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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:42 pm
by Xiden
Greg2600 wrote:
Xiden wrote:
Greg2600 wrote:MNEMO responded today with a "special update" file, and started the DC with that on the USB and now games are loading again.


Awesome! If you dont mind and get a chance do you mind uploading that file to this thread? I can add it to the archive.


There it is. Honestly I'm looking to sell my USB-GDR DC and keep my GDEMU DC, so I wanted to have it up to date.


Do you know if D2 disc swap or game shark disc swap works on a GDEMU? Wondering if that was fixed

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:51 am
by chingy213
Here is the file DR MNEMO sent me when i could not load GDI or CDI images... I think it was because i was using a hard drive and not USB rom drive.

Use 7zip to extract.

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:54 am
by chingy213
And i got the firmware update to work.

1. used a 1gb usb drive from back in the day
2. format it as per requirement
3. copied the root files from his website
4. also copied usbgdbt.bin, USB-GD_fw_17-11-08.bin, USB-GDROM_fw_19-06-06.bin
5. installed fw 17-11-08 - worked
6. installed fw 19-06-06 - worked
7. put my portable HDD with all my games back and it worked fine.

so no brick for me.

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:01 am
by Xiden
Thanks for the contributions and updates guys!

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:22 am
by tflpunk
Hi,

Long time lurker.

I had trouble running the firmware update to get the usb-gdrom up to the latest variant, so thought I’d post my findings on here as I couldn’t find anything on the web.

If you are on 17-05-30fw, you can’t jump to the 2018 or the latest 2019 fw. If you try it you end up in a bit of a boot loop.

The solution is to move to 17-11-08, then to the 2018 de, and finally to the latest 19-06-06 fw

I hope that helps someone.

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:22 am
by Xiden
tflpunk wrote:Hi,

Long time lurker.

I had trouble running the firmware update to get the usb-gdrom up to the latest variant, so thought I’d post my findings on here as I couldn’t find anything on the web.

If you are on 17-05-30fw, you can’t jump to the 2018 or the latest 2019 fw. If you try it you end up in a bit of a boot loop.

The solution is to move to 17-11-08, then to the 2018 de, and finally to the latest 19-06-06 fw

I hope that helps someone.


Indeed :) we need to add this info to our guide. Btw welcome to the forums!

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:49 pm
by Capone1423
Hey guys, hope you can help.

I was trying also to update on the latest Firmware. Currently im on 17-05-30, and I was trying to update to the 2018 Version, which i found at the Google drive under stable Version. Unfortunately it did't work, I always get a reboot and it will play Music. The same with the newes Firmware. I also tried the Special fix, which was posted. Do you have any ideas how to update to the latest Firmware? thanks

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:22 pm
by Xiden
Capone1423 wrote:Hey guys, hope you can help.

I was trying also to update on the latest Firmware. Currently im on 17-05-30, and I was trying to update to the 2018 Version, which i found at the Google drive under stable Version. Unfortunately it did't work, I always get a reboot and it will play Music. The same with the newes Firmware. I also tried the Special fix, which was posted. Do you have any ideas how to update to the latest Firmware? thanks


If your firmware is really old, you will need contact mnemo for a custom firmware update at dr.mnemo@gmail.com. Let him know what you have done so far too.

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:29 am
by Capone1423
Xiden wrote:
Capone1423 wrote:Hey guys, hope you can help.

I was trying also to update on the latest Firmware. Currently im on 17-05-30, and I was trying to update to the 2018 Version, which i found at the Google drive under stable Version. Unfortunately it did't work, I always get a reboot and it will play Music. The same with the newes Firmware. I also tried the Special fix, which was posted. Do you have any ideas how to update to the latest Firmware? thanks


If your firmware is really old, you will need contact mnemo for a custom firmware update at dr.mnemo@gmail.com. Let him know what you have done so far too.


Thanks, sent him an email, waiting for response.

Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:45 am
by Capone1423
Unfortunately I didn’t get any feedback from Mnemo. Does anyone have any alternatives in fixing this and flashing the firmware. I want to get off the brick

Thanks