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Offline PlayBox

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software flashing
« on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 17:17:17 »
can i flash qmk/via/vial on keyboards that are not listed as supported in the software website, and/or dont have any confirmed succeeded flashing? how risky is that? is that possible? should i try it?
propably sent from my amazon kindle 10th gen

Offline suicidal_orange

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Re: software flashing
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 19:53:49 »
If a board supports QMK it can be made to use via/vial.

If a PCB has a compatible controller chip which has not been crippled by a manufacturer it can be made to run QMK.

If the chip is not supported and you somehow force a flash you'll have a dead PCB.

Definitely not something to try until you know it's a good idea.
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