How To Install 0xffff on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install 0xffff on Ubuntu 22.04. 0xffff is Open Free Fiasco Firmware Flasher

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install 0xffff on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is 0xffff

0xffff is:

The ‘Open Free Fiasco Firmware Flasher’ aka 0xFFFF utility implements a free userspace handler for the NOLO bootloader and extended features for flashing, dumping and getting information for the Nokia Internet Tablets. Thus it’s a free alternative to Nokia’s closed source flashing utility called flasher.

Supported operations currently include, but are not limited to:

  • generating and unpacking FIASCO images on local device
  • editing Maemo firmware packages
  • flashing any kind image type to Maemo devices via USB
  • “cold” flashing for devices with bricked bootloaders
  • direct kernel boot without flashing it to NAND
  • changing configuration of Maemo device (R&D flags, HW revision strings, …)

Supported are the Nokia 770, N800, N810, N810w, N900, N950 and N9.

There are three ways to install 0xffff on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install 0xffff Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install 0xffff using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install 0xffff

Install 0xffff Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install 0xffff using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install 0xffff

Install 0xffff Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install 0xffff using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install 0xffff

How To Uninstall 0xffff on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the 0xffff package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove 0xffff

Uninstall 0xffff And Its Dependencies

To uninstall 0xffff and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove 0xffff

Remove 0xffff Configurations and Data

To remove 0xffff configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge 0xffff

Remove 0xffff configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove 0xffff configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 0xffff

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install 0xffff package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.