|Alcatel Speed Touch Patch Notes|
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Alcatel Speed Touch Home binary patches
This document describes several binary patches to particular releases of software, listed below, for the Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL "modem". These patches intend to address various bugs, also listed below, that have been previously reported.
These are presented here as there are currently no publicly known official software releases (from Alcatel) which address these issues.
Patches for the Alcatel Speed Touch Home:
These patches work ONLY for the following software releases:
KHDSBA.133 Mar 16 17:52:08 GMT 2000 KHDSAA.134 Apr 24 12:48:43 GMT 2000
They should NOT be applied to other versions unless they are KNOWN to have the same binary layout!
If the "Orig" bytes below do NOT match the corresponding bytes in your COFF binary, DO NOT APPLY THESE PATCHES!
These have NOT been extensively tested. Their use is NOT recommended by the author nor by anybody else, especially NOT by Alcatel or your ADSL service provider.
If you choose to use them it is at YOUR own risk, and your service provider will almost certainly refuse to give you any support, regardless of whether they work properly or disrupt your service and destroy your equipment.
Different versions of zlib may give different compressions in adnt-repack. It was developed and tested with zlib-1.1.3. It is a very good idea to first confirm that the adnt-unpack/adnt-repack sequence will give you back what you started with.
Failure to follow these instructions carefully may result in the device being damaged or becoming permanently useless.
Any errors during the patch process may result in a non-working software load for the device.
It is not known if the device cares about the name of the software file downloaded to it. To be safe, use similar file names, such as KHDSBB.133 or KHDSAA.135.
Disabling the AAL5-based services below WILL result in your service provider's inability to update your device's software, and MAY affect the ability of their network management system to manage your ADSL connection and monitor its status, resulting in your loss of service.
Remember that the processor is running in big-endian mode! 16-bit and 32-bit values will be ordered improperly on a little-endian (e.g, x86) machine!