I know this might be a long shot, but does anyone here have experience with I-cybie hacks? I saw some posts about them here but they were ancient, as are i cybies. I bought an i cybie over the summer because I always liked the way they looked and I wanted to hack one. I ended up buying a second i cybie about a month ago because it came with a walk up charger. Here is a picture of them. The blue one is Vegas and the gold one is Jersi.
I am trying to hack Vegas because he is a 2001 model, and Jersi can't be hacked as she is a 2005 model and multiple sites said 2005 models will break if I try to hack them. The specific hack I want to carry out is the super i cybie hack which can be found on http://www.aibohack.com/icybie/super.htm. This will allow me to reprogram the dog's actions. The original hack used a Max232 chip and a serial port. Since my laptop doesn't have a serial port because it is too new, the site said to use an ft232rl chip serial to USB converter. I bought that chip and soldered it to the Rx, Tx, and power supplies on the dog's main board as instructed by aibohack.
When this hack was completed, I plugged the chip into the USB port, and then opened realterm while the battery was disconnected. When I connected the battery to the dog, realterm shows this FC symbol, and I have no idea what it means even after extensively searching Google. Does anyone know what in the world this FC symbol means?
I know I need a cartridge with a CROMINST bootloader on it to run i cybie programs to the serial port, but I don't think the walk up charger cartridge has it. I was able to get a hold of the CROMINST BIN files, but I am not entirely sure how to get them on the cartridge because I am a complete newbie when it comes to robotics. Also, finding a cartridge with CROMINST preinstalled is almost impossible as finding the walk up charger was hard enough. Is there any way to do this through the serial port or other methods. There are a ton a arduino bootloader burning tutorials out there, but they are very specific for arduino and I doubt they will work for I cybie. If anyone knows how to help me with this, it will be greatly appreciated.