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Chipflasher

The Chipflasher Project offers three different versions. In 2018, the one of tag “board-edition-1” has been certified to respect users’ freedom by the FSF, whereas the tip of branch “master” intends to maintain users’ freedom just the same but should be more up-to-date. And last but not least, branch “flashrom-interface” has been set up to enrich the chipflasher with an interface for the widely used flashrom utility.

Chipflasher “board-edition-1”

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In May 2018, version “board-edition-1” had been certified to respect computer users’ freedom by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Checkout its page: Zerocat Chipflasher “board-edition-1”

For your convenience, its documentation has been pre-built and is available for browsing: Zerocat Chipflasher “board-edition-1” Documentation

First ten devices – shipped in signed packages – are available for purchase since May 2018: Zerocat Shop

Chipflasher “master”

As of February/1st/2020, again a new version is out! This one comes with an improved documentation buildchain. Properly set up Makefiles go along with an enriched Makefile that deals with hardware source files:

Chipflasher “v0.4.8 (board-v1.2.2)”

Note the software still applies for the RYF-certified chipflasher “board-edition-1” device, so please feel free to upgrade in case you have purchased that product.

For your convenience, the documentation has been built and is available for browsing: Zerocat Chipflasher “master” Documentation

Chipflasher “flashrom-interface”

Branch “flashrom-interface” has now been set up along with tag “v0.4.7”, as this version and its improved documentation gives the right base to start new work.

The new branch is dedicated to enrich the chipflasher with an interface for the widely used flashrom utility, and this endeavor will be funded by the Next Generation Internet (NGI) programme, as announced by the NLnet Foundation.

Your are invited to watch and support Zerocat’s progress on this branch, as well as on the project’s webpage called Chipflasher Flashrom Interface.

Once the project finishes successfully, the branch will merge into branch “master”.