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What, tools do I need to break down the N64 console for private study? [closed]

Alright, I need to know this ASAP, I'm breaking down my own n64 console for private study on the n64 firmware and how it does what it does best. So, what tools would I need To break down this console?...
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Reversing a firmware update for an LG HTS

I'm trying to reverse a firmware update for an LG Home Theater BH7220, and I've hit a brick wall. This HTS has a main chip from LG referred to as "BH7000:1165" in the schematics. The chip has the ...
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Reversing a key-gen firmware for RISC-V

I would like to study this firmware for Sipeed MAix, a RISC-V development board. You can download it here: key_gen_v1.2.zip. As the name suggests, its purpose is to calculate and print a "machine key"...
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router: how to break into boot?

I have an ISP-provided router, Huawei B5318-42. I connected to it through UART and a UART-USB converter, copied the output from boot, and managed to figure out which chip is the onboard flash memory. ...
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Need help : restoring a netgear dgn1000 v3 adsl modem/router

coming in from openwrt forum: https://forum.openwrt.org/t/trying-to-rescue-bricked-dgn1000-v3-need-help/36909 currently have serial console but i may have borked the u-boot looking for help on how to ...
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How to dump firmware from R5F71424 MCU

I've read through the Renesas SH7417 family manual and I don't see how to extract the firmware. It has a limited boot mode that only allows writing to the MCU. Any pointers or ideas would be helpful....
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Finding JTAG/UART Connections

I need help identifying the UART or JTAG connections on this board. I would like to dump the firmware using a pirate bus.
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Are there any project based books that teach reverse engineering?

I want to learn to reverse engineer hardware/firmware as well as software (eventually, i want to focus on hardware/firmware now). I have some experience programming STM32 microcontrollers as well as ...
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How to perform manual flashing of a bricked device?

I bought a broken Zoom H4n audio recorder, expecting an easy repair. What I got is a little bit over my head. It isn't booting (beyond a certain point) and I can't enter the firmware update tool. I ...
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Dump firmware from MC9S08EL32 MCU

I have a datasheet of the HCS08 micro-controller family from NXP. I have a Raspberry Pi and some time. I admit that this is my first time delving this deep into hardware RE, so be gentle with me. I ...
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OBD II scanner reverse engineering

Newbie here. I'm working on an OBD II scanner and have made a hardware using STM32. It uses its inbuilt peripherals to communicate with the OBD bus (like CAN, K-Line, etc). Question: Are there any ...
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Flashing firmware on an embedded device

Anyone want to help out a noob? (excuse my incorrect terminology/ knowledge) I am venturing into unknown territory. The only experience I have is rooting/flashing firmware on my phone and installing ...
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How to make Freescale imx233 mp3 player boot with identical type player firmware.sb?

Goal: 1 - To load a older version of the firmware on the device because it has features the newer version does not. 2 - To set the player up as a multi-boot (U-boot). key press for original OS or my ...
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Best 3G USB Modem for Reverse Engineering?

My idea is to automate the process of keeping in touch with my server in a portable and internet independent manner. The most optimal solution in my case is an SMS Gateway/Relay because I travel a lot ...
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How was Playstation Portable hacked? How is custom firmware developed? [closed]

How was PSP hacked? On first hand, how do people rip the binary out of PSP? I am just curious how all those hardware reverse engineering works. P.S. Is there a PSP Custom firmware developer ...
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Extracting a firmware image via U-Boot

I have a inexpensive Chinese IP-Camera that runs a linux (busybox, to be precise) off a 8-MB SPI flash IC. I'm trying to get access to the device. It has a hardware serial port, and I've gotten ...
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How to get frame sync signal from a GoPro Dual HERO System sync cable? [closed]

I need to frame sync a GoPro Dual HERO System with an external data logger. So the main problem is to get the HERO frame synchronization signal (I guess there must be one in the cable) from their ...
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In-circuit programming of SPI Flash memory

Is it possible to define (using only visual inspection of PCB and multimeter) whether or not SPI Flash memory can be properly programmed keeping the device In-circuit, without desoldering IC from the ...
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USB programmer for SPANSION S25FL064P flash memory

Can someone recommend a handy inexpensive USB programmer for SPANSION S25FL064P flash memory?
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How do I extract a copy of an unknown firmware from a hardware device?

Appreciate it's a broad question, but despite days of Googling I haven't found straight forward explanation of the general principle of how to "capture" or copy an unkown firmware from a piece of ...