Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

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Raikusu
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Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#1 » Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:42 pm

If I end up bricking my clone GDEMU because I try flashing the new firmware onto it, would it be possible to reflash the original firmware back onto it? Would this require a eeprom flasher kit? Thank you.


Raikusu
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#3 » Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:03 pm

I know there is a high risk but I thought it would be technically possible to backup the original firmware and reflash the GDEMU if it does brick by using a eeprom flash kit?

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megavolt85
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#4 » Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:07 pm

Raikusu wrote:but I thought it would be technically possible to backup the original firmware


it is possible, but the price is unlikely to suit you, it will cost about $20 000-30 000
cheaper to buy a new GDEMU with firmware 5.20 (about $80)

Raikusu
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#5 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:21 am

I just found that a new GDEMU clone is available on Aliexpress that has firmware that is current and up-to-date. It is also updateable. Here is the link:
US $79.52 29%OFF | Bitfunx GDEMU V5.20 Newest Version Optical Drive Simulation Board for SEGA Dreamcast DC VA1 Console SD Extension
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mN5WZ2S

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Ian Micheal
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#6 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:22 pm

The V5.20.3 GDEMU can be updated. However, the update process of this product is complicated, and the product will become brick if the operation is wrong.

Virepri
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#7 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:40 pm

TBH you might just be better off buying a MODE than a legit GDEmu since the latter only goes on sale once in a blue moon and is only a little cheaper.

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megavolt85
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#8 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Virepri wrote:TBH you might just be better off buying a MODE.


easier to buy GDEMU clone with firmware 5.20.3
I see no reason to overpay for MODE

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Ian Micheal
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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#9 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:26 pm

Bleem does not work on the mode or bleemshell other homebrew does not work so i dont advise mode

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Re: Reflashing Original Firmware on Clone GDEMU

Post#10 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:18 am

Ian Micheal wrote:Bleem does not work on the mode or bleemshell other homebrew does not work so i dont advise mode

It doesn't? Does it not run CDI files? How did they mess that up so badly (considering it's an expensive premium price product)?

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