Dear Flashrom,

We are two master students working on our thesis and in that regard we are doing a security analysis on an embedded device. The embedded device has an external flash memory, and it is of the GD25Q32(B) series. We are using a Shikra as extracting device (ft2232h). On your website, it states that this should be a tested and verified flash chip. However, we get this error message in our experiment - and we would really appreciate if you looked into this.

flashrom -p ft2232_spi:type=232H -r spidump.bin
flashrom v1.2-2-g0f510a7 on Linux 5.2.0-kali2-amd64 (x86_64)
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Using clock_gettime for delay loops (clk_id: 1, resolution: 1ns).
Found Generic flash chip "unknown SPI chip (RDID)" (0 kB, SPI) on ft2232_spi.
This flash part has status NOT WORKING for operations: PROBE READ ERASE WRITE
The test status of this chip may have been updated in the latest development
version of flashrom. If you are running the latest development version,
please email a report to if any of the above operations
work correctly for you with this flash chip. Please include the flashrom log
file for all operations you tested (see the man page for details), and mention
which mainboard or programmer you tested in the subject line.
Thanks for your help!
Read is not working on this chip. Aborting.  

Best regards,
Jakob Stenersen Kok & Bendik Aalmen Markussen