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[JTAG] HTC Topaz JTAG pinouts (unbrick)

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Default [JTAG] HTC Topaz JTAG pinouts (unbrick)

I purchased a drowned HTC Diamond 2 which I used to house my MDA V in.
Now I was in possession of a broken mainboard.
Since the JTAG pinouts are unknown till this date, I stripped the mainboard from all its components and traced the board in order to find the JTAG.
Had to make new probes from some needles in order to trace from the BGA-Grid..
The difficulty here was that the test-pins where on the other side as where the MPM 7200-A was, and with those tiny bga-vias it was real hard to trace.


Some pictures of the board (before stripping)
The front side of the Mainboard (it is a single board device, apart from speakers, LCD and antenna no further external parts, all on one board!)


Backside with foil still on it (this side is facing the front of the device)


Backside without Foil and here are the JTAG testpins:


The Pins I traced:
RTCK
TDO
TDI
TCK
TMS
TRST-N

*other pins:
Mode 0 (between TRST-N and TDI)
Will be checking for other pins on request (btw: sofar watchdog, mode 1,2,3 are not (yet) found)


These should suffice to JTAG the device.




For those in need of testpoints for reference voltage etc..:




Other info:
Memory module (on this board):
Hynix H8BES0UQ0MCA


More info Regarding JTAG as being used to debrick HTC Dream


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EqX
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Great work equinoxe!!

Well thanks for the board in the first place, without it I wouldn't be able to trace the pins!


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Sounds interesting, could you explain what this could be used for?

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one use for JTAG is to flash the device at a low level (i.e. lower than the bootloader) - one use for this method of flashing is that you can recover from a bad bootloader flash

There are plenty of other uses too, that's just one
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Kewl! I didn't know that
 
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Very good work, the first step to a device picking up momentum in a modding community is to find the JTAG pins, nice!
 
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is this something awesomely awesome?
i mean does it enable us to do something cool which we couldnt do before?
 
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You can eg. repair a hardbricked device.
Since you are entering the device on a lower level than the bootloader.
Lots of possibilities.


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