pi-getrom

Section: Conduits (1)
Updated: pilot-link - 0.11.8
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NAME

pi-getrom - Retrieves the ROM image from your Palm device for use in debugging.

 

SYNOPSIS

pi-getrom [-p <port>] [filename]

 

DESCRIPTION

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 application.

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 protocol.

 

OPTIONS

-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 /dev/pilot.
   
   
-h, --help
Display the help synopsis for pi-getrom.

-v, --version
Display version of pi-getrom.

<filename>
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'.

 

USAGE

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).

 

LICENSING

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 this program.

 

BUGS

KNOWN BUGS

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.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/
 

AUTHOR

pi-getrom was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.  

SEE ALSO

pi-getram(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
USAGE
LICENSING
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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