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How do I hack my neighbors garage or unlock some random persons car?!?

Short answer: You don't. That's illegal, and NOT what Flipper was designed for.

What does "This frequency can only be used for RX in your region" mean?

Due to legal regulations, Flipper is not allowed to transmit on certain frequencies depending on your device's provisioned location. Provisioning occurs whenever you update your firmware via qFlipper or the mobile app and is based on your rough location.

How do I find the frequency of a device/transponder?

If it's a commonly used frequency, bring the device really close to the Flipper and use the Frequency analyzer. If that didn't work, check for the device's FCC ID. It's legally required to be somewhere on the device if it's sold in the US. Then, look up that ID on FCC

I can't tune Flipper to capture a specific frequency.

You'll need to edit the setting_user and setting_frequency_analyzer_user to change the frequencies available for selection in the app. The files are located in subghz/assets on the SD card. Note that this won't magically unlock those frequencies, you're still bound by the device's limitations.

I captured a garage/car/etc. signal, but it doesn't work when I replay it.

Unless the item of interest is extremely old, it probably uses rolling codes. Read more below.

What is a rolling code?

Think of it like this: Imagine your garage door was programmed to open whenever it received the code "1234" from a transponder. This would be a static code, where a replay attack (Read RAW) would be able to open the garage. Since replay attacks are so easy, most devices will shuffle the code after each use. So the first time you open your garage, the transponder sends "1234" and the second time it sends "5678." Rolling codes aren't that simple, but you get the gist.

I replayed a rolling code and now my original keyfob/transponder doesn't work.

You'll have to re-sync your old device manually, since it's now lagging behind on the rolling code.

What is a Debruin/Brute force code?

A brute force code tries every possible code for a specific bit length, however this is inefficient. Example: 0001, 0002, 0003, 0004 ... 9998, 9999. Debruin sequences are more efficient by merging multiple codes together. Example: 365, 136, and 650 can all be found in 13650 by looking at groups of 3 digits individually.

Can I attach a more powerful antenna?

Yes and no. You can't just attach any antenna directly via the GPIO pins, however you could use a separate processor on a protoboard and control it from Flipper, assuming you write your own code to do that. For example, you could write your own code on a NRF24 and accompanying Flipper app to control it over GPIO.