Jul 8 2003, 11:33 AM
I'm assuming all this talk of a "kernal" means the OS Kernal, as in the core of the operating system for the Xbox.
My question is, where is the kernal located? Does it consist of a group of files, just the xboxdash.xbe, a combination of file(s) and something in the BIOS, just the BIOS, or is there another eeprom in there that holds the kernal.
My newer, modded Xbox HAS NEVER been on Xbox Live, it shows the kernal as 4034 when booted with the mod chip off (Xecuter 2.1 Pro). This system works with the Free-X exploit. This Xbox was bought with the 2 game pack (GT2002/JSRF), it is a v1.0 box.
My older, unmodded Xbox which HAS been on Xbox Live has a much higher kernal number. I have not tried the exploit with this one yet. This XBox was bought on the day of release at Bestbuy, it is a v1.0 box.
Old Xbox has a lower (3944?) BIOS number, newer Xbox has a higher BIOS number (4094?). I will edit this post and insert the correct BIOS version numbers when I get home.
After running Slayer 2.1 and using the latest Xecuter 2 BIOS, my kernal number is much, much higher, 4974 or something. The kernal number and BIOS number are identical at this point. Since these change, I'm guessing I can copy a 4034 kernal to another Xbox, I just need to know what needs to be copied.
Jul 8 2003, 03:00 PM
It's the bios, and it doesn't get copied, it gets flashed onto your TSOP.
You have to solder two points on your motherboard to make your TSOP writeable.
1.2+ Xbox's have a 256k bios, and 1.0 and 1.1's have 1MB.
The 4034 bios is 1MB, so if you can convert it to 256K and flash it on a newer Xbox and it would still work, you could do it.
I haven't seen anyone confirm this though.
Jul 9 2003, 01:55 PM
Thanks, I saw on my xbox motherboard it says 4034 Kernal. And when I boot with diffrent bios' it says a different kernal number, that would make sense. I've sense flashed my TSOP (AFTER backing it up) because Free-X is just too buggy to give to my kid and say, "Um, well it work SOMETIMES, enjoy, I gotta go..."
Jul 9 2003, 02:21 PM
|QUOTE (NeoKast @ Jul 8 2003, 05:00 PM)|
| The 4034 bios is 1MB, so if you can convert it to 256K and flash it on a newer Xbox and it would still work, you could do it. |
No, this will not work - in fact you'll probably end up with a dead box.
Do not try to flash older BIOS versions onto the TSOP of newer boxes! It's dangerous!
Jul 9 2003, 03:56 PM
Thanks Cherry. I wasn't sure.
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