Crayon Shin Chan wrote:Apparently it was used to hack a PS3, and now that there's PS3 CFW, the guy had no need for the Blackcat anymore. So you're saying if something went wrong while flashing a BIOS or firmware onto a motherboard or DVD burner, then I could use this to reflash it?
Probably not on your average consumer motherboard. I know that some server boards do have JTAG headers, or at least the pads, on them so yes, theoretically you could on one of those. DVD burner would likely require taking the drive apart and then again, it would depend on whether the JTAG signals were brought out. Then, on top of that, you need to know the flash memory map since flashing your BIOS doesn't just re-write the whole chip.
You've got to be a pretty hardcore hardware nerd for these, or something like it, to be useful two you on a frequent basis.