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Does anyone have a succinct description of what the Rainbow Screen is and what is happening on the Pi when it is seen during boot (Pi3_ModelB_v1.2)?

Is it possible to SSH, other otherwise connect, into the Pi when this screen is shown?

What is the purpose of the Rainbow Screen?

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The splash screen is shown before the kernel is booted, so you cannot ssh or do anything really. Take a look at this description

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  • I have just manged to SSH into a Pi showing a Rainbow Screen so this can't be true! – atomh33ls Jul 6 '16 at 13:14
  • Is it still displaying the rainbow screen? With rainbow screen, I mean the full-screen rainbow, not the rainbow square in the top right that is shown when voltage is low. – jogco Jul 6 '16 at 18:52
  • Yes full screen – atomh33ls Jul 7 '16 at 9:00

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