162w ago - Last week we reported on a new XBox 360 video game protection, and today SoulHeaven at Logic-Sunrise.com (linked above) shared a hack that allows users to bypass Microsoft's new AP2.5 dashboard 12611 update via exploit to play Fable 3 using a chip.
To quote, roughly translated: This hack requires the use of the chip x360SED v1.0 created by SoulHeaven and will be sold within a few days exclusively on Librasoft Consoles and LS Store.
The principle is simple:
• Install the chip x360SED between the 360 mainboard and the DVD player, and solder the one wire on the sync button on the console controllers
• Install your Fable III on your console's hard drive (From an original or a backup)
• Insert the game Fable III until it is recognized by the dashboard (Image of the game while taking the square)
• Press the sync button levers to eject the game Fable III
• Insert an original game Xbox 360 (Any), press again and the sync button controllers
• Press A to start the game Fable III starts without worries.
Those interested can check out the POC video below of it in action!
212w ago - As a follow-up to the recently posted Guide on unnbanning 8955 XBox 360 consoles from Live comes another countermeasure against HDD crippling.
Godzivan has made available an XBox 360 NAND write protection diagram which simply write-protects the NAND Flash in the XBox 360 by connecting WP to a ground pin.
To quote: "While this modification will certainly be against the terms of service and get you banned if you perform it, you wont be hit as hard as the 1,000,000 users that have had their boxes and respective HDD units rendered useless.
This modification does not stop Microsoft from banning a console but only prevents the deletion of the HD installation certificates required by games which means you can still install them on the hard drive.
Note: In order to update the kernel this mod must be disabled; a simple switch solution comes to mind."
242w ago - Speculation has commenced that XBox 360 games have new disc protection.
Recently xorloser noted that when FIFA 09 on the XBox 360 is patched with the latest update, the game is only allowed to boot from an updated version of the original XBox 360 disc type.
To quote: I noticed the other day that when FIFA'09 for Xbox360 is patched with the latest update, the flags that specify what media the game is allowed to run from have changed. Originally it was allowed to boot from a standard original Xbox360 disc, however now it is only allowed to boot from a new media type which is basically an updated version of the original Xbox360 disc type.
Those who have ever looked into the depths of the Xbox360 disc authentication scheme know that a "new" type of disc authentication has been in the works since the Xbox360 was released. It is known as the AntiPiracy v2.5 checks, or AP2.5. Is this FIFA'09 patch a sign that AP2.5 is finally going to see the light of day? If so then the ban hammer is going to come down hard. Don't say I didn't warn you
The original Xbox360 game disc was reffered to as DVD-XGD2, which I presume stands for Xbox Game Disc version 2 (with version 1 being the discs used on Xbox1). This new Xbox360 game disc just seems to be reffered to as an "updated...