The release of the custom SlateDroid ROM promises to be a lot faster and more light-weight than the current firmware. But in the meantime we recommend that you use the official firmware for the time being. Fortunately ikanos was able to obtain the updated firmware and has written a short guide on how to do this (taken from the old Google Groups page)If you are having troubles maintaining a connection with the supplied cable then try using a standard iPod cable - it is a much more stable fit.
Sorry for the wait, busy day ... here's the link to the file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6955629/script.rarUnzip all the content of the rar file onto a blank SD card - if done properly the SD card should only have one directory called "script". Detailed instructions I received/followed below. Use at your own risk ... but hope it helps! Instructions for operation system update and re-flash. When the laptop operation system experience failure or slow down after long term usage. You can re-flash the system rom. Please beware that all the files in the laptop will be deleted after Rom re-flash. Items to prepare:1) Folder ?script? file. 2) SD card (suggest 512MB to 2 GB SD card), no file inside. Step to refresh or upgrade the ROM Instructions1) Copy the WHOLE FOLDER ?script? into the plain SD card. If you already have the SD card with ?script? ROM file, please skip to step 2. (Reference: The unzipped ?script? folder is about 42.9MB. If the SD card is in E drive. The unzipped ?script? folder pathway is like this, E:script ) 2) Connect the laptop to power. 3) Insert that SD card to the laptop when the laptop is off. 4) Turn the laptop ON by pressing the power switch. 5) ?. Then it will switch into system update mode automatically similar as. The screen will show ?(XXX system name) System_Update after 5 Seconds?. After this screen, the ROM will proceed update automatically. (remark: If the system_update is not started, please check the SD card and press the reset button at the back of the laptop by using a pin. Then restart the above procedure.) 6) The rom installation / flashing need to take about 5-10 minutes and automatically. Do not turn off the system during installation. It does not need any manual input during installation. The whole process is in word command mode. When the installation complete, it will show the instruction ?Please remove the SD card and restart the system?. Then please follow the instruction to remove the SD card and restart the system. The rom system is installed.