211w ago - There's been a discussion about a way to uncripple your XBox 360 harddrive AFTER you got banned.
As you know Microsoft decided to 'remove' some HDD features (like play games from HDD, etc) when your console gets banned.
Microsoft does this by modifying data in the secdata.bin on the NAND (that's why write-lock the NAND was a way to prevent HDD-crippling).
But people found out the NAND has older (backup?) copies of secdata.bin stored on the NAND as well. Now the hack consists in making your Xbox 360 use an old version of the secdata.bin.
All secdata.bin are tagged with a date stamp so you can easily find out which one is newer or older. As your console is already banned, it does not really matter if MS can detect this or not.
Thwack wrote a good tutorial with a method to do this (below).
This is pure HEX editing in the NAND image, no CPU-key or whatever is needed. However, for those new in dumping the Xbox 360 NAND... if you do via LTP with nandpro, make sure to dump it a few times and check to make sure your image is good.
Before wild stories go around... this does NOT unban your console from LIVE.
213w ago - Two weeks ago Microsoft started mass bans on modified XBox 360 consoles to prevent them from using XBox Live.
With up to 1 million accounts disabled, hackers including C4Eva have been working on a solutions including iXtreme LT.
Until iXtreme Lite Touch is available, k0mpresd has shared a guide for unbanning your 8955 XBox 360 console from XBox Live, as follows:
What you need:
• Your 8955 live console + cpu key
• A 2nd unbanned console
• Nandpro b + flash cable
• Xell loader
• 1888 fs
• Robinsod's flashtool
• Use nandpro and dump nand from unbanned console.
• Flash xell and use jtag hack to obtain cpu key.
• Use flashtool to extract file system.
• Dump nand from 8955 console.
• Use flashtool to patch nand dump with kv.bin from unbanned console.
• Save patched file (patched_kv.bin).
• Open degraded + 1888...
221w ago - As part of a Sony and Papa John's promotional event, you can now order a Papa John's Pizza right from your PS3 system browser until September 27, 2009.
Just click on the Papa John's button on the PS3 system browser homepage and check out special offers from Papa John's.
To quote: "Sony continues their marketing blitz with the PS3. You can now order a fresh, hot Papa John's Pizza straight from the PS3 Browser. The Ad reads:
Hungry? Need something to eat? Now you can jump over to your PlayStation 3 browser between epic battles and high-speed races to get a hot delicious pizza delivered to your door.
Talk about convenience. Just click on the Papa John's button on the PS3 system browser homepage. You'll go straight to the Papa John's ordering page where you'll find special offers. All this while never having to leave the comfort of your PS3 system."
Papa John's has restaurants in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK and this option is available in all of these countries.
You can even have it delivered with no credit card required. Just like the commercial says: "It Only Does Everything."
222w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Chris Munson has revealed the MAG PS3 pre-order bonuses today on the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: After our huge showing at PAX, we are happy to follow it up today with our announcement of the pre-order items for MAG.
From exclusive in-game characters to a one-of-a-kind Home Space to the long-awaited Public Beta access, we've got something for every new MAG operative. Are you ready to be one of us come January 26, 2010? Then get pre-ordering soldier!
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This exclusive S.V.E.R. (Seryi Volk Executive Response) Hazard Trooper comes with the unique Hazard Camo Pattern, Hazard Improved Ballistic Vest, and the Hazard Improved Helmet. S.V.E.R. operatives live for the chance to achieve the honor they believe they deserve.
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