Section: Conduits (1)
Updated: pilot-link - 0.11.8
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pi-getrom - Retrieves the ROM image from your Palm device for use in
pi-getrom [-p <port>] [filename]
pi-getrom is used to fetch the ROM from your Palm handheld for use in
debugging Palm applications through the use of POSE, the Palm OS Emulator
Note, because pi-getrom uses the low-level RPC protocol to fetch the
ROM image, and the new OS5 devices do not use this protocol, you currently
cannot fetch an OS5 ROM image using this utility. This will be updated in a
future release to handle fetching OS5 ROM images, using the debugger
- -p, --port <port>
Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld. If this
is not specified, will look for the $PILOTPORT environment variable.
If both are not found or supplied, install-expenses will fall back to
- -h, --help
Display the help synopsis for pi-getrom.
- -v, --version
Display version of pi-getrom.
Write the ROM image to the file named by <filename>. If this is
omitted, the filename will be written out as the rom version name as
follows: 'pilot-$VERSION.rom', where an OS 3.5 image would be written as the
filename of 'pilot-3.5.0.rom'.
Connect to a target Palm handheld and fetch the ROM for use in debugging
Palm applications through the use of POSE, the Palm OS Emulator or
with the CoPilot application (deprecated).
Warning: Please completely back up your Palm before using this
program! The developers of pilot-link are not responsible for any data
loss that may occur from the use of this application.
Use of this program MAY place you in violation of your license agreement
with Palmsource, Inc. or other OEM partners. Please read your Palm
documentation (specifically the "Software License Agreement") before running
pi-getrom does not work with OS5 devices as yet, due to changes in
the architecture and design of the Palm HotSync protocol and file type
changes from m68k to ARM. Other than that, pi-getrom has no known
bugs at this time.
Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/
pi-getrom was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.
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