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Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:45 pm   
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hi...

Man, I have some kind of mental block about this bios thing. going to flash a x2.6ce chip this friday in grandson's box. I know you guy's can help me, so here it is..

darth recommended x2 5035 bios as best 4 this chip. I originally was going to use 256k m8+137 and use x2bm to make a file w/m8 & flash bios on it. 5035 is a 512k bios. not sure how to load it. will the 2.6 chip accept the 512k 5035 bios thru http or cd using just the 512k file (renamed). sw set to bank 2 ?. Will the chip retain the flashbios file on bank 1 ? I couldn't find any tut's on flashing with the 5035 bios. Also will x2ool 104 work with this bios to edit the .ini for lba48.

Next question: flashed a x3ce chip last week with 1mb 3294 thru http. box boots up to configlive. and thats as far as Ive gotten on it. (that box is for me) ran out of time to set it up. sw's were set to 1&2 on. 3&4 off. Has it retained flash bios on banks 1&2 or am I going to need to read up and put flashbios back on it. If so, can it be done thru configlive or aid disk? as to the x2.6 chip I think if you have a softmodded box you can put a chip in it and use the aid cd to flash the chip, but It's a no go on a raw chip/box right?

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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:12 am   
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Install both chips in there xbox and use the AID BIOS flash tool in the advanced settings, its that easy.

With the x3 booting to configlive you only need to tell the chip ware to find the dash xbe in the BIOS settings and your good, on on off off is the right setting for an X3 1MB flash.


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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:14 am   
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I've never used a X2 chip myself so I can't say for sure on what switches to have on and off, but it will be the same process to flash the bios as the X3. You can do it over HTTP or cd.

As for the X3 flash bios is still on it. Hold both the power button and the eject button when you turn it on and it will boot to the flash bios screen.

Don't know about the X2 since I've never used it, so I don't know if you must reflash flash bios or not.

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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 3:45 am   
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I will be doing this deed tomarrow, don't want to screw up in front of the g.s.

wess: hope i dont seem picky & you dont have "arthur" in those digits, but you got to spell it out for me... sometimes i can be on the back side of dumb ! maybe my post's are too long..(lol)

Are you saying: I can use the aid disk to flash the x2 chip with just the cromwell/flashbios on it?
Or r you saying; I can use the aid disk to put flashbios back on chip after its flashed with 5032 bios.

If you can flash the raw chip with the aid disk then, that djb guy should be cannonized. that would be tempting. But then..I wouldn't learn how the box ticked...how things "go down" so too speak. I'm after both a working xbox and an education.

Either you or darth or (politely) anyone interested.... the 512k 5032 bios will flash ok to the (1mb) x2 chip (provided the sw's are set right) Like it did with the 1024k bios on the (2mb) x3 chip ? Which I have allready flashed.

I did some more digging after I posted and found that the x3 configlive lets you set the lba 48 there. I hope the x2 5032 does the same.

Darth: you said if I hold down the buttons on x3 it willboot to flash bios if its still on the chip. Then I can back out/reboot without messing up the 3294 on the chip ? Your'e dealing with noob here guys But I'm workin on it.


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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 4:02 am   
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Ok so if you boot the xbox and see the blue 303 screen you can reboot with AID in and use it to flash the X2 or X3.

With the X2 the flash protection needs to be off and you can flash bank 1 or 2, if there is a BIOS on the bank then AID should over wright it with the new one or you can put one BIOS on bank 1 and a different BIOS on bank 2.

The 512 BIOS will work on the X2 since it will just install it twice to eat up the dead space. Wink

With the X2 you can use xboxpartitioner 1.1 to set the HDD partitions and you wont need to worry about the lba48.

most of this can be looked over in the AID guide that comes with the AID down load.


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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:43 am   
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I have read thru the aid manual a couple times lol. (lot to digest) i guess were' talking about the bios flash feature on aid ? " please only do this if you know what you are doing!!! " I didin't...

thought it meant it would load/change a bios if you already had evox on your box. didn't know it would load evox system & flash chip, not much documentation there.

So,--- understood the aid disk will flash the chip.----If the chip has flashbios v.300 or 301v. (can't remember) on it. will that work same as with 303 ? the x3chip I got had 300 or 301 on it. same vender.

understood 512k 5032 will work. either thru aid or http ect. Still dont understand about the flash bios on the chips..whether they stay there or are overwritten. but i think your saying they get overwritten.

I also think your saying i can use aid to put both the X2 bios and flashbios on chip ? As long as i can get the chip flashed thats good. I can deal with the flashbios later. seems like a lot of people recommend hasving flashbios on the chip as a back up.

The xboxpartioner thing was stareing me in the face... my head was on config live.
Hey guys... i hmbly thank you for the time. I know you have a lot of ground to cover i appreciate you spelling it out for me.


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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:18 am   
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Hey.
Just an update to let you know chip flashed ok. bnk sw set to 2, flashed bank 1 with x2 bios bank 2 retained flashbios 303. hdd formated. grandson happy.

appreciate the help! Very Happy


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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:25 am   
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Good to hear it went well! Very Happy

As for booting flash bios on the X3 you would hold down the power and eject button on the front of the xbox. That will start up flash bios.

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