Can I flash my A08XL with PIOdata firmware?

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#1

Hate to ask this question, but couldn’t really find a clear solution. I’m fairly sure you can only flash the DVR 108, but I wanted to make sure. The reason I ask is because I’d like bitsetting (I know, I know). Thanks! :slight_smile:


#2

Look there, seem like there’s a few possibility

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Make sure you look into the higher dir as well…


#3

I know where to get the firmware, just not sure if there would be some complications.


#4

If you THINK you need it, just try it.


#5

You’ll lose the Quiet Drive function of the A08 when you flash the Piodata firmware.


#6

When attempting to flash it I get “Firmware and Drive mismatch. If you want to convert your drive, you need to supply both Kernal and General.” So I’m guessing I can’t?


#7

I think that output is clear - or not?!
You need the kernel + normal firmware.


#8

I put the .exe and 118 file in the same directory as dvrflash. I apologize if I sound like an idiot, but I don’t know what else to do. I guess what I should be asking is…where do I find the kernal?

Edit: I’ve found it.


#9

And worked?


#10

Of course not, I figured that’s what you wanted me to learn on my own. :slight_smile: (Yes, search is handy at forum.rpc1.org)


#11

So what is missing now or left/to be done?


#12

Not sure I understand what you mean…


#13

Is it so that DVRUpdate doesn’t allow you to flash your drive with the Piodata?!?


#14

Yes. I used DVRFlash actually, and it wouldn’t let me. (Because it’s an XL drive.) I didn’t bother with DVRUpdate because I didn’t think it would be a good idea…


#15

OK, I just did it with DVR Update. Burning a Ritek G05 now to see if all is well…