Originally Posted by geekmaster
(and this is the breakthrough realization that just occurred to me this evening)
A sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into, the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
A.K.A: Brain Fart
Seriously, nice write-up.
All presuming a minimum of technical background on the part of the end user.
For those with a bit more technical background:
If the kernel will run, the console operator's serial port.
If the SoC will run u-boot, the u-boot serial port (same as above).
And as long as the SoC hasn't internally melted down to silicon slag - JTAG.
Which might even enable blowing any internal fuses to change the SoC behavior.