Flipper Zero - Getting Started

Flipper Zero - Getting Started
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It finally arrived, I was getting worried I had been scammed and that I would never see the device. My Flipper Zero is here and I'm excited to see what the hype is about.

If you're not familiar with the Flipper device you can check out their website: Flipper Zero

My first impression of the device was good. It came in a nice package, included a USB C cable, and it had a nice feel to it. After searching my house for a tiny micro-SD card I was ready to start tinkering. It took me a few minutes to figures out how to navigate the menu, but after that I was off to see what I can do with it.

My first test was to try out the RFID functions. I grabbed my basic HID prox card I have, set the Flipper to read in the RFID menu, and it promptly displayed the  facility code and card number. Awesome! I saved the card to the device and made my way to a door to test it out. Navigating to the RFID menu I pulled up the saved card, held it up to the reader and just like that I accessed the door with my RFID credential. Next I tried the write function, I was able to write the information to an RFID card and I now had successfully cloned my card.

I was kind of amazed at how easy it was to get started, I was expecting it to be somewhat more difficult to successfully make this work.

There is also a mobile app available that allows you to update the firmware and view the files on the device. I was able to easily connect via bluetooth and update the device to the newest firmware.

Overall I think this is a very interesting device and I can see myself using this to test lots of different things.

It is also very customizable and a search on github will show you many results of different firmware's and add-ons that people have made for the device.