X3 Installed, now what do I do?? (Q&A)

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Martin C

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I'm writing this as I've seen a surge of posts from people not really understanding what the next step is once you have the FlashBIOS on screen.

Q: I can see a FlashBIOS screen - what is FlashBIOS?
A: FlashBIOS is a legal BIOS which gives you the ability to flash another BIOS to it. It cannot boot backups, imports or homebrew software.

Q: I'm booting FlashBIOS 3.0.1 - do I need to update it to 3.0.3?
A: No. There is no advantage in doing this. You will still be left with FlashBIOS.

Q: I've just flashed FlashBIOS 3.0.1 to my chip. It flashes fine but then when I reboot, it looks the same.
A: You just flashed your chip with another copy of FlashBIOS - nothing has changed, therefore nothing's different.

Q: Ok - what am I supposed to flash to the chip?
A: A hacked BIOS. They are illegal which is why you won't find one on this site. Go to #xbins on EFNet and you'll see how to access the #xbins FTP Server.

Q: There are loads to choose from - which one is best for me?
A: Since you have an X3, flash the latest X3 BIOS if you have a 1.0-1.5 and the v16plus version of the latest BIOS if you have a 1.6/1.6b.

Q: Ok I downloaded the Correct BIOS, but it's a .RAR file - what do I do with this?
A: It's a compressed WinRAR file - download and install WinRAR on your PC to extract it. Once extracted, you'll see the correct files needed.

Q: What should I set the bank switches to?
A: Boot your FlashBIOS. Once booted, set the switches to on on off off off (1MB 1234) to flash the 1st 1MB Bank. You need to select a 1MB Bank as the X3 BIOS is a 1MB BIOS (duh ;)).

Q: I flashed it and it boots with the Xecuter Rox my box logo - I only see the MS Dashboard. Where's the X3 Config Live?
A: Hold the white button down during bootup.

Q: Do I need to use the EVOX bios to run EVOX Dashboard?
A: No, the X3 Bios does everything the EVOX bios will do plus substantially more. If you have an X3, you should be using the X3 designed BIOS

I will add to this as time progresses.....

Martin
 

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Martin C what is that linux window open that tells mewhat my ip and brouser is what is the program called or did u wirte it
 

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what bios did you flash the chip with and what did you set your switches to? can you boot to the MS dash or the bios screen if you reboot?
 

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cgtx32 said:
Q: I flashed it and it boots with a blank screen, is there something wrong?
In the SAME LIST as this Q&A there's a post called

"Blank Screen After Flash X3 - SOLDER LPC 13 & 14 CORRECT"

Did you read it??

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i need help.. my Xbox is 1.6 and my chip is X3CE.. when i turn on my Xbox it went to the blue screen said FlashBIOS 3.0.1.

Now do i have to d/l another flashbios?
 
aznmask said:
i need help.. my Xbox is 1.6 and my chip is X3CE.. when i turn on my Xbox it went to the blue screen said FlashBIOS 3.0.1.

Now do i have to d/l another flashbios?
No, now you install the X3 BIOS.
 
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aznmask said:
i need help.. my Xbox is 1.6 and my chip is X3CE.. when i turn on my Xbox it went to the blue screen said FlashBIOS 3.0.1.

Now do i have to d/l another flashbios?
You have gotta be kidding me :mad:

Q: I'm booting FlashBIOS 3.0.1 - do I need to update it to 3.0.3?
A: No. FlashBIOS is a legal BIOS which gives you the ability to flash another BIOS to it.
This is the FIRST entry in my sticky above. The next three Q&A answer your question completely.

You wonder why people get pissed off - you didn't even bother to read the Q&A before posting and had the goddamn nerve to post right after it.

Learn to read before embarking in ANYTHING ELSE Xbox related.

Martin
 

j0siah

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Just a suggestion:

Re: Q3/Q4 - Could we be more specific? Put the name of the currently available hacked bios in there.

And how about
Q: Do I need to use the EVOX bios to run EVOX?
A: No, the X3 Bios does everything the EVOX bios will do plus substantially more. If you have an X3, you should be using the X3 designed BIOS
 

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i d/l the 1959_v16plus and burned in DVD.. and when but my xbox said "No Bios Update found.. Halting!" am i doing something wrong? i'm sure my xbox can read the dvd-r...
 

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aznmask said:
i d/l the 1959_v16plus and burned in DVD.. and when but my xbox said "No Bios Update found.. Halting!" am i doing something wrong? i'm sure my xbox can read the dvd-r...
You followed the FlashBIOS tutorial yes?

If not then read it before posting again.

Martin
 

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At the moment I have an X2.3B Lite, evoxdash.xbe is on the C part of my hard drive and loads up when I turn my XBOX on. I 'm going to fit the X3 Saturday and flash the X3 bios to it. You said:
Q: I flashed it and it boots with the Xecuter Rox my box logo - I only see the MS Dashboard.
Because my evoxdash loads up instead of the MS Dash with my X2.3B Lite, will evoxdash load up instead of the MS Dash after fitting the X3 chip and flashing with the X3 Bios?
 
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freakzilla3333 said:
Because my evoxdash loads up instead of the MS Dash with my X2.3B Lite, will evoxdash load up instead of the MS Dash after fitting the X3 chip and flashing with the X3 Bios?
Set your boot drive to c in config live and yes it will.
 

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hi i'm french and i wanna know something, i heard that 1.6 xbox have some problem with flashbios 3.0.3 and unfortunately the x3 i bought has it, how can i do to replace flashbios with the 3.0.1 version and boot on it?
 

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50 said:
hi i'm french and i wanna know something, i heard that 1.6 xbox have some problem with flashbios 3.0.3 and unfortunately the x3 i bought has it, how can i do to replace flashbios with the 3.0.1 version and boot on it?
It will work, it just needs a little persuasion.

1. Boot the Xbox - once the eject light stops flashing, press the eject button.
2 .The eject light will stop flashing again - press the button again.
Repeat step 2. It will appear.

If you really need to boot 3.0.1, then the backup BIOS should have it, or the other 1MB BIOS (try both banks 1234 and 5678).

Martin
 
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