I want to know if it is possible to debug a powerPc MPC555 microcontroller on the device while its running with the binary not the source code. If it is possible then please tell me how to do it using BDM and what debugger and software should I use Thank you

  • \$\begingroup\$ This might be on topic in "reverse engineering" but it will need lots more detail. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 29, 2020 at 21:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Which powerPC? Does it have a JTAG COP port? If yes, you can probably use a JTAG emulator. They are expensive, so if you aren't part of a company that can buy it, you probably can't afford one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mattman944
    Feb 29, 2020 at 23:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Its a MPC555 microcontroller which have BDM.I have some debug tools that can read the binary but i want to debug it to find out a piece of code in the binary \$\endgroup\$
    – Jwdsoft
    Mar 1, 2020 at 12:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are some resources to do debugging over BDM using GDB and DDD. I haven't worked with that for decades but IIRC it is possible. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ariser
    Mar 14, 2020 at 10:32


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