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#1 rasstar

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:59 PM

I have flashed a few hitachis and they were really easy. The samsung drive does not seem to be as easy since I don't see any windows flash utilities. I have an Asus-A8n SLI with Nforce4 chipset and I also have the xecuter connection kit. I don't have a USB flashcard but I do have a floppy drive. What will be the easiest method to flash a samsung drive?

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:05 AM

get the extreme package and format a boot floppy then add mtkflash to it and the xtreme.bin and the xtrm0800.bin

then when in dos boot the disk then type A:/mtkflash r /m orig.bin to copy the orig fw
after you get the fw boot to windows and the orig.bin file in drive a and reasave it again then youu need to patch the drive key to the sammy xtreme.bin using a hex editor or using kdx but if you read the tut's like your supposed to you would not need help there are plenty of good reading to do in realeases and guides above in the stickys

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:07 AM

So the autoflasher is no good?

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:09 AM

Basically:

Create a bootable floppy
Copy mtkflash to it
Connect 360 to PC
Read firmware from drive (ensure valid firmware and backup to several places)
Inject 4000-42000 into xtreme20.bin
Flash modified firmware to drive

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:30 AM

Ok I understand everything up to the point where it says i will need to flash another firmware called xtreme0800.bin? That's the part I don't understand

Edited by rasstar, 02 August 2006 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:32 AM

QUOTE(rasstar @ Aug 1 2006, 07:37 PM) View Post

Ok I get all that but what this thing about flashign the drive again with xtreme0800.bin? That's the part I don't understand


This is only so the drive reads in windows. So you can backup games.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:37 AM

Ok I understand. So when I need to create a backup i must flash xtreme0800.bin then when i am finished flash the modified firmware. Thank god I got the Hitachi drive ....

I thought the samsung drive was suppose to be better?

Edited by rasstar, 02 August 2006 - 12:40 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:44 AM

If you flash with xtreme 2.0 firmware then you don't have to reflash to put the drive into 0800 mode. You simply insert a disc.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE(rasstar @ Aug 1 2006, 07:44 PM) View Post

Ok I understand. So when I need to create a backup i must flash xtreme0800.bin then when i am finished flash the modified firmware. Thank god I got the Hitachi drive ....

I thought the samsung drive was suppose to be better?


The Samsung was always better for reading different media, but was a bit harder to flash. The Hitachi is supposed a lot better than it once was with the latest firmware hack. Also you don't have to put a Sammy into mode b so that's another plus.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:27 PM

Dont forget to use the NF4 version of MTKFLash or it wont detect the drive...

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:13 PM

Autoflasher worked fine for me. MSI865PE with ICH5 using a usb disc to boot. Should be no different for a floppy - just have to be selective about which files to put on the floppy based on limited size.




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