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#1 kenzo42

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Hi,
I have a softmodded (hotswapped) 1.0 xbox and a broken dvd drive. I can borrow a temp spare drive. Id like to convert to no dvd via TSOP flash. I have a couple questions:
1) Which is the best bios to use for 1.0?
2) Can i use HeXen to flash the TSOP? My main purpose for TSOP is to boot with no DVD drive.
3) Ive read multiple times about major lag during boot time with no dvd and XBMC as dash. Has anyone figured this out?
4) Should i desolder the leaky clock cap? It leaked out but it didnt corrode any traces or transistors. I cleaned it w alcohol. Will it continue to leak more.

Thanks.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

1. X2 5035
2. Yes
3. I don't think I've ever noticed extended boot times.
4. Yes, desolder it. Once a cap starts to leak, it will continue to leak.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

Thanks for the reply.

Is there an option under HeXen that give you the option to boot with no DVD? Or is it "no DVD check at boot" by default?

Edited by kenzo42, 01 April 2012 - 09:20 AM.


#4 Heimdall

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

If you use X2.5035 then I'm fairly certain it has the no DVD option selected. If not then just edit E:\x2config.ini.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

I found this while doing some research:

It [x2 5035] also requires you to have a config file in the root of your E: drive. It takes time for the Xbox to boot because the HDD need to be init before reading the config file and then the flibber animation starts. You can cut the boot time by disabling the animation. I don't find that bios particularly useful because once your settings are in place, you won't change them really often.

1) So does X2 5035 take that much longer to boot?

2) When removing the Aerogel cap, should I do it at the same time as soldering for the TSOP flash? Not sure if the Ndure3.1 hotswap softmod allows me to boot with no date and time.

3) Do I just desolder and leave it empty? I read that you have to set the time everytime and can't play alot of games? Is this true?

Edited by kenzo42, 02 April 2012 - 05:16 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

1. The extended boot time isn't significant (no more than a few seconds). You can always flash a new bios if you find it to be a problem.
2. Ndure 3.1 should be fine without the cap. You can remove it now.
3. You can leave it empty. I don't have any personal experience with what happens if the clock isn't set because I use XBMC's auto clock set function (which requires internet connectivity), but it's not really an issue unless your Xbox loses power, and even then, you can just set the clock.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Thanks. I think I'm almost ready.

So if using Hexen to TSOP flash, do I still need to rebuild and remove softmod after I flash to the new bios? Or does Hexen do all of that automatically?

And if so, does Hexen also install a hacked dash after rebuild?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Your softmod will simply stop working after you flash the TSOP and you'll boot into whatever dash you specified in the config. Hexen has an option to return your files to stock and it will install a new dash for you along with the correct config file.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

I edited a copy of hexen to flash from hard disk so you dont need a dvd drive at all..
you can find it by googeling
hexen for hard disk drive not dvd

do not use it to format E though.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thanks Shambles for editing Hexen, but what is the advantage of not using a DVD drive to do TSOP flash?

Also, why should I not format E:? Is it b/c that where the dash files are?

Sorry, I'm not getting this.

Can someone give me a quick run through with Hexen with X25035 bios TSOP and no DVD? I'd really appreciate it.

Edited by kenzo42, 02 April 2012 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

well i edited it so people with a broken dvd drive like you can still flash the tsop using hexen.
you dont use it to format E because hexen for hard disk drive is On E..

the only benefit is that you dont need to borrow a dvd player.


basically.
you CAN flash the tsop without a dvd drive with it.
you CAN rebuild the C partition after a tsop flash..
You Can NOT use it to rebuild the whole hard disk,
You can not use it to upgrade a softmodded hard disk to a larger softmod hard disk..

Anything that would remove hexen from the hard disk should not be used..
hope that makes sence

Edited by shambles1980, 02 April 2012 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

How can l boot though, since I don't have a DVD drive and only a softmod? I'm confused. lols.

Edited by kenzo42, 02 April 2012 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

ftp hexen for hard disk drive to your xbox..
however if you are finding it dificult to understand then i would probably advize you borrow a dvd player and use the hexen dvd.

Edited by shambles1980, 02 April 2012 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

I think he's saying that his DVD drive is broken to the point that his system won't boot without an error, in which case the only option is to install a working DVD drive.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

So I soldered the points today. I placed Hexen disc in, chose option 3 (TSOP), and then option 3.2.

It started to copy over some files, then it says "Error copying to E:, error code 0".

It then takes me to a menu where it gives me BIOS options. I was going to choose 512kb X2 5035 for my v1.0, but chickened out because of the previous error code.

I am using the stock WD hard drive.






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