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#1 light_in_tunel

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hi all,

In order to fully enjoy my 500GB HDD without data corruption I was told to format it with 32K clusters (something like that) using XBpartitioner. However, when I run it I get a warning:

"LBA48 info not found! Custom partitions will not work with this Bios! Update your Bios to one which supports at least LBA48 version 2. "

Can someone help me on this task? I'm afraid to fry my adorable box!

I think i have an Aladdin chip - at least it looks like this one: http://aladdin-chip..../AladdinXT .jpg
(don't know which one though...)
If is of any use i found out my BIOS is Xecuter2 4983.86 using BIOS Checker for Xbox.

I also have an AID disc - if that's useful. I've also got to know about HeXen but the DVD and CD that I've burned didn't work out for some unknown reason...

Thanks in advance

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:53 AM

Hi i would definatly use hexen for a aladin chip.
it should be a 256k bios. you would need to know your xbox verison as well..
1.0-1.5 I would probably use IND or M8+ bios.
but on a 1.6 i would really only use the m8+ bios for 1.6 xboxes.
all these bioses are on the hexen disk. You need to burn it to dvd-r "not cd" at the slowest speed you can.

It will take a while to fully boot "so give it a few minuets before you day it did not boot"

Its a simple matter of going to tsop/chipped tools.
"non winbond flash" then select your xbox version and finally chose a 256k bios. and wait for it to restart your computer.
All the bioses on hexen will have lba 48 support. but the m8+ bios would need to be edited if you ever wanted to remove the dvd drive.
the ind bios will nativly work without a dvd player installed. and is easy to configure. so probably the better bios if you can use it "1.0-1.5" xbox.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(shambles1980 @ Aug 25 2012, 01:53 AM) View Post

Hi i would definatly use hexen for a aladin chip.
it should be a 256k bios. you would need to know your xbox verison as well..
1.0-1.5 I would probably use IND or M8+ bios.
but on a 1.6 i would really only use the m8+ bios for 1.6 xboxes.
all these bioses are on the hexen disk. You need to burn it to dvd-r "not cd" at the slowest speed you can.

It will take a while to fully boot "so give it a few minuets before you day it did not boot"

Its a simple matter of going to tsop/chipped tools.
"non winbond flash" then select your xbox version and finally chose a 256k bios. and wait for it to restart your computer.
All the bioses on hexen will have lba 48 support. but the m8+ bios would need to be edited if you ever wanted to remove the dvd drive.
the ind bios will nativly work without a dvd player installed. and is easy to configure. so probably the better bios if you can use it "1.0-1.5" xbox.


Thanks for you reply!

i've used Slayer's Rescue Disc to flash uning one of the stated bios, however I got this error:

"Manufacturers ID09 Device ID00
!!Flash not Writeable!!"


Any idea?

Thanks in advance



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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

aladdin chips should be writable when wired as always on.

however i don't know how yours is wired. if you can you could try soldering the BT wire to a ground point this can be a screw hole. or pin 2 on the lpc.

again however I would recommend using hexen. the bios flashing utility in hexen is pretty user friendly.
the bioses are nice with good lba support. "other disks may have bioses that you really don't need to be using"

so check where bt is wired to.. and try using hexen.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

here you have a couple of pictures. Does this help?

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I've tried so many discs that i can't recall if I've tried HeXen. Will do it later when I get home.



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:03 AM

hold the popwer button in for more than 2 seconds when you turn the xbox on.
that should make it flashable
"thats provided bt is wired to where i think its wired up to from the pic"

Edited by shambles1980, 31 August 2012 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

QUOTE(shambles1980 @ Aug 31 2012, 04:03 AM) View Post

hold the popwer button in for more than 2 seconds when you turn the xbox on.
that should make it flashable
"thats provided bt is wired to where i think its wired up to from the pic"

But that's how I always do it. if i just press it normally I get error 05 - hDD I guess

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE(light_in_tunel @ Aug 31 2012, 10:59 AM) View Post

But that's how I always do it. if i just press it normally I get error 05 - hDD I guess

normal press = stock bios "error 5 is because hard disk is not locked. you may want to lock it"
1 second press = boot frpom chip. "flash protected"
2 second or longer = boot from chip not flash protected "this should let you flash the chip"

At least thats how it should be..

like i said though if you strap bt to ground it will always be on and flashable. however your chip seems to have been wired in a prety strange way "directly to the bios chip" when really it should have been solderd to solder pads..

any way Hold the power button down for for longer then try.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE(shambles1980 @ Aug 31 2012, 07:40 PM) View Post

normal press = stock bios "error 5 is because hard disk is not locked. you may want to lock it"
1 second press = boot frpom chip. "flash protected"
2 second or longer = boot from chip not flash protected "this should let you flash the chip"

At least thats how it should be..

like i said though if you strap bt to ground it will always be on and flashable. however your chip seems to have been wired in a prety strange way "directly to the bios chip" when really it should have been solderd to solder pads..

any way Hold the power button down for for longer then try.


No luck here... Randomly thats how I usually turn my box on. I've tried again today pressing it even longer and no luck. 10s and longer and the same result...

Any idea?


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

all i can say is..

solder the BT wire to a screw hole on the mother board so the chip is always on. that way you eliminate any variables of the boot process...

Bt wire is the long one that goes down to near where the controllers plug in..
if you cut that wire with scisors then solder it so its connected to a screw hole the chip will always be on... and you wont have to hold the button down to use it..

but any way..

this is the best ic an offer other wise.

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