Bios Without Any 3rd Party Dashboard? (smartxx V2)
Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:20 AM
I just got my xbox modded somewhere that wouldn't configure the bios etc.. I have a v1.6a xbox, with samsung RAM and a samsung DVD drive, the HD is a standard seagate. I also am not going to change this hard drive.
So, I also got the bios called "M8plus16" which works on 1.6 and 1.6a xbox.
Ok, so my question is, if my xbox 1.6a, with a SmartXX v2 in it, can I just flash the modchip with the M8plus16, and have it boot DVD-R stuff? I don't really want to setup a new dashboard right now. All I need to do is be able to boot stuff up. It is kind of confusing setting up a new dashboard and also I dont' have a required "crossover" cable right now.
I wouldn't have made this post but I don't see the answer to this question anywhere, on this site or xbox-scene.com etc..
Much thanks to any responses! I apprecaite it!!!
Posted 30 November 2004 - 03:58 AM
Edited by SigTom, 30 November 2004 - 03:58 AM.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 05:00 AM
Well, I already went ahead and flashed the SmartXX v2 with the M8plus16 bios and so far it is working just fine. Booted Halo 2 DVD5 version, and also NFS Undergroudn 2, no problems. The dash is the MS original with an EvoX logo for the loading screen in the upper left corner.
I burned a DVD-R with the bios on it, and thru a whole bunch or rared up files to fill space on it. It was very easy to do.
I probably will do an full EvoX dashboard once I get a repalcement hard drive. I just spent 150+100 to have it chipped / delivered so I am holding off on any other expenses right now with this thing, including getting a crossover cable. I don't have a Hub. Just an ethernet card, and a spare one of that makes any difference.
Thanks again for the info, much appreciated!!
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