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Hello Everyone,

Does anyone have any solution to the problem of the Mark 5 stuck in the boot sequence?

I have had this problem since I bought the device and I have followed all posts I could find on flashing the firmware. I have successfully flashed the firmware with the latest factory version but I still get the same problem - the device never completes the bootup sequence (it claims it was able to successfully complete the firmware install - but after resetting the switches, no go).

I have seen multiple users having the same problem and I am wondering if there is a fix available or I should give up on the device. To be honest I cannot understand how you can ship a device that does not work out of the box and not have a fix for it.


Kind Regards,



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On 2/3/2019 at 12:07 PM, Phisch said:

same here, couldn't rewive it yet 😞


UPDATE: still no luck. Over serial I get a pretty non-descreptive "System halted". Looks like there's no reall attention of Hak5 for the Mk5 anymore since the new hardware is sold. "Yay."

Any update Phisch ? I am in the same boat, dusted mine off, followed all the instructions and facing the same issue 😞

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Some one can fix this?? I have the same issue

root[/home/dark] >> picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0
picocom v2.2

port is        : /dev/ttyUSB0
flowcontrol    : none
baudrate is    : 115200
parity is      : none
databits are   : 8
stopbits are   : 1
escape is      : C-a
local echo is  : no
noinit is      : no
noreset is     : no
nolock is      : no
send_cmd is    : sz -vv
receive_cmd is : rz -vv -E
imap is        : 
omap is        : 
emap is        : crcrlf,delbs,

Type [C-a] [C-h] to see available commands

Terminal ready

U-Boot 1.1.4-g971cc15e-dirty (Sep  7 2011 - 11:44:55)

AP121-8MB (ar9331) U-boot
DRAM:  32 MB
Top of RAM usable for U-Boot at: 82000000
Reserving 248k for U-Boot at: 81fc0000
Reserving 192k for malloc() at: 81f90000
Reserving 44 Bytes for Board Info at: 81f8ffd4
Reserving 36 Bytes for Global Data at: 81f8ffb0
Reserving 128k for boot params() at: 81f6ffb0
Stack Pointer at: 81f6ff98


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What power source is being used?  

It is very important that adequate power is supplied to the pineapple.

The reason I ask is back when the mark V was mainstream it was a common issue of power sources being used that were not sufficient causing several problems including boot loops on startup.  It needs at least a 1 amp source but is recommended to use higher, possibly 2 amp supply.  


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