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== Description ==
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== Summary ==
The [[LeapFrog Pollux Platform|LeapFrog Pollux Platform]] of devices is updated by the LFConnect program retrieving archive files off a central server. Of note the firmware file system image comes contained in one of these archives. It can be useful to extract the image, and mount it on your PC to inspect its contents.
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The [[LeapFrog Pollux Platform|LeapFrog Pollux Platform]] of devices is updated by the LFConnect program retrieving archive files from a central server. Of note the firmware file system image comes contained in one of these archives. It can be useful to extract the image, and mount it on your PC to inspect its contents.
  
 
* Types of LeapFrog archives
 
* Types of LeapFrog archives
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== Software Needed ==
 
== Software Needed ==
Archive tool, 7zip can handle both types.
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Archive tool, 7zip can handle both types, .zip and .tar.bz2.
  
== How To ==
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== Extract Archives ==
The archive files can be found under the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect\ folder after installing LFConnect. Once in possession of the desired archive file. These commands can be used to extract the contents.
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The archive files can be found in a device named subfolder in one of these folders, after installing and running LFConnect. Which one depends on your Windows version.
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XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect\  
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Vista/Win7 C:\ProgramData\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect
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Once in possession of the desired archive file. These commands can be used to extract the contents. It may be necessary to set the actual archive type with some programs.
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'' 7z Command Line Example ''
  
 
.lfp
 
.lfp
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.lf2
 
.lf2
 
  $ 7z x -tbzip2 LST3-0x00170030-000001.lf2
 
  $ 7z x -tbzip2 LST3-0x00170030-000001.lf2
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$ 7z x -ttar LST3-0x00170030-000001
  
  

Latest revision as of 07:01, 5 August 2011

Summary

The LeapFrog Pollux Platform of devices is updated by the LFConnect program retrieving archive files from a central server. Of note the firmware file system image comes contained in one of these archives. It can be useful to extract the image, and mount it on your PC to inspect its contents.

  • Types of LeapFrog archives
    • lfp - Zip archives
    • lf2 - bzip2 archives


Software Needed

Archive tool, 7zip can handle both types, .zip and .tar.bz2.

Extract Archives

The archive files can be found in a device named subfolder in one of these folders, after installing and running LFConnect. Which one depends on your Windows version.

XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect\ 
Vista/Win7 C:\ProgramData\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect

Once in possession of the desired archive file. These commands can be used to extract the contents. It may be necessary to set the actual archive type with some programs.

7z Command Line Example

.lfp

$ 7z x -tzip LST3-0x00170029-000000.lfp

.lf2

$ 7z x -tbzip2 LST3-0x00170030-000001.lf2
$ 7z x -ttar LST3-0x00170030-000001