[Battlemesh] [FCC] What hardware still works?

Bastian Bittorf bittorf at bluebottle.com
Tue Feb 23 21:16:06 CET 2016

* David Lang <david at lang.hm> [23.02.2016 21:12]:
> >the chips directly (see wikipedia). this will "always"(tm)
> >work, but the soldering points are for "advanced" users.
> >back in the old days i did it several times for the WRT54G...
> no, JTAG will not "always" work, many/most chips have a fuse you can
> blow on them that will prevent part of the built-in flash from ever
> being re-written.

thats what (tm) stands for.
but practically spoken, this is not your problem.

> now, most vendors are not going to blow this because they want the
> backdoor to be able to fix mistakes as well. But if someone starts
> going to the effort of locking down the bootloader that's available
> via serial, then why not go the extra step and prevent the bootloader
> from being modified.

because this extra step is unneeded (for FCC) and
dangerous and costly (for devs and users). every penny on BOM counts.

bye, bastian

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