As you may have heard, the final 1.71 firmware is out. Since there were issues with the 1.70 release it was pulled out, and now a fresh release fixes the last bugs in the image. Thanks to Notaz for all the work he did on this. 1.7 is the LAST major release in terms of firmware for the Pandora. While this is certainly sad, it’s quite understandable as we move to a new hardware base in 2015 with the Pyra (while no clear schedule has been announced yet). Here’s a guide for a full clean reflash on 1.71.
Since the 1.54 final firmware is out, I have been flashing and reflashing every couple of days (first to move to the RC from 1.53 and then from the RC to the final release). Reflashing is pretty easy and fast enough, but you lose most of your settings when you do so. So I came up with this short list of 10 things I usually do after I reflash. Whether you are new to reflashing or not, you may want to check it out to see if you did not forget to do anything !