Firmware

Ota Flash Tool Makes Fitness Tracker Hacking More Accessible

Over the last several months, [Aaron Christophel] has been working on creating a custom firmware for cheap fitness trackers. His current target is the “D6 Tracker” from a company called MPOW, which can be had for as little as $7 USD. The...

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Update Should Improve Your Bluetooth Connection

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are some of the best truly wireless earbuds available for Android users, and with its latest firmware update, its Bluetooth connection should be getting better. more… The post Samsung Galaxy Buds update should...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology, Android Update, Bluetooth, Android

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How To Put Your Ipad In Dfu Mode To Restore A Totally Unresponsive Device, As A Last Resort

You can put an iPad in DFU mode – Device Firmware Update mode – to restore an iPad that seems to have malfunctioned beyond all use. DFU mode will allow you to use your iPad again, but in so doing you will lose all your files, pictures,...
Related topics: Ipad, Tablets

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System76 Unveils Graphical Firmware Updater For All Debian-based Linux Distros

American computer manufacturer System76 announced a new, cross-platform graphical utility that promises to make checking and updating your computer's firmware a lot more easier. The Firmware Manager project is System76's latest toy for the...
Related topics: Linux

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Surface Pro 6 And Surface Book 2 Cpus Throttled Back To The Stone Age

Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 are throttling down the processor to 400MHz after a recent firmware update, and Microsoft confirmed the problem. As laptops grow ever thinner, the problem of overheating becomes more and more relevant. Companies...
Related topics: Microsoft Surface, Microsoft, Laptops

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Apple Is Suing Corellium

Apple is suing virtualization software company Corellium, according to documents filed today in Florida. Corellium allows customers to create and interact with virtual iOS devices — a software iPhone, for example, running actual iOS firmware,...
Related topics: Apple, Ios, Iphone, Mobile Technology

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Intel: Listen Up, You Nuc-leheads! Mini Pcs And Compute Sticks Just Got A Major Security Fix

Chipzilla patches firmware, drivers, SDKs Hot on the heels of Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and SAP, Intel has dropped its monthly security bundle to address a series of seven CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its firmware and...
Related topics: Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe

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Dslr Cameras Are Vulnerable To Ransomware Attacks

A security report detailing how it was possible to install ransomware on DSLR cameras was revealed today. A firmware update is already available to Canon users. Ransomware is a very nasty piece of malware that’s not built to damage the device or...
Related topics: DSLR, Canon, Malware

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Asus Zenfone 6 Needs Motherboard Changed After Firmware Update

What’s going on with the ASUS Zenfone 6? The phone is only up for pre-order in the US but it’s been around in other key markets since last quarter. Unfortunately, the device needs a motherboard replacement, especially after the...
Related topics: Asus

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Self-driving Car Service Open Sources New Tool For Securing Firmware

Enlarge (credit: Collin Mulliner) Developing and maintaining secure firmware for tablets, cars, and IoT devices is hard. Often, the firmware is initially developed by a third party rather than in-house. And it can be tough as projects move from...
Related topics: Tablets

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Microsoft Releases August Firmware Update For Surface Pro 4 Devices

The August 2019 firmware update is now available for the Surface Pro 4 devices. The new firmware update fixes various connectivity issues, and improve battery performance. You can see the changelog below. What’s new in August firmware update...
Related topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface

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Nvidia Shield Android Tv, Tv Pro, And Tv 2017 Firmware 8.0.0 Is Up For Grabs

NVIDIA has provided the download links for its 8.0.0 firmware update developed for SHIELD TV 2017, Android TV, and Android TV Pro consoles, both Recovery OS and Developer-Only OS images, which promises to implement several new...
Related topics: Nvidia, Android, Mobile Technology, Android Update

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Microsoft Releases New Firmware Update For Surface Pro, Pro 6, Surface Laptop And Book 2

Microsoft releases a new firmware update for the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Pro 6 and Book 2, which is the most powerful member of the Surface family. What’s new in Surface Pro 5 firmware Update Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter...
Related topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Laptops, Bluetooth

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Neato Robotics Adds Support For Siri Shortcuts To Its Smart Home Robot Vacuums

Neato Robots has announced that, sometime this fall, a firmware update will add Siri Shortcuts that enable users of its robot vacuums to start, stop, and direct its devices using voice commands.
Related topics: Robots

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Download Asuswrt-merlin’s Latest Router Firmware - Version 384.13.0

In terms of custom releases, AsusWrt-Merlin has continuously developed more and more firmware packages for some of ASUS’ top routers, such as its newest 384.13.0 that includes several improvements and fixes. Specifically speaking, the present...
Related topics: Asus

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Android Is (unofficially) Available For The Nintendo Switch

You no longer have to wonder when you can throw caution to the wind and install Android on your Switch. Homebrew developers at XDA have released the first publicly available Android firmware for Nintendo's system, a take on the Android...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Nintendo

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Microsoft Releases A New Firmware Update For Surface Go And Surface Go Lte

Microsoft releases a new firmware update for the Surface Go, and Surface Go LTE, the most affordable members of the Surface family. What’s new in the latest Surface Go Firmware Update Surface UEFI – Firmware 1.0.19.0 – resolves...
Related topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface

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Lg’s 2019 Tvs Will Get Airplay 2 And Homekit Support On July 25th

Image: LG Samsung got a head start, but LG is the latest TV maker to integrate Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies with its latest premium smart TVs. The company has announced that it will begin rolling out a firmware update tomorrow,...
Related topics: Samsung, Apple

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Sony Playstation Vita And Playstation Tv Systems Receive Firmware 3.71

Sony has rolled out its new 3.71 system software update compatible with the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV gaming consoles, which will ensure a better system performance quality compared to previous updates. If you consider applying this...
Related topics: Sony, Playstation

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How To Turn Off That Annoying Google Maps Popup Navigation

Google Maps is great. For most folks — especially those with Android devices — it’s their go-to when navigating to new destinations. With the recent introduction of Android 8.0 Oreo, the new firmware update is off to slow start but...
Related topics: Google, Android, Mobile Technology, Android Update

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