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Frank_fjs (OP)

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A330 Firmware works on A320
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:04:27 am »
http://dingoo.hk/bbs/UploadFile/2010-5/A330kongjian.zip

As per title, just updated my A320 with the A330 firmware and it works perfectly (not sure if it makes any difference but I have the ILI9331 LCD driver on my A320). Had to set it to English (same deal: push all the way to the end, hit down 5 times) and that was it. Everything functions the same and the menu layout is identical, about screen reports model A330 version 1.2 firmware lol.

Not sure there's much point aside from the new look but hey, now I have an A330 minus the controller for free! :P

Update: Christ, everything is identical to A320 firmware aside from the main icons and the background picture. There's nothing new going on here aside from minor cosmetic changes.

The other difference I forgot to mention is the start-up screen. It's an animation of an iguana (I think) and it's not that great IMO. A little bit crude, it's just a GIF file.

« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 04:28:59 am by Frank_fjs »

flatmush

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 07:51:11 am »
Um on my A330 the startup screen is an animated Dingoo Technologies logo, but yeah the a330 OS is just a newly themed version of 1.2.

Frank_fjs (OP)

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 07:57:53 am »
Yeah I know. Have no idea why this firmware has such a weird, crappy splash screen.

kswildside

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 02:09:21 pm »
When you flash from A330 firmware to A320 Firmware for some weird reason the Lizard shows up. Flash tools and firmware will be available soon for download. Actually if you take the time to compare the firmware via hex editor there are differences in the code between the A320 and A330 not in the front processes but in the underneath processes they are different.

flatmush

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 02:16:47 pm »
When you flash from A330 firmware to A320 Firmware for some weird reason the Lizard shows up. Flash tools and firmware will be available soon for download. Actually if you take the time to compare the firmware via hex editor there are differences in the code between the A320 and A330 not in the front processes but in the underneath processes they are different.

Hex edits don't confirm a difference in the code, but I could do a disassembly and take a look.

ricsi

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 02:24:08 pm »
Flash tools and firmware will be available soon for download. Actually if you take the time to compare the firmware via hex editor there are differences in the code between the A320 and A330 not in the front processes but in the underneath processes they are different.

Would you mind to clarify what exactly changed??
(official changelog would be nice)

What date does it show??
Still 2009 as the hacked A320 firmware??

Maybe Dingoo tech can elaborate on WHAT they changed.
If you are at it, when will the official native emulators (especially Neo Geo and CPS2) support the added RAM?

thanx in advance

Frank_fjs (OP)

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 02:36:20 pm »
Here's a video of the A330 firmware running on my A320, for the curious minded.

YouTube- Dingoo A320 running A330 firmware

kswildside

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 03:31:29 pm »
It's the same processor family so of course the firmware will work on the A320

I don't think anything else will be done with the emulators by Dingoo-Tech they are what they are.

If you look at the hash mark under the firmware which shows the date etc they are different then the A320.

I agree A330 firmware will work on the A320
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 03:34:31 pm by dingoo-digital-usa »

Stephanie

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 03:34:35 pm »
The lizard is in the hxf file that they posted for download. I flashed it on my 330 after playing around with dingux and got the lizard too. :(

The animation that it had originally was much nicer. It'd be cool if Dingoo Tech would post for download the actual hxf file that the units ship with...

kswildside

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 03:54:26 pm »
I have the ani files of the proper animation

Frank_fjs (OP)

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 04:13:15 pm »
I don't think anything else will be done with the emulators by Dingoo-Tech they are what they are.

I agree, I can't see why they even bothered chucking in the extra RAM. Guess its a wonderful marketing bullet point, pity it's nothing more. So damned frustrating

kswildside

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 04:19:39 pm »
The ram was mostly an update for Dingux then Native OS. As always there will be firmware updates when that is the unknown question as we never knew when an update would come with the A320 either. So all I can say is just wait and be paitent in time all will happen. People these days want instant satisfaction unfortunately the world nor business is not instant nor always satisfying.

ricsi

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 04:48:30 pm »
The ram was mostly an update for Dingux then Native OS.

If I have seen it correctly darfgarf has today run a working 64MB OpenDingux build - YEAH!!!!!
That is great news

darfgarf

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 04:50:10 pm »
If I have seen it correctly darfgarf has today run a working 64MB OpenDingux build - YEAH!!!!!
no i don't, it's not opendingux, check your facts :P

Luciano Hammond

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Re: A330 Firmware works on A320
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 05:50:10 am »
I have the ani files of the proper animation
Can you release to us? Miy Dingo was updated and the Lizard cames??

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