Author Topic: Can't Get Past Boot Screen  (Read 2737 times)

saturday-times (OP)

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Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« on: November 10, 2009, 03:09:31 am »
I modified the hfx file and followed the guide stickied in the firmware thread. I used 16-bit bitmap files only to have them hang indefinitely on the boot-screen. Is there a way to access the memory so I can modify the images or even just re-flash a working firmware or is it essentially bricked now? If so, does anyone have advice on how to install the chinachip drivers in Windows7? When I point the installer to the folder with the usb drivers in it, it says it doesn't recognize any drivers to install.

I've got the "unpawed" version, does anyone else have experience using custom images with this hardware? Previously I was using a 32-bit image without problem, and before that the default image on the 1.03 custom firmware, so I'm not sure if the hardware requires different things or if I just saved my bitmaps incorrectly. Thanks for any help you can give.

kswildside

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 04:12:02 am »
Did you copy over the system folder?

david432111

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 09:51:36 am »
Did you copy over the system folder?
If that doesn't fix it, then you'll need to use the unbricker tool.

joepie91

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 09:59:52 am »
I modified the hfx file and followed the guide stickied in the firmware thread. I used 16-bit bitmap files only to have them hang indefinitely on the boot-screen. Is there a way to access the memory so I can modify the images or even just re-flash a working firmware or is it essentially bricked now? If so, does anyone have advice on how to install the chinachip drivers in Windows7? When I point the installer to the folder with the usb drivers in it, it says it doesn't recognize any drivers to install.

I've got the "unpawed" version, does anyone else have experience using custom images with this hardware? Previously I was using a 32-bit image without problem, and before that the default image on the 1.03 custom firmware, so I'm not sure if the hardware requires different things or if I just saved my bitmaps incorrectly. Thanks for any help you can give.
I hope you're not using Microsoft Paint to save your bitmaps? It's known for messing up handheld devices and basically any device that has a hard time reading non-standard files (the category I assume the Dingoo falls into as well).

Loading-from-the-bottom bitmaps anyone?

Kalisiin

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 10:14:44 am »
I modified the hfx file and followed the guide stickied in the firmware thread. I used 16-bit bitmap files only to have them hang indefinitely on the boot-screen. Is there a way to access the memory so I can modify the images or even just re-flash a working firmware or is it essentially bricked now? If so, does anyone have advice on how to install the chinachip drivers in Windows7? When I point the installer to the folder with the usb drivers in it, it says it doesn't recognize any drivers to install.

I've got the "unpawed" version, does anyone else have experience using custom images with this hardware? Previously I was using a 32-bit image without problem, and before that the default image on the 1.03 custom firmware, so I'm not sure if the hardware requires different things or if I just saved my bitmaps incorrectly. Thanks for any help you can give.
I hope you're not using Microsoft Paint to save your bitmaps? It's known for messing up handheld devices and basically any device that has a hard time reading non-standard files (the category I assume the Dingoo falls into as well).

Loading-from-the-bottom bitmaps anyone?

Oh, boy...why would anyone use Paint for that, when you can use PaintShop Pro?

saturday-times (OP)

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 02:52:03 pm »
okay, thanks for the replies everyone.

to answer questions: there is a copied system folder, although I did not enable the modified hfx to use custom themes (I don't think this is an issue, as the official 1.2 firmware went on and worked just fine even in the presence of the system folder.)
I did not use microsoft paint to save bitmaps, I used photoshop elements.

as for the unbricker, has anyone had success installing the chinachip drivers in windows7? The OS doesn't seem to recognize the files on my system. Or does anyone have a link to/instructions for a Linux version of the unbricker handy? Thx again.

vaespinoza

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Re: Can't Get Past Boot Screen
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 01:58:59 pm »
I'm having a similar problem on both windows xp and vista. I'm very close to giving up. Have you figured it out yet?