Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

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Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by nigelp12345 » Wed May 27, 2020 9:01 am

Hey,

I've had a gc for a while now with a qoob pro switch.
I've never tampered with flashing it before nor do I know how to do it.

Came across sd2sp2 and seen people were flashing something called swiss to the bios or having to qoob pro bios boot swiss from sd.

I'm also hearing I need a usb programmer to flash qoob pro which I dont have but my gc has a small USB on the back attached to the chip. Couldnt I just plug a USB cable into it to the PC and flash it that way?

I want my GC to have it all just need some guidance.
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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:01 am

Show pictures of the USB and how it's connected to the Qoob PRO. Some full sized disc shells added a USB-A port on the back that could connect to the Qoob internally, if it's set up properly you should be able to use it to flash Swiss onto the Qoob.
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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by Melbatoast1985 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:37 pm

hey i have a Qoob pro with the mini usb and the full sized usb and i'm also kind of looking for a guide on how to flash Swiss to the memory of the qoob pro. Is it just as simple as getting the flashing program and replacing the 1.3c firmware?
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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by andre104623 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Melbatoast1985 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:37 pm
hey i have a Qoob pro with the mini usb and the full sized usb and i'm also kind of looking for a guide on how to flash Swiss to the memory of the qoob pro. Is it just as simple as getting the flashing program and replacing the 1.3c firmware?
No there is a small breakout board on the bottom of the cube at lease that’s where it should have been installed
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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by andre104623 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:32 pm

If these is the USB ports your talking about which is part of the viper gc case then no it won’t work as far as I can tell you I’ve never used them because I have a viper programmer so I never saw the point of them since well it’s a viper gc case not a qoob case and also the plug is different then the viper extreme so I figured it was for the viper 1st gen since I never seen one
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Re: Flashing swiss to qoob pro chip

Post by patters » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:20 pm

If you link the USB port on the Qoob Pro to a PC (even Windows 10) while the GameCube is off you can run the Qoob Flashing Software 1.3 here:
https://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewt ... ?f=36&t=23
The Qoob chip will be powered via USB and you should see an LED lit on the main Qoob board in the case, and also a separate LED on the breakout mini board with the mini USB socket on, if it's working properly. I have found that occasionally I need to re-seat the flex cable in the connectors to get it working.

Don't overwrite the Qoob BIOS, but instead write the swiss compressed DOL to the spare blocks on the Qoob Pro. It can glitch out and say Not Responding while it's writing but if you wait a few minutes it should complete and return to being responsive.

After that if you disconnect the USB cable and boot the GameCube and press B for the Qoob menu you will now be able to see Swiss listed in the Application section of the boot menu, and it can be launched from there.

There is a way to completely replace the Qoob BIOS with Swiss but I haven't done that since there's always a chance of bricking the Qoob. Having to press a few buttons on boot isn't much effort. At least no discs are needed (well I think the Qoob BIOS demands a working disc in the drive to start).
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