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flashing of BenQ confirmed

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by hoddey, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. hoddey

    hoddey Regular member

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    (2007-10-16) 100% software-based flashing of BenQ confirmed! | iXtreme BenQ internal beta testing this coming weekend

    according to #fw on efnet Benq software flashing now do able. Cant wait for more info
     
  2. Rozilla

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    Cant Wait to see this happen too. Some really smart people out there.
     
  3. budro

    budro Regular member

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    Great post. Great information. Hope this turns out to be true.
     
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    Nothing happend... :-(
     
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    so do they have the official date to when the test will be done?
     
  6. JLF24

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    yep the software is out... its already tested. DosFlash1.3 Beta. you can dump your original FW and get the key but there is no hacked FW out for the BENQ yet... so basically you can dump your fw but can't flash it yet... the hacked fw should be out within a few weeks for the BENQ... yeah!! also many people have reported today that they were able to dump their original FW off the BENQ...

     
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  7. theridges

    theridges Guest

    here is the file from xbox-scene and xbins


    DosFlash V1.3 Beta - Full Software Based BenQ Flashing
    >> As of right now, only nforce and VIA chipsets are supported in 100% software read/write of the BenQ drive with DosFlash(info). Success varies dependent upon which motherboard you have (intel (ICH) seems to be problematic combined with VIA)

    - BenQ optimization in unlocking the flash chip, it should now be possible to read/write/erase the flash without any soldering or wire tricks, the drive is polled for the correct mtk unlocking status after power on, this only works for VIA cards and NForce boards atm
    - DosFlash32 has one additional parameter, if you start it with the parameter "EnableDrives" all the DVD-ROMs are enabled in device manager after flashing, this could give BSOD on some systems, therefor you need to create a DosFlash32 link and add that parameter manual to use it
    - DosFlash16 has one additional parameter "Send ATAPI Device Reset" in manual mode, this could give better chances for soft flashing on some VIA - motherboard combinations
    - better support of Intel chipsets, drives can now be flashed if the controller is not set to native mode in the BIOS
    - the following controller list includes vendor and device IDs that are hardcoded to identify the controller type (IDE or SATA), this is needed if the BIOS uses IDE ports like 0x01F0 or 0x0170 as SATA and not as IDE channels, this list is NOT related to soft flashing

    NOTE: This is a *BETA*. It is being released to help fix any problems within the program, and to hopefully increase compatibility. Your *constructive* feedback is wanted! So please post in either the XBH or the X-S threads below with your success/failure and specific steps. Use at your own risk!!!

    Also, there is NO 'xtreme' firmwares for this drive yet, so as of right now this tool is only useful for getting your key, and using a different drive as a replacement. ixtreme for benq is nearly complete, and in testing stages. No ETA given for release.

    Official Site: XBH Forums
    Download: here
    News-Source: xbins.org
    Discuss this news item on our forums: forums.xbox-scene.com
     
  8. ArmyMedic

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    Well I'll be ******!

    I have an nforce mobo and I have just bought the VIA SATA PCI card too just in case I ever do a Samsung/Toshiba so I am a happy bunny. Come to think of it, I have an nforce SATA port on the front so I hope this is true. My nephew can't wait for me to flash his BenQ when it is possible.

    A guy I spoke to about it said that soldering won't be necessary either. Does anyone know if this is true?

     
  9. theridges

    theridges Guest

    yea soldering isn't necessary anymore.
     
  10. ArmyMedic

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    "yea soldering isn't necessary anymore"

    Cool!
     

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