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#1 2020-01-01 23:33:41

iNeedHelpX
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Registered: 2019-12-28
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cheap chinese rdv4 not the most reliable for showing up

so I bought one of these things from aliExpress. Cheap thrills.

I have windows and I have mac. I couldn't get it to show up properly on mac so here I am trying this on my windows machine. Anyhow, I got it up and running with the regular proxmark firmware and it will show up reliably in device manager. However, I decided to go with iceman fork and this is when things get a bit sketchy...

often times it will come up in device manager as universal unknown usb (or something like that). Interestingly if I reset the computer with the device still plugged in, it will show up properly as Proxmark3 in device manager. everything will work fine.

Heres what happens when I run hw version
proxmark3.jpg

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#2 2020-01-02 00:09:52

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Re: cheap chinese rdv4 not the most reliable for showing up

try another usb cable?  Different usb port?  Its not much of firmware to blame when it comes to bad hardware clones.  Sometimes they work good, sometimes you get what you paid for.


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#3 2020-01-02 09:10:37

iNeedHelpX
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Re: cheap chinese rdv4 not the most reliable for showing up

iceman wrote:

try another usb cable?  Different usb port?  Its not much of firmware to blame when it comes to bad hardware clones.  Sometimes they work good, sometimes you get what you paid for.

Yup and yup smile. interestingly out of dozens of USB cables I have only two of them seem to do the trick for this device. I think I might have to break down and buy an actual real proxmark...this stuff is very interesting and I have cards I need to know about.

So I guess this posting is more of a warning to others- don't rely on these sketchy cheap things!

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#4 2020-01-02 10:14:42

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Re: cheap chinese rdv4 not the most reliable for showing up

[moved]


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