1008im --> 1108im

vbimport

#1

Has anybody tried to flash a 1008IM with 1108IM Firmware to see what happens ???


#2

Has anybody even got a firmware image for the 1108?


#3

If anyone has the firmware of 1108 I will try it.

I’m tired of my 1004@1008 coasters burner anyway. :a :frowning:


#4

You mean you 'll try it on e 1004IM?
I think it would be better if someone with a 1008IM try it.


#5

Nothing yet?
Come on I can’t bellieve that no one has a 1108IM.


#6

Is it possible that Marco BTC could send us a 1108IM firmware?


#7

He won’t if he discovers the purpose of this thread :wink:


#8

1108IM firmware already out:

http://www.btc.com.tw/english/3-1-4driver_download_dvd_dual.htm

Happy testing… :smiley:


#9

I tried to flash it but Mtkflash erases and then gives me this error
“input file format mismatched”
I would like a little help please.
Am I doing something wrong?
My drive is secondary slave
Mtkflash and firmware(vb014.hex) are in the same dir and the command I write is:
mtkflash 4 w /c vb014.hex


#10

Originally posted by Khr][st
I tried to flash it but Mtkflash erases and then gives me this error
“input file format mismatched”
I would like a little help please.
Am I doing something wrong?
My drive is secondary slave
Mtkflash and firmware(vb014.hex) are in the same dir and the command I write is:
mtkflash 4 w /c vb014.hex

Which mtkflash version are you using? (This is critical.)

Regards, Martin A


#11

If you’re using v1.80.1, you must use the /h switch to flash HEX firmwares.


#12

version 1.80 which defaults to hex and doesn’t need the switch


#13

make things easy.
launch the update for the 1108
locate in windows emp where is the folder with the bios and the launcher.
copy the content to another folder
then edit idstring.txt and change from 1108 to 1008
and then launch windows flasher…


#14

Originally posted by Khr][st
… the command I write is:
mtkflash 4 w /c vb014.hex

Are you sure your vb014.hex isn’t corrupt? If you are, then…

Is your vb014.hex ONE file?

If so, try supplementing your command line as follows:

mtkflash 4 w /c /m vb014.hex

/m will tell mtkflash to flash the entire EEPROM at once, without erasing the chip everytime before starting to write to another bank.

Regards, Martin A


#15

i 've tried it on my 1004im. it appeared not working functionally. the drive did not recognise any blank dvd-r or dvd+r disk. so i gave up with it and returned to v0357 firmware.


#16

Centurio I will try it in a few hours when I will be at home.
Another think is that I can’t find any media that are 8x.
Is there a possibility that I can try to burn a 4x media at 8x ???


#17

Originally posted by Khr][st
Centurio I will try it in a few hours when I will be at home.
Another think is that I can’t find any media that are 8x.
Is there a possibility that I can try to burn a 4x media at 8x ???

I’m afraid I can’t really help you here. I’m still using a 1004IM, so I didn’t even feel tempted to open this can of worms.

I could only advise you to search this forum. I seem to remember that there have been a few posts about this problem.

Or you could do some legwork here or here or possibly here .

You ought to luck out on one of these sites.

Regards, Martin A


#18

I managed to flash it but…
…After that it can’t read any CD,DVD empty or writen.


#19

The BTC website has recently updated its media support lists.

It’s interesting to compare the lists for the 1108 and 1008. Firstly, there are no 8x -R or 4x -RW in the 1108 list (do they exist yet?). Secondly, the 1108 supported media for 8x +R is less than for the 1008.

So at this time, why would anyone want to flash 1108 firmware onto their 1008?


#20

The newer firmware update packages include a loader.bin file. I don’t know if this has to do with the faulty upgrading of the 1004/1008 to 1108… Perhaps using the older flashers might help.