them into standard http or ftp storage, but not torrents. Someone could, of course, make a torrent that references the http or ftp archive. But I wouldn’t be able to participate in that.



Hi Truck,

Please can you show me a ls of : /sys/class/pwm/pwmchip0/pwm0
and I am very curious after the kernel .config ( in /boot/config-4.4-x-x)




Wow, that sucks. I would never sign any papers with an ISP that blocks all P2P connections. That’s just stupid and lame for them to do. I’d rather have slower connection, but access to the INTERnet, not only select areas of it.


In my case, work’s paying the bill (: Also, I have server space that I can put the files, and that’s on a faster uplink - so really, it’s all good if I just use http. Ftp - well, so few use that these days, probably just easiest to use http/https.

@marc - I opened that thread here:

We’ll need to do a bit more, I think, to get the pwm items.


Seems to me the “improved Web Flasher” is a bit of an oxymoron - as I’ve never had trouble in the past with previous version, but I’m tearing my hair out (and I aint got much left!) trying to get the nolimit GUI 44 image…

Surely there’s gotta be a better way! Can’t you trust us and publish the download links? Those who don’t know what their CHIP NAND model is - can use the Chrome Flasher - those who already know - can just grab the downloads?


I think the issue is with AWS. Nothing’s changed in how we serve the images; they are in the same S3 bucket as before.

Did you try the flash.getchip.com?nand=Hynix_8G_MLC link? You’ll still have to plug in a CHIP, but it won’t try reading from it and it will take you directly to the page where you can click on the links for Hynix NANDs.


Yes - I can confirm it’s definitely a problem with AWS… but how to get around?

I thought 12 hours later - it could be a congestion issue - but still getting time-outs… Trying one last time writing direct to hard drive (I was trying to save to my NAS earlier - but have also tried wget DIRECTLY from the NAS itself [FreeNAS 9.3])…


I am getting slowness here too on occasion. We’re investigating.


Finally managed to get it - flashing it now… (used wget from Linux to local hard disk instead of NAS - I highly doubt my NAS was the issue though - it’s a gigabit NFS connection)…

Anyway - I’m going to plop them up on my Dropbox, shortly, for a little while and will share the link if anyone wants to grab them who’s having trouble… I’ll stick MD5 sums up there too…

I was going to let my Dropbox Pro subscription lapse - but somehow or other, even though I’ve been issued another card with a different 3 digit check, the transaction went through for another 12 months (I haven’t even used 100 GB of my 1 TB in 2 years so far)…


as I’m currently looking at the UBI sparse image taking 6 hours to download - something is up with AWS .

At this point I actually am thinking that, despite my not being able to help with it, the torrent option may just be a very good idea.

So, yes, Unixoutlaw, I’ll mirror those images here - I’m going to have to investigate the difference between the .chp format and these sparse images. 6 hours… ugh!


No problems flashing here, Chrome flasher (which had auto-updated), running on a dual core Celeron laptop with Linux Mint 17.3 (based off Debian Jesse) and a supposedly 50Gb internet connection.

Took about 12 minutes start to finish.


Chrome flasher isn’t working at all here, but the script version is. And suddenly, it’s 6 minutes to download. Something REALLY strange about that, though I won’t entirely rule out my network connection being partially to blame.


UH why do the alpha chip we packs cost 109$? 10×9=90$ and you’re just putting up the sale to get rid of the alpha chips in storage, right? Shouldn’t the alpha chips sell for less than 109$ or even less than 90$ because of the storage cleanout?


Same thing happens to me. Just go to your device manager and uninstall “Chip Flashing Mode.” Make sure to check off the check box in the uninstallation menu.


@howie your link in this thread was http://flash.getchip.com?nand=Toshiba_4G_SLC9

It’s MLC (:

i.e. http://flash.getchip.com/?nand=Toshiba_4G_MLC


Oh man, sorry! I just edited my link. Thanks a lot!


OK - anyone having issues downloading the hynix images from AWS - PM me here and I’ll e-mail you a link to the files in my dropbox…


SO it isn’t necessary at this time, cool cause I will wait a bit on it, lol
I need to cather all my notes on reinstalling stuff again before I try to refresh

Also, personally @howie Id like just one Alpha chip for my collection, its a shame they are in 10 packs only,


It looks like the 10 pack also includes 10 video cables so that may be the reason for the increased cost. It would be nice if they were cheaper than the newer chip but I guess there is something about having a beta version that makes it special. :grimacing: