Updating rpi 4 (!) EEPROM-firmware and changing boot order [the easy way...]

This is the EASY way of updating the EEPROM firmware and changing the boot order for the raspberry pi 4 (not 3 and older!). Without changing configure files in the terminal.

Download the imager software here (available for Linux, MacOS and Windows)

Official documentation:

Steps (see documentation for further information)
IMPORTANT: Use a spare SD card. All data on the SD card will be deleted

  1. Installation of the imager software
    under ubuntu: use snap package or install dependencies and deb package:
    sudo apt install qml-module-qtquick2 libqt5quickcontrols2-5 libqt5quickcontrols2
    qml-module-qtquick2 qml-module-qtquick-controls2 qml-module-qtquick-layouts
    qml-module-qtquick-templates2 qml-module-qtquick-window2 qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects
    sudo dpkg -i imager_1.6.2_amd64.deb

        easy way: boot raspberry pi os in desktop mode an install imager software with 
                 sudo apt install rpi-imager
  2. open imager software

  3. choose OS: misc utility images -> bootloader -> USB boot

  4. choose SD card (be careful: choose the right one, ALL DATA will be DELETED)

  5. write OS to SD card (be patient, for me it seams to be slow)

  6. shutdown the raspberry pi

  7. insert the SD card in the SD card slot of the raspberry pi and boot the pi

  8. wait 10 seconds and look for the green LED blinking

  9. cut the power of the raspberry pi (no regular shutdown available) and remove the SD card

  10. next boot: boot directly from USB