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#1 Cospefogo

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:52 PM

Gentlemen,
All the info I can get on my Xbox is the following:

From XBMC version 2.0.0 from end of September 2006
Xbox version: 1.6
Modchip: 49LF020A
Bios: Evox M8 Plus
Xbox Manufactured: China, 2005, Week 2, Line 3

From AID 3.01 tools section
Chip type: Homebrew (bf52)
Using Genuine BIOS: Evox M8 Plus
Bios MD5 Hash: 27138E744EB420AD8307987FFB87154D

That's it!

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Part 1

Now, I wonder --- All Evox M8 Plus BIOS are already compatible
to HD's larger than 137GB (like the one I want - 250GB)?

If not, I will need to patch LBA48, correct?
Some time ago, from my retail HD I got some BIN files from C partition
before installing a 40GB disk --- They are called BIOS.BIN (256Kb), DISK.BIN, etc.
I kept them saved in my PC as backup.

-----------------

Part 2

Since I am able to open my very own BIOS.BIN using the EVtool_1.0.9
it looks like a interesting thing to do, since there are few options
that caught my attention.

Is that possible to really remove the ugly flubber animation and that
noisy "Vuoooooooooshhhh" sound? I hate the flubber intro...

I did see many tutorials teaching how to flash the bios,
but most of them uses EVOX. Can I do the same using
the flashing tools present in AID Installer Disc?

I see a FLASHING BIOS option in the tools menu but I
was afraid to mess inside there...

After reading some tutorials I assume that:
1. I will need my actual BIOS (a .bin file) - Already got from my past C: backup
2. Then I open it in my EVtool_1.0.9 and change everything I want
(removing flubber animation, patching LBA48 if needed)
3. Then I save the BIOS
4. Then I make a FTP upload to my C:/BIOS directory
5. ---- Now the question --- can I so use AID tools to flash the new BIOS to my chip?

I think there is no danger, since I am flashing my actual OWN BIOS,
and no some downloaded one...

Any important advice?
Thanks guys for the attention!

Cospefogo.

PS. I also did download from the usual place the files
M8plus_16.bin and M8plus.bin, both with 256Kb each.
The Info says M8plus_16.bin is the one for 1.6 and 1.6b Xboxes.

Opening it in my EvTool, I get the very same screen
as when I did open my backuped BIOS.BIN (only the BIOS MD5
is different.)


#2 Cospefogo

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:48 PM

Answering my own questions:
(It might be useful for someone else)

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

Gentlemen,
All the info I can get on my Xbox is the following:

From XBMC version 2.0.0 from end of September 2006
Xbox version: 1.6
Modchip: 49LF020A
Bios: Evox M8 Plus
Xbox Manufactured: China, 2005, Week 2, Line 3

From AID 3.01 tools section
Chip type: Homebrew (bf52)
Using Genuine BIOS: Evox M8 Plus
Bios MD5 Hash: 27138E744EB420AD8307987FFB87154D

That's it!

------------------

Part 1

Now, I wonder --- All Evox M8 Plus BIOS are already compatible
to HD's larger than 137GB (like the one I want - 250GB)?


No, they aren't. My Xbox is quite recent (bought in 2006) and its
ModChip BIOS was not able to use a HD larger than 137GB. So, unless
everyone else have flashed your bios before, it is like to NOT accept
larger HDs too. You will need to flash it!

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

If not, I will need to patch LBA48, correct?
Some time ago, from my retail HD I got some BIN files from C partition
before installing a 40GB disk --- They are called BIOS.BIN (256Kb), DISK.BIN, etc.
I kept them saved in my PC as backup.


Yes, the BIOS backup is already in my PC HD as backup, however I noticed
that its size (the bin file) is 1024Kb, and not 256Kb as I stated before. Anyway,
I did not use this backup for nothing until now.

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

Part 2

Since I am able to open my very own BIOS.BIN using the EVtool_1.0.9
it looks like a interesting thing to do, since there are few options
that caught my attention.

Is that possible to really remove the ugly flubber animation and that
noisy "Vuoooooooooshhhh" sound? I hate the flubber intro...


Yes, it is possible - however this will not "cut off" the intro! I mean - you
will yet need to wait the same time (12 seconds) of the flubber
animation looking to a black screen (I did not removed the animation,
but I read posts of people that did it.)

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

I did see many tutorials teaching how to flash the bios,
but most of them uses EVOX. Can I do the same using
the flashing tools present in AID Installer Disc?


Well, the Flashing tools on the latest AID disc did not worked for me.
It gave me the ERROR READING BIOS FILE message. My ModChip is
a Alladin Something (Live, Advance, XT, I don't know...) and the perfect
solution was to use the SPIDERCHIP REFLASH CD - it does work for ALLADIN
CHIPS perfectly. And it is easy to find a ISO on Google.

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

I see a FLASHING BIOS option in the tools menu but I
was afraid to mess inside there...

After reading some tutorials I assume that:
1. I will need my actual BIOS (a .bin file) - Already got from my past C: backup
2. Then I open it in my EVtool_1.0.9 and change everything I want
(removing flubber animation, patching LBA48 if needed)
3. Then I save the BIOS
4. Then I make a FTP upload to my C:/BIOS directory
5. ---- Now the question --- can I so use AID tools to flash the new BIOS to my chip?

I think there is no danger, since I am flashing my actual OWN BIOS,
and no some downloaded one...

Any important advice?
Thanks guys for the attention!


In the end, I have not used to manually flash any BIOS.
Just booted my Xbox with the SPIDERCHIP REFLASH CD and it
solved all troubles.

QUOTE(Cospefogo @ Mar 15 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post

Cospefogo.

PS. I also did download from the usual place the files
M8plus_16.bin and M8plus.bin, both with 256Kb each.
The Info says M8plus_16.bin is the one for 1.6 and 1.6b Xboxes.

Opening it in my EvTool, I get the very same screen
as when I did open my backuped BIOS.BIN (only the BIOS MD5
is different.)


Cheers!
Long life to the Scene!
Cospefogo.




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