Install the USB Driver


First of all you need the drivers which can be downloaded at the following places:

Download and unzip these files to a new directory. Now plug your EasyFlash 3 Hardware to USB. Windows will detect new hardware and ask for drivers. Following images shows the driver installation.

Do not connect to “Windows Update":

If everything was successful, the Windows Device Manager shows a new device class with EasyFlash 3 as device.



Current Linux distributions come with a driver for the FT245R. To access the EasyFlash 3 without being root, on Debian derived systems it might help to create a new udev rule file (located in /etc/udev/rules.d, e.g. /etc/udev/rules.d/80-easyflash.rules) with the following content:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="8738", MODE="0664", GROUP="plugdev"

and add your user account to the group plugdev. The group name may different in your operating system distribution. In older systems it might look like this:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="8738", MODE="0664", GROUP="plugdev"

Finally restart the service with the command below and re-plug your EasyFlash 3:

sudo restart udev

Other distributions might work similar.