Please keep your responses civil.
maybe CHDK isn't for you
While they do provide updates for their DSLR's, Canon rarely provides firmware updates for P&S cameras - I'm only aware of three across their entire product range for the last decade.
I think the point you missed is that CHDK does not update the camera firmware. It is loaded at startup using some special tricks and vanishes the moment the camera is turned off. If you insert an SD card without CHDK installed then the camera will start up without CHDK.
While it is possible to compile a version that has the capability to damage the built in firmware you would have to try very very hard to do this.
Not lost on me at all. I understand that you want a guarantee that your camera will not be damaged. There is no such guarantee. That's why I said that perhaps CHDK is not for you.
No, no guarantee. Just some POSITIVE affirmation that this hack isn't going to do any harm to my firmware and that I can get back to where I was if it ever did. Obviously I'm not going to get that from you. And just for the record, the guys who provide jailbreaks for iOS devices go out of their way to assure the users that no permanent damge will be done to their devices and even provide a means of downgrading to a previous version even though Apple is no longer signing that version or making it available. Something like that would be nice here, though I don't think that will happen by the tone of some of the responses--especially yours.
You're sure of that? It can't even access ROM?
Why the contortions that people go through to dump the firmware though?
@PacoYou obviously do not understand.I suggest you forget the whole thing, while other A530 CHDK users are enjoying the new features of their camera ... without any problems.
I don't find such a flippant remark in any way helpful or appropriate. It is rude, condescending, and meant to discourage and intimidate the newbie--which BTW you can't succeed in doing.
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