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Flash Gotek firmware without serial converter

Postby ijor » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:05 pm

I bought a new Gotek and installed the Flash Floppy firmware. The main purpose was to be able to use the open source firmware to implement some customization. But a nice FlashFloppy feature that HxC doesn't support is that the initial firmware flash can be done without a USB to serial converter, but just using a USB-A to USB-A cable. A much simpler solution.

See these instructions and this video:

http://www.binarydevotion.com/?p=228
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUOyZB9cro4

As mentioned in other Gotek threads. Credit and support should still be given to Jeff, the creator of HxC.

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Re: Flash Gotek firmware without serial converter

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:54 pm

ijor wrote:... HxC doesn't support is that the initial firmware flash can be done without a USB to serial converter, but just using a USB-A to USB-A cable. A much simpler solution.


Not exactly since HxC firmware can be installed over an flashfloppy gotek since some months now with just an usb stick (no serial or usb cable needed). So initial installation can also be done with an USB-A to USB-A cable with HxC too :wink: .

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Re: Flash Gotek firmware without serial converter

Postby ijor » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:26 pm

Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:Not exactly since HxC firmware can be installed over an flashfloppy gotek since some months now with just an usb stick (no serial or usb cable needed). So initial installation can also be done with an USB-A to USB-A cable with HxC too :wink: .


Ah, good to know. But it doesn't seem to be mentioned nowhere on your web site or on your doc files ???

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Re: Flash Gotek firmware without serial converter

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:32 pm

ijor wrote:
Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:Not exactly since HxC firmware can be installed over an flashfloppy gotek since some months now with just an usb stick (no serial or usb cable needed). So initial installation can also be done with an USB-A to USB-A cable with HxC too :wink: .


Ah, good to know. But it doesn't seem to be mentioned nowhere on your web site or on your doc files ???


Yes, it's not in the documentation yet.
For the moment you have just to contact me by email to get the procedure.

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Re: Flash Gotek firmware without serial converter

Postby mrbombermillzy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm

Thankyou for this info Ijor! :cheers:

Now, if only I can reprogram my German TT TOS ROMS to UK language whilst still socketed! :lol:


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