Symptoms: After clicking Lite-On Erase in JungleFlasher and cycling the power the drive will only ever get a status of 0x80 and/or 0xF2.
Solution: I have discovered a way to get these pesky Lite-on driver to recognize properly in JungleFlasher and allow the firmware to be written while still in the Windows operating environment. I have only ever had this problem with the 74850C model drives but it may happen to other drives as well and this should solve the problem in most cases. I'm pretty sure this issue only happens with nForce 3 and VIA IDE drivers. If you have either I advise you to remove the drivers and use the windows generic ones. I realize this can usually be fixed with DOSFlash or iPrep using a bootable DOS floppy or USB flash drive but not everyone has that option.
You should already have your dummy.bin file at this point or at the very least your key.bin serial.bin inquiry.bin and identity.bin. (DummyGen button under the DVDKey32 tab will allow you to generate the dummy.bin)
First you will need to download DOSFlash 1.8 from the usual places.
1. Open jungleflasher (if your bin files are already in the backups folder enter that folder name in the first dialog box) and on the FirmwareTool32 tab, click on Open Source Firmware, browse to the backup folder under JungleFlashwer, where the dummy.bin for this drive is located, and open it.
2. JF will automatically load iXtreme LT v1.1 and patch all the necessary info. Once you verify everything looks ok, click on Save to File and save your hacked firmware (Lite_CFW.bin) in the default folder.
3. Hook up the power and sata cables to the drive and power it on. At this point, it will not matter if the tray is half open, since the chip is already erased. It is just not being detected properly by JF.
4. Go to the MTK Flash 32 tab and click on Lite-On-Erase (if it goes to status 0x72 then click on Write cuz you just got lucky!)
5. Close JungleFlasher and open up either DOSFlash32 or DOSFlash64 depending if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. Choose LiteOn Erase next to Flashing Task and then click on the LiteOn Erase button at the bottom just to be sure it was fully erased. (If the next step didn't work the first time skip to the alternate steps at the end now)
6. Choose Write next to Flashing Task and click on Write Flash at the bottom. Browse to where you saved Lite_CFW.bin and open it.
7. Once the flash has been written and verified you can close DOSFlash and click on Yes.
8. Your drive should now be working! Go test it out.
If it still refuses to flash, go back to step 5 and get it into status 0x72 again, but instead of going to step 6:
1. Open task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete, click on the Processes tab, find DOSFlash32.exe or DOSFlash64.exe in the list and right-click on it and press End Task. Confirm that you want to end the process. (This allows the portio drive to stay loaded in memory and leaves the drive in status 0x72)
2. Open JungleFlasher and type in the folder name you used earlier. Click on Open Source Firmware and open your dummy.bin or you can click on Open Target Firmware and open the Lite_CFW.bin file you created earlier. Either will achieve the same result.
3. Click on the MTK Flash 32 tab, do not try to detect the drive or click any other button!!
4. Click on Write and your hacked firmware will be written to the drive. Congrats and enjoy your newly resurrected Lite-On!
Maybe this could be added into the main post. Hopefully Team Jungle will come by this and figure out whats causing this issue by breaking down whats happening here on a software level. (I'm sure many of you will point them to this post) It obviously has something to do with the way JF polls the drive for the flash chips status. DOSFlash must do this differently. Also worth mentioning is the fact that you could probably avoid this issue all together by just using DOSFlash instead, but I really like what Team Jungle have put together with JF. Thanks to all those involved for making this scene and this workaround possible, especially Xbox-Scene.com!
Yes I know this is my first post. I always seem to figure things out on my own or find the answer I'm looking for right here at X-S.
Edit: I just noticed that gazasexpot pretty much summed this up right above. Oh well, I'm sure many will still find this useful...This post has been edited by neildmd: Mar 23 2010, 07:24 AM