Questions tagged [firmware]

Combination of executable code and data used to drive hardware devices and provide a first layer of software services prior to the operating system. Typical examples are BIOS, UEFI, the software running in a DSL router or a mobile phone.

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How can I flash unpacked firmware into Alcatel MiFi?

I bought Alcatel MW40V from Vodafone Shop some weeks ago and I can't access USSD Codes within Web UI. Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1bbb:0195 T & A Mobile Phones Alcatel OneTouch L850V / Telekom ...
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ARM Cortex-M0 - How to either (non-intrusively) extract firmware or modify downloadable firmware (NuMicro NUC126)

As a hands-on introduction into RE, I've decided to take on a small, simple embedded device. In hindsight, it was probably a mistake. This "project" has consumed me for about 2 weeks. ...
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Only some files are unpacked while firmware reversing with binwalk tool

I am reversing a firmware with binwalk. Unpacking was succeed, but I can't find my target files. (CGI files in www folder) When I connect to the web page of my router, I can see links include CGI ...
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Reverse Engineering SNES adapter

A good "Hello world" for everybody here I've bought a Mayflash PC052 adapter to convert an original SNES-mini controller (CLV-202) to a USB port on PC or PS4... The thing is, this CLV-202 ...
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How to reverse *.pkg file? This is a firmware file of a router

I am a newbi for reversing engineering. I am going to reversing a firmware file. (*.pkg) I could find many tutorials for reversing *.bin, but I can't find any tutorials for reversing *.pkg file. And I ...
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Find the entry point in Interrupt Vector Table ARM9

I'm analyzing the firmware of a device that has the cpu ARM946E-S. It has not a file system, just assembly code and strings. I've disassembled the firmware using ida pro, but I couldn't find the entry ...
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How to extract sound file from a small 1MB binary

I have a bluetooth speaker which announces interface events like "connected", "powering off". I want to silence these announcements. The way I thought of doing this is to get at ...
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Trotec Speedy 300 - Laser Run Length Encoding

I am trying to reverse engineering the Run Length Encoding that the Trotec Laser uses to engrave bitmap images. Does the following encoding correspond to a known schem? Each line is form a different ...
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Automotive engine management - reversing a PIN that has locked an MTX8 ECU

I'm after advice on how to identify a PIN that has been accidently entered and has locked an automotive ECU making it useless. The problem is resolvable by sending the computer back to the ...
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Harman Kardon firmware reverse engineering

First of all, I'm very new to reverse engineering, but I know about hex, binary, opcodes, et cetera. I'm trying to reverse engineer a Harman Kardon firmware file, because I think there are some API ...
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Stuck attempting to reverse Denon AVR encrypted update

I am trying to RE the update file for a Denon AVR for fun and to see if I can figure out how to access the device's webserver which otherwise returns HTTP 403, and how to enable Pandora on my EU ...
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Replacing firmware, Longshine Shinebook

Am wondering how to replace the firmware on a Longshine Shinebook (manual, firmware, more stuff). Assuming I modify the firmware files, how do I put the new version on the device? I'm guessing there ...
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Nokia 105(TA-1114) Firmware analysis using Binwalk

First please forgive me if a make any mistake. i am not a primarily English speaker but I will try my best. Few days ago i started to tinkering with Nokia feature phone Nokia 105(TA-1114). I get a ...
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How do I extract the firmware from this bluetooth speaker board?

I have a bluetooth speaker. Infinity Fuze 100. It's a good speaker. But it has annoying messages on startup and shutdown. And for other interface events. I'd like to either get rid of them entirely, ...
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How to modify checksum after making changes in Nokia 215 4G firmware?

If I change any character in the firmware file and try to flash it, it will failed. But it will successfully flashed if I changed the string with the same number of character if it's not a function. ...
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How to perform full MIPS system emulation with QEMU, using the squashfs image and uBoot kernel image?

