NeoTool - v1.2 available

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Sat Nov 1 23:18:42 CET 2008

2008/11/2 Dale Maggee <antisol at>:
> It's not impossible because of the pause while downloading, I'd just
> make NeoTool download the file before showing the "About to flash,
> Please boot to the menu" message.

ok, that should work

> One problem I had was determining where to get the files, and how to
> tell when there's a new release - I'd rather not hard code addresses
> into it, so for this to work there would need to be something like:
> you say "there is a link on the om site pointing to the 'latest'
> kernel/uboot/rootfs to download"... which link are you referring to?
which has the same date stamp and size as the newest file

and so on

> Another issue I had was determining which files to download: I'd need to
> prompt to find out whether to get the GTA01 or GTA02 files.

i'm sure this can be found from the command-line, and hence a bash
script by ssh'ing into the phone before re-booting. or use a button to
do it manually, if the user doesn't want to do that

> Alternatively, I guess it would be possible to traverse
> and present a menu allowing the user to specify
> what to download, but I don't know how to at the moment, and this is
> basically duplicating the functionality of pointing your browser to this
> address, so it seems kind of redundant to me.

still a bit clumsy - humans are so good at making mistakes; i'm
paranoid about flashing the wrong thing and screwing my phone.

at worst, you could parse the contents of the html, find the latest
release by some text manipulation and go from there. assuming om don't
change the layout and structure
but yes, this is probably no small work, and as you say, is
duplicating the browser

> In the end I decided not to do it because I figured I'd basically be
> duplicating your browser's functionality, and that I would be better off
> devoting my efforts to more Neo-specific stuff, like adding the ability
> to backup.

sure. each has their own ideas. maybe i'm going over the top, and it's
simple enough already?

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