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Kronus (OP)

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Firmware Hacking
« on: October 21, 2009, 09:56:34 pm »
I'm going to start hacking the Dingoo's current and latest firmware (1.1).

Could anyone give me ideas on what should I do and edit in the firmware?
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Harteex

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 09:59:53 pm »
It would be cool if the 1.10 or 1.11 firmware could support themes, as the hacked 1.03 firmware currently does.

Kronus (OP)

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 10:20:42 pm »
Yes, of course, my CFW will be supporting external themes.  ;)

Any other ideas and options?
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eule

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 10:41:48 pm »
I?d like an overclocked firmware, like those that were found on the chinese board once, but i never got them to work (someone had luck with these?).
And one more thing, dunno if possible though: If i use the Dingoo connected to TV, menu movement is much faster and more responsive than in "no-TV-mode". E.g. in the music section, going up and down can take some time.  Is that fixable by firmware hacking?  ;D

Kronus (OP)

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 12:43:41 pm »
I?d like an overclocked firmware, like those that were found on the chinese board once, but i never got them to work (someone had luck with these?).
And one more thing, dunno if possible though: If i use the Dingoo connected to TV, menu movement is much faster and more responsive than in "no-TV-mode". E.g. in the music section, going up and down can take some time.  Is that fixable by firmware hacking?  ;D

I don't think the tool I will use can fix that unfortunately, sorry, but I'm still open for more and more suggestions, I patched the firmware so you can use external themes and skins, more news coming up.
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Harteex

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 02:28:14 pm »
The hacked 1.03 firmware had some issues with the radio, something with that the frequency being.. "off". I don't know the details, but if someone knows of them, it could be something to try to avoid.

athlon4011

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 06:52:14 pm »
I patched the firmware so you can use external themes and skins, more news coming up.

I cant wait. Thats the one reason i stayed at 1.03 because it was the most recent firmware that aloud theming. Looking forward to you releasing that

Kronus (OP)

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 03:52:49 am »
I'm having difficulties with hacking the firmware (1.1) unfortunately, after editing the text on the menu using the latest HXFTool (0.6), it doesn't show up any changes  (e.g. Change Interesting games to Emulators) it's still the same text as the original, can someone help me with this?
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kswildside

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009, 03:12:34 pm »
Not pluggin but talk to Team-Dingoo I'm sure he would give you an knowledge and maybe source he used...

bmg002

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009, 11:52:07 pm »
This is probably asking a lot for a firmware hack, but I would like the Y/B bug fixed.  It isn't present in dingux, but dingux doesn't support gba so the problem still is causing issues.
think this is possible?
Thanks
The Gh0ce_>0

L[one]R

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 03:36:04 am »
...updated codecs too, perhaps?
So that it would be possible to have better and faster video playback AND custom themes.
Right now there are two firmwares that allow either one or another, but not both. :/

Kronus (OP)

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2009, 09:56:16 am »
I'm progressing rather smoothly, but I used the 1.03 firmware instead, for reasons that the current HXFTool doesn't seem to support editing and hacking firmware 1.1, every time I edit text when I flash it, it doesn't show the changes I made at all.

Anyways, I patched it to support custom themes, converted all folder directories to lowercase and I'm messing around with the Hex Viewer and editor and also made changes to the text.

It will be out soon, sorry for the delay.
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Goon8

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2009, 10:05:16 am »
Sounds pretty sweet mate. I look forward to testing this when I finally get my dingoo! :)

I think I may even create my first thread about the delivery of my new baby.  :D

From youtube videos and such, the default menu system does seem a bit engrlish, so if you're changing that from say "Interesting game" to Dingoo Games or some such thing that's awesome!

What else is possible through hacking of the firmware? What are the links to find out more information? I'd be interested in lending a hand where possible with my limited C++ knowledge and hacking abilities!

-Goon

Kronus (OP)

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2009, 02:20:47 pm »
Sounds pretty sweet mate. I look forward to testing this when I finally get my dingoo! :)

I think I may even create my first thread about the delivery of my new baby.  :D

From youtube videos and such, the default menu system does seem a bit engrlish, so if you're changing that from say "Interesting game" to Dingoo Games or some such thing that's awesome!

What else is possible through hacking of the firmware? What are the links to find out more information? I'd be interested in lending a hand where possible with my limited C++ knowledge and hacking abilities!

-Goon


Well, you don't need any special C++ or hacking skills to edit Firmwares actually  :P
I use a premade Dingoo firmware editing tool called: "HFXTool" which is easy to use and edit things inside the Firmware, anyways I can't take your offer at the moment, but I accept you as a tester to see if it works straight right. I'm editing those Engrish parts so don't worry.  ;)

Thanks.
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kswildside

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Re: Firmware Hacking
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 03:21:59 pm »
The best thing that could be done would be to base it off the newest factory firmware 1.1 and try to fix the video codec and Radio issues.

 

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