Reflash PirateBox with auto_flash function

Since PirateBox 1.1 an additional tool is integrated: it takes care of a proper re-installation or upgrading, including flashing the device.

The usage is pretty simply, just follow these steps:

  1. Power off your PirateBox
  2. Take you USB stick to your computer
  3. Remove the old install folder
  4. Copy over the expanded new install folder to your USB stick (take care the folders are not duplicate)
  5. Create a new folder called “auto_flash” on the top level of the USB stick
  6. Copy the corresponding firmware image file to your device from into the auto_flash folder
  7. Safely remove the USB stick from your computer
  8. Plug the USB stick to your PirateBox
  9. Power on your PirateBox
  10. Wait

That will reflash the device automatically with the new image file. Then will do several reboots to install the needed packages.
The overall process may take up to 45 minutes. After that, you can follow the PirateBox 1.1 OpenWrt - Post installation Guide.