Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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Great idea - but I only see 2 concentric connectors... are they only for charging ?

UPDATE: yes, I see one that states it is only a charging cable, so is no benefit for flashing devices.
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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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Robin,
there are other kind of magnetic cables with 4 connections.
I have some of them.
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Your inventory doesn't fit into a glass jar any more, Aladdin !

The pictures of the magnetic 4 pin data cables don't appear to have any form of polarising key for the magnetic contacts, so are they 180 degrees reversible ?
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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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Yes Robin,
The ones I have are reversible.

As usual cheap on eBay or Ali
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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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The odd thing is, this isn't a faulty usb port, it works fully for other purposes e.g. accessing files from a phone. So something else is going on.
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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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My mag things are circular with 5 pins and an outer ring, so you get the 4 connections at any angle.

The ones I have are these: Amazon: Magnetic Phone Charger, LAMA [3Pack 1m+1.5m+2m] Magnetic USB Cable 90 Degree 3 in 1 Charging Cables for Fast Charging and Data Sync Compatible Micro USB/Lightening/Type C Smartphones Red

One gadget I'm really glad I bought.
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Re: Annex Toolkit multi platform beta version

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Yeah thanks Stuart.
I had already negotiated that minefield of different styles and ordered the 4 concentric circle type.
Hopefully anyway... if the cable ordered with type c head matches the set of 5pcs of micro usb heads I had to order elsewhere.

Sounds like you've got your Toolkit working now.

A useful tip for any devices you may still have problems flashing is to bypass the onboard uart (thus avoiding the need for its linux drivers), and use a tried and trusted separate uart connected to TX and RX - is not quite so convenient, but is reliable.
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