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Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:00 AM

• 2MB flash which can store a single 2MB flash or a mix of 256k,512k or 1MB BIOS
files (Possible total of seven combinations).

• Completely solder free design, using spring loaded pins and a screw, providing
fast, reliable and idiot proof installation.

• Compatible with V1.0, V1.1, V1.2 and V1.3.

• Built in programmer, for sending flash files from PC to MOD.

• Flashing operations controlled by onboard HID compliant USB controller.

• Optional connectors with pre-prepared wire, for those that wish to connect the MOD by soldering.

• Disable and Enable Switch, MOD status LED indicator and a Mini USB connector (for
flash file transfer) on an external “control panel”.

• Compatible with all third party flash files. Multi-Bios support.

• Optional Eject switch reset, requires soldering only 1 wire.

• All MODS packaged in anti-static bags for prevention of ESD damage.

• PC flash file transfer software included.

• Slick PC software G.U.I. allows easy interface to device

• Mini USB cable included.

• User support through online forums (Launching 07/2003).

• Colour coordinated PCB’s.

• High quality branded components.

*Solderless solution uses spring-loaded pins connecting to LPC
port.


Please note that the MODS are “flash free”, the user chooses and programs the flash of his choice to the mod using the in-built USB programming system and included Mini-USB cable.


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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:50 PM

New X-BIT picture
>> From xbox-wired.com:
QUOTE

Still no Official release date but they did have a updated picture for us to view. Im almost

possitive that this will be a final design view of the chip.

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Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com/
Pre-Order X-BIT: here
News-Source: xbox-wired.com
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:50 PM

X-B.I.T news
>> From dms-x-bit.com:
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We can finally announce that the confirmed release date for the X-B.I.T is September 28th 2003. We

relalise that the initial information was posted mid July, but we have spent a lot of time ensuring

that the manufacturing process assures quality products and we also spent a lot of time testing and

enhancing the PC software to make sure that it runs smoothly on the most recent PC operating

systems.

We are first to bring a fully functioning USB flashing system to the scene, together with an

unprecedented flash memory capacity which will offer greater compatibility for future BIOS

versions. The X-B.I.T has been fully tested on V1.0-V1.3 XBX's and found to function perfectly.

We are sure that users will find the PC software easy and convenient to use. The POGO solution also

improves on other manufacturers designs, by offering spiked pins to connect properly with the D0

bridge. The pin header solution and pre soldered wire solutions are available as no extra cost

option (included), for experienced installers. Initial qty's will be limited, but we will

manufacture steadily and constantly throughout the busy period to keep up with huge demand.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:51 PM

X-B.I.T 6modes for biosselection
>> DMS Team updated/edited their latest news with a picture
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of the PC-USB software to flash their modchip. From this picture we can see the different

biosselection modes the X-B.I.T will have the following : 1x2048k, 2x1024k, 2x512k 1x1024k, 2x256k

1x512k 1x1024k, 4x256k 1x1024k and 4x256k 2x512k.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:51 PM

X-B.I.T released + software/diagrams
>> The new X-B.I.T modchip has been released today.
The modchip has a 2MB flash; can be flashed on PC through USB; 3 ways to install it (solderless

(spiked pogopins), with headerpin or with wires); external disable and enable switch; MOD status

LED indicator; optional Eject switch reset (this will boot with modchip on if you press eject for

1sec, if you press eject for 3sec modchip will be disabled - requires 1 extra wire).
More info on: http://www.dms3.com/xspecs.htm

Team DMS released all installation guides:
X-B.I.T Pogo Pin Installation: http://www.dms3.com/...pin_install.htm
X-B.I.T Pin Header Installation: http://www.dms3.com/...der_install.htm
X-B.I.T Wire Installation: http://www.dms3.com/...ire_install.htm
X-B.I.T STM Power-Button Install: http://www.dms3.com/xbit_stm_power.htm

And they also released the software to flash your X-B.I.T via USB (Win32):
X-B.I.T PC-Flash Software: http://dwl.xbox-scen...flash/X-BIT.zip

You can buy the X-B.I.T here

http://www.divineo.c...ne&prod=xb-xbit (official reseller -

shipping now worlwide).

A review of the modchip will follow shortly after we received the modchip (probably later this

week).

Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
Order X-BIT 39.95GBP/57.76EUR/66.35USD: divineo.co.uk (shipping now!)
News-Source: maxconsole.com
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September 29 19:33 GMT+1

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:52 PM

X-B.I.T Bios Selection Table + news *updated*
>> After the installation guides and flashing software released yesterday, DMS Team released a

guide about the dip switches positions for the bios selection. Check it out

here[dms3.com].http://www.dms3.com/xbit_bios_selection.htm
X-B.I.T has 6 positions:
1. 1x2048k
2. 2x1024k
3. 2x512k 1x1024k
4. 2x256k 1x512k 1x1024k
5. 4x256k 1x1024
6. 4x256k 2x512k

They also updated their news (http://www.dms3.com/xnews.htm) to confirm the first batch has been

produced:
QUOTE

The first batch of X-B.I.Ts got shipped to the distributors on friday the 26th. We updated the

manuals and added a download section for the PC-Flash software. We hope that we have provided a

useful device for the XBox-scene and want to say a big "Thank you" to all the people supporting us

in the last months. Have fun!


You can see a picture of the full package here
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Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
Order X-BIT 39.95GBP/57.76EUR/66.35USD: divineo.co.uk (official reseller - shipping now!)

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September 30 11:55 GMT+1

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:52 PM

More X-B.I.T guides ...
>> Team DMS released another 3 guides for their newly released X-B.I.T modchip:
* X-B.I.T Software Manual: http://www.dms3.com/xswmanual.htm
* X-B.I.T Software Troubleshooting: http://www.dms3.com/xsw_ts.htm
* X-B.I.T Hardware Troubleshooting: http://www.dms3.com/xhw_ts.htm

Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com


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October 1 03:49 GMT+1

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:53 PM

X-B.I.T review sample arrived
>> I received the X-B.I.T today! I did not make a review yet (need to test it seriously first) ...

but here are the pictures already:

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The full package: X-BIT, external adaptor, 2 wires to connect X-BIT with adaptor, X-BIT to USB

cable, diod (for optional power-button), wire-adptor for wire-install, srew and spacer for

pogopin-install


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Close-up of X-BIT and the external adaptor



More Images:
* Close-up of X-BIT:
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The header-pin has been put directly on the motherboard.
* Close-up of pogo-pins:
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You can clearly see the difference between the normal pogopins used for the LPC points and the

spiked pogopin for "d0" (there are 2 "d0" pogopins, so the modchip works with both xbox board

designs)

Buy X-B.I.T (in stock): divineo.co.uk (official reseller)
Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:54 PM

DMS X-B.I.T review
>> After several days of testing ... here's my review of the X-B.I.T modchip:

Official DMS X-B.I.T website:
* http://www.dms-x-bit.com

Where to buy:
* divineo.co.uk (official reseller)

What's in the package:
* X-B.I.T modchip
* external adaptor with usb-connector, bios switches and enable/disable switch
* wires needed to connect X-B.I.T with external adaptor
* diod (for optional power-button support feature)
* screw and spacer (for pogopin/nosolder install)
* wire connector (for wire install)
* All packed in a static shielding bag

Pictures:
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Install the Modchip:
DMS made all the installation guides, you can find them on their website:

http://www.dms3.com/xmanuals.htm.
You have the choice between 3 install methods:

* The PogoPin/Solderless install
Most people will probably install the X-B.I.T this way ... you pay for those pogopins, so might
aswell use them.

I was surprized how easy the pogopins aligned. I don't know how they managed to do it ... is it due
the spiked pogopins (for "d0" point), is it because the board is pretty large and fits around the
corner of the IDE connector (which also causes it to be stable)? ... anyway the modchip alligns
very easily. Just put the LPC pogopins on the LPC points, and the d0 pogopin is almost automaticly
correctly alligned.

The X-B.I.T has 2 spiked "d0" pogopins, so it installs soldeless on all xbox versions till xbox
v1.4 (power and ground are disconnected on LPC on xbox v1.5 ... so it will need 2 extra wires).
There's also no stability problem with the pogo-pins, they keep good contact with the LPC points
and with d0.

I installed it on a motherboard with 'empty' LPC holes ... but I think it will also align without
too many problems on filled LPC holes (v1.0 and early v1.1 only).

* The wire install
It's a typical wire-install for a LPC modchip. The X-B.I.T comes with a wireconnector, so you don't
have to solder any wire on the modchip itself ... only on the xbox motherboard.

* The Headerpin install
Honnestly I have no idea why DMS decided to ship the X-B.I.T with a male headerpin soldered
directly on the modchip.

While the actual install method stays the same ... it takes away all advantages of the headerpin
(easy to swap/upgrade, mass flash modchips, easy to remove, ...)

For those who already installed a male-male headerpin in their xbox and don't want to solder to
upgrade to X-B.I.T, there's only 1 solution ... get a female-female headerpin block at your local
electronic shop.

If you want to solder your X-B.I.T, I suggest you use the wire-install.

