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Guide to XBox 360 XGD3 iSO Image Backups & Burning from RRoD

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147w ago - Just over a month back we reported on an XBox 360 Reset Glitch Hack for Fat and Slim models followed by news that XGD3 has been defeated, and today XBox 360 scene release group RRoD has began releasing the first XGD3 iSO files alongside a guide on how to burn them for end-users.

For those curious, current XGD3 0800 XBox 360 released from RRoD include:

  • Warhammer_40000_Space_Marine_READNFO_XGD3_0800_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD
  • X-Men_Destiny_READNFO_XGD3_0800_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD
  • Rise_of_Nightmares_READNFO_XGD3_0800_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD
  • Gears_of_War_3_READNFO_XGD3_0800_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD

To quote from the Gears_of_War_3_READNFO_XGD3_0800_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD release NFO file:

RELEASE NOTES

Playable Regions: ALL (REGION-FREE)

SplitVid, SSv2, and verified with abgx360!

RRoD is proud to bring you the very first official XGD3 0800 ISO releases made with c4eva's new 0800 v3.0 ripping fw for BenQ VAD6038 and Lite-On DG-16D2S.
 

XBox 360 RRoD Returns - Isn't This Issue Getting Out of Hand?

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285w ago - Similar to what happened [Register or Login to view links], the dreaded 'Red Ring of Death' (RRoD) issue rears its ugly head back with a vengeance.

Microsoft [Register or Login to view links] released a mandatory update, which is causing many of the consoles to RRoD. With all of the launch consoles [Register or Login to view links], will the new update cause problems for many Xbox 360 owners?

After updating my Xbox 360, I experienced some issues with my console. My console successfully updated but when I went into the XBL Marketplace to download a demo, my system suddenly froze. After rebooting the console, it froze again during the boot-up sequence. I started sweating bullets as flashbacks of last Christmas started dancing around my head.

However, my console came back after I unplugged the power source and let it cool down for a bit. I jumped onto the official Xbox forums to see if anyone else had similar issues and to my surprise, other owners were getting the dreaded RRoD. Unfortunately, it seems that the update is bricking many of the consoles...
 

Microsoft Rep on XBox 360 RROD Issue: They Fed Us to the Lions!

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297w ago - More than a week ago, GamingConfidential reported that a Microsoft customer service representative foresaw an outbreak of the Red Ring of Death (RROD) issue once the New Xbox Experience becomes available.

While most scoffed at the idea, the prediction held true and MS service lines are white hot with calls from angry customers.

"I hate what the company did this year," says the rep. "They released the New Xbox Experience a few days after the extended warranty period ended for most users and it's tough to explain that to raging callers. How do you say that MS just screwed them all?"

He adds "our bosses really fed us to the lions this time. We're getting everything from crying kids to death threats from angry adults. It's an orgy, I tell ya."

The rep ended the short chat by lamenting how Xbox 360 owners are blaming the update for even the most far-fetched issues. An example, he says, is a call from a 32-year old man claiming that his house's power went out after updating.
 

New XBox Experience Update Says Hello with RRoD Reports

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297w ago - Looks like the New Xbox Experience dashboard update is experiencing some not-so-new Xbox woes. November 19: launch day for the NXE update. Not 24 hours after it went live, complaints
are already piling up.

Various forums online (such as the one linked above) have threads and threads of people reporting anything from connection freezes, slow downs, lock ups, broken TV connections, and so many other different numerical errors that, if all of them were strung together, could potentially measure all the way from Earth to the moon (and back).

There are even reports of brickage - yes, the famed red ring of death is back. Some say it's limited to modded consoles only (no surprise there) but other untainted units seem to be affected by the same problem too.

We've yet to hear any official response from Major Nelson or any of the Microsoft staff. Some say the slow downs are caused by the simple fact of surging traffic accessing XBL, but the other problems are still unaccounted for.

If you are experiencing any problems with the NXE update, you might want to contact customer service (good luck!) or check forums to ask around if anyone's getting the same problem as you.
 

Report: Customer Service, RRoD, Pirates kill Xbox 360 in India

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323w ago - Microsoft is now winding up operations in several cities in India, as trouble seems to be brewing over the performance of its Xbox 360 console, according to a report from CNBC-TV18.

The report, which cited anonymous sources, concludes that Microsoft has withdrawn from several Tier-I cities due to lackluster sales. Its Entertainment and Devices Division has also reportedly withdrawn the marketing budget for the current fiscal.

The Xbox 360, which launched in India in September of 2006, has been facing dismal sales already due to sloppy customer support, high hardware failure, and pirated games, the report said. Games are easily available in the grey market for Rs 100, while official titles cost upwards of Rs 2,500.

Microsoft has already repeatedly refused to share its India sales numbers.

"The Microsoft Entertainment Devices Division is very much on track with its targeted business plans," a Microsoft India spokesperson told CNBC.

This comes as Microsoft's gaming division took a hit back in March of this year, as Mohit Anand, Country Manager, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, put in his papers.

Ashim Mathur, Marketing Head, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft India, is also slated to leave the company. However, when contacted...
 
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