Originally Posted by geekmaster
I futzed with combinations of a magnet (using the sensor about 2-3cm up from the screen bottom, on the right side) and touching the screen at various places with different numbers of fingers, along with holding it at various orientations, and even shaking it in various directions during boot, and plugging or unplugging the USB cable before releasing power. No luck there. What else can we try?
With someone brave and patient enough and proficient in electronics, it would be possible to take a bruteforce way from other side: disassembe PW, make sure that i.MX508 is stiill used, look into Reference Manual for a pin responsible for initiating USB Downloader mode, track the way from that pin to something. Then there will be a hard part
find how to use this something to initiate USB downloader mode or finally confirm that this mode is practically "disabled for consumer" on PW.