Jun 25 2005, 08:24 AM
OK, before you start flaming me please read my whole post. I have done alot of research, read every tutorial I could find, and I still have one question. I do not need a how-to, or someone to hold my hand, I just need a simple yes or no answer. I have found a way, through someone's tutorial, to mod my xbox (v1.0) so that I can have the TSOP split in two by a switch. On the last half is the standard MS BIOS, and I wish to put an x2 bios on the first half. Switching between these two memory 'banks' is done by external switch. Here is my question: can I flash a 512KB bin on the first half of the chip, such as a x2 50** BIOS (or more specificlly, will it work if I do do this).
Jun 25 2005, 08:33 AM
Yes, it will work. Just make sure you use a x2 bios (like x2 50xx) and not a x3 bios (they will only work on x3 hardware).
Jun 25 2005, 08:38 AM
thanks! that was fast, and exactly what I needed!
Jun 25 2005, 06:15 PM
and make sure you use a SPDT switch hooked up like the TSOP split pic in my sig (older methods wont work with the bios you want to use)
Jun 26 2005, 08:41 PM
Ok,got through most of it. I wired everything correctly (thx for the pic LV) but when I had splintercell load the saved game, it didn't work the first many times. I was transfering the files to a friend's xbox, then using a memory card to put them on mine. The org file wouldn't fit, so I slimmed it down, and finally got everything to work until... I tried to flash the bios through evox. It froze at around 1/4 of the way. Now I was smart enough not to have lost my MS Dash, but I can't get it to flash correctly. I do have the switch set to switch between Ground, 3.3v, and a19, and it works correctly (like I said I can still boot into MS Dash). But when I try to flash the bios, it always freezes. Any ideas? Someone said raincoat, but I'm under the impression that raincoat only works with Winbond TSOPs.
Jun 26 2005, 08:53 PM
raincoat works with all TSOPs, it just has to be used with winbonds since evox cant do winbods, so give it a whirl and see what comes up
try getting a new copy of your bios too, and resolder the write enable points
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