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are u sure about phoenix bios loader because I thought it is used for flashing the eeprom using xpliots but r u really sure it can load any bios with the current non-flashable chip I have? without modding and soldering?

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I've never checked it, but I'm sure that this is what a Bios Loader should do.

I know that you use the Bios Loader to run all the homebrew stuff on your xbox without the need of opening it.

To flash the Onboardchip you need to solder a wire and so you would have to open the xbox. That would mean that the Bios Loader couldn't be used to run homebrew apps on your xbox without opening and that stays in contrast to all I know.

There is the Webpage of the Loader


This is from the readme


Release Notes
 For the first time ever, we have made it possible to boot a completely new rom 
 from the hard drive, when booting from ANY kernel

 You will need to provide your own bios and RC4 key as those are illegal to 
 distribute without permission from Microsoft.   
 We have given a prerelease of our new version to a couple of other groups
 and they have told us that the following bioses work (not all may be
 available currently but we have been told they will be soon).
 Currently known working bioses:
   - Retail 3944 BFM
   - Retail 4034 BFM
   - Retail 4817 BFM
   - Retail 5101 BFM
   - *Complex Debug Bios BFM
   - *Complex Evoxdash Debug Bios BFM
   - Evox V2.6 BFM
   - Evox V2.6 EjectFix BFM
   - Evox D.6 BFM
   - Evox D.6 EjectFix BFM
   - X2 4976.02 BFM
   - X2 4977 BFM
   - *5455 Debug 
   - *5558 Debug
   (* Debug bioses expect the XDK Launcher to be properly installed.)
 Step 1 - Install files  Install the included default.xbe, phoenix.raw, 
          and boot.cfg file into the directory of your choice on your 
          xbox, using any method you prefer (007 hack, dash hack, evox).
          Install any bios(es) you wish to load into the same directory.
          To get started, just rename the one you want to load to 
          "xboxrom.bin". Don't forget to sign the default.xbe for the boot 
          method you are using.   
 Step 2 - Edit boot.cfg

 Step 2a- Edit the RC4Key entry to be the appropriate RC4 key for the bios
          you are loading. If you specify the key to be all 0x00's, it will
          assume the 2BL is decrypted already in the rom you are providing.
          Also note that if you really want to rename your bios file, you
          can provide the name here with the Romfile parameter.

 Step 2b- Specify a second rom to boot when tray is open (this is optional).
          Edit the AltRomfile entry to be the name of a second rom you would
          like to boot if you run the loader with the tray open.
          If you comment out the AltRomfile line, the loader will always try to 
          load the rom specified with the Romfile entry.

 Step 2c- Edit the EEPROMKey1_0 and EEPROMKey1_1 entries. You only really need 
          to put in the one for your version of the Xbox.  Now at runtime the 
          loader will detect your xbox version and patch in the appropriate 
          EEPROM key.  Hopefully this will help out the save game problem too.
          We would have liked to have provided the keys, but we decided against
          it for legal reasons.

          When upgrading:

 Step 2d- Edit the LEDSequence to your liking.  You can use the letter r, o,
          g, and x here to represent red, orange, green, and off, respectivly.
          So, for example:
          LEDSequence oxxx would be slow orange flash
          LEDSequence rrgg would be slow red/green flash
          LEDSequence rogo would be all crazy like
          LEDSequence gggg would be solid green
          If you comment out the LEDSequence line the LED's will not be modified 
          by the loader.

 Step 2e- Set the Debug parameter to your liking.
          "Debug true" Will cause the intro/splash to not be displayed, and
          cause detailed debugging messages to be displayed. (case sensitive)
          Any other value will cause normal behavior.
 Step 3 - Launch the application.  Depending on your preference you may be 
          launching the application via the dash hack, or the 007 hack, or
          the audio hack, or from any 3rd party dashboard.  Just go ahead 
          and launch our app!  You will see our intro being rendered (don't 
          worry, it will only display the full intro the first time you run 
          it), and then you will find yourself in whatever dash the bios 
          normally will launch.  If you have setup a secondary bios (as 
          specified in Step 2b) you can load that bios by ejecting the tray 
          and leaving it open when you run our loader.  Note that if you are 
          launching the application automatically from the dash hack, you will 
          need to be careful as you could find yourself in an infinite loop if 
          you are loading a bios which tries to boot the Microsoft dashboard. 
          Various bioses look for evoxdash.xbe first, so as long as you are
          using one of those bioses and you have evoxdash.xbe installed, it 
          will launch that one first.    

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The bios loader is just that, for loading a bios from your hdd, it doesn't wipe over anything else, i used it in my bros xbox v1.5 to use one of the font exploits, and it works great, but you need a boot from media bios for it to work, anyway, you can get the bios and the loader from xbins, and you can get a load of guides from http://www.xbox-scene.com/tutorials.php, just look at some of the exploit guides, and only read the parts about how to use the bios loader, cos you don't need to know the parts about the exploits since you already have a chip, anyway thanks to the bios loader you will be able to load bios's from any size be it 256k or 1mb, the is no limit.

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