Questions tagged [firmware]

In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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Can I find Huawei HG8245Q2 router firmware available? [closed]

I have a router laying there with no use so I want the firmware to unlock it to work with other ISP's.
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What exactly is USB Bluetooth adapter firmware used for?

I recently learned that Linux tries to find a "firmware file" when a USB Bluetooth adapter is connected and usually reports an error in dmesg is this file is not found (e.g. see this ...
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Extracting LZMA file from firmware binary using dd command

direct link to firmware: https://www.siriusretail.com/SXVCT1/SXVCT1_update_v36.zip I'm struggling to unpack this firmware. Using binwalk binwalk -e SXVCT1_F.027 I can see JPEG image data, TIFF image ...
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Getting a non-free firmware error related to “Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2” firmware when installing Kali Linux

I first had the issue with Kali 2020 so I switched to the installer. Same thing. I would get this error message related to RTL_NIC/rtl8168d-2.fw (Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2): “Some of your ...
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Updating Firmware on GTX 650

GOAL I would like to update the firmware on my GTX 650 ( GV-N650OC-2GT) it has the original firmware on it " 80.07.35.00.5F " that I would like to upgrade to the latest " 80.07.35.00....
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Dell printer not working after firmware update

I have a Dell b2375dfw. I carried out a firmware update on it for the first time yesterday since I bought it in 2016. The printer does not accept print commands anymore. When I power it up, it just ...
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Viewing router traffic by MAC address using DD-WRT

Using TP-Link router and their firmware it is possible to view the total and current traffic by MAC address: I have recently changed TP-Link firmware with DD-WRT (router model TP-Link TL-WR841ND v11)....
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PCI Express: Non-compliant slot detecting one card, but not another. How to find out why?

I have a Thinkpad X210 (51nb aftermarket motherboard). It has 2 mini PCIe slots, although one of them isn't technically supposed to be a mini PCIe slot, but mSATA. However, since the data lines on ...
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Can I unbrick TP Link C2 AC750 after unsuccessful installation of OpenWRT?

I was trying to upgrade my router over TFTP to an OpenWRT image but I guess I used a wrong one. Now, when I turn it on, the WAN LED flashes for a second and power LED stays on all the time. No other ...
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Bios Password problems

I’ve got a little problem, Last year I switched from Windows to Linux. It has been a really good experience so far. However, last year I installed VMWare for having a Windows virtual machine, it ...
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Why do windows updates make linux run slower (clearing CMOS fixes it)

I dual boot: I write code in Linux (this problem comes up in both Arch and Debian 10), and I play games in Windows 10. My computer is built around a Ryzen Threadripper 2950, it has 128GB of RAM. On ...
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E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer?

I have a laptop that I installed Debian(buster) onto that has no GUI also known as (CLI). But for some reason, I can't install firmware-b43-installer it comes up with this error (E: Unable to locate ...
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How to move G-List bad sectors into P-List and reassign LBA

I have an HDD with 10319 bad sectors(reallocated sectors), this is the SMART information of the drive; There are 3097029168 sectors, bad sectors/total sectors is 0.00000333190274945450562188570256307, ...
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PC doesn't boot into BIOS but Windows

I'm using Win10 and I'm not able to boot into BIOS, nor by hitting F2 or DEL while booting neither with the Windows 10 option: "Recovery / Advanced Setup / Troubleshoot / Advanced options / UEFI ...
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Is the Samsung 960 SSD 'firmware-saga' unsolvable on linux?

I am stuck with a Samsung 960 EVO with the 3B6QCXP7 firmware vision that causes system hangups and elusive performance problems and there are thousands of threads on the internet about it. I am on ...
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What should I do if I accidentally interrupted a firmware update for my USB Internet dongle?

I use a USB Internet dongle, Huawei E3372h-153. Each time I insert it in a USB port, an Opera tab opens and shows the connection status. Yesterday that tab additionally displayed a message saying that ...
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Why Don't I See Devices Connected To A Bridged Router On My Main Router DHCP Table?

I'm no expert on networking, so I apologize if this question proves my ignorance. In my home network, the main wireless router is connected directly to the broadband modem, and configured in a fairly ...
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Change feedback sounds from a bluetooth device

Most bluetooth devices like speakers, headsets, and earbuds play sounds as feedback for action. Like connect, pair, disconnect, etc. I'm wondering if there would be a way to access a given device and ...
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What are the advantages of “Hide from EFI” or “Hide from Firmware” in partition options?

When I use Disk manager in Ubuntu, to assign partition options. I can select the option "Hide from Firmware". What advantages/disadvantages can I expect? The purpose of this drive is solely ...
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What happens if you disable System Firmware in Device Manager?

In Device Manager, there is the option to disable System Firmware. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if you tried to disable the System Firmware in Device Manager? Would it let you? What would ...
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How do I mount LZMA filesystem or extract to modify them

I am working on a firmware with binwalk a bunch of LZMA compressed data ... -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Dealing with .logicdata file

I am practicing for CTFs and have this assignment on hardware security. I was given a .logicdata file and wonder how I can open it to analyze it?
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How to update BIOS on Acer SF314-42 without Windows installed?

The official website has a new version of BIOS for my laptop. The download from the website is a zip archive, which contains an executable and a README.txt, which instructs to click the executable ...
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Can I upgrade Mac OS with forgotten firmwarepasswd from AppStore?

I forgot my MacBook Pro 2015(macOS Sierra, 10.12.6) firmwarepasswd and would like to upgrade the OS to Catalina. Will upgrading from App Store trigger the firmwarepasswd prompt after installation/...
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How do I rename a SSD (NOT the label)?

