Could anybody explain to me why DVRflash is not able to read Pioneer firmware, I thought that if it is able to write then it surely must be able to read. When it writes the firmware does it verify? that surely must involve reading. The reason I am asking is after looking through many posts and from my own experience it would be really handy to be able to recover the firmware from a Pioneer drive. After my original DVR died, I bought a Pioneer DVR-K17RS very cheap on Ebay because my laptop is old and I didn't want to be buying a new drive. However I have now found that no firmware releases for this drive seem to exist on the entire planet and the drive is RPC2. Is it possible to get a copy of DVRflash source code or does Agent Smith not allow that?
I think you mix up several things wrong.
DVRFlash wouldnt be able to write firmwares if it couldt read them...
But there is a big difference between reading and dumping!
Of course it does verify when flashing firmwares.
"Recover firmware from a dead drive" - how should that work in practice?
Because you drive is a slimtype drive, you need to read everything about OEM FIRMWARES first.
Hi - I think as you put it "you mix up several thing wrong" I do not want to recover the firmware from my dead drive, I want to recover from my new drive.
Please explain the 'difference between reading and dumping' because to my knowledge all you need add is a small subroutine to open a file and write the read data to it. I have experience of many flashing programs and the majority have backup options. It's irresponsible programming to allow flashing without first backing up.
Where do I find all this information 'about OEM Firmwares' that you mention? I have looked at the DVRflash page and it refers back to this forum but I cannot find any DVRflash information on here.