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Only recently ive been looking at this manufacturing proces part where they get the kernel on the motherboard.
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look at the Modchip part.
It states that
But I do not know if this is said based on the observation mentioned or based on internal Microsoft or flextronics manufacturing personal.
Blake also said that:
So, the LPC port was used for programming? A bed of nails (pogo pins) should and probably be used to connect the write enable pins on the motherboard to enable the flash writing of the then onboard tsop.
I do not know for sure if this is posible but I rather for now asume it was. because we cant flash tsop today whne the xbox has been booted from LPC (modchip boots can only flash modchip, not the tsop, even of you remove the modchip prior to flashing)
Connecting to lpc and connecting the write enable lines using pogopins could be done, altho I dont know how they would write to flash from LPC. the MCPX doesnt allow flash write in a LPC boot right? maybe a unkown mode? anyway, pure onboard tsop writing by connecting to the tsop directly would be a pain, but posible with fine pitched pins. not sure if the board would allow that with the mcpx on the same wires.
All logic I can come up with is that MS would send their kernel to the tsop manufactorer and let them preprogram all tsops before soldering. then at the factory MS could use a bed of pogopins and a "recovery disk" to install a newer kernel if they wanted as long as the xbox booted from tsop.
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I just acquired a XBox with 128Mb and 1.4GHz (thanks to N64Freak in passing for his great work and availability).
I am very satisfied but being used to NDure and NKPatcher to play the game in ISO format,
Having a first XBox (softmod) with 2Tb and all games / homebrews in XISO format (faster FTP transfer, take less space on the hard drive ...), I will obviously want the same thing on this new console.
Apparently, the bios is "x2_4983.67.bin" but I do not have a file "x2config" on C. According to your answers, I have to flash my bios with the "ind-bios 5003.67" and then put the file configuration "ind-bios.cfg" at the root of C like this:
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Then where to find the patch? I saw in "CDROM modchip.rar" a folder "Kernel Patcher", it is this file? Where should I create it with "make_with_listing.bat"?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
use an eprom (27C2001/27C020 or bigger) or flashrom (29F020 or bigger)
connect pins 22, 24 and 31 of the eprom to GND (pin 16 of the eprom).
you might have to connect 31 to 5V (pin 32) if you are using a flashrom.
Reset is A18 on this diagram.
FOR XBOX v1.0/v1.1
The two unused points are only two additional Adress-Lines for the Chip (with which you can access everything beyong 256 kByte) ... so they are NOT needed.
FOR XBOX v1.2/v1.3 (Thanks to D-BlooD who posted this diagram on Please login or register to see this link. )
FOR XBOX v1.4/v1.5 (Thanks to pcmerc who posted this diagram on Please login or register to see this link. ) WE is the location you jump on the bottom of the board along with the other point on top that is standard on all motherboards. These are the write enable for reflashing the TSOP.
Pad 33 is also known as link to 32 in previous pinouts.