Okay so straight to the point.
I have a 1.0 xbox sitting around that was once mod chipped, with some crappy mod chip thats completely bricked. luckily its an easy to remove one, so its out and thats done.(I looked around, and found out I'd basically have to go buy a bios programmer to fix this, so I'm not even interested in fixing it)
I've been looking into TSOP flashing for a while now, and I do have the soldering skills required.
I just want to know exactly what the benefits or pros/cons are about tsop flashing. essentially what I'd -like- to do is have a switch(theres already one on the box, but I'll likely have to solder it to different points, since it was for the mod chip) and I'd like to have two options. one would be a slightly modified original bios, for example: just have the flubber animation a diff. color or something. and the second option would be that the switch goes into a more simple bios specifically for xbmc to boot. so when I power on the box, it starts almost immediately, instead of going to that animation.
the thing is, I've found so many different tutorials and opinions and whatever else, that I really dont know where to start.
I've got a soldering iron, a switch, an xbox, myself, and a softmod(which I could easily remove and put the box to factory standards if necessary)
I have no idea -what- bios images I'd use, where to get them, or anything along those lines. and I have no idea what to solder, because as I said, I've seen many different tutorials. even ones for 1.0 I've found a few that are completely different.
so if anyone wants to help me out, I'd be very grateful! and again, I'm very curious as to what other features or benefits a tsop flash could give me, so any more info would be appreciated too!