Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Hnrix

Flash Duox2 Lite

Recommended Posts

Hi.

I just got an 1.6 Xbox with a DuoX2 Lite modchip.

Can someone tell me how i can identify the bios flashed to the chip?

And can i flash any bios to the chip with Hexen 2017?

I bought the Xbox 10 yrs ago, so i am wondered if there would be any advantages for updating the bios to a newer one than the one thats on there now?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im pretty sure that the flash menu in hexen lists the current bios (top right corner). i cant help with pros/cons of newer bios. ive ever tried any other than evoxm8+ on 1.6

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the Hexen Flash menu it says Unknown. Could you tell me if my installed games disappears if i flash the bios and format the c: drive to install unleash x dash?

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Hnrix said:

In the Hexen Flash menu it says Unknown. Could you tell me if my installed games disappears if i flash the bios and format the c: drive to install unleash x dash?

Please login or register to see this attachment.

interesting. 
i wont advise you do anything until we dissect this a little further. at work. will follow-up if noone has later on. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok. I wont do anything for now.

I am newb to xbox modding, so i only want to flash and reinstall to learn something. But the only thing i figured out for myself is that i have a duox2 lite chip installed :P

Thank you for your help wikati.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BIOS is unknown as there's NO MD5 hash in the config file to ID it (one has to know which BIOS they were working with and keep track of the MD5 hash and add it after making changes to the official BIOS release).  But, as the Kernel is 1.00.5838.01 then it's an M8plus BIOS [update: or M8] (or stock MS BIOS - but as it's running unsigned code can't be so M8plus it must be).  The latest BIOS available for a v1.6 Xbox.  There have not been any newer BIOS releases.

Evox M8plus based on MS 5838 Kernel.  They should have changed the version number a bit but no. 

Update: May be Evox M8 as it too is based on MS kernel 5838.

Only other BIOS that will work on a v1.6 is the X2 5035 16 version (512KB in size). If the Duox2 Lite has a 512k Bank you could try it. It's configuration is read from a file e:\x2config.ini.  Edit the file and you can change flubber and logo colors without needing to reflash the BIOS.

Edited by KaosEngineer
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so if you're gonna use m8plus (easiest way to get started with your next step)
installing unleash x,
im assuming you dont have an absolute requirement to format C?

I recently changed dash boards and this is what i did
figure out which shortcut on C is booting the dash.
i actually made a mistake on my first shortcut and used hexen to get the ftp back so i could swap back the good shortcut

XBE MAKER Please login or register to see this link.
i put my unleashx folder in root of E: (just a preference)
then I......
IN XBE MAKER
Target Path: your path would be "E:\unleashx\default.xbe

then touch nothing else. if you change other stuff it doesnt work. i dont know why, this program may be outdated.... I DONT KNOW
save the XBE file as the same name as the shortcut in C: thats booting your current dash.....

(reccomended you back up the original shortcut in C: before doing this next step.... just copy your whole C: to a safe spot)

So, for instance. my last one was named evoxdash.xbe
i renamed the new shortcut built with shortcut maker evoxdash.xbe and ftp'd it to the xbox replacing the old one in C:...

the way i understand it is; once you've told the shortcut what to point to (the executable file of unleashx)
then it is able to show the xbox on boot which executable to boot

the old one was pointing to your old dash, and the new one points to unleashx


just be careful about backing things up and dont panic if you make a mistake.
with the chip and the hexen disc you are usually in good shape.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No need to format C:\ to install UnleashX dashboard.

What size is the evoxdash.xbe file in C:\?

~64KB it's a short cut as Wikati mentioned above.

>1MB it's the actual Evox dashboard executable.

Most modified BIOS's have a boot order for the dashboards they try to run at startup.

Evox M8plus official release boot order:

1. evoxdash.xbe
2. avaDash.xbe
3. nexGen.xbe

If the first doesn't exist the next is tried, IIRC if all fail, xboxdash.xbe (stock MS dashboard) runs.

Edited by KaosEngineer
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to the both of you for all your help.

I was lokking at my hdd when i cleaned the xbox earlier today and i dropped it so it died, So i popped in a new (old) 200gb ide drive and did a full hdd rebuild with hexen. Worked perfectly. As for the bios, i came to the conclusion i should not mess with something that is working..

 Again, thank you for your help.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Gallantinus
      I got a used modded xbox today. As I am stupid, instead of reading much into it, I tried to update from Evox m7 to m8 plus. In the update zip I downloaded, there was not only the M8 bios, but also a file called flashbios_v303.bin. I thought that would be the right file to flash, so I did.
      It seems like the bios is not compatible with my mod chip. While I am able to boot and select a file to flash from the HDD (I tried to flash an old file), it just gives me the error "Unkown flash! Halting".
      Is there anyway to make flashbios write onto my modchip so I have a working bios again?
    • By JaKSLaP
      Hi;
       
      i would like to flash a 1mb bios to my 1.1 xbox. I downloaded truhexen disc and it only allows the option for xecuter modchips. 
      The modchip i have is unknown. Could someone please assist?
    • By nabilrezki
      Hi guys, i just bought a softmoded xbox with a 250gb HDD in it, works well but it's a PAL Xbox, wich mean that i don't have HD options, and it's just unwatchable on my 4k Sony TV, who by the way doesn't have component ports, only RCA and HDMI, i'm stuck with the unfindable and expensive HD LINK by Pound, but lucky me, i found a similar cable converter on Amazon for 25€, even with bad reviews i have no choices but to order it and test it.
      So i solder the points for the TSOP, and also removed the clock capacitor, burned a Hexen DVD (the 2018 one) , launched it, choose the suitable flashing option for my Winbound 1.4 motherboard, and tried to flash the bios, BUT : i have a non official controller! And as i'm sure you know, gentoox is not capable of recognizing no names controller, but only the official one, and of course : i don't have one  (but order one on Rakuten), i tried multiple time with every bios that was on the DVD (only the windbounds one of course), but gentoox just don't like cheap controllers no matter how fast i press on the D-Pad
      Now that you have the context, here's my question : Is there any way to flash the custom bios without the gentoox tool ?
      I know that we can do it with Unleashx (or Evox i don't remember), but i can't find the bios anywhere (just don't know where to look too besides googling it), and even if i find one, i'm not sure where to put it exactly or if it's safe to do anything without Hexen or Xblast.
      Thanks in advance 
      (and i'm french by the way, so i'm sorry for my poor english)
      Regards
      Nabil

Board Life Status


Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.