Hacking Question Booting Hekate directly with SX Dongle

SpaceJump

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I'm trying to directly boot into Hekate using the SX Dongle, but none of the methods I tried work. Here's what I tried:
  • Using the SX Gear boot.dat to chainload the Hekate payload renamed to payload.bin
  • Using https://sx-boot-dat-creator.herokuapp.com to convert the Hekate payload into a boot.dat
  • Using the Python script to convert the Hekate payload into a boot.dat
In all cases the dongle's light flash green/blue, but the screen stays black.

Shouldn't this work? Am I missing something?
 

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Just the hekate bin is needed, put on sd card, boot other payload... You don’t need the script! Use the bin you get with hekate
 

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Can you try to put hekate 5.0.2 into SD root directory and boot normal SXOS with volume + pressed? Then you can load the hekate.bin from the SXOS menu. This at least works for me. Will try chainloading with the SXGear boot.dat later on.
 

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Just did the test with an SD card formatted to FAT32, the only files in root directory being boot.dat from SX Gear and hekate 5.0.2 bin renamed to payload.bin. Works perfectly fine!

Remark: I actually have the SX Gear dongle (the red one), but I don’t think that the normal (black) dongle should behave differently.
 
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I think you have something wrong with your Hekate setup then. I am using the boot.dat creator for a long time now and I have 0 problems.
 
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