Published byHQ M0NSTERB0Y on 2009-02-10 Category: PC | Page Views: 9350
In the past there have been many users who have had problems when it comes to flashing their drive under Windows (Drive-bricking, Windows freezes, etc.) so I have decided to program a DOS-based tool that automatically does the following:
- Copying of the DVD-Drive Firmware
- Spoofing/patching of the Firmware
- Flashing the DVD-Drive with iXtreme
The Tool: XFlasher completes the entire Flash-Procedure. For this the original firmware
as well as the the files iXtreme.bin, org.bin, key.bin, identify.bin, inquiry.bin or dummy.bin are
placed in separate folders. Note: Not all of the files mentioned above are created for every drive model.
DVD drives from Lite-On, BenQ, and Samsung/Toshiba are supported. It is not possible to flash Hi-tachi drives under DOS at the moment, if this should change in the future then newer versions of Xflasher will most probably be released with the added support.
1. A PC with SATA and COM Ports (a COM port is only necessary for Lite-On drives).
A PCI-SATA card also does the trick. Boards with VIA or INTEL chipsets are recommended
2. A USB-Boot-Stick with DOS and the content from the XFlasher 360 file
3. iXtreme firmware for Lite-On (ix15Lite.bin), BenQ (ix15Benq.bin) and Samsung/Toshiba (ix15Sam.bin) drives (gets copied to the Firmware folder)
4. A RS232 converter for the Lite-On drive (i.e. 360 Xtractor Tool)
Warning: This will completely format your USB-drive!!!
1. Open the files "Install and format USB.bat" and select the drive letter of your USB-drive.
All required files will be copied to your USB-drive, this will make it bootable.
2. Boot your PC from the USB-drive.