[chirp_users] FTDI Chipset driver bricking fake FTDI chips

Jim McCorison jimmcc at mccorison.com
Fri Oct 24 12:39:19 PDT 2014


Technically no chips were bricked. That is correct. But for the average consumer the point is meaningless. The driver rendered their device unusable. Hams are a bit different as far as handling technical issues, but think about your hypothetical Aunt Millie. She'd plug in whatever device she'd been using after the upgrade and it wouldn't work. As far as Aunt Millie is concern it is bricked.

Cheers,
Jim

Jim McCorison 
Orcas Island, WA

> On Oct 24, 2014, at 12:34 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> No chips were "bricked". "Bricked" implies that the chip will no
> longer function, period. They can be restored and there are videos
> appearing that show how to do it.
> 
> Jim KC9HI



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