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Offline VorTechS

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Announcing the all new Windows DMS Hack Tools!


The new hack tools are now generally available!

After a lengthy development period and several successful Alpha and Beta tests of the new hack tools, I have taken the decision to unleash the new tools for the general community.

The new tools are (excluding DMS Disk Signature Backup and Formatting Code) entirely sourced from my own code and the updated code will be available on SVN in due course.  The tools are standalone application with an easy to use GUI and a little bit of documentation on the side.  I'll offer general support myself for the application (bug fixing etc) for anyone that runs into problems with the tools. 

Please PM/e-mail directly if you encounter any problems with these tools and I'll do my best to provide solutions where possible.

Check out the documentation for some work-arounds to some of the things that have, and may, crop up again.

I've forgotten my password for the FTP site, so for now I'm hosting the downloads.
Expect some aspects of these tools to be updated over time, I still have to finish the 'DMS Restore' functionality that you can see the toolbar icon for.

The Downloads

DMS Hack Tools v2.10
The new DMS Hack Tools
( With documentation for v2.10 and above )

Documentation
( Documentation on using the tools for v2.10 and above)

Documentation ZIP
( Alternative download link for documentation )

Requirements

Check out the documentation for PC requirements.  To be able to run the tools you must have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed, which is available from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

Latest fixes

Version 2.10

  • Added 'Install non-hacked firmware' option for use with original DMS/PhatBox combinations.

Version 2.9

  • Fixed firmware download issues.
  • Fixed error when using 'Update firmware'.

Version 2.8

  • Added firmware selection to log (for replication purposes).


Version 2.7

  • Modified location of firmware definition file 'am.xml'.
  • Fixed GUI not showing successful DMS creation/firmware update.

Version 2.6

  • Added automatic device ejection on successful patch application.
  • Added 'Flash PhatBox with Firmware' option to enable firmware switching. (Experimental, may cause your PhatBox to stop working - recoverable)
  • Added 'Update Firmware' button to perform firmware updates only. (Unproven, and may cause your PhatBox to stop working - recoverable)
  • Added 'Install VIOT' option to install Kenwood SSA. (This installs and works fine, if your data files are good that is!)
  • Fixed error when no firmware available for loading.
  • Added backup URL for Firmware XML files.

Version 2.5

  • Fixed issues caused by WMI returning device entries with no signature information


Version 2.4

  • Fixed issues caused by WMI reporting invalid partition records
  • Now generates CurrentSetup.xml.  PhatNoise Media Manager may now work with your DMS!
  • Fixed formatting issue for firmware details

Thanks

Many thanks to all the testers who have perservered, re-running the tools where required and providing me with invaluable information! 
Thanks also to ButchHandy for the basis of the documentation for the Windows Vista workarounds for the dd backup...!

Everyone that has provided feedback should be appropriately credit as per the screenshot above.  If you are not shown, and you provided feedback, let me know and I'll put you on the list! :)

Let the bug reporting begin!

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« Last Edit: November 12, 2007, 10:03:48 am by VorTechS »
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.2 - Available Now!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 02:21:11 am »
This looks fantastic...  prepping to give it a shot.  Thank you so much!  Just installing .net 2.0...

If this works with little pain, I would love to make a donation to the mastermind behind this! :D

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 08:31:08 am »
This worked great for me.. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 08:41:22 am »
 ;) :) :D ;D 8) :-*
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 04:22:48 am »
I just wanted to show my appreciation by posting and saying thanks.   This tool is helped me rebuild my DMS just now after mistakenly doing a chkdsk /r on it and screwing it up.  Where was this when I first hacked the drive?!?  :)

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 08:07:41 pm »
I would also like to say Thank You for helping me with my problem, could not have done it without you guys on here.  ;)

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 02:30:52 am »
I just wanted to report that I used V2.10 on my VW phat and it worked perfectly! It patched in less than 2 min!

next comes the 80gig DMS! hehe  ;D

Thanks for making this program

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 09:06:11 pm »
I made a small contribution to on going works on the Phatnoise system for all us guys, may be a worthwhile gesture.
 ;)

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 02:15:27 pm »
Sam, you must nearly have enough to buy that McLaren F1 by now..... ;)

Thanks for the success reports guys...but look out for v2.11 coming soon.  Fixes a few issues with DMS creation (losing disk space) and will also include the AAC plugin now we have a full workaround for it! :)
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 08:44:44 pm »
lol

http://www.phathack.com/?page=donations lists all the donations... and expenditures ;)

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008, 02:42:10 pm »
I'm not able to unzip the files. I'm using WinRar and it tells me "unexpected end of archive" The archive is either in an unknown format or damaged. I used WinRar just fine the other day. Can someone look at the file, see if its still working properly? Thanks

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 03:11:59 pm »
I just tried it with WinZIP and it extracted fine.  Try right-clicking and 'Save Target As' and choose a new filename, perhaps you've got a corrupted partial download and your browser is having a bad day with it.
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008, 04:29:02 pm »
that did it. thanks

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 01:59:56 pm »
Newb in the house!!!!

Okay, i've been looking around this site and I'm very excited....I'm a little cloudy on what exactly I have to do, but I'm going to start downloading the various files. As a newb to PhatHack, I have a few questions:

1. Is there a plain jane, step-by-step, do this and then do this and the click this type instructional somewhere on here?
2. Is there a list of equipment (hardware and software) to have before begining? For example, can I use my 20G DMS stock, do I need to do some physical modifications, ect...

If it exist, then please point me in the right direction. If it doesn't exist and can someone create something similar for the less experienced.....like myself.

Thanks and contribution is on the way!
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 02:20:10 pm »
1. Read the tools documentation, it should be up-to-date enough to follow
2. Use the stock hardware to hack the box, then you can just buy a new disk to replace the existing one in the DMS cartridge.
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008, 08:29:22 pm »
Sorry to post in an old topic but I can't seem to get the DMS firmware updated on my DMS, I had to create a new drive and all I had as back up was an old 5.01 version I would like the 7.02 version if anyone has it. VW headunit.
Thank You in advance.

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008, 08:39:04 pm »
What's the problem updating the firmware, a bug?
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 08:45:54 pm »
sorry for not clarifying, there is no firmware version to choose from in the screen...
the drop down menu for select DMS firmware is blank

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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2008, 07:43:59 am »
By default the program starts up in Hack Wizard Mode, and the firmware drop-down menu is disabled.  You have to select DMS Tools Mode to enable the firmware menu.
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Re: Windows DMS Hack Tools v2.10 - Available Now - Updated 12/Nov/2007
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2008, 12:03:40 pm »
By default the program starts up in Hack Wizard Mode, and the firmware drop-down menu is disabled.  You have to select DMS Tools Mode to enable the firmware menu.

Did that, the firmware dropdown is still blank