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[quote name='pawnslinger;16452]Okay' date=' almost all the messages here about modding/rooting the PDN say that I should have a factory copy of firmware to burn in case of trouble. And not to try these things without at least being familiar with the firmware burning process.Well, my new PDN has newer firmware than what is shown on the PD website! So if I lose my firmware, I have nothing to backup to... right? Does this mean that I have to wait for newer firmware to be posted on the PD website? I guess it does...Bummer![/QUOTE'] Hey, this is actually good news for me
Which version do you have? I'd love to get a dump of the updated firmware and do a comparison. Have you set up adb yet? I could give you an adb command to dump the system directory (which is all that is being modded now), that way we could pass the improvements on to others and incorporate them into mods, and you could have a backup to overlay over the currently available one from the website.
 

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ver2go;16510 said:
Code:
adb pull /system <location to back up files to>
example in your adb directory
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md backup
then
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adb pull /system backup
The Novel's files from /system will be copied to the "backup" directory.
Yeah, that's what I was going to say, but I'm not sure if he can necessarily restore from that without bundling it up and signing it in an update.zip, right? From your other posts, it sounds like your working with Linux....do you happen to know if adb shell keeps the the correct file permissions when pushing from linux? I'm currently using Windows, and everything I push over gets reset to root permssions without proper chmod, which I have to go and fix after the fact. So if I push over a "backup" I will lose "sh" permissions shortly thereafter.
 

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[quote name='ver2go;16702]The other post is not linux based' date=' I created the script to be OS agnostic. I used the Novel shell to echo to the files. This way I do not have to use a batch file and the script because OS agnostic. The user can just cut and paste into either a DOS shell or a Linux terminal and the script will still be created on the Device.[/QUOTE'] I was referring your request for the toolchain/sources.
 
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