LeapFrog Pollux Platform: Extract Archives

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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

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect\ 
C:\ProgramData\Leapfrog\LeapFrog Connect

The archive files can be found under the above listed folders, which depends on your Windows version, after installing LFConnect. Once in possession of the desired archive file. These commands can be used to extract the contents. For other archive programs, be sure to set the type when ever possible, or it could cause errors.


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


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