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#1 gozaimas

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:10 PM

Just a quickie i need to check before I get flashing...

I have an executor 2 lite cip installed that's currently using a 1MB version of bios 4977.

The Bios file 4980 I currently have is 256k- Do I need to change the bios size up to 1MB or will it be ok as it is? I am a mac user so, if I do need to change the file size, what need I do?

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:36 PM

Download a program called FlashX. It was made by the Xecuter team.

Put it on your xbox like any other program and put the 256k bios in C:bios folder.

On running FlashX you pick the bios file from C:bios and then choose which part of the mod you want to flash it to.

No need to resize, the prog takes it into account automatically. Just pick bank 1 or bank 3. Picking bank 2 or bank 4 for a 256k bios is useless because the chip is only designed to launch from 1 or 3, the others are there for the x2pro.

Just follow the onscreen instructions. You can switch between 1 and 3 for booting using the switches provided (or a jumper for the old versions).

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 11:53 PM

OK- I did all of that: Flashed the new Bios to bank 1 in Flash X.

rebooted whilst holding breath and the console launched fine. However, checking the kernel it still says: 4977 is being used (my old bios number).

I'm guessing I need to do somerthing else here- Do I need to fl;ash bank 3 or is it something else?

How do I switch between 1 and 3?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:10 AM

If you have the X-ecuter2 which has no switch bank, then the jumper on the chip may be set to look at banks 3 and 4. Use Flash X to flash the 4980 into all four banks and then it won't matter whether the bank selector jumper is on or not.

Edited by Nightbird, 13 January 2004 - 06:04 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:11 AM

Is this not alittle dangerous as there's no back-up? I thought that this chip couldn't read 2 and 4 according to the first poster?

Also- are you sure it will be ok with an unadjusted 256k bios in the particular Mod? Can someone please confirm?

Edited by gozaimas, 13 January 2004 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:05 AM

If your worried, go into flash X and flash 4980.06 in banks 1+2 and 4979.06 in banks 3+4. Flash X will allow you to do this all in one go, then power down.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:24 AM

I too had a question about this. I have the X2Lite and currently have the 4977 bios_256k file in my C:Bios folder on my xbox. I want to flash my chip via the evox menu and forgot if i just place the new 4980.67_256k file in my bios folder to replace the old one and flash away or do I have to make a 1mb file?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:53 AM

I have a X2.2 Pro and would like to flash with 4980.06 (I only have a 120 gig hdd so no need for 4980.67 right?).

But I do have Flash-X installed but how do I select multiple banks? The 4980.06 I have right now is a 256k but it would be nice to have 4980.06 and 4980.67 just in case if I get a bigger HDD, right?

If so, what are the settings for my chip (which switches to be on and off and how do I select multiple banks on Flash-X)? unsure.gif

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:34 AM

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Originally posted by mothXz
I too had a question about this. I have the X2Lite and currently have the 4977 bios_256k file in my C:Bios folder on my xbox. I want to flash my chip via the evox menu and forgot if i just place the new 4980.67_256k file in my bios folder to replace the old one and flash away or do I have to make a 1mb file?

If you flash the X2 lite in EvoX, the 256k bios will automatically be made up to 1meg, in effect flashing the whole chip, so that the bios in question will be replicated 4 times in each 256k bank.

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Originally posted by Magnus
I have a X2.2 Pro and would like to flash with 4980.06 (I only have a 120 gig hdd so no need for 4980.67 right?).

But I do have Flash-X installed but how do I select multiple banks? The 4980.06 I have right now is a 256k but it would be nice to have 4980.06 and 4980.67 just in case if I get a bigger HDD, right?

If so, what are the settings for my chip (which switches to be on and off and how do I select multiple banks on Flash-X)? unsure.gif

If you have a 120gig HD, flash with 4980.06.
You don't need Flash X installed. If you flash an X2 pro in EvoX it will flash the 256k bank that you are currently using. Evo X won't replicate the bios unless you have your dips set to 512k or 1meg. If your Pro is set for 256k you don't need to alter your dips unless you want to flash a particular bank. The pro chip is capable of being flashed in single 256k's.

Edited by Nightbird, 13 January 2004 - 04:36 AM.


#10 Magnus

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:03 AM

QUOTE (Nightbird @ Jan 13 2004, 06:34 AM)


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Originally posted by Magnus
I have a X2.2 Pro and would like to flash with 4980.06 (I only have a 120 gig hdd so no need for 4980.67 right?).

But I do have Flash-X installed but how do I select multiple banks? The 4980.06 I have right now is a 256k but it would be nice to have 4980.06 and 4980.67 just in case if I get a bigger HDD, right?

