[chirp_users] FTDI Chipset driver bricking fake FTDI chips

Tom Morris blueneon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 13:23:51 PDT 2014


"Soft bricked" - bricked from a functional perspective, but recoverable
using software methods and common household interfaces.

"Hard bricked" - toast. replacement of parts, offboard programming of
EEPROM devices or use of JTAG ports required to recover.

The FTDI driver issue was a soft brick.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Jim MacKenzie <jim at photojim.ca> wrote:

> In my computer hobby, "bricked" has typically meant that the device has
> been
> rendered in a non-functional state.  This term is used even if the device
> might be salvageable, but typically it will take expert knowledge or
> significant bother to get it working again.  That is indeed the case here.
>
> Jim VE5EIS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
> [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
> Sent: October-24-14 1:34 PM
> To: Discussion of CHIRP
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] FTDI Chipset driver bricking fake FTDI chips
>
> 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.
>
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