* Optional En/Disable with Xbox power button.
With 2 optional solderpoints (1 on modchip, 1 on xbox motherboard) you can use the xbox power
button to enable/disable your modchip. If you press power button 1sec modchip will be enabled, if
you press power button 3sec your modchip will be disabled.

Testing:
The biggest new features on the X-B.I.T are:
- 2MB flash size
- PC flashing via USB

The PCB pogopins and ic's look very solid and of high quality.

The X-B.I.T can very easily be programmed with your PC using the USB port. You can download the
flashing software for free from http://www.dms3.com/xdownload.htm.

Because it's using USB, there will be no compatibility problem people had with LTP (parallel port)
programmers.

Also the modchip must not be installed to be programmed - it gets power from the USB. Their
software is fully grafical and very easy to use.

Programming/Erasing itself is alot slower then I expected using USB ... but Team DMS explained why
the flash speed is so slow here (because they use unshielded wires).
http://www.dms3.com/xfaq.htm

Xbox booted with the expected bios from the first try.
Bios swithching also worked correctly (1-3 switch on the exterenal adaptor). The bios selection is
explained here. http://www.dms3.com/...s_selection.htm

The 4th switch is the enable/disabled switch (they call it 'Stealth-Mode'). You have the choice
between these bios split-ups:
1. 1x2048k
2. 2x1024k
3. 2x512k 1x1024k
4. 2x256k 1x512k 1x1024k
5. 4x256k 1x1024
6. 4x256k 2x512k

On the external adaptor (that should be placed on the backside of the Xbox) there's a small led
that shows if your modchip is enabled or not ... very useful to check before you go on xlive.

The X-B.I.T allows flashing directly from the Xbox software as far as I know, but so far no xbox
program has support for the 2mb of the X-B.I.T. A new or updated (evo-x for example) program will
probably be released sooner or later. I tried to add the correct flash-line in the latest evo-x ...
but the program hang when I tried to flash ... I guess it doesn't like the 2mb file yet.

One feature missing is the 'flash protection' (there's a 'seal' on the X-B.I.T, but you have to
remove it to install the X-B.I.T ... so once installed your X-B.I.T is always flashable). But so
far MS has never tried to flash the bios ... and even if they did - you can always reflash your

X-B.I.T via USB. So this feature is certainly not essential.

POSITIVE:
+ 2MByte flash size
+ 6 different bios split-ups possible and upto 6 different bioses on chip.
+ PC flashing via USB (no compatibility problems)
+ High quality PCB board
+ External adaptor with bios selector and en/disable switch+led
+ 3 ways to install it - you can choose
+ Pogopin/soldeless install: aligns very easily and stable
+ Wire-install: using connector so no need to solder on modchip
+ Optional en/disable with power-button

NEGATIVE:
- Very slow USB flashing/erasing
- HeaderPin install: Male headerpin soldered directly on X-B.I.T motherboard
- No flash disable (but you can flash via USB ... so it's really no must-have feature)
- Bug in flash software if you put window to background (will be solved soon)
- Can't flash directly with Xbox software yet (needs update of evo-x probably).

Feel free to post your questions/remarks/reviews about the X-B.I.T on our forums

http://forums.xbox-s...php?act=SF&f=49

Posted by:: XanTium
October 9 15:52 GMT+1

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:56 PM

X-B.I.T PC-Flash software problems on WindowsXP with NEC chipset
>> From www.dms3.com/xnews.htm:
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We got informed that a few people have problems using the X.B.I.T PC-Flash software on systems

running Windows®XP.

It took a while to investigate that problem but we think we have found the reason now:
We have tested the PC-Flash software together with the X-B.I.T hardware successfully on several PCs

running Windows®XP. We can confirm that the problem is not only caused by the operation system

itself. The error occurs when using Windows®XP together with a certain "NEC" chipset on your

PC-mainboard. However this is a problem which is very difficult to track down since we can not test

the software on all the different combinations of operation systems and chipsets out there. Due to

the large number of different chipset manufacturers it might turn out that there is another

combination of Windows®XP and a chipset which could cause similar issues.

We tracked down the problem and we will have a patch ready for you latest on monday the 13th.

Unfortunately we will have to reprogram the USB-controller of the X-B.I.T if you are using

Windows®XP together with a chipset which is causing the PC-Flash software to lock up. If that is

the case please send back your X-B.I.T to your supplier, we will reprogram/exchange all devices

quickly. We are sorry for the inconvenience but please be aware that we designed our product

according to the official USB standards and that the problem is not caused by us however some PC

hardware manufacturers do not go inline with those standards.

If you are using Windows®XP and if you have problems with the PC-Flash software please let us know

the type of chipset and PC-mainboard you are using. Rest assured that we will offer support through

our distributors and reslove all issues.


Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com/
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October 10 00:10 GMT+1

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:57 PM

More X-B.I.T tutorials
>> Team DMS has added a new tutorial for their X-B.I.T modchip.
X-B.I.T Stealth Mode & LED Explanation: http://www.dms3.com/xbit_stm_led.htm

Also note that these guides have been updated the last few days:
X-B.I.T Software Troubleshooting: http://www.dms3.com/xsw_ts.htm
X-B.I.T Hardware Troubleshooting: http://www.dms3.com/xhw_ts.htm

Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:58 PM

New X-B.I.T stocks delayed
>> From dms3.com:
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Due to an unexpected defect of components we are forced to delay the production of the new X-B.I.T

stocks to the end of December 2003. Unfortunately this defect was unpredictable. We apologize for

the inconvenience and try to get stuff resolved as good and fast as possible.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:58 PM

X-BIT in production again + new guides for xbox v1.5
>> From dms3.com:
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The second wave of shipments started at the beginning of this week. We would like to thank all the

people waiting so long for their shipments. Thanks for your patience and your understanding. We

also updated the manuals section with the v1.5 alternative solder points for 5V and GND.

Unfortunately the v1.5 consoles cannot be modified without soldering at the moment but we already

designed a cable which can be plugged onto the existing X-BIT mainboard. The cable will be ready

for delievery in a few weeks and will get bundled with future shipments. The cable will be

compatible with the current X-BIT version.


New Manuals: http://www.dms3.com/xmanuals.htm
Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
Order X-BIT: Divineo USA/CAN - Divineo Europe
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January 14 04:24 GMT+1

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 09:11 PM

X-B.I.T and Xbox v1.5 news
>> From dms3.com: http://www.dms3.com/xnews.htm
QUOTE

After finally receiving a v1.5 console we can now confirm that the X-B.I.T can be installed on v1.5 consoles without soldering. We are sorry for the misinformation in the foregoing news post. We actually never had a v1.5 console in our hands, we were only relying on information from the public. The LPC port on the v1.5 consoles is no longer providing GND and 3v3. This is why other modchips need to be connected to the according points on the mainboard by soldering or using special adapters. The X-B.I.T is operating with a 5v supply voltage which is still available on the LPC port. The GND connection gets established by screwing the X-B.I.T on the board. Please ensure that you only use the bundled screw and spacer.

We can therefore confirm that the X-B.I.T is a completely solderless solution for v1.0 - v1.5 consoles as it is from the first day of it's release. No additional cables or adapters are needed. We removed the misleading information from the former posts.


Official Site: http://www.dms-x-bit.com
Buy X-B.I.T:
divineo USA/CAN: http://www.divineo.c...ne&prod=xb-xbit
divineo Europe: http://www.divineo.c...ne&prod=xb-xbit
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:57 PM

DMS Technologies announces X-B.I.T v1.5
>> From dms3.com: http://www.dms3.com/...te.pl?page=news
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DMS Technologies announce the arrival of the X-B.I.T V1.5 with enhanced features and amazing value for money:
* Compatible with XBX V1.0- V1.5 and separate adpater will be sold for the XBX 1.6. XBX 1.6 will require only 9 wires to be soldered!
* High security and quality Actel FPGA design.
* Higher speed USB data transfer connection via the integrated MCU.
* Solderless pogo pin installation on V1.0-V1.5 or only 9 wires to solder for XBX 1.6 with optional adapter. (Sold separately).
* Improved power and Ground connection on V1.5 XBX's.
* 2MB flash memory for Multi Bios.
* Dip switch bank select
* Choice of soldering methods, either with 11 wire loom or pin header.
* Updated PC flashing software.
* High quality components and each X-B.I.T V1.5 delivered in an ESD bag for static damage prevention.
* USB cable included.

Stocks are ready to ship now to resellers.

The PC flash software is now available in the Downloads section. The V1.5 software can only be used on X-B.I.T V1.5, it cannot be used on the 1.0 Hardware. There are four different builds of the software for different versions of Windows ®, please download the version which corresponds to your Windows software.

The soldering of the pin header and wires installation remains unchanged. For the pogo installation on XBX V1.5 we now use a more stable power and GND through a specially designed cable. This must be connected in order to obtain Power and GND. We will upload the connection picture/instructions over the next few days.


Download X-B.I.T v1.5 PC flash software:
WinXP - http://dwl.xbox-scen...XBIT15winxp.exe
Win2k - http://dwl.xbox-scen...XBIT15win2k.exe
WinME - http://dwl.xbox-scen...XBIT15winme.exe
Win98 - http://dwl.xbox-scen...xbit15win98.exe
Official Site: http://www.dms3.com
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