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unbrick_ftdi [2014/11/25 10:46]
admin [Reprogramming]
unbrick_ftdi [2014/11/25 10:46]
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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 4.0/3.5. 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 [[FT_PROG manual|http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/AppNotes/AN_124_User_Guide_For_FT_PROG.pdf]] as necessary.+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.
  
 <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> <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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