25Q128 is a flash memory for an IP camera. I want to dump its firmware but also try to write my own firmware. I have all the soldering equipment to remove it safely. I also bought the breakout board for SOP8 package so I can solder the flash memory in to dump it. However, if I want to test lots of firmwares, then I can't keep soldering it back and forth on every new firmware.
Is there such thing as a socket that I can solder in the place of this flash memory so I can insert it there?
Another option would be to solder wires into it but I have the feeling that powering the flash memory might power adjacent things that might try to read/write into it, makign impossible for me to do a clean write/read, so I guess my only option is to desolder and put it into a socket.