ForeFlight Sentry Firmware v1.0.17

Remember these? Don’t worry, uncle Dimme is back with the latest and the greatest!

My Sentry decided to update and of course I had to do some sniffy sniffy. Here is the latest firmware for those who are interested in being able to downgrade their devices:

And just in case this is the last firmware ever, here is the request sent by the iPad upgrade Sentry. It contains all information needed to perform a downgrade too.

Or click here at http://192.168.4.1/:

Sagemcom F@st 2404 Original Firmware

Greetings, future me or anyone else who may stumble upon this message.

Have you encountered the unfortunate situation of being compelled to use a Sagemcom F@st 2404 ADSL modem? Perhaps you were daring enough to install OpenWRT on it, only to realize that you lack the necessary 3.3V serial cable to proceed past the “firstboot” screen.

Fear not, for Uncle Dimme once again comes to the rescue! No need to delve deep into the abyss of scouring Tunisian telecom-company forums in search of the original firmware.

Here’s a simple solution for you:

  1. Download the Original Firmware from here (F2404_3_33_8a4_fs_kernel_NONE.DAT.zip) and unzip it – hooray!
  2. Press and hold the reset button on the modem.
  3. Power up the modem while continuing to hold the reset button.
  4. After approximately 20 seconds, observe the power LED turning red, and then release the reset button.
  5. Connect an Ethernet cable and manually configure your PC’s IP address to 192.168.1.2.
  6. Open your web browser and go to 192.168.1.1, then proceed to flash the firmware.
  7. Allow a minute for the process to complete.
  8. Reboot your router using the web interface.
  9. Embrace the joy of your less-than-stellar, sluggish ADSL internet.

May your online ventures be filled with perseverance and patience!

ForeFlight Sentry Firmware

Ah, ForeFlight (uAvionix cough cough) sure knows how to restrict your freedom when it comes to upgrading or downgrading your Sentry firmware.

But fear not, for Uncle Dimme is here to save the day!

By the way, I strongly advise against using any of these files for any purpose. I cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever… Seriously, I won’t take any blame.

Oh, and if you’re not a fan of the filenames, remember to direct your frustrations towards Alonzo!

Mooltipass compile and flash guide for MacOSX

Mooltipass

Mooltipass is an open source offline password keeper that started off at Hackaday as an idea from Mathieu Stephan. I am one of the few lucky beta-testers and as such I would like to explain in this guide how to compile and flash its firmware from source. This guide is written for Mac OSX 10.9.

1. First of all: I DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IF YOUR MOOLTIPASS AND/OR DVD PLAYER EXPLODES AND/OR YOUR WIFE DUMPS YOU! FOLLOW THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK, IT REPRESENTS THE UNOFFICIAL VIEW OF THE VOICES IN MY HEAD.

2. Second, get the required tools. If you don’t already have MacPorts, download and install it from their website.

3. Once this is done, install git, binutils, gcc, avr-gcc, avr-libc and dfu-programmer from MacPorts. Just a note: I already had xcode installed on my mac, so this did it for me. If you install all of these tools and still have problems at compiling, try installing the Command Line Tools.

sudo port install git binutils gcc48 avr-gcc avr-libc dfu-programmer

4. Get the latest source code from github:

git clone https://github.com/limpkin/mooltipass.git

5. Define that you are a beta-tester ;) and compile the source code:

cd mooltipass/source_code
sed -i "" "s/XXXXXXX/BETATESTERS_SETUP/" src/defines.h
make

6. Set your mooltipass in DFU mode:

  1. Disconnect your mooltipass (if connected).
  2. Insert your smartcard upside down, with the chip-side up.
  3. Connect your mooltipass.

7. Flash your newly compiled firmware:

sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase
sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash mooltipass.hex

8. Disconnect your mooltipass, remove the smartcard, connect your mooltipass and insert the smart card.

9. Profit?