QUOTE(Perplexer @ Jan 26 2007, 09:55 AM)
You won't be able to use any of the current flashing tools to flash a blank Hitachi SST chip. The flashing programs require a virgin firmware on the chip, and only patch certain sectors.
You'll need to program the blank chip in an external programmer first. Then I suppose you could use Xtreme or FW toolbox to write the Xtreme sectors, but you may as well do it all in the external programmer.
...So what you're saying is you have to initially flash the blank chip with a stock firmware first, *then* add iXtreme later? Any tuts on how to build a programmer, or where to buy a cheap one?
Would it be safer to have stock f/w on the first chip or the second?... Or would it really matter? I'm considering this mod due to how I've heard stock fw versus ixtreme is like challenge and response versus challenge and emulated response.