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by asper
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

Managed to change Maxtor serial number but learned that the hard disk ID module (the firmware part that contains also the serial number) needs a checksum recalculation so, for now, the hard disk is in a non-working state: it needs further investigations in order to understand how the checksum works.
by asper
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

Today I managed to read and write some maxtor hard disk firmware modules allowing (in a potential way) me to modify the serial (this step is on my plan list when I will manage to connect a second and NOT USEFUL maxtor hard drive; the tests are done with my 1st maxtor drive and I don't want to trash ...
by asper
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: archos reaction to this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: archos reaction to this?

Yes, preparing to THANK Archilles for their increased selling rates ! People like to buy things that they can manipulate with open source :) No one in the market ever tryed that... the only problem is that companies produce hardware and put on it an underpowered OS so they can sell upgrades, plugins...
by asper
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...

Thank you very much man but I am not able to test it because I have an "updated" 605 (not mine, from a friend), and I am waiting for moldy cheese to support even latest firmware... now I just bought a zif->ide connector to test if I am really able to modify serial in those 1.8' HDDs... please tell m...
by asper
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...

No one ? Archilles ? Grond ?
by asper
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

A question to Archos Gurus about AOS...

Hi guys, I am researching about HD serial number changing (and I found that IT is often possible without any hardware). My question is: AOS check ONLY for the serial numebr or make also a check for other hard drive specific properties such as total disk size or others ? This information is VERY impo...
by asper
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

Yeah 160Gb, probably an old .dll I used. Anyway the serial is CORRECT. Anyway I found lot of stuff about hard disk firmware reprogramming... it is possible, it only requires some studies... it had been already done for Western Digital (without using very expensive software+hardware, only a VERY litt...
by asper
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: i give you: moldy cheese
Replies: 110
Views: 48311

Re: i give you: moldy cheese

Great work man !

So you will be abandon the 605wifi and new 605 (non-wifi) firmware version ? I mean will you look for a way to downgrade and use moldy cheese in all 605 even with updated firmwares and on 605wifi ?
by asper
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

No, I just verified it, it's the REAL HARDWARE serial number (not the volume one); you are right, you must convert it into HEX then invert the ASCII characters, but it works ! I am working on a software that will retrieve those info automatically... I have only one problem, when I ask the hard disk ...
by asper
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Re: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!

....only time will say....
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

Another interesting link that seems to solve one of the mentioned problems: HOW TO FIND REAL SN: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/hard_disk_serialno.aspx there you can find a free software+source to get REAL hard drive serial number; I think it works (the serial is DIFFERENT from the one displayed i...
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Re: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

So let's wait for Junior ! Here is another good link: http://hddworld.com/Hddpcb.shtml many pcb circuitery-related stuff. There you can find main chip names... they are programmable devices... why no one on the net offer a simple programmer for those specific ones ? Only PC3000 ? That sounds strange...
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Software way to update hard disk serial number ?
Replies: 11
Views: 17235

Software way to update hard disk serial number ?

After reading LOT of topics about hard disk swapping in archos recent product family, today I had an idea, may bad, maybe good. The idea is that: there are softwares around that are able to update an hard disk firmware: here you can find an autoboot iso that performs the update on lenovo laptop mode...
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Re: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!

You are right grond :)

soviet123... count 1, count 2, count 3 and... (any bad words here) :^o
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)
Replies: 9
Views: 6717

Re: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)

Ok, do not share with the public but share with the few people behind the new development scene !!!
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)
Replies: 9
Views: 6717

Re: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)

I can confirm the MD5 from Archos site: F8CE8E068C45E6763526A322DCB112FD checked 22.10.2009 16:06 GMT+2
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)
Replies: 9
Views: 6717

Re: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)

Sorry grond, I just "jump" your post for no logica reason.... are you now more comfortable to share knowledge with others ? :)
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)
Replies: 9
Views: 6717

Re: 'Trustable' Upload of the 1.7.13 FW (605 WiFi)

Are you sure Archos did not modify also older version to close holes ? Can someone provide md5 or crc or whatever to see if it's REALLY the 1.7.13 unmodified version ?
by asper
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Re: WARNING: do NOT update to 1.7.02 firmware!

soviet, you seem to be an "Archos-related" man... i don't think that people in this forum will follow your seggestion... AHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAH These are the updates of the new OFFICAL firmware (DO NOT UPADATE IF YOU NEED TO USE THE FULL POWER OF YOUR DEVICE) and, in my opinion, they are REALLY FEW and ...
by asper
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: An ultimatum for archos
Replies: 165
Views: 51211

Re: An ultimatum for archos

Do your lurking-talking in PM insted of this post man, we want to have knowledge on how to hack, we do not need a "professor" that only examine people without teaching anything.

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