Restarted PB updating to 3.25 and not getting past the spinning cube with Loading message. Tried reinstalling from /recovery.html, but I’m still getting the same issue. The recovery page says it’s got 341K free.
It sounds like it’s having trouble installing the full web app. Try reinstalling/repairing from recovery a few times, that seems to do the trick for most folks and should eventually work (its reclaiming some flash each try). If you can get in, I’d free up a bit more space if you can.
If you can’t get past that, we can try to free up some space manually, which is a bit tricky.
That is very good information! Indeed your PB is having issues writing to the filesystem.
The way updates work is they first install the recovery.html app, then replace (deleting) the main app with a copy of the recovery app so that if the next step fails, you have an easier time fixing things. It does this to free up space, and if something happens it can leave you without the main app.
If you can, try to use @pixie’s tool to get a backup. Otherwise, files can be downloaded manually by URL.
You can get a file list with the /list endpoint. This just gives filenames though. There may be a few extra files that aren’t critical that can be deleted, like apple-touch-icon.png and favicon.ico. Most of your storage is going to be used by patterns though.
Files can be deleted by issuing a request to /delete?path=/somefilename.
Files can be uploaded too via a POST with something like curl, but that is where using @pixie’s tool would save you a lot of work. This post has a few more details, but was written before this tool was created.
Hi, I just wanted to say hi and thank you for this hint about http://192.168.1.4/list and http://192.168.4.1/delete?path=/p/somefileID from the /list action. I accidentally overloaded with too many animations on one of my boards and landed in Recovery Mode. I was able to delete a bunch of the animations so I could apply the update and escape recovery mode. Any chance you can add the list and delete functions into the recovery mode UI? I was surprised that recovery mode still allowed access to other API functions, but pleasantly so.
(And, a note about the IP addresses I used above for anyone searching for help in the future, these would be something similar to the rest of your IP addresses if you have configured yours to join an existing network. 192.168.1.200/list or whatever IP range your network is configured to use.)