cosmok82 has posted a tutorial on how to unbrick a Teclast X98 BIOS with Bus Pirate 4 and Flashrom: Sometimes you put your feet out of bed and a bad day comes. In all these days C/D is close to you! Enjoy our guide, step by step to unbrick your Teclast X98 tablet. First of all. […]
Forum member ph1ph1l0u reports success rescuing his Asus laptop from a bad bios flash using flashrom and the buspirate. Get your own Bus Pirate for $30, including worldwide shipping.
Ph1ph1l0u successfully recovered his Asus Laptop using the Bus Pirate and flashrom: You have no idea how I’m happy too ;-) yes biosflasher, it’s a very GREAT soft, very usefull and very efficient ^^, and also for Bus Pirate: a cheap device, but how is usefull and efficient, a real GREAT device. Thanks a lot all […]
Mattias inform us of the release of flashrom 0.9.4, which works with the Bus Pirate : Flashrom is a utility for reading, writing, erasing and verifying flash ROM chips. Flashrom is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various programmer devices. It can do so without any special boot procedures and from your normal […]
Bus Pirate firmware v5.5 is ready to download. This version has a few new features and a couple bug fixes. New servo controller (‘S’), thanks Randy New SPI binary bulk read/write should speed up Flashrom Updated commands to support piratePICprog Some bug fixes, as usual Read about the firmware update process for the ds30 Loader […]
Jrt posted some notes about using the Bus Pirate with OpenOCD: It does work – but it’s not slick or fast. If you want a cheap JTAG adapter for remote debugging or big flash writes, get an FTDI-2232 based one. But, it’ll be fine for fiddling with bootloaders or just interrogating hardware. We agree that […]
The Bus Pirate can program flash chips with flashrom and debug JTAG devices with OpenOCD, but it doesn’t do these things very fast. It was designed for human-speed interaction. The Bus Pirate is a good way to learn an EEPROM chip, but you eventually integrate the chip in a real circuit with actual code. In […]
ROM programmers and motherboard hackers will be happy to know that there’s a new release of Flashrom for Windows, ported by pgeorgi and posted informally in the forum. Flashrom is an open source utility for working with flash storage chips. It supports a bunch of flash chips commonly used on motherboards to hold the system […]
Flashrom is an open source utility for working with flash storage chips. It supports a bunch of flash chips commonly used on motherboards to hold the system BIOS. biosflasher (Carl-Daniel Hailfinger) recently added Bus Pirate support to Flashrom. Now pgeorgi has released a Windows port of Flashrom with Bus Pirate support, and biosflasher committed the […]
Sean Nelson has a design preview of a GUI frontend for the open source Flashrom utility. Carl-Daniel Hailfinger recently added support for the Bus Pirate to Flashrom, we covered it here.
Flashrom is an open source utility for working with flash storage chips. It supports a bunch of flash chips commonly used on motherboards to hold the system BIOS. biosflasher (Carl-Daniel Hailfinger) recently added Bus Pirate support to Flashrom. It should be possible to program SPI flash chips using the next release of Flashrom and the […]