Xbox 360 DVD firmware hack

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Backups can now be booted on the Xbox 360 according to Xbox-scene. The firmware was released by Commodore4Eva who previously released a functional Xbox 1 firmware. It works under the same idea as the final Xbox hack: it patches the response to the media check into the DVD drive’s firmware. So the drive responds with an all-clear without even checking the DVD. This hack works on units with the Toshiba-Samsung drive. The new firmware also lets you use the drive under Windows for easy game ripping. There are some quirks to it, but it sounds like everything you need is included. It’s unfortunate that this happened before they were able to get executable code running on the machine. Now that the bootleggers have what they want I’m afraid it might take some steam out of the homebrew movement.

23 thoughts on “Xbox 360 DVD firmware hack

  1. Bah, this just means the web is now going to be flooded with 360 iso’s. Gimme a way to run unsigned code from the 360’s hard drive and then we’ll talk.

    Homebrew = Good, Piracy = Bad

  2. Yeah, it is never good when piracy beats homebrew.

    This certainly could put a kink in any legitimate uses of this software.

  3. Well, here’s an opportunity for a softmod: Do any of the 360 games load a ‘demo’ xbx? Preferably without checking the signature first?

  4. You guys post ONE hack a day and THIS is what you cover? You’ve gotta be kidding me.. This shit is on hundreds of sites already.. Total cheese.

  5. To bad the new firmware wil only play
    Original Xbox 360
    Original xbox 1 (If suported)
    copy of xbox 360 (NO MOD posible)
    copy of xbox1 (If suported No mod posible)

    So its only for Piracy or education into firmware hacks….

    Hope they come with a firnware that wil NOT check the magic security sectors

  6. Pirate gateway or not, I think it’s definitely a jumping point for future modifications.

    @netdroid9 not that I know of, but it might be worth looking at one of those OXM demo discs.

  7. Well, if piracy means making backups of your games so your Xbox 360 doesn’t scratch the originals, as it’s been known to do, then yes, it’s only good for piracy.

  8. Do you think it will come to a point where we will be able to run Windows and it’s games on the X360. Also how do you check what type of drive you have Toshiba / Samsung?

  9. I agree with moogle, my 360 has scratched my games so backups of MY OWN GAMES would be cool!
    I will wait for the update on live and check the web to see if it still works.

  10. ^Difference in drives without disassembling the 360

    I have performed this hack and can confirm its working, it wasn’t “easy” by any means.

  11. I never understood the hype of Xbox 360, it’s a god damn pc running old hardware that has more security and anti-piracy barriers than fort knox. Put your money into a nice vid card for your pc and get a usb controller attachement, its cheaper and more fun.

  12. I want to know if there is a tutorial for the samsung firmware hack if anyone knows please post the link thanks.

  13. binxalot,

    Recently it’s seemed like PC game have lost their variety, which I have always thought was their best feature. Also name ten games that actually support a usb controller

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