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Bulding test equipment for cell phones, I need to order the female ones too.
There’s a lot that modern gadgets cram over the five pins on microUSB ports. USB device mode, of course. And charging too. USB OTG host sometimes. But sometimes hidden features can be unlocked when you put specific values of resistors between ID and ground. Depending on the device, some values can kick them into factory configuration and test modes, others will turn D+/- into audio line out signals, and some route a serial console RX/TX to D+/-.
This is the best tool I’ve used so far for hacking on microUSB ports, and was critical in discovering a way to a root process on the Nook Color among other tablet hacks. This is also handy for making quick measurements of USB VBUS current. You have the option to solder down pin headers for use with jumper wires, or solder in a cable for easier connection to a breadboard.
The lopsidedness can get in the way depending on the orientation of the microUSB socket on the device, but a book underneath to prop it off the table solves that easily.
If you’re trying to open up the latest Android gadgets, this should be in your kit alongside a Bus Pirate.
Un excelente conector y es genial que tenga el pin de ID, para hacking en smartphones sirve mucho
This does just what is needed when having a Raspberry Pi board mounted inside a larger box along with a power supply and other electronics. Although the edge of the circuit board does interfere with the SD card on the Raspberry Pi B models, filing off a little at the edge of this makes it work fine. And as for the newer Raspberry Pi models where the power inlet has been moved around the corner next to the HDMI socket, there is no problem with this at all.