okay, just to let you know that with c0nb0x you can flash firmware and backup/restore patterns
the exported files from c0nb0x are binary data, not text, so don't trust wordpad, check the file size, it should be around 2kb or more, and if there's an error - c0nb0x would tell you in the first place
use whatever is comfortable to you
i made c0nb0x with the purpose to be a stable alternative to c0ntr0l.. if there's a bug i'd like to know so that i can fix it..
let's not fill this thread with offtopic, sorry for that