TL;DR: Need tips on emulation of MIPS-BE system using QEMU with the help of squashfs image file and uBoot Kernel image file extracted from the firmware file. Long Version: - What I have: A cheap ...
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Help to find the main menu apps in Nokia firmware

I am trying to custom Nokia 215 4G firmware I want to remove specific apps like games, radio, browser... If not removing it, redirecting it OR even damage it. So when you click on an app it will open ...
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Understanding operation of ALU in SAF80-C509

Good day. I'm reversing an automotive ECU firmware which works on SAF80-C509 processor (Intel 51 architecture). Now, I've got this part of code: code:64C5 mov MD0, R0 ; ...
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Questions about reverse engineering of a bootloader

I'm learning reversing, practicing with a old router(Huawei HG532s) I extracted the router's flash content with a script of this post https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Huawei_HG532s 1 I have used binwalk to ...
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Help in extracting .bin firmware file of TV

I need help in extracting the .bin firmware of a tv (Sony W650A it is based on android) the firmware file is: Here I ran binwalk on it and here is the result: DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL DESCRIPTION ...
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QEMU & Firmware inside Docker

I am currently trying to run a router firmware via qemu inside a docker container. I'm using multiarch/qemu-user-static:x86_64-mips. Here is my Dockerfile: FROM multiarch/qemu-user-static:x86_64-mips ...
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Router firmware research

So I got a new tp-link router (Archer vr600) and downloaded the firmware version I'm running from the site (V2 firmware version 170504) in order to search for vulnerabilites. After some research I got ...
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how to extract this firmware .img?

how to extract this firmware .img?!? https://files.fm/u/bhgbk336r w/ binwalk i've this output: DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL DESCRIPTION ---------------------------------------------------------------...
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Which processor do I specify when I load HCS08 firmware to IDA?

Motorola/Freescale MC680xx, CPU32 (68330), MC6301, MC6303, MC6800, MC6801, MC6803, MC6805, MC6808, HCS08, MC6809, MC6811, M68H12C, ColdFire IDA claims to have the support for HCS08. But I can't see ...
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Grundfos Firmware

I am trying to understand the firmware of a Grundfos CIM 500 product. The CIM 500 is a control module for grundfos pumps which uses a web interface. From binwalk I have found that it is running eCos, ...
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HexRay API - Programatically rebaseing program on firmware

I am working on several firmwares (mostly ARM and PPC) that have no structure that IDA can decipher and so far I have been guessing BASE address until the functions and strings align with what I see ...
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Trouble backing up rom on locked proprietary mediatek device - mt8163 chipset

I have a proprietary tablet with mediatek chipset MT8163v, and getting the factory ROM and/or scatter file is out of the question. My goal is to flash with TWRP. The device has a custom android repo ...
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Dump Headunit Software

I am a computer engineering senior and have a few quick questions i couldn't find any hits about online. I know just enough to get myself into trouble. Note: I have no specialized tools just a DMM and ...
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Is it possible to sniff an ATA Drive password?

Context: I have a proprietary Tandberg Data RDX QuickStor Internal USB3 drive bay for PC (item number 8666-RDX) and some storage cartridges for it. Esentially, these are just regular TOSHIBA MK3276GSX ...
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Huawei HG8245H, can't read some system files

I have modem Echolife HG8245H (V3R016C10S150). I'm using telnet to connect it. I need to read some files from this modem. There's a shell mode I can enter, but it is nerfed badly: SU_WAP>shell ...
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How to flash Devolo Device (AR9331 MIPS) using U-Boot TFTP and .dev firmware file

after a regular firmware update using devolo-cockpit software, my Devolo dLAN 500 Wifi is bricked. The boot-loader still works and tries to download a firmware using tftp to flash it. This works but I ...
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decryption of firmware file from modem/router Speedport Plus (Sercomm not ZTE)? [closed]

Although I have no hope really I will leave this here in case someone has the ability and time to help. This is from a modem/router widely used in countries like Germany, Greece and others from ...
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How can i extract u-boot image from fgt90d.out firmware and install Openwrt image?

