I believe so yes. It us with the locked out chips that are the issue, I have a couple of the GD32 chips on their way over from China and hoping to get late next week fingers crossed and swap it out.Except the author of this tutorial someone was able to reflash the modchip ?
Going to have a play with them then and see if I can flash and get it working, the only thing I wonder if it it is the FPGA implementation causing issues, Spacecraft was design for SX Core and SX Lite not the HWFly modchips. We are assuming I believe that the FPGA implementation was reproduced by the Chinese cloners and that they didn't manage to get hold of the TX version. I have been doing some binary analysis and there are large changes in both the 0.2 official Spacecraft and what has been dumped from the 0.2 HWFly modchips so maybe this some of the modifications are what makes this work with their FPGA implementation.
I am going to have a play this weekend, first thing I will do is record the boot process a few times through a logic analyzer on the working install, focusing on the traffic between the SPI interface of the GD32 and the FPGA, then if it fails on the new chip I can see if we get the same sort of signals going between them.
I have been trying to get hold of a legit SX Core for a few weeks but they are like gold dust, would love to try and play around with one of them as well and compare what the process is like. Although to be fair I am sure the Chinese cloners will be far beyond me in skills for hacking that hardware in the first place and will have spotted more than I will spot, although they are doing it for profit not because they want to annoy the cloners so who knows we might get some success as it will be get it implemented as quick as possible for them!
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