I cannot flash my TSOP atm, but if anyone has a v1.4 to _play_ with - it would be interesting to see if x2_4972_final_v1.1_256k boots from the TSOP. (Judging from Ubergeeks testing with the original bios not booting from LPC, that's not worth testing). Do note, if you flash your working v1.4 with anything but the original bios it might stop working. Only do this if you know you can reprogram it again.
The reason for testing 4972 is that it does not use the "multi-version" hack [sorry I honestly don't remember the actual naming, and xboxhacker.net is down and so the thread with all the v1.1-hack info].
Thanks stealth for pointing out that softmods should still work - yes - I fully agree.
Chamrock: 100% match between 5101 and the bios in the 1.4 proves the RC4 is the same - does it not? You don't need a DV-cam to post the date and serialnumber
Paulb: The motherboard in the v1.4 looks exactly like a v1.3 - no changes to the naked eye except Thomson dvdrom (since aug 2002 all xboxes in Europe has had Philips or Samsung). [edit: see post below about Focus videochip] This post has been edited by Troed: Sep 12 2003, 07:43 PM