A simple “Update your Retrode on Linux” helper script

A good rule of programming is, if you find something bothersome twice, and you can’t rule out having to do it again, automate it… I had to look up the steps to update my Retrode twice.

In short, I wrote a little script to automate the process of updating a Retrode’s firmware on Linux.

In addition to converting two hard-to-remember dfu-programmer commands into a single ./update_retrode.sh new_firmware.hex, it also does a few basic safety checks and reminds you which order to press and release the buttons on the Retrode to put it into programming mode.

I hope someone finds this useful. 🙂

CC BY-SA 4.0 A simple “Update your Retrode on Linux” helper script by Stephan Sokolow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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