Getting Started with ChameleonMini Rev.G

October 23, 2017

The ChameleonMini Rev.G comes with factory test software out of the box. You will need to upgrade to the latest firmware first by following this guide. After you have completed these steps please follow the instructions below.

Linux

1) Connect your ChameleonMini Rev.G to your computer.

2) Open up your terminal application. Type is the following code:

sudo bash

Type in your password to continue.

3) Connect your ChameleonMini Rev.G to your computer. Run "dmesg | grep ttyACM" to determine which port the Proxmark3 is on. Going forward replace ttyACM0 with your port.

4) Connect to your ChameleonMini by running the following command.

socat - /dev/ttyACM0,crnl

5) To confirm that you are connected run the following command.

VERSION?

6) The ChameleonMini should respond with output similar to the version string shown below:

Version?
101:OK WITH TEXT

ChameleonMini RevG 161024 using LUFA 151115 compiled with AVR-GCC 4.9.2. 
Based on the open-source NFC tool ChameleonMini. https://github.com/emsec/ChameleonMini commit 2005f46

macOS

1) Install ZTerm. ZTerm allows you to easily connect to the ChameleonMini and run commands.

2) Connect your ChameleonMini Rev.G to your computer and open Zterm. 

3) In ZTerm, select the serial port associated with your ChameleonMini. If this dialog message does not pop up you can you also connect to ChamleonMini by going to Settings -> Modem Preferences.

USB Selection Xterm

USB Modem Selected Xterm

4) Click OK.

Click Ok Xterm

5) Enable local echo

  • Click Settings on the top toolbar.

Settings Xterm

  • Click connection.

Connection Xterm

  • Click Local Echo.

Local Echo Xterm

  • Click OK to confirm,

Click OK Xterm 

You can now see what you are typing. 

5) Run the following command to make sure your ChameleonMini is connected correctly.

VERSION?

The ChameleonMini should reply as follows.

ChameleonMini RevG 161024 using LUFA 151115 compiled with AVR-GCC 4.9.2. 
Based on the open-source NFC tool ChameleonMini. https://github.com/emsec/ChameleonMini commit 2005f46

Your ChameleonMini is now ready to be used. 

Windows

1) Install the ChameleonMini Driver. You can find a guide here.

2) Install TeraTerm. TeraTerm allows you to easily connect to the ChameleonMini and run commands. 

3) Connect your ChameleonMini Rev.G to your computer and open TeraTerm. 

4) Once installed Configure TeraTerm as shown below.

TeraTerm Serial 

Terminal Setup

5) To confirm that you are connected run the following command.

VERSION?

Output from the "VERSION?" command should resemble the response below.

101:OK WITH TEXT
ChameleonMini RevG 161024 using LUFA 151115 compiled with AVR-GCC 4.9.2. Based on the open-source NFC tool ChameleonMini. https://github.com/emsec/ChameleonMini commit 2005f46





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