I know this topic has been butchered, but bear with me.
I would like to proceed with a liteon flash but am slghtly confused between two tutorials which appear to be for the same drive, but include different methods. One of which apparently requires little to no hardware to be purchased.
The tutorial here uses a switch and some wire to read and flash the f/w.
Now correct me if I am wrong, but is the said tutorial above only for reading and flashing, and NOT for key extraction?
If so, is this method outdated or is it still required that traces be cut in order to read/write?
Which leads me to this tutorial which requires a little more work and hardware in order to build a working spear.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but the spear is used ONLY for key extraction?
In regards to the spear tutorial above, the PC I would like to use does not have a serial COM port. Will I be able to get away with using a serial>USB adapter?
As always, thank you kindly for your help.