antto wrote:in gompie's case, he does have firmware (and i think bootloader too) but the data from the x0x over the serial port somehow turns into zero bytes, we suspect something might be wrong with the USB chip or the connections around it
Correct. I've orderd a new USB chip (FT232BL, replacement for FT232BM, similar pin-out but lead free). I hope FedEx will reach my door on friday, so I can check during this weekend if this was the issue all along.
I have provided Evo with a link to the altered c0nb0x executable you compiled, to check the output on his USB connection, I hope you're ok with that. To me it was a great help to have some more information about what is actually going on. Otherwise with so many variables its very hard to isolate the problem, and its very easy to make a lot of assumpions.