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IXtreme 1.61 Firmware for Benq & Samsung XBox 360 Drives out


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254w ago - Today Team HyperX has released IXtreme 1.61 Firmware for Benq and Samsung XBox 360 drives alongside the updated JungleFlasher v0.1.67 Beta.

Download: BenQ iXtreme THX v1.61 / Samsung iXtreme THX v1.61 / JungleFlasher v0.1.67 Beta

From the NFO file:

IXtreme fw for Benq and Samsung drives!

Features:

• Strict Wave 4 compliance! hybrid (modified disks) will not boot!
• Strict Wave 3 compliance! hybrid (modified disks) will not boot!
• Strict drive speed compliance - 12x only for game discs!
• Support for SS V2!
• Integrated 0800 for game dumping including SS v2!
• Full support for all known game exceptions! eg ddr etc!
• One shot boot mode! - allows a one off boot of gamedisc without -stealth/partition checks (will still use stealth), use activate.iso disk to activate each time!
• Support for easy drive key/version info cmd, same as liteon!
• Strict stealth/wave checking, one shot boot mode will boot wave(x)!

More Info:

Strict Wave 4 compliance means wave 4 games will only boot if they have correct PFI/DMI/SS and timestamp for wave 4

Strict drive speed compliance means games will only boot if drive is set for the initial speed of 12x, any modification of this make games fail to boot

SS v2 suports multiple timing samples for challenges type 5 and 7 , stroing them in the SS. This is a pre-requiste for SS v3 which has support for the so called AP2.5 check. Since this has never been used or may never be used by MS we will adopt a wait and see approach and continue to monitor for its usage.

With drive in Windows mode (Tray half open on powerup) 0800 mode is activated allowing easy dumping of game disc including SS v2. In this mode the drive is also able to output drive key, fw version and drive type by using a simple custom inquiry command.

Game exceptions are integrated in the fw for games that do not comply with the strict wave checks but are legitimate. These are Dance Dance Revolution Universe, Stoked, Ping 17 disk, afro samurai

One shot boot mode allows you to boot a Wave X or non stealth game by using the activate.iso disk as a flag. Just insert the activate disc and the next disc inserted will boot without any strict checks. This will still utilise full stealth if available. As soon as that disc is booted the flag is cleared, and you will have to re-insert the activate disk again to enable one shot boot. As always use with caution.

Note for unofficial releases:

It is highly recommended that you do not flash unverified or unofficial releases. We often do not implement specific security features in beta firmwares that are neccessary precaution's to help keep everyone as safe as possible on Xbox Live.



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pepijndamen's Avatar
#5 - pepijndamen - 254w ago
Is there still a new firmware on the way for the Hitachi drive [1.6 or 1.61]?

imtoodvs's Avatar
#4 - imtoodvs - 254w ago
wonder if M$ is still banning consoles, i know a guy that was banned for playing sponge bob (i kid you not).

cyberbob's Avatar
#3 - cyberbob - 254w ago
No news now, but i read they are working on it. I think it will arrive this week.

mihaiolimpiu's Avatar
#2 - mihaiolimpiu - 254w ago
Any news on the lite-on front?!

xcmir's Avatar
#1 - xcmir - 254w ago
Will give it a try, thanks for the update!

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