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You can browse the flashrom source code online, or download and install flashrom and/or its source code as explained below.

Installation from source


  • pciutils development package (pciutils-dev/libpci-dev/pciutils-devel, depending on OS/distribution)
  • zlib development package (zlib1g-dev/zlib-devel, depending on OS/distribution)
  • libftdi development package (libftdi-dev), optional support for the external FT2232SPI flasher
  • various build utilities like make, gcc etc. (build-essential or similar depending on OS/distribution)
  • subversion (if you checkout the source and build manually)

Manual installation from source:

If you just want to use the latest release, download flashrom 0.9.4 (source) here (GPG signature). Older releases can be found here.

If you want the latest source code (for developers), check out our code from subversion:

$ svn co svn:// flashrom
$ cd flashrom
$ make
$ sudo make install

You can also download source code snapshots here.

Binary packages

  • Debian:
  • Ubuntu:
    • Installation: sudo aptitude install flashrom
    • Maintainer: ?, migration happens automatically or semi-automatically from the Debian package
    • package overview, questions, bugreports
  • Fedora:
  • Gentoo: emerge flashrom
  • Mandriva: urpmi flashrom
  • openSUSE: yast -i coreboot-utils
  • T2 SDE
    • Installation from source: Emerge-Pkg flashrom
    • Installation of binaries: mine -i flashrom-0.9.1.tar.bz2
  • Source Mage GNU/Linux: cast flashrom
  • FreeBSD: cd /usr/ports/sysutils/flashrom && make install clean
The version from trunk (latest revision while writing this is r968) is usable too, but you NEED to install devel/libpci, sysutils/dmidecode and devel/gmake from ports.
Run gmake.
  • Windows: There is a (very old and probably obsolete) Windows port of the flashrom utility at DarmawanMappatutu_Salihun.tar.gz.
    In 2009, several patches for Windows, based on a more recent revision of flashrom, were made available:
    • [flashrom] GSoCs Winflashrom versus r126 [1]
    • [flashrom] [PATCH] new windows port [2]
  • DOS:
A DOS binary can be cross compiled using Linux. Instructions on how to compile can be found here: Also general instuctions available here: DOS