I just wanted to report my experience with Hexxeh's rpi-update. After downloading a new fresh 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspbian image to an 8GB SD card and performing the "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" commands I went ahead and followed the instructions posted here (https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/bl ... /README.md) to install rpi-update.
I then ran rpi-update. It ran successfully and seemed to update the firmware successfully. After shutting down the RPi device and then powering it up, the RPi it wouldn't boot.
BTW How come the latest firmware is not included in the latest Raspbian build? One would think that it should be included...Is there any other way to update the RPi firmware without the use of the rpi-update tool ?
Any help would be appreciated with this matter.