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I want to try the chip-off technique to try to read off a NAND chip I have in my broken phone(the data is not valuable so it will be fine if I fail, I do this mostly as a training exercise). I read on some forum (can't find the link) that I should buy a SC reader by that I guess the person ment a socket reader(correct me if i'm wrong).

The NAND chip is a TC58NVG4D1DTG00 and from this website I see that the socket type is a TSOP48. So can I for instance buy this product and start experimenting ? Or is there more I need ?

Thanks !

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What do you already have? Oscilloscope, solder rework station, multimeters, programmable power supplies, logic analyzers, digital pattern generators? \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Feb 18 at 19:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ I got solder rework station and multimeters. I don't have all the other things you have listed (yet). However do I need all the other things you list for this project ? Correct me if i'm wrong, but I thougth the socket reader would do most of the hardware stuff and my main job would be to write a memory controller. I understand that the items you list can help me debug the memory controller tho. \$\endgroup\$ – user2350155 Feb 18 at 20:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ No, the item that you linked on ebay appears to be just a mechanical adapter from a TSSOP package to a DIP socket...but the listing is pretty vague. I don't see any kind of "reader" electronics with it. \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Feb 18 at 20:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I see. You have to excuse me, I got into doing "real" hardware stuff this year. However, it looks like the board included in the package allows me to get access to the pins on the NAND flash more simply ( see picture 2 ). So with some GPIO pins, could I connect them to that board and interact with the NAND ? (I have previously done something simillar with a Nintendo cartridges, but thosse have a memory controller and as far as I understand a NAND chip dosen't(the cpu does the work)) \$\endgroup\$ – user2350155 Feb 18 at 21:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ "With some GPIO pins..." Theoretically, yes. \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Feb 18 at 22:50

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