Tsop Flashing Help On A 1.4
Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:50 AM
I hit a wall and am just stumped here as to what I am doing wrong. I have a 1.4 Xbox with the proper points bridged. I have tried using several variations of guides and all-in-one packages as well as using individual packages from xbins to no avail. The problem I'm getting is not that raincoat doesn't recognise my Winbond W49F020T-90B chip or anything like that, its that raincoat is freezing every time I try and run it. I've tried using splinter cell to boot it up and just plain ol' navigating to the proper xbe and running it. I've used several raincoat packages I've come across and it makes no difference. I try and run raincoat on my xbox and I see the little Linux penguin and then nothing happens after that. I try telnet'ing in but its no use. All the files appear to be in the right directories (usually UDATA/21585554/000000000000/raincoat). I've checked my bridge points and even if they were done wrong, raincoat should still at least try and load right?
Also, do I have to use a gamesave method? I already have XBMC running, can I just navigate to a XBE and run it? It seems as if every tutorial I've read requires a exploit.
Also, I am FTP'ing instead of using two xboxes and memory cards, does this matter?
Do I need to edit raincoat.conf? I'm using 0.7 so it should be all set already.
Please help, what am I doing wrong here?
Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:46 PM
I tried copying across one of the save game ones, and ran it on my 1.4 xbox (same winbond TSOP). Unfortunately it ran and killed my xbox! Undeterred, I'm halfway through soldering a 29-wire xray3 to the board to make the xbox bootable and try again.
If I do get it up and running, I'm going to try the Eurasia Pro Generic Flash Disc 1.3 (uses 2 cds/dvds), as I haven't read any complaints about it. If I get the V1.4 TSOP flashed, I'll do the same with my V1.1 xbox.
It seems to me that TSOP flashing is the ultimate way to mod an xbox:
I modchipped my V1.1 xbox with an X2 pro. This has been great, but I had to resolder the pins a while ago, and now I think they're going again (I'm getting occasional reboots on the original firmware).
I softmodded my V1.4 xbox. The process was easy enough, but it was much more difficult to swap in a new hard drive. The underlying file system is quite complicated too (not that the user has to know about this), and although the mod is protected by a "shadow drive" if for example the hard drive dies, then the mod is gone and you need your original locked drive to fix it.
TSOP flashing is permanent like modchips, but also physically robust. Although TSOP bios sizes are limited on some xboxes, a basic X2 4981 configured with xbtool is perfect for most people. If your hard drive dies, just chuck in a new one and set it up with an installer disc! I would think it would also consume less power than a modchip keeping the system cooler, though I expect this effect is pretty much insignificant!
Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:51 AM
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