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greenman
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: magicJack Check - Lucky You Update Checker

A month or so ago, my magicJack started acting wonky. I went to the chat support system and was told to download the 'Lucky You' update. I figured I'd already done that a couple months prior. But the setup file is named the same. How was I to know whether mine was the most recent, let alone whether I'd already downloaded it before? I figured there had to be a better way.

So I created a script that would tell me when the magicJack update file had changed and made it email me when it did. Then I thought - why not make this available to everyone?

So here it is. A website with that as its main purpose, along with an email list that will let you sign up to be notified too.

http://mjcheck.low.li

I'd be grateful for any feedback on the site.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject:

http://upgrades.magicjack.com/upgrade/magicJackSetup.exe is the most recent and updated upgrade for MJ in Windows and http://upgrades.magicjack.com/upgrade/magicJackSetup.dmg for Mac
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radzkillah
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject:

black_icon wrote:
http://upgrades.magicjack.com/upgrade/magicJackSetup.exe is the most recent and updated upgrade for MJ in Windows and http://upgrades.magicjack.com/upgrade/magicJackSetup.dmg for Mac


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greenman
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject:

Yes, I know where the files are.

It's just that we aren't really told how old the latest one is. And windows doens't preserve the file modification date when downloading from a browser.

If every time you chat with tech support they tell you do re-download the same old file, you've just lost 20 minutes of your life doing something you did last time you click on mJ chat support.

Again.

If you know you have already got the latest version installed, you can verify on the site and tell the chat support tech that you've already uploaded the latest version of the updater. Move on to the next part of the support chat script.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject:

I believe that you can't preserve the upgrade file and run it by clicking or opening the icon of it. You need to run it real time and if I were you, I'll copy the exact and complete link and run the upgrade through that to make sure a new software is running.
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greenman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject:

black_icon wrote:
I believe that you can't preserve the upgrade file and run it by clicking or opening the icon of it. You need to run it real time and if I were you, I'll copy the exact and complete link and run the upgrade through that to make sure a new software is running.

This is my method for making sure I have the right firmware:
1. Download it from mJ.
2. Rename the file magicJackSetup.<mod-date>.exe or magicJackSetup.<mod-date>.dmg. For instance, I'd call the .exe file magicJackSetup.2012-02-13.exe and put it in my /downloads/magicJack_file folder.
3. Run the update.

Now, when I have problems or questions and need to contact support and they ask me to run the update, I can check my file and check the site. If the dates match - and if I want to check the md5 sum and they match - I can tell the chat support tech that I don't need to run the update again. I ran the same one previously.

I don't quite understand what you mean by 'clicking on the icon' as a substitute for running it. The file is the same whether it's run as a download from their server or from your own home computer. If you know you've run the current version already, why run it again?
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radzkillah
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject:

greenman wrote:
This is my method for making sure I have the right firmware:
1. Download it from mJ.
2. Rename the file magicJackSetup.<mod-date>.exe or magicJackSetup.<mod-date>.dmg. For instance, I'd call the .exe file magicJackSetup.2012-02-13.exe and put it in my /downloads/magicJack_file folder.
3. Run the update.

I don't quite understand what you mean by 'clicking on the icon' as a substitute for running it. The file is the same whether it's run as a download from their server or from your own home computer. If you know you've run the current version already, why run it again?

The upgrade works like a patch executable that downloads files from mJ's servers.If you save them up and put in the file name as indicators then it will be quite useless.

The File Size is always the same though and nothing is new, once you initiate the file then it downloads from mJ's server -- that simple Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject:

radzkillah wrote:
The upgrade works like a patch executable that downloads files from mJ's servers.If you save them up and put in the file name as indicators then it will be quite useless.

The File Size is always the same though and nothing is new, once you initiate the file then it downloads from mJ's server -- that simple Smile

Bummer. I wasted a lot of time. Embarassed

Does that mean this thread is purely anecdotal with regards to the update file since apparently it doesn't matter which version of the updater you use to update your magicJack?

For magicJack plus users, we'll only know - as one possibility - that there may be a new update when and if our devices begin to fail, and even then we can't know what the actual version number is - we only see 'Lucky You' to let us know it's been upgraded.

How very proprietary. Keeping users out of the loop with regards to firmware versions comes across as a poor practice.

Perhaps I can re-purpose the site. I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks radzkillah, black_icon. I'm learning a lot. Smile
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radzkillah
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject:

greenman wrote:

For magicJack plus users, we'll only know - as one possibility - that there may be a new update when and if our devices begin to fail, and even then we can't know what the actual version number is - we only see 'Lucky You' to let us know it's been upgraded.

How very proprietary. Keeping users out of the loop with regards to firmware versions comes across as a poor practice.


Twisted Evil That's how magicCrap designed there crap Smile

:GREAT SITE ! btw ! Smile
we should try and drink some beer mate, you did okay.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject:

greenman wrote:

For magicJack plus users, we'll only know - as one possibility - that there may be a new update when and if our devices begin to fail, and even then we can't know what the actual version number is - we only see 'Lucky You' to let us know it's been upgraded.


Regular MJ and MJ Plus haver the same upgrade link and software and I'm not sure if the company will be doing a new one for the new device Wink
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greenman
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject:

black_icon wrote:
Regular MJ and MJ Plus haver the same upgrade link and software and I'm not sure if the company will be doing a new one for the new device Wink

I'm pretty sure they won't. First rule of a proprietary system is to keep everyone in the dark. Second rule is to spend as little as possible.

Still, it begs the question of why some people still think something is different if you use different versions of the updater file. black_icon, both you and radzkillah participated in this conversation. So now I'm a bit confused. Why should it matter in their situation which version of the setup file is used if its only used as a conduit to download the actual firmware in situ?

greenman wrote:
Does that mean this thread is purely anecdotal with regards to the update file since apparently it doesn't matter which version of the updater you use to update your magicJack?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject:

greenman wrote:
its only used as a conduit to download the actual firmware


Laughing You got it dawg!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject:

radzkillah wrote:


Laughing You got it dawg!
See my reply on the other thread.
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