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The following documentation describes describes platform-specific details of setting up Protectli VP2420 for recovery from brick state with RTE and Dasharo open-source firmware.


  • Prepared RTE
  • SOIC-8 Pomona clip
  • 6x female-female wire cables


Set up the connections required for external flashing as described in Generic Testing Stand Setup. Protectli VP2420 are flashed using the Pomona clip connection variant. Use the pictures below to easily locate essential components on the mainboard.

SPI flash chip

CMOS header

Firmware flashing

To flash firmware, follow the steps described in Generic Testing Stand Setup , noting that: * The chip voltage for this platform is 3.3V * The proper flashrom parameters for this platform are:

flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev1.0,spispeed=16000 -c "MX25L12835F/MX25L12845E/MX25L12865E" -w [path_to_binary]