If you’re looking to flash the Samsung MS 25 or 28 drive with iXtreme 1.6 Firmware , no worries, it’s not a complicated process at all. To start out, I recommend downloading and reading through the Jungle Flasher tutorial. In the past, with iXtreme 1.51, I always posted on here, the steps to flashing it. But seriously folks, the PDF tutorial out there is a great resource, and why should I try to re-invent the wheel.
Quick Reminder: If you have the MS25 Samsung drive, theirs not unlocking of the drive if it’s a stock drive. Both MS28 and iXtreme flashed drivers, have two methods for unlocking. Either using the Activate.iso disc, which is burnt on a dual layer disc, or using the VCC trick. Basically, selecting your drive in the MTK Flash 32 Tab through the I/O Port drop down list, then clicking on Intro/Device ID. Always try this method first, after several failed attempts of getting it into Vendor mode, then go ahead, and burn the activate.iso.
To use the activate.iso disc, simply put it in your drive while it’s connected to your pc, wait 30 seconds, then proceed. It’s all in the Jungle Flasher Tutorial.
So to get started, here’s a list of what you need to grab.
This tutorial covers both updating from iXtreme 1.5, 1.51 and flashing your drive, if it’s currently does not have ixtreme at all. In most cases, any pc that’s fairly new, and has a SATA port on the motherboard should work just fine. If you don’t have any SATA ports, you can always purchase the VIA-6421 PCI card. Usually, it’s around $15 dollars roughly, which can be found off Ebay.
If you need any help, you can always visit iXtreme.net for detailed instructions and help on flashing your Samsung drive.