Re: [NTLK] [ANN] Patch 71J059 - Year 2010 Fix

From: Eckhart Koppen <>
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 15:40:06 EDT

On May 25, 2009, at 07:09 , James Wages wrote:

> Is the file that is installed on the Newton like any other Extension
> package? In other words, someone could come along and Freeze it?
> And if
> that happened, would the Newton become "bricked"?

The system level patches like 717260 or 71J059 are different from
other extensions or packages in that they cannot be frozen or
uninstalled. They are stored in an area not accessible with regular
means. The advantage is that you won't need to reinstall them after a
brainwipe, and they can modify low level parts of the system reliably.
The disadvantage is that you cannot uninstall them ;)

Since there is no way to freeze a patch, there's also no way to
accidentally brick a Newton after a patch has been installed.

There is one way to remove a patch though, and that is by rolling back
to an older patch. The Apple supplied patches don't allow that, but I
created the 717260 Install Override patch which just installs over any
patch on a US MP2100, and gets the system version to 717260.


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