Development: How to extract a firmware

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"How do you extract a firmware" tends to be a FAQ. This article is intended to develop into an article that helps provide the aspiring developer an answer towards those ends.

Firmware are often found located within some *.sys or *.bin file contained on a Windows driver installion CD or driver download.

  • The pvrusb2 project provides some discussion here.
  • usbsnoop, a Windows based usb sniffing utility, can be handy for monitoring and capturing the uploading of firmware to usb based devices