How can I rename a SSD's actual name like its model name? I had used Sabrent Control Panel to check for a newer firmware on a non Sabrent NVMe, it said there was a firmware available, but I did not ...
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On consumer grade laptops what is the significance of “RAID ON” option in the firmware?

On few consumer laptops I have noticed that the laptop’s firmware provides an option for RAID. Firmware -> SATA Operation -> RAID ON or AHCI (AHCI and RAID ON are mutually exclusive) The ...
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Can I safely install a firmware update from a Virtualbox guest OS?

This is pretty simple, I think ... I would like to install a firmware update in a MIDI controller. The device in question is an Arturia Minilab MkII keyboard controller, which interfaces to a computer ...
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How to fix Kingston DT2000 corrupted firmware using Phison MPALL software?

I've just bought an encrypted kingston flash drive but it have some issues. I followed the guide to set a password,need to press two times the key button...However,when I do this it not works(the blue ...
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Kali Linux missing ath10k firmware (Not seeing all available wifi networks)

I've recently installed Kali Linux 2020.2 on my acer laptop. During the installation it said that it is missing ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:03:00.0.bin firmware. I couldn't find the solution for that so i ...
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How to flash firmware upgrade to Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station on Linux?

I need to update the firmware of a Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station to V3.3.1, which has been released last year. I got no laptop running Windows 7/8/10 and Lenovo does not provide this update via LVFS, ...
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Surface Book 1: issues with updating firmware

Recently, I bought a SB1 (i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, dGPU) second-hand with the understanding that the battery would not hold a charge. I was able to inspect the unit before purchasing it, and there was ...
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Physical layer error statistics

Do Windows laptops usually allow one to view any physical layer CRC/checksum error rates (or counts of NAK/ACK frames)? It can help for debugging extra-long or extra-resistive connections. I'm ...
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Network OKI MC562dn [duplicate]

Unfortunately all my attempts to connect my OKI MC562dn with the official firmware update tool fail. The hints given here doesn't work for me. The tool can't find any device in the network and usb. My ...
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Ask help to Firmware replacement for ZTE mini router

Model: MF920VS Brand: ZTE Band: 4G LTE IMEI: 861887030350969 I had tried to update and stuck on a network connection. The software update didn't complete. Now the device does not open their web ...
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Why do drivers get updated much more often than firmwares? [closed]

Over the last few years, my computer's manufacturer has pushed updates for all of the following devices: HP BIOS Realtek HD Audio AMD HD Graphics Synaptics TouchPad Realtek Bluetooth Realtek WLAN ...
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How can I install ethernet firmware without the internet?

Hi! I've installed Debian 10 on an external 1TB hard drive so that I can bring my OS wherever I want. I've been attaching it to my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, and just using ethernet to connect it to the ...
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BMC Update issue

Dell C6100. Bios 1.81. BMC 1.2(2011) When trying to update BMC firmware using the DELL given firmware and live boot CentOS software, i am unable to stop the service ipmi. The update fails due to this....
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Dell XPS 9570 BIOS downgrade issue (i7-8750H)

I'm trying to perform a BIOS downgrade from 1.16.2 back to 1.15.0, but keep getting the error: ME Firmware EndUpdate Failed Error 0x000001F3 The downgrade is initiated from Windows without error ...
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Attempting to troubleshoot factory reset for Macbook Air (MacOS Catalina)

So I have task I am attempting to accomplish- fresh, clean factory reset for my current Macbook Air. This issue is challenged by the following 2 conditions on current macbook: 1) Potential rootkit/...
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Restore firmware of a USB microphone?

I have 2 USB microphones "Samson GO Mic Connect" , but firmware of one of them got corrupted and windows cant recognize it (at the device manager the hardware ID does not match with the original one ...
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Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
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Why some firmware updates prevent downgrading?

I refer to computer parts or devices like Routers or Motherboards where vendors release newer firmware over a period of time. However, for some upgrades vendors clearly mention that once you upgrade ...
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Noisy Screen in linux with kernel 5

As linux kernel was updated to version 5 my laptop screen become noisy, I have same problem with all linux distros. windows works fine so my graphic card is OK. please help me with that if you can. ...
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Why is my .sh file not running in LXDE/autostart on Debian but works on Raspbian?

I'm switching from a raspberry pi (raspbian) to a tinkerboard (debian) and am unable to get the scripts running in my autostart file that I use in raspbian working on debian. On Raspbian: sudo nano /...
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Firmware interface changed itself after disk replacement, laptop dead

Specs: Asus X556 8GB RAM with CD ROM 2 USB slots Nvidia GeForce 940M Intel core i5 I replaced Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD which was preinstalled with a new WD NandBlue 3D 500GB SSD. First boot with ...
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How does UEFI firmware choose from multiple ESPs?

I am about to install an OS that may create its own ESP when I already have one. I am wondering which one will be actually used; will the firmware, according to the specification, choose one of them (...
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Firmware and Windows 10 time discrepancy [duplicate]

I have an MSI X399 motherboard and Windows 10 OS. I had an issue with my time shown being wrong by -1 hour (and this morning -2 hours due to the clocks going forward last night). I tried several ...
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How does UEFI firmware decide which gpt to use for execution control transfer when there are multiple hard drives?

So imagine I have 2 HDDs, how does UEFI firmware decide what drive to boot from? Let's say the two drives have GPT tables on them in the very beginning of their address space?
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How can I be confident that no new firmware exists for my SSD?

I'm trying to check if there is any new firmware for my 981 Samsung SSD, specifically a model MZVLB512HAJQ, that I installed in my Lenovo S340. This SSD was on the manufacture's comptatable parts list,...
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How can I brick my laptop if it is always possible to flash new image into the ROM?

So here are some details that matter and that I know about. Of course, if there are any encryption keys installed on the freshly manufactured piece of ROM, then I will not be able to get them back, ...

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