Hi Tristan, what an honor to get an answer by the grand master himselfWhat I would do if I were you / ideas:
- Check if usb is formatted FAT32 - it should be
- Check if tweak files are copied to the usb stick
- Check if other usb sticks work
- Check if it works in the other usb slot (there are two)
I've read quite a lot of your comments which helped me finding my way through the whole process of updating, tweaking etc, so thank you very much for all the posts you ever made
Regarding your suggestions, the only thing I didn't try yet was to use a different USB-Stick, although I highly doubt that this is gonna do much. The stick I'm using right now did work just two days ago when I used it to install the Video-Player, and it's the same stick that I used to update my car's firmware today, so I have no real reason to believe that it developed any kind of error all of a sudden. Nevertheless I will, of course, give your idea a shot! I'll post how it worked out, probably tomorrow.
But since I pretty much lost hope already, I ordered all the necessary tools to do the serial process.
I studied the tutorial on mazdatweaks.com very thoroughly and (since I'm rather tech-savvy) also understand most of the steps and commands that are being performed there. Two things I don't understand though, and that might be because I'm not too familiar with linux-based systems:
1) Why does pressing the Enter-Button initiate the login-process?
2) Why is it necessary to reboot the CMU after it initiates the login-process?
3) After the reboot I'm supposed to type in "user" - [Enter] - "jci" - [Enter]. Does this mean that I'm logging in as a user called "user" with the password "jci" or am I logging in as "jci" with no password? In any case, how did the developers of this method got to know the username and password to log in into the CMU?
Thank you very much for your help!