The HoverGames images come as a .bz2 compressed archive. To decompress this image, you'll need to use a program like 7zip on Windows, use the bunzip2 command on Linux, or double click the archive on Mac.
NXP has a tool for flashing i.MX hardware called UUU (Universal Update Utility). You can download UUU from here:
If you're on Windows, you'll want to download the
uuu.exe file, and if you're on Linux, you'll want to download the
You must agree to all of the applicable licenses and agreements at the following link before downloading the Linux software. It is hosted here:
Flip the DIP switches on your NavQ to put it into USB flashing mode (boot from USB in the image below). Here is an image that shows how to do so:
Connect your NavQ using the included USB-C cable to your computer. You should recieve a message on your computer that it has been connected. To make sure the NavQ is connected, you can run the UUU program with the
-lsusb flag and you should see an output similar to this:
Linux-----$ ./uuu -lsusbWindows-------$ .\uuu.exe -lsusbOutput------uuu (Universal Update Utility) for nxp imx chips -- libuuu_1.3.191-0-g4fe24b9Connected Known USB DevicesPath Chip Pro Vid Pid BcdVersion==================================================2:7 MX8MM SDP: 0x1FC9 0x0134 0x0101
You can flash both the SD card and the eMMC using this tool. The keyword for flashing the SD card is
sd_all, while the keyword for flashing the eMMC is
emmc_all. The command to flash your board is outlined below:
Linux-----$ ./uuu -b [emmc_all|sd_all] <.bin-flash_navq> <.wic.bz2 OR .img>Windows-------$ .\uuu.exe -b [emmc_all|sd_all] <.bin-flash_navq> <.wic.bz2 OR .img>
After a few moments, your board should be flashed. Unplug your NavQ from power, reset the DIP switches to the desired boot device, and you're good to go!
To flash the image, you'll need to use
dd on Linux/Mac or
Win32DiskImager on Windows.
$ sudo dd if=<path to .wic file> of=/dev/sdX bs=1M status=progress
$ sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/rdiskX$ sudo dd if=<path to .wic file> of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m
Open the program and select your SD card. Choose the .wic OR .img file, then click "Write".