viernes, 8 de abril de 2011

What is a fileset, how to install it?

Latest Filesets:

NameDateDownload Link Description
LTPlus 1.1 08-Apr-2011DownloadLTPlus 1.1 cfw templates for all drives Include support for 9504 Slim Drives
Originals08-Apr-2011DownloadOriginal fw templates for all drives. Include support for 9504 Slim Drives

*The date shown is the Fileset posted date not the Custom Firmware release date from official sources.

What is a Fileset ?
So far you have learned to work with invidual custom firmware release files, that means download single files for every release (ixtreme, ixtreme lt, ltplus, ltplus 1.1, etc).  A fileset is a container of several single files, is nothing different as having all your custom firmware files just that having it in single-container file it allows better mantainance and update.

The filesets have extension .set and are detected by the Lizard Toolbox application natively.  This is a suggested standard, if by other hand you would like prefer have the files splitted you can do it with Lizard toolbox also.

How to Install the fileset to use it on Lizard Toolbox?
a) Click on the fileset you want to download (the table with the options should be accessible at the very top of this blog)
b) Follow download steps and save somewhere in your PC
c) Unzip the downloaded file inside the CFW_Templates folder located inside the Lizard Toolbox application folder. The results show looks like this:

Thats it, now when you open Lizard toolbox you should be able to see the downloaded templates on the Easy View tab of the CFW Generator pane

How to split the container to have individual files to work with (for the advanced tab of the Lizard Toolbox)?
If you need the individual files for work on the Avanced tab you can extract them from the fileset very easily. Just go to to Lizard Toolbox on the CFW Generator Pane and then under Easy View tab.

Once there just select the fileset template from the list (if none appear then you must go back to read this article to learn how to download and install them first).  Once you have it selected, just click on the "Split" link and will ask you where to extract the contents. We recommend you create a subfolder called "fw" under Lizard Toolbox folder so you have a more organized way of work.