|Stable release||0.9.7 / August 14, 2013|
|Operating system||DragonFly BSD, DOS, FreeBSD, kFreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Windows (partial)|
|License||GNU General Public License|
Flashrom is a universal flash programming utility used to detect, read, verify, erase, or write BIOS chips in DIP, PLCC, SOIC, TSOP, or BGA packages. It supports parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces. It can be used to flash firmware images such as BIOS or coreboot, or to back up an existing firmware.
It has pciutils and zlib as dependencies, for some programmers also libftdi.
Backup the current BIOS image into a file:
# flashrom -r backup.bin
It supports over 300 flash chip families, 220 chipsets, 401 mainboards, 50 PCI devices, 12 USB devices and various parallel/serial port and USB based devices which can be used as programmers. It supports cross-flashing and hot-flashing.