NAOFlasher is a tool allowing you to update your NAO Operating system (OpenNAO).
An option, Factory reset, allows updates in a Rescue mode. NAOFlasher also allows you to perform a simple update, without Factory reset, but a much simpler way exist, using Choregraphe: Simple update via Choregraphe
You can download the latest release from the Aldebaran Community Website.
Choose the NAOFlasher according to your Operating System:
The rescue software update:
Upgrades the NAO’s software with the given OpenNAO software release and
Resets the whole system in a similar state as if the robot was just out of the factory.
After a rescue software update:
Rescue software update should be used:
Make sure you know which version of NAO you have. If you hesitate, see NAO Version.
|For a NAO ...||See ...|
|V4||NAOFlasher for NAO V4|
|V3.X||NAOFlasher for NAO V3.x|
If the USB stick you just flashed doesn’t work, it is may be due to the old files in your home directory. Try flashing your key again with the Factory Reset option enabled.
DISKPART is a very dangerous tool if you don’t know how to use it. It can potentially erase all your data without warning. Please be careful and don’t use it if in doubt.
Go to the windows search box and type diskpart. Then type ENTER or click on the diskpart icon to launch the program.
DISKPART might fail to operate on the drive if the flasher is running. Exit the flasher before running DISKPART.
list volume: this will list all the volumes present on your computer.
Find the line that correspond to your USB stick and remember the corresponding letter (Ltr column).
select volume X: replace X with your drive letter.
This will enable you to do actions on the drive.
|clean: erase all data and partitions on the drive. You can’t undo this!|
|exit: exits DISKPART. You may now try the flasher again.|
You can use, for example, GParted.
GParted is a very dangerous tool if you don’t know how to use it. It can potentially erase all your data without warning. Please be careful and don’t use it if in doubt.
|Launch GParted with root privileges.|
|Select the device corresponding to the usb stick.|
|On this device, delete all existing partitions.|
|Click the Apply button.|
|Read carefully the warning.|
|Triple check that it is selected device is the right one.|
For further information, read the GParted online documentation: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/display-doc.php?name=help-manual.
To Launch NAOFlasher with administrator privileges:
Find and select the NAOFlasher executable:
Right-click it and choose Run as administrator.