my have I learned so much in the past few days tweakin' Taboo.
In editing the phoenix bios, I learned to use the phoenix bios editor.
Not only did I make a new bios version with custom words and splash screen graphics, fine tuning the .rom files with the hex editor removing the old ven dev ids of the old hardware and adding the new hardware ven dev ids...
I was able to successfully flash the bios and boot with relief.
still having trouble with the RTL8723AE mini pcie wifi/bluetooth card from Realtek, this Realtek card is a real pain as it wants to remain disabled at start up in windows 7 and android-x86 and there's no official drivers and support for the device. Looks as if I may have to buy another card through amazon.
I am happy with the HD decoder, it actually works in either slot.
so I put it back in the full sized slot using the it's original spacer which also acts as a heatsink. I get a kick being able to play 1080p 4gb + movies with no lag on this little champ.
plus the flash performance will make any ipad cry.
HD youtube, flash web games, so very nice +
also makes a big difference in android mode.
welp, after all the bios hacking to use custom hardware, I'm lead to believe that this Realtek card is a real dud (unless I've overlooked something which I seriously doubt)
I'll be looking into another half pcie mini wifi/bt card.
and hopefully it will work so I can be done with the hardware and start trickin out the software, so many free apps on the win8 store and android play store ++++