If you’d the whole story here is the post: Pimax 8K X Dead on Arrival (DOA)
In short I’d like to flash my 8K X to a previous/old firmware to see if that’ll bring it back to life (as it was DOA when I opened it - screens flashing constantly and only showing “snow”). After seeing that problem is rather common and the fix is to flash the firmware I did just this - no issues/errors but ever since it’s dead. One Redditor had the idea to go back to an older PiTool (I’m now running 271) and to flash an older firmware (I’ve tried 298 but can’t find any others). When the flash finishes (it sees the headset fine, PiTool does not) all says it completes but if I unplug/plug in the headset it shows the same 299 firmware, so it’s not actually downgrading.
Is downgrading even possible? I’ve seen posts saying “I think so” but nothing definitive with evidence. So, is it possible, how and am I doing something wrong? Oh, and I tried the 3rd party tool too - it won’t see the headset at all as I have to kill all the Pimax services.