[flashrom] FAILED: apu1c

Tino Schmeier tino at schmeier.info
Sat Apr 19 18:07:34 CEST 2014

Hey there,

i tried to flash the latest bios-update for pcengines apu1c with flashrom (0.9.4-2) from openwrt-repository. After flashing the verification fails:

root at OpenWrt:~# flashrom -w apu140405.rom 
flashrom v0.9.4-r1395 on Linux 3.3.8 (i686), built with libpci 3.1.10, GCC 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease), little endian
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
coreboot table found at 0x7e17cc00.
Found chipset "AMD SB700/SB710/SB750/SB850". Enabling flash write... OK.
This chipset supports the following protocols: LPC, FWH, SPI.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605" (2048 kB, SPI) at physical address 0xffe00000.
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Erase/write done.
Verifying flash... VERIFY FAILED at 0x00000000! Expected=0x4c, Read=0xcc, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x001fffff: 0xe62f
Your flash chip is in an unknown state.
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Is there a chance to recover the flash chip?


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