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#1 vcr413

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:48 AM

ive searched around the fourms, googled and looked at the text book so far.

I am wondering how to reflash a benq to a slower speed using iprep. i can successfully use command fben in iprep i just cant seem to get the files straight in my mind. i have the backup folder and the original firmware i just need help setting up the directories and what i should create in iprep. i get the concept of reflashing a hitachi, but if anyone could just explain the process of a BenQ and using the proper .bin files and where to put the folders. Thank You so much, i just cant seem to get the concept.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:49 AM

Ok, backup your BenQ-OFW from backups/1234567/12345/ to your hard drive, email it to yourself whatever etc.

Once this is done, delete the BenQ-CFW - make sure its the CFW

Locate the 8x firmware in the BenQ package, copy this into /backups/1234567/12345/ and rename it BenQ-CFW

Open up BenQ-OFW off of your bootable device, copy the drive key.

Then open up your new BenQ-CFW thats in the same folder (backups/serial/serial)

Paste the new drive key

Click Replace Key

Boot from USB with 360 connected

fben <serial> <serial>

This will flash the BenQ-CFW you manipulated with the key.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

thank you. that was very helpful!

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

Make sure you check the key is valid before copying it over and flashing smile.gif

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:07 PM

yes the key looks valid, one last question. what about the .bin file in the CFW folder itself in iprep? its a BenQ-CFW.bin file and has a drive key of all 7.

also when you say open BenQ-OFW off bootable and take the drive key. you can do this in firmware toolbox, correct?

Edited by vcr413, 10 April 2008 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:37 PM

The one in CFW is just the one FirmTool uses to generate the hacked file.

It copies it from CFW into the folder created using whatever serial you put in, then injects the unique key into it to create xxx-CFW.bin

I meant - do it in F/W toolbox smile.gif

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:28 PM

ok so i can just leave that folder empty with no files in it? and by the way whats the C stand for in cfw?

Edited by vcr413, 10 April 2008 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

Custom I believe

iPrep puts BenQ and/or Samsung hacked firmware in CFW, you need it in there for firmtool to create the hacked firmware in the backups/1234567/12345/ folder with the drive specific key.

It will error out if the file(s) are not in CFW

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:50 PM

Hey sorry to kinda hijack the thread but do you need the OFW dumped from the first flash to do a re-flash to a newer version of a CFW? Is it the same if you want to re-flash a slower speed of the same version?

Thanks!

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:03 PM

If you want to flash to a slower speed there are many ways of prepping the f/w.

My chosen method is to open up the file you want in toolbox, paste key from CFW.bin (in backups NOT CFW folder

Move this to /backups/1234567/12345/ and rename it BenQ-CFW.bin or SAM-CFW.bin accordingly

Then you can use fben/fsam 1234567 12345 to flash

Although you can use the make firmware command in Windows or the rben/rsam command and re'prep iprep with slower firmware and start from sctratc with dxxx command.

Edited by OggyUK, 10 April 2008 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

so in the CFW folder i should have the custom firmware for 8X in there if i want to reflash from 12X to 8X when im going to flash?

Edited by vcr413, 10 April 2008 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:07 PM

Im sorry, Im not going to advise another method as that may confuse you, I have written a step by step guide a few posts up.

I have since explained why you want the ixtreme file in CFW (although thats generally for virgin flashing, this isnt virgin)


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:44 AM

THANK YOU OGGYUK, you are always helpful! ok i just read thru the code on the fben.bat and it doesnt involve the CFW folder so i dont think it matters.

BUT on a side note my BenQ makes a ticking noise when its loading a disc and reading it thought game play. it is noticeably loud for a lazer. does anyone else experience this? also my drive is 12X and this is the reason i want to do to 8X. but does this make the same sound for people with 12x?

Edited by vcr413, 11 April 2008 - 02:45 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:30 AM

It could be your media, burner on the way out or anything.

Try 8x if you wish.

As long as you keep a good valid dump of your BenQ-OFWwhich has they key in it, you can expereiment with different speeds.

Edited by OggyUK, 11 April 2008 - 05:31 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

Do you have the console horizontal or vertical... They often work better horizontal...




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