When you install Raspbian using NOOBS it creates a Recovery Partition on the SD Card for NOOBS recovery.
Is it possible to replace the files in recovery Partition with a new version of NOOBS from the Download page by deleting the files in Recovery Parition and replacing them with the newest version? Thus updating NOOBS without having to reformat the memory card (along with my Raspbian install) with the latest version of NOOBS.
Keep in mind I already know that NOOBS is just a Recovery/Installer for your main OS. I just want to update the NOOBS part without having to purge my whole SD Card just to have the latest version of NOOBS 1.4 Offline updated from NOOBS 1.3.12.
Is it just not necessary to bother with updating NOOBS Recovery partition because it's just a installer for raspbian?
Should I just consider using the Raspbian Image rather than the NOOBS Installer so that I don't have to bother with NOOBS any more? I don't really use NOOBS for anything other than initial install. I tend to always reformat my card and install fresh.
PS. I apologize if this is in the wrong section but granted that I'm asking a very technical question and that the Raspberry Pi OS Forum section doesn't have a NOOBS section I figure this was more of a Advanced user question.
Update: I've decided to just image my SD Card with the latest version Raspbian and finally ditch NOOBS all together.
Update 2: I moved on from NOOBS entirely and now using the Raspbian image itself without NOOBS. It seems to relieve the issue all together regarding if I have to update NOOBS Recovery partition. If you're not a fan of NOOBS or don't find a use for having it other than initial setup you may want to just use the image, especially if you're not going to ever Dual boot your SD card:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... /README.md
The second post on this answers the questions. You can update noobs manually without having to do fresh install just follow the directions they are very clear and after reading them you should never have to reinstall an OS just because of a New NOOBS coming out. Just update your OSes with commandline and etc and read the directions below. Thanks jdunson viewtopic.php?p=700824#p700824
If somebody can make this a Sticky on the forums it could help a lot
Update 4: Woah! I'm a Sticky post! Awesome-sauce!