HowTo: Reset a cryptostick

We use this cryptostick a lot and always thought that there was no way to reset it once you entered the admin PIN incorrectly three times. Well, there is a way to reset it! Found it here and describing it below for future reference.

Create a file with the following contents:

/hex

scd serialno

scd apdu 00 20 00 81 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 81 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 81 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 81 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 83 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 83 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 83 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 20 00 83 08 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

scd apdu 00 e6 00 00

scd apdu 00 44 00 00

/echo card has been reset to factory defaults

And make the key accept those commmands:

gpg-connect-agent

That's it!

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