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


       pilot-link: Tools


        pilot-getrom   [-p|--port   <port>]   [--version]   [-?|--help]   [--usage]  [-q|--quiet]
       [-t|--token  token] [-s|--sysinfo] [--ram] [--rom] [filename]


        pilot-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 pilot-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.


   pilot-getrom options
                               --token token

       A ROM token to read (i.e. snum)

                               -s, --sysinfo

       Print SysInfo


       Read RAM


       Read ROM


       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'.

   Conduit Options
                               -p, --port

       Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld. If this  is  not  specified,
       pilot-getrom  will  look  for the $PILOTPORT environment variable. If neither are found or
       supplied,  pilot-getrom  will print the usage information.


       Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

                               -v, --version

       Display version of pilot-getrom and exit without connecting.

   Help Options
                               -h, --help

       Display the help synopsis for pilot-getrom and exit without connecting.


       Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


       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


        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

       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.


        pilot-getrom was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.

       This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams <>


   Known Bugs
        pilot-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, pilot-getrom has no known bugs at this time.

   Reporting Bugs
       We have an online bug tracker. Using this is the only way to ensure  that  your  bugs  are
       recorded  and that we can track them until they are resolved or closed. Reporting bugs via
       email, while easy, is not very useful  in  terms  of  accountability.  Please  point  your
       browser to and report your bugs and
       issues there.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if  not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston,
       MA 02110-1301, USA.


        pilot-getram (1), pilot-link(7).