Yeah, Bucko to the rescue!
Actually, I haven't been able to boot to "Original Bios" choice under the SmartXX bios choice menu, I am able to boot to MSDashboard from EvoX.
I've tried bioses with both HDD locked, and unlocked, no change. Neither locked/unlocked allow boot to Original Bios either.
All bios options I've tried were obtained from Xbins.
I've tried updating the SmartXX OS, their website currently has v.3403. I am unable to flash this, as my chip states it's a "downgrade" from its version of 3406, and forces a reboot.
I formatted my f: via SmartXX's HDD menu initially after installing the modchip. F: is enabled, and enabling G: just reports 0 bytes free on G:
M8 1.6plus only boots to blue (MS Blue Screen of death strikes again). The only reliably booting bios I have is entitled "m8_16.bin" that I got from one of the sub directories on Xbins. What I really don't understand is why the aforementioned bios works, and the "appropriate" bioses for a 1.6B don't. What gives here?
Any help will be so very, very appreciated
Oh yeah, one last thing, Yoshi's 1.6 PLUS worked, while the non-plus does not. It doesn't read any previous data off the F:, shows an extra 13ish GB free, and still has 0 on G: . It also locks up on occasion prior to getting to EvoX.