FlashBIOS v3.03 Tutorial (Rev 1.00) - Flash Via HTTP

1. Flash Via HTTP
2. Flash Via Hard Drive
3. Flash Via Disc
4. How To Create a Dummy File for a FlashBIOS Compliant CD or DVD
5. How To Create a FlashBIOS Compliant CD
6. How To Create a FlashBIOS Compliant DVD

FIRST STEP IS TO MAKE SURE THE MOD IS IN 1MB FLASHING MODE. IF YOU HAVE THE SWITCH CONNECTED THEN YOU NEED TO SET THE SWITCHES TO "ON ON OFF OFF OFF" THIS WILL FLASH THE X3 BIOS TO THE FIRST 1MB PART OF THE X3's 2MB FLASH ROM. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE SWITCHES CONNECTED THE X3 WILL DEFAULT TO THE FIRST 1MB ANYWAY. MAKE SURE THE FLASH PROTECT SWITCH ON THE X3 IS SET TO DISABLED.

Of course you must have your Xbox connected to your PC's network to use this function. There are many tutorials on xbox-scene.com on how to do this - all you need is a crossover cable network cable if connecting direct to your pc or a standard network cable if you are plugging into a hub or router. If you have any problems just make sure any firewall is disabled. If DHCP doesn't work static ip should work fine (static IP is always 192.168.0.99). Don't forget to make sure your flash protection is disabled before continuing !



Select Enable Network Flashing.
 


The TCP/IP protocol is now initialized. This process will take no more than 60
seconds to scan for a DHCP assigned IP address. Obviously make a note
of whatever address you are assigned and then skip the next step.
 


If a DHCP assigned IP address cannot be found then you are assigned a static
IP address (always 192.168.0.99)
 


Open up Internet Explorer (may or may not work in Firefox) and type in the IP
address that you have been assigned e.g. http://192.168.0.99. If your network
is working correctly you will see this screen. All you need to do is make sure you
have the bios you wish to upload and that your X3 switches are set to 1mb mode
(this can also be achieved by not connected the switch at all - default is 1MB Banks 1234)
Everything is explained on screen. For this example we have selected X3 1959 Bios.
 


Now select upload and flash.
 


Now you need to check your TV screen to see if everything is going smoothly.
 


This is what happens if your X3 has its flash protection enabled. You wont
be able to update anything at this stage. You need to make sure the flash
protection is set to off on the mod and on the switch if you have it connected.
You will need to start over from the beginning.

 


As you can see the 1MB (1024k) Bios has been grabbed from the network,
the X3 2MB (2048k) Flash Rom has been detected and things are progressing
nicely. The yellow bar = ERASING.
 


Superb we are almost there. The green bar = FLASHING.
 


The Flash has now completed. The Xbox will now turn off automatically.
Now turn it back on again yourself (quick press power button so X3 Logo
on switch is BLUE).
 


Success! Enjoy Your new Xbox adventure.