If so, what are the settings for my chip (which switches to be on and off and how do I select multiple banks on Flash-X)? unsure.gif

If you have a 120gig HD, flash with 4980.06.
You don't need Flash X installed. If you flash an X2 pro in EvoX it will flash the 256k bank that you are currently using. Evo X won't replicate the bios unless you have your dips set to 512k or 1meg. If your Pro is set for 256k you don't need to alter your dips unless you want to flash a particular bank. The pro chip is capable of being flashed in single 256k's.

Well the last time I flashed my X2.2 PRO, I used 4977_Blue_Noani_1024k.bin, so I guess it's a 1meg bios, so what do I do now since it has a 1 meg bios but I want to use a 256k one?

BTW, thanks for the fast reply. smile.gif

Oh and how do I flash my chip thorugh EVOX? There is no option in EVOX to flash the chip.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:40 AM

@Magnus

If your X2 Pro 2.2 is in 1meg mode, dips 1,2+3 will be off and 4 should be on to enable flashing. Now, if you leave dips 1+2 off and dips 3+4 on this will select bank 1 using 256k. Make sure you have the 4980.06 bios in your 'C:/bios' folder, then go into Settings and select Flash Bios. It will ask you to select a bios. Highlight the 4980.06 bios and press A, now it will detect your flash type as an 'Am29F080B'. Now press 'Y' to flash, it will erase your chip and then flash it. The whole process should take less than 30 seconds. If the flash went ok, you will get a message saying ' Xbox will now turn off'. Now power on with your new bios. Easy as Pie. beerchug.gif

Edited by Nightbird, 13 January 2004 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:54 AM

QUOTE (Nightbird @ Jan 13 2004, 07:40 AM)
@Magnus

If your X2 Pro 2.2 is in 1meg mode, dips 1,2+3 will be off and 4 will be on. Now, if you leave dips 1+2 off and dips 3+4 on this will select bank 1 using 256k.
Make sure you have the 4980.06 bios in your 'C:/bios' folder, then go into Settings and select Flash Bios. It will ask you to select a bios. Highlight the 4980.06 bios and press A, now it will detect your flash type as an 'Am29F080B'. Now press 'Y' to flash, it will erase your chip and then flash it. The whole process should take less than 30 seconds. If the flash went ok, you will get a message saying ' Xbox will now turn off'. Now power on with your new bios. Easy as Pie. beerchug.gif

Okay, I do have the 4980 256k bios that I just d/l'ed (I guess it's a virgin bios huh?) in the bios directory in C:.

But in EVOX, there is no option to flash the bios. If there is supposed to be one, how do I enable it.

I tried to go to:

System Management
================>Settings
===========================????

But there is no Flash Bios option in setttings. unsure.gif

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:01 AM

Go into 'system utils' and there should be four options. Settings, Flash Bios, Backup and Skins. If not, then check your evox.ini file for the following in the menu section:

Section "System Utils"
{
Item "Settings",ID_Settings
Item "Flash BIOS",ID_Flash_Bios
Item "Backup",ID_Backup
Item "Skins",ID_Skins

Edited by Nightbird, 13 January 2004 - 06:02 AM.


#14 Magnus

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE (Nightbird @ Jan 13 2004, 08:01 AM)
Go into 'system utils' and there should be four options. Settings, Flash Bios, Backup and Skins. If not, then check your evox.ini file for the following in the menu section:

Section "System Utils"
{
Item "Settings",ID_Settings
Item "Flash BIOS",ID_Flash_Bios
Item "Backup",ID_Backup
Item "Skins",ID_Skins

Thanks for the fast replies again dude.

I added the lines to evox.ini and it works.

As for flashing, so everything will be fine after I do the flash even though the 4980 bios that I just d/l'd is a 4980 "virgin" bios?

Also what do I do if I want to flash the second bank, third bank, etc.?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:42 AM

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As for flashing, so everything will be fine after I do the flash even though the 4980 bios that I just d/l'd is a 4980 "virgin" bios?


What do you mean 'virgin' bios. The virgin bios is normally refering to the cromwell bios. As long as you use the 4980.06 bios, everthing will be fine. Anyway, you may want to hang fire, there will probably be an updated 4980 bios released later on today anyway, well a fixed version at least for msdash users.

To select 256k bank 2 = dips 1 on, 2 off, 3 on
To select 256k bank 3 = dips 1 off, 2+3 on
To select 256k bank 4 = dips 1+2+3 on

Leave dip 4 on.

Edited by Nightbird, 13 January 2004 - 06:43 AM.





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