I’ll post this here because I would like to get some feedback from the users of our patched firmware.
To support the later flash chips the LiteOn flasher is now 5MB in size. The problem is that RAR only supports a 4MB dictionary. This means that it cannot use “solid” to compress these files. In the past each additional firmware only added about 20KB or so but now each firmware adds 820KB. You can do the maths, 3 firmwares is 2.4MB, as opposed to around 850KB.
The only alternative I can come up with is to use 7z, which has an almost infinite size selection for the dictionary and by selecting 8MB the file size is around 800KB. The other good thing about 7z is that it’s support for decompression by WinRAR and other programs, include some free ones.
My reason for this post is to get some feedback from you about which method you think I should use or perhaps some alternate method. I prefer using RAR files but the size is now a big disadvantage.