Originally Posted by brfilora
This was such a HUGE pain in A** that next time i might just forgo it all together and stick with the Firmware I have on their.
I mean is there ever really a HUGE advantage to upgrading? i.e....
Sometimes, in the case of bug fixes (memory leaks, device freezing, etc. ) then the answer is "yes". For many people, such as those upgrading in search of a different "theme" or other extra feature, probably not so much.
There can be a HUGE dis-advantage to some people when upgrading, particularly those are aren't experienced in upgrading software/firmware. Sometimes they become impatient during the upgrade, because it appears that nothing is "moving" and so it must be "locked up" and they unplug or otherwise reset the device. Other times (your case?) you may follow the directions perfectly and the upgrade ends badly through no fault of your own.
Such is I.T.
My advice to most folks attempting their own installations/repairs/modifications, is to go for it, if you are comfortable with the risks, otherwise don't. Also, If you didn't feel the need to take your toys apart as a kid, and successfully put them back together, then you might want to re-think taking out the trackball, etc.