Originally Posted by nikkie
No, because while the device has the wrong firmware, the buttons don't work to instruct the device to do the reflash. You have to enter the uboot menu via serial and type "run boot_user" to instruct it to reflash, instead of using the buttons.
And what clued me in to "run boot_user" was I watched my good PE attempt a reflash via menu+rotate buttons. It had a bootarg of "maint-5" or some such. Looking at the broken PE, I saw in printenv that boot_user_args had a
For others wondering why "boot_user", the "user" part must indicate this is the process that an end user
would use to do a reflash. The other boot variables are nice because they show you how you might go about experimenting.