Perhaps it is the fact that I have never been great at picking things up from threads, but I'm having trouble finding out for sure whether the knowledge I have about where to start hacking the iOpener is valid. So I thought I would post my two pieces of knowledge I consider foundational here - and see if I get re-directed, called names, etc.
I believe that I'm running a v5; I have tried many of the key-combinations I have found on this board (yes, I've been searching long and hard now for about three days), to get into the BIOS, but no methods work. Ctrl-Alt-Esc, hitting Tab and the 4 key, etc. None of them appear to work for me. So, my first thought is,
1) I need to flash the BIOS with an old image so that it's "enterable", that is, I can get inside it so that I can accomplish number 2 (Q: What image do I flash it with? What is the best BIOS image to use?)...
2) From the BIOS, set things up so I may attach a hard-drive to the iOpener to flash the SanDisk with whatever operating system I choose from the HD. (How to do this I believe I can extract from the threads)
My preference would be to actually flash the SanDisk with an operating system, like Midori, etc. and not have that external hard-drive (not have the HD there at all, but have my OS on the SanDisk). So do I have this right - or am I way off in left field? My apologies for those who are hitting their heads against their keyboards in frustration that yet another idiot asks these simple questions, but believe me that I've used the search option for several days now and haven't found a thread that confirms my thoughts, mostly partial threads and such that assume I can get straight into my BIOS and start from there...
Thanks in advance,