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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-05-25 9:20 AM
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That wasn't my question. My question was do we need to re-host them here. Either in the SCL/ H/PC:Update or in the repository.
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2019-05-26 8:15 AM
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I don't see any reason why we can't, but all the files will pretty much be exclusively for the BE-300 and BE-500 only, which we don't officially have listed among our Windows CE devices (just like we don't list any Palm-size PCs).
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-05-26 8:59 AM
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Then I leave it up to Stingraze to say whether or not he'd like his bits mirrored on repository.hpcfactor.com
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2019-05-26 9:30 AM
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Sure, why not, the mirror will be nice.

The url for the files:
http://www.superai.online/be-300-be-500/
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-05-26 10:19 AM
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Any chance you have a quick way to zip them up so I don't have to download them all individually?

Thanks
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2019-05-26 9:19 PM
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I will try to do it sometime today.
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2019-05-27 12:01 AM
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I don't suppose we could host the old BAS forum pages here too (in a separate section for the BE-300) to make the downloads relevant. MutantCheese had them all in his package.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2019-05-27 1:51 AM
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Sent the files zipped to C:Amie (.zip on my server).
I might still have the SQL dump file. Will look at my computer later.

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-05-27 8:48 AM
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Thanks to Stingraze, the binary material is now mirrored on http://repository.hpcfactor.com/

If there are other things that need to be included, please let us know.
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stefcuch Page Icon Posted 2019-05-28 3:27 AM
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Hi All,

I just checked the repository and seeing those binaries brings back memories!

Great that HPC:FACTOR is hosting all these for new and old BE-300'ers alike.

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Stefcuch

PS. Avatar image was when I managed to get Bluetooth running on my BE-300. Bit of a mission!

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2019-05-29 10:06 PM
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Funny it took me this long to figure out why some of the .bin files were about 16 MB instead of 11-12 MB. Those larger files can only be installed using the Casio OS update app in conjunction with PC Connect. The file to change a BE-300 to a BE-500 is one of those. I was able to change one BE-300 to a BE-500 (Japanese interface and all) using that file. But how does one do the reverse? Now that it's a BE-500, the Casio OS update app says "This update tool does not support this system." I was of the impression that there was a way to change a BE-300 to a BE-500 and back. How does one do the "and back" part?
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2019-07-06 10:39 PM
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Browsing through the be300.org backup provided by MutantCheese (which opens as a spreadsheet on my XP PC), I found the answer. The BE-300-BE-500 upload in the repository has two of the files needed: NANDWRITER.bin and All_nand.bin, but a third file is needed: KLOADER.bin, which is basically the bootloader file from the inaccessible 4 MB part of the 16 MB ROM. (The accessible 12 MB part is \Nand Disk.) Here's how it's done:

1) On your PC use a card reader/writer to format (not Quick Format) a CF Card at least 24 MB in size to FAT (not FAT32).

2) Copy the following files onto the CF card (in root), one at a time, in order: a) NANDWRITER.bin, b) KLOADER.bin, and c) All_nand.bin.

3) Insert the CF card into your BE-500 and hard reset (press power plus reset). You'll see "NandWriter" on the screen along with a progress bar. It takes a few minutes to complete, and then the BE-500 will restart automatically. After you complete the screen calibration, you'll be presented with the English version of Top Menu. You now have a BE-300 instead of the former BE-500. You can now reflash any of the BE-300 OEs (Bee, BeShell, eXpod, EpodXP, GTshell) as with any other BE-300. Using this method, I was able to convert my first silver BE-500 to a BE-300 and flash whatever OE I choose.

According to the forum posts in the backup, some folks even resurrected "dead" BE-300s (ones that won't even power on) as well with this method, so maybe there's hope for TFGBD's "dead" BE-300. . (The same three files work on both BE-300s and BE-500s.)

KLOADER.bin is below:



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Attachments KLOADER.bin (48KB - 0 downloads)
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