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April 18, 2021, 11:07:10 AM
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Hi! So i installed the BTC.com software on my Antminer s.17. After trying it for a week or so I felt I didn't want to push the miner, and get back to original software. No when I try to reflash it with original software from Antminer it says : tar: invalid magic tar: short read tar: invalid magic tar: short read Cannot Find Signature!!!
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April 18, 2021, 11:54:30 AM
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is not possible remove it by flashing ... this firmware is by Bitmain, is LOCKED !

You need flash by SDcard for unlock, and after you need flash any firmware you want, if you need, download the files on my link, and if you want, try mine Smiley, is full unlocked, and allow you run your S17 with lower power Wink

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yl0fym6ezHnKptGaHrWB6W2Rl2p9nwNp

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April 18, 2021, 10:41:59 PM
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Since the above google drive firmware is illegal - it violates the cgminer license - I'd suggest you go to the Bitmain site (the people who made the miner) and get their original firmware.
They have instructions for putting it back onto a miner that has had illegal firmware put on it.
https://service.bitmain.com/support/

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April 19, 2021, 09:43:09 AM
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Yes, what I want is to return to the original software by Bitmain but then I get the error-code above. Is it only possible to restore the software via SD-card?
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April 22, 2021, 05:07:14 AM
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The firmware you have installed is not illegal unlike what some people claim, it was made by "Bitmain firmware development team" alongside BTC.com team, the BTC.com probably had little to no coding invested in this firmware, BTC.com wanted to attract more users to its pool, so they asked Bitmain team to customize the official firmware with a bit of overclocking/underclocking capabilities, they give it for free but of course it has to be used on their pool.

Since Bitmain is known for locking their firmware, this one had to be "for obvious reasons" locked too, and since it came later than all the original firmware on their own website, you simply can't revert it, so you will have to Sdcard your way in.

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April 23, 2021, 09:05:39 AM
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The firmware you have installed is not illegal unlike what some people claim, it was made by "Bitmain firmware development team" alongside BTC.com team, the BTC.com probably had little to no coding invested in this firmware, BTC.com wanted to attract more users to its pool, so they asked Bitmain team to customize the official firmware with a bit of overclocking/underclocking capabilities, they give it for free but of course it has to be used on their pool.
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Sign another legal expert who ... clearly isn't.

If you distribute firmware with cgminer in it, you must also make available the cgminer source code for the exact binary of cgminer in the firmware, on request.
Doesn't matter who coded it, it's simply if you distribute it.
Simple, clear and to the point.

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April 23, 2021, 05:40:51 PM
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Sign another legal expert who ... clearly isn't.

Allow me to quote you Mr.Kano

The legit ones are 1-Bitmain and 3-Braiins OS

The only one proven to find blocks is 1-Bitmain


You also pointed OP to download the bitmain firmware from bitmain.com, and they happen to be the same people who make the firmware you now call illegal, do you have a weak memory or are you a hyprocate?

let me quote you one more time


Bitmain didn't rip off cgminer.
Cgminer is GPL opensource.
They released many versions of the source code ... that's how I did the S1/S2/S3 driver that exists in cgminer, by taking their driver code, reformatting it, fixing lotsa bugs, then adding that better code to cgminer.

Of course they haven't been forthcoming with source code since around the time of the S9, but that's a different issue completely, due to international law ...

ck's bitching about Bitmain a couple years or so ago was all bullshit anyway.


So when ck talks about bitmain violation for Cgminer he is bullshitting, and Bitmain is a great and honest company that doesn't need to

make available the cgminer source code for the exact binary of cgminer in the firmware, on request.
Doesn't matter who coded it, it's simply if you distribute it.


Just because you dislike CK more than you dislike Bitmain, it's OKAY for bitmain to do that, and then now in this thread, you are calling BTC.com firmware which is Bitmain's official's firmware "illegal", lol, I understand that you didn't even read the topic, you missed the point that this firmware is Bitmain's so you called it "illegal", I suggest the next time your fingers get itchy and you just want to post, at least google the topic so you don't embarrass yourself.
 

A simple question.

Is bitmain firmware legal or illegal?



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April 24, 2021, 02:02:21 AM
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BTC.COM head office is in Amsterdam, doesn't matter that Bitmain owns them.
https://craft.co/blocktrail

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April 24, 2021, 05:36:20 AM
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BTC.COM head office is in Amsterdam, doesn't matter that Bitmain owns them.
https://craft.co/blocktrail

How is that relevant? are you saying that since Bitmain is in China they don't have to comply with the gpl3 license and thus the firmware on bitcoin.com is LEGAL, but the one on BTC.com (which is also made the former) is ILLEGAL because their HQ is in Amsterdam?

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April 28, 2021, 08:30:31 PM
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I learned to put on my eye and eye patches when I'm facing a wall,

Always the same, it's heavy ... good luck;)

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