When i used Krescue it made an image of everything on my storage, apps, new files i downloaded etc.
I just want the firmware not a whole image of my VIM i just want a file like khadas.com>help> files>Firmware>etc
So lets pretend its 20 years from now and some one asks for a firmware for VIM22 4D and i post a link to the firmware from the AmazonStorage site i dont want to share an image of my whole VIM22 with all my junk on it, i want just the firmware.
I know i can save where ever i want just the firmware as if you lost your stock firmware from your board and no one else had the file i dont want to share an image with my personal apps on it i just want to share/save/backup just the firmware that boots the VIM
See this is the part that has screwed me more then once with these boxes, i need to make a habit, when i get a box i need to first thing make a backup of the stock firmware so if lightning hits when im in the middle of trying a new firmware i have a backup of the stock firmware or the working firmware before i do anything further, i dont want to have to buy doubles of everything just to get the stock firmware like i did with the VIM1
I suppose make a backup before you get the device setup or “personalized”. Or, like Elect1 said, make a backup of your setup firmware, then do a factory reset on the device and take a backup of the freshly reset firmware. Then restore your setup firmware.
For RK devices, the RK flash tool can be used with a script to backup only the firmware without user data and apps. Don’t recall the script, but I will see if I can find it.
Cool idea, never thought to do it that way using rescue then restore then rescue back to where i was.
But will this make a file like in the khadas files? or only a rescue image that must be used again with rescue?
IMO the easiest method to flash a firmware is making an SD card on a PC and then booting to the SD card and it sort of hard flashing from teh SD card.
rescue is easy also but some of the lingo once in rescue is not n00b friendly imo. its getting easier the more i mess with it but if i had a dead board in a panic to get it back running im not sure i would understand what its doing if i was new to all of this.