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>Updating firmware on a consumer-type device can be
>done safely if the firmware was properly written in
>the first place. It is common to have boot code and
>loader code resident in non-modifiable Flash memory.
>That way, if an update fails (e.g. power dumps while Flash
>is being updated) the loader will still exist to try again.
>I once worked for a company that had a unique method
>of updating firmeware that was virtually foolproof.
>Unfortunately, I am sworn to secrecy about the details
>(If I told you, I'd have to......etc.)
I'm sure you know the very old saying:
"Make something foolproof, and the first fool that comes along..."
73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)
- Re: IBOC
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