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Archive for the ‘Fake USB Key’ Category


Fix for USB Key with Controller AU6983HL

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Due to lots of comments on the other post, i decided to put this fix provided by Steve Pritchard for the usb key with controller as AU6983HL. This has not been tested by me, but steve said it passed some tests, have asked him to confirm that it actually can write to the flash disk without corruption. So hopefully, it can work for all the fake drives without need for any other tools.

Here is the quote from steve which worked for his key.

“I can’t take credit for this, but I found a reference to a HP Tool, designed for their DriveKey sticks to make them bootable, which seems to have done the business for my stick.

HP TOOL

I simply ran the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, and told it to make the stick bootable, and not only did it put a bunch of files on there (which I promptly deleted), but it changed the capacity of the device to it’s correct 4Gb (from 16Gb). I didn’t get the opportunity to specify the size, so it either works it out itself, or it always selects 4Gb, I’m afraid I don’t know.

It’s worth a try if, like me, you were struggling to find anything else that works, and it’s a bit less hassle than installing Ubuntu.”

Good luck and do report back if the actual disk capacity tool found at : http://www.myblog.bloggybloggy.com/hacked-usb-key-ebay-scam-07-04-2008/ worked or not :)

Fixing USB/Flash/Pen Key with MPTools – MXT6208A Chip

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Hi once again,

Spent few hours today fixing Tamer’s usb key’s he send to me (arrived this Friday just in nick of time before i left work for home :) ) . Here is yet another USB Fixing blog post, today two sticks each with Controller MXT6208A and Memory Samsung 725/ K98G08U0M/ WNE197PA ( thats actually 8 gigaBIT memory, that means 1 gigaBYTE or 1 GB of capacity).

Sticks as usual came with the fancy shiny 16 GB stickers on them. I really liked the blue looking key, I wish it had been easy to rip open, but had a metal casing on top of it so I had to peel that away first and now stick looks hideous without that casing :( . The white one I was able to put back together without cosmetic damage !!

Lets start by posting some pictures first :) .

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Fixing Fake/Flashed USB Key using ICreate Chip – i5128

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Hiya all, totally forgot to write this tutorial on how to fix your flashed/fake usb key you got off ebay which uses ICREATE – i5128 controller chip to flash it to wrong capacity, and uses Hynix memory chip.

First of all here are few pretty images of my fake usb memory stick i got off ebay :

Top View - Fake USB Key - iCreate 5128

Top View of my Fake Icreate Based USB Key.

This image below shows the use of Icreate i5128 -LG L726 Controller chip

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Fixing Hacked/Fake USB Keys bought from Ebay

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Got scammed by some ebay seller, and want to fix your hacked key to its default memory to prevent data corruption on your memory stick. Well here is a simple step by step procedure to fix memory of your hacked or fake usb keys.

First lets fix a Memory / USB Key having AU6890 or higher controller/flash chip. I was scammed and was given a Hynix HY27UT088G2M memory which is by the way 1 Gigs space total and not 8GB or anything else. So, lets flash it back to its default 1 GB value and fix this sucker good.

First of all you will need to open up your usb key case, do not worry most ebay keys are easy to open, i opened mine with just my finger nails. Some might need exacto knife or something that will do the trick. Now look at the memory controller chip.

AU6980 controller chip

Flip the memory key and look at what memory you actually have on the darn usb key. Here is what I had Hynix HY27UT088G2M : (more…)

Tired of Ebay Hacked/Flashed USB Keys – SCAMS

Monday, April 7th, 2008

After first ebay usb key scam , i thought that this time the seller was legitimate as was selling Kingston Key for decent $36 or so price. But guess what, second time I was scammed again, good part is got full refund both times, so now i have on me 2 USB sticks , one I reflashed to make it work with 2 gigs without issue, but other one i am having issues flashing it back to original 2 gb memory. Any ways here is a simple test to check if your usb key is hacked/flashed to show wrong memory.

Download the Zip package. Place the test.bmp file on the USB key, and open testscript.bat with NOTEPAD, and change drive letter U: to your USB key Drive letter , you do not want to fill the wrong drive up :) .

Run testscript.bat from your desktop (i would suggest you place it on your desktop so you do not loose track where you put the file ) , and let it rip, it goes slow till it hits the key maximum capacity after which you will see files copied really fast !!!!.

If its a 2 GB actually capacity on usb key, it will start copying really quick when you hit about 190 ish files, as the test.bmp is exactly 10 MB’s in size. And you will see corruption of images, either lines across the image, or big black rectangular block in the middle of the images.Meaning that your key has a capacity lower than what you think it has. How much does it actually have ? Use thumbnail view option and look at the images and see at which image the corrupt started, select all images that are good and check properties of the selected good images, thats your key’s real capacity, now time to open your stick up and fix it up !! Details in other post :)

As per tools used to flash it back to original state i will post later. As am busy trying to figure out how to flash this key back to 2 gig :) (K after a day or rather 6 hrs or search was able to flash my new Kingston DT 100 back to original. Damn now those scammers are ruining company names too.

Warning :

Please CHANGE drive letter U: to your usb key drive letter.

Place test.bmp on your usb key, Please format your usb key first using
quick format.

 
 

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