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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: ssokolow on 30/Sep/2017 12:43:04 PM

Title: Helper script for updating Retrode firmware on Linux (or macOS+dfu-programmer)
Post by: ssokolow on 30/Sep/2017 12:43:04 PM
Since I got tired of having to keep refreshing my memory on the procedure for updating a Retrode's firmware on Linux, I wrote a little shell script to automate the process as much as possible.

...and, being the risk-averse perfectionist with a focus on UI/UX design that I am, I also built as many safety checks into it as I could without turning it into a massive project.

I've posted it as this GitHub Gist (https://gist.github.com/ssokolow/2c121880e65e665ee34da6210f2e2e22) and, in case I ever move it from there and forget to leave a note on the new location, here's the blog post I used to announce it (http://blog.ssokolow.com/archives/2017/09/29/a-simple-update-your-retrode-on-linux-helper-script/).

It hasn't been tested on OSX but, in theory, it should work. It has been used successfully on macOS 10.12.6 and 10.13.4. (I only rely on dfu-programmer and POSIX-specified commands.)

I hope this helps someone. :)

P.S. If anyone's interested in helping me to improve this, here are the things I need help with:

Title: Re: Helper script for updating Retrode firmware on Linux
Post by: Lennart on 13/Nov/2017 07:07:38 PM
I tried out this script on my Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and it successfully updated my Retrode 2 to the 0.23 firmware. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Helper script for updating Retrode firmware on Linux
Post by: ssokolow on 20/Nov/2017 01:36:00 AM
I tried out this script on my Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and it successfully updated my Retrode 2 to the 0.23 firmware. Thanks! :)

Happy to hear it. :)

I've updated the initial post's comment about macOS accordingly.
Title: Re: Helper script for updating Retrode firmware on Linux (or macOS+dfu-programmer)
Post by: hernan43 on 05/Apr/2018 04:32:35 PM
I used this script on Mac OS X 10.13.4 and it worked great.
Title: Re: Helper script for updating Retrode firmware on Linux (or macOS+dfu-programmer)
Post by: ssokolow on 09/Apr/2018 12:45:23 AM
I used this script on Mac OS X 10.13.4 and it worked great.

Thanks for telling me. I've updated the top post to mention that.