Reimplementation of serprog-duino based on the original flashrom serprog interfacing code (now libfrser).
C Makefile
Latest commit 350c0af Nov 28, 2016 1 @urjaman Makefile: change mega2560 programmer to wiring per arduino IDE...
and i believed whoever said stk500v2 to me :P

README.md

frser-duino

Alternative code to serprog-duino.
We're in process of melding all the good bits of serprog-duino into frser-duino and deprecating serprog-duino.

Available targets (same as with serprog-duino):

  • ftdi, flash-ftdi:
    For the Arduinos with an FTDI
    compatible flashrom arguments: flashrom -p serprog:dev=/dev/ttyUSB0:2000000
    Other boards using an hardware USB<->Serial converter might work too.

  • u2, flash-u2:
    For the Arduino with a 8u2 or a 16u2
    compatible flashrom arguments: flashrom -p serprog:dev=/dev/ttyACM0:115200

Traditional targets:
make - builds
make program - "flashes"

These are by default effectively synonyms for u2 and flash-u2, except that "make" doesnt clean out the previous build if it sees no changes. You can change what the traditional targets do by either changing the defines at the beginning of the makefile, or using environment variables - for example:
BLBAUD=115200 SERIAL_DEV=/dev/ttyUSB1 make program

Note: the repository has a submodule, clone with --recursive.

About the various (broken) usb-serial converters

  • Arduino Uno with ATMega 8U2/16U2: their default firmware is quite broken,
    but the default settings works around it at 115200 (slowly).

    If you're willing to test, I have an alternative firmware for it:
    https://github.com/urjaman/fast-usbserial
    with that firmware you should be able to use it as if it was an FTDI, meaning with make ftdi and at 2Mbaud. This means that for this case it would be valid to say make ftdi; make flash-u2. The flash targets dont check what kind of binary they're flashing.
    (Note: My benchmarks say it is still slower than the FTDI.)

  • A "VISduino" named Uno R3 clone with with a CH340G:
    It is a cheap usb-serial converter chip, and if it in general works on your computer (google had reports of it not working with all usb chipsets) you can treat it like an FTDI with a maximum baudrate of 115200. Claims 2Mbaud but apparently doesnt have big enough buffers for operation at that speed.
    Commands would be (if you dont touch the defaults in Makefile):
    DFLAGS=-DFTDI make clean all and SERIAL_DEV=/dev/ttyUSB0 make program

Using an Arduino and an external usb-serial converter

If you have an Arduino without a FTDI chip, but you are lucky enough to have an extra usb-serial converter laying around, you can use it to speed up the flashing. Just connect the usb-serial converter with the RX(Pin 0), TX(Pin 1) and GND pins on your Arduino and use the instructions for the ftdi target from above.