04-09-2010 04:21 PM
OK. Here is my take (as simplified for the sake of non-techie users) about why you should do a Cold Upgrade vs. Warm Upgrade.
As with any software, the FAT+ FW has bugs. The differences between the COLD and WARM is that with the COLD, you clear all settings by a HARD Reset to the unit. While the WARM does not clear it or might have done it incorrectly, so some remnant of old values remain.
If the FW has some code that don't handle old settings vs. new settings vs. bad settings well, then after a WARM upgrade, those settings are still in memory and thus used by the FW and it got confused when those values are used. The result is unpredictable behaviors, some time it works, some time it does not,...
So, if we have doubt about the robustness of the FW (no doubt!) then the safest way and LEAST time comsuming way to upgrade is to do a COLD upgrade. Don't waste time to deal with even the possibility of the problem. This is for entertainment after all :-)
04-10-2010 04:40 PM
Believe me, I did not take it personally, nor was there any anger intended, maybe some sarcasim though. Wasn't it you who said "What is the deal with you and "COLD" method to download the fw :-)?"? A little sarcastic don't you think?
Now, I started this thread to inform and in my opion, and many others, the Cold Method is the best way to upgrade the firmware. It was never to say that there was not another way to upgrade your FW. If you have good results by upgrading your FW with the Auto Updater, then by all means use it if it does the job for you. But most people who come here are looking for a solution for a problem, and in those cases doing a update using the Cold Method solves many of those problems and if you use the Cold Method you want have those problems to begin with. So use the Cold Method or don't use it, it makes no difference to me, but to question the advice of using it when it has been proven to be sound doesn't seem to be very logical.