Updating kernel and the firmware

Once the initial OS set-up is completed, we want to update the kernel and firmware. A description can be found at https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update

First we need to install a tool to help us with the update :

sudo apt-get install git-core
mkdir ~/software
cd ~/software
sudo wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update

As next step we run the update:

sudo rpi-update

A reboot will be required to activate the newly downloaded kernel & firmware.


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