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unbrick_ftdi [2014/11/25 10:36]
admin [How To]
unbrick_ftdi [2014/11/25 10:46]
admin [Reprogramming]
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 Despite how annoying it is that FTDI released a driver that bricks counterfeit chips, their (freely available) reprogramming utility can and will reprogram these chips back to a working state. To do so, first download FT_PROG here: [[http://​www.ftdichip.com/​Support/​Utilities.htm]]. I am working with version 2.8.2.0. If this is removed by FTDI, let me know. Despite how annoying it is that FTDI released a driver that bricks counterfeit chips, their (freely available) reprogramming utility can and will reprogram these chips back to a working state. To do so, first download FT_PROG here: [[http://​www.ftdichip.com/​Support/​Utilities.htm]]. I am working with version 2.8.2.0. If this is removed by FTDI, let me know.
  
-The application is Windows only (shouldn'​t be a problem since the problem originates from Windows systems) and requires .NET 4.0. Using it is very straight forward but be warned, you can do serious damage to your device using it. Proceed only at your own risk.+The application is Windows only (shouldn'​t be a problem since the problem originates from Windows systems) and requires .NET 4.0/3.5. Using it is very straight forward but be warned, you can do serious damage to your device using it. Proceed only at your own risk. Consult the [[http://​www.ftdichip.com/​Support/​Documents/​AppNotes/​AN_124_User_Guide_For_FT_PROG.pdf|FT_PROG manual]] as necessary. 
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 +<​note>​This will most likely not work with VM Guests using virtualized USB ports. The device must be connected directly to the host computer.</​note>​ 
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 +To begin, open FT_PROG and browse to Devices > Scan and Parse. Your device should be listed. Browse to USB_Device_Descriptor and using the dropdown box select FTDI Default. You can now click "​Program"​ and the device will be reprogrammed with the new PID.  
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 +At this point, unplug the device and attach it to a new computer. Check the PID on the new computer and make sure it is corrected to 6001. If it is set to 6001 then your device has been reprogrammed successfully! If not, try programming it again.
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