Hack on the go with FlipperZero

I was recently scrolling through Instagram and came to know that there is a device with which we can unlock a Tesla, clone credit cards, clone RFIDs, can literally brute force anything and the device is FlipperZero. Flipper Zero is a portable multi-tool for pentesters and geeks in a toy-like body. It loves hacking digital stuff, such as radio protocols, access control systems, hardware and more. It's fully open-source and customizable, so you can extend it in whatever way you like.

This video explains the use of FlipperZero

What is FlipperZero?

Flipper Zero is a tiny piece of hardware with a curious personality of a cyber-dolphin. It can interact with digital systems in real life and grow while you use it. Explore any kind of access control system, RFID, radio protocols, and debug hardware using GPIO pins and  is equipped with a variety of tools and features to help you perform security testing and analysis. It comes pre-loaded with a range of software and tools.

Features of Flipper Zero

Sub-1 GHz Transceiver: This is the operating range for a wide class of wireless devices and access control systems, such as garage door remotes, boom barriers, IoT sensors and remote keyless systems. Flipper has an integrated 433MHz antenna, and a CC1101 chip, which makes it a powerful transceiver capable of up to 50 meters range.

Customizable radio platformCC1101 is a universal transceiver designed for very low-power wireless applications. It supports various types of digital modulations such as 2-FSK, 4-FSK, GFSK and MSK, as well as OOK and flexible ASK shaping. You can perform any digital communication in your applications such as connecting to IoT devices and access control systems.

125kHz RFIDThis type of card is widely used in old access control systems around the world. It's pretty dumb, stores only an N-byte ID and has no authentication mechanism, allowing it to be read, cloned and emulated by anyone. A 125 kHz antenna is located on the bottom of Flipper — it can read EM-4100 and HID Prox cards, save them to memory to emulate later. You can also emulate cards by entering their IDs manually. Moreover, Flipper owners can exchange card IDs remotely.

NFCFlipper Zero has a built-in NFC module (13.56 MHz). Along with the 125kHz module, it turns Flipper into an ultimate RFID device operating in both Low Frequency (LF) and High Frequency (HF) ranges. The NFC module supports all the major standards. It works pretty much the same as the 125 kHz module, allowing you to interact with NFC-enabled devices — read, write and emulate HF tags.

BluetoothFlipper Zero has a built-in Bluetooth Low Energy module. As with other Flipper wireless features, we will be providing an open source library for adding Flipper support to community-made apps. Full BLE support allows Flipper Zero to act as both a host and a peripheral device, allowing you to connect your Flipper to 3rd-party devices and a smartphone simultaneously.

IR Transceiver: The infrared transmitter can transmit signals to control electronics such as TVs, air conditioners, stereo systems and more. Flipper has a built-in library of common TV vendor command sequences for power and volume control. This library is constantly updated by Flipper community users uploading new signals to Flipper’s IR Remote database.

MicroSD Card: There is lots of heavy data Flipper has to store: remotes codes, signal databases, dictionaries, image assets, logs and more. All this data can be stored on an SD card, as well as user plugins. The SD slot will have a push-push type connector, so the card will be reliably secured inside and won't stick out. Flipper Zero will support any FAT32 formatted microSD card to store your assets so you’ll never have to worry the memory will run out. The card is not required for Flipper Zero to operate and is not included.


In conclusion, the FlipperZero is a powerful and versatile tool for electronic enthusiasts and makers. Its small size and open source nature make it easy to customize and integrate into a variety of projects. With a strong community of users and developers, there is a wealth of knowledge and resources available to help you get started and bring your ideas to life. Overall, the FlipperZero is a valuable addition to any hacker's toolkit and is sure to inspire countless creative projects.