|Stable release||0.9.8 / March 1, 2015|
|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.
Backup the firmware of the host running flashrom into a file:
# flashrom -p internal -r backup.bin
It supports over 450 flash chip families, 286 chipsets, 450 mainboards, 75 PCI devices, 13 USB devices and various parallel/serial port-based devices which can be used as programmers. It supports cross-flashing and hot-flashing.