I have a lot of out of licensed Fortigate90D devices so i want to reuse and run Openwrt/pfsense on them. I have dumped and decoded the bios and got some useful datas, according to datas we can see u-...
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How can I find a value in Tricore(TC1766) Arch?

I recently work on Tricore Processor, but I have some problems. With reading memory value. I do not know if I am right or not, but I think a part of flash memory copied to RAM and now in my algorithm ...
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ZTE AES-256-CBC Encrypted backup config file

i tried router pass view tool on (a closed source one) it's able to decrypt the older version of it V3.1. tested on two routers of it and it gave me this output Encrypted Data Start Position: 227 ...
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How does one start with reversing router config encryption?

There is not enough info on the web from what I have seen. Most write ups/guides/blog-posts are like this: They provide only the decrypt/encrypt script-tool with how to run it and nothing else They ...
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BRANCH OCCURS in IDApro

Recently I work on TMS320C6xx Arch and when I reverse this firmware I saw functions graph nodes are separated. I have shown in below: As you see, BRANCH OCCURS wrote at the end of each node. I guess ...
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What are the open source symbolic execution tools for Firmware?

I have tried to use angr, KLEE, S2E to symbolically analyze firmware binaries such as DIR-815(httpd ELF binary). import claripy import angr p = angr.Project('./httpd', load_options={'auto_load_libs':...
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Where is the persistent storage on this router?

I am working on reversing a router for which I cannot find downloadable firmware anywhere. I managed to get a root shell on the router. I am now confused as I cannot see any persistent writeable ...
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Unable to unsquash from a FW dump

After trying to unsquash a firmware dump from a router without success, I am asking for help. I have a router with a BCM68380 CPU. After desoldering the TOSHIBA NAND chip I dumped the firmware (link ...
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Modify bin firmware file of an old phone

I am trying to remove/disable some system apps ( Messages, Games, Radio or Calendar ) and remove/replace the boot screen from samsung E1200y. So i start searching for the way to do that... I used HxH ...
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can't extract a lzma compressed file

hello i want to do the reverse engineering. for tp linkTD-W8961ND_V3 firmware here is the output DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL DESCRIPTION --------------------------------------------------------------...
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binwalk not showing file descriptions (signatures) after 1st try

I have a bin file that shows a list of lzma compressed files which I extracted generically to .7z files using this format "binwalk -D "elf 32-bit lsb shared object":.so image.bin" ...
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advice for retrieving functions and tables from intel 8061/8065 bin file (reverse engineering) from Ford EECV ECU

I have under my disposal some Ford EECV bin files and my goal for the next few weeks is to retrieve the functions and tables and plot them out before going onto DIY hardware . . Does anyone know which ...
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Extracting a firmware image via U-Boot and mounting/expanding it

I'm attempting to extract the file system from an embedded Hi3518 SoC that runs Linux (Busybox) but has a U-Boot boot loader. There is no console once the device is fully booted, so it seems that the ...
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Binwalk on flash dump yielding useless files and empty file systems

I have been investigating some routers by desoldering their nand flash and dumping them using a flash programmer. However when I use binwalk on these dumps I end up with fragments of files mixed in ...
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how do I calculate crc32 of a u-boot header in a modified firmware image?

I'm trying to modify an openWRT frimware in order to be able to flash it in a router, these are the steps: download the latest nbg-419n2-initramfs-kernel.bin use hexedit and change first 4 bytes to “...
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Why do some firmware binaries have more than 1 file system structures

As I unpack and explore the packing structure of firmware, I am noticing that some firmware will have several file system structures. I can't seem to find any documentation as to why one device may ...
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Reverse engineering TP-Link TD-W8961N V3

I'm trying to reverse engineering the router's TP-Link TD-W8961N V3 firmware. After following the same question here i used the script zynos.py for unpacking the firmware and i got some files -rw-r--r-...
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firmware reversing zlib file

I get a firmware https://www.zyxel.com/us/en/support/DownloadLandingSR.shtml?c=us&l=en&kbid=M-02811&md=GS1200-5#searchZyxelTab4 I would like to look at the filesystem, but i don't figure ...

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