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New firmware will prevent Xbox 360 modders from being banned

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2007 17:07 User comments (21)

New firmware will prevent Xbox 360 modders from being banned A few weeks back, Microsoft began banning modded Xbox 360s from Xbox Live and many users learned this the hard way.
However, the modding community has quickly come back and released a new firmware that according to Xbox-Scene, will allow you to play your modded systems on XBL.

The new firmware will work on any console that has the TS-H943 DVD drive and will prevent any Xbox Live detection attempts while allowing you to play your "backup" games.

Here are the details on the new firmware, according to Xbox-Scene:

iXtreme firmware 1.0 for TS-H943 Xbox 360
>> A new firmware replacement for the TS-H943 xbox360 drive
Features
(v1.0) Defeats all current and some future Xbox Live detection attempts
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 360 backups
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 1 backups
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 360 originals
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 1 originals on Xbox 360
Use on Xbox Live at own risk!!
Thanks to everyone on #FW, Xboxhacker.net , Xbox-Scene.com, Maxconsole.com and Xbins.Org for their support. Keep up the good work everyone.
If you prefer to use Xbox Boot Maker,grab the updated definitions here

Note: Hitachi version is in progress. No eta.


Source:
Xbox-Scene

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21 user comments

131.5.2007 17:24

Hahaha. I knew with all the complaining and whining there would be a new release to fix those crys. This is pretty cool. One day I may mod my 360 but until their is a true break in this that will keep me playing online when i want I wont do it. But for those that already have enjoy and have fun lmao.

231.5.2007 17:40

i might buy a 360 used for playing "backups". i'd like to give a few games a go. i'm wondering, does this firmware allow banned 360's to access or no?

331.5.2007 18:17

Originally posted by anubis66:
i might buy a 360 used for playing "backups". i'd like to give a few games a go. i'm wondering, does this firmware allow banned 360's to access or no?
theres talk about being able to call up MS complain that you were banned while using a 'unmodded' system, and they will rescan it and unblock you. but this is highly unlikely

431.5.2007 18:18

Wow, quite impressive!

531.5.2007 20:02
fgamer
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Quote:
Originally posted by anubis66:
i might buy a 360 used for playing "backups". i'd like to give a few games a go. i'm wondering, does this firmware allow banned 360's to access or no?
theres talk about being able to call up MS complain that you were banned while using a 'unmodded' system, and they will rescan it and unblock you. but this is highly unlikely
I already talked to Microsoft for hours complaining that I was wrongfully banned. ONly option they gave me was to send it in, which is what I'm gonna do.

631.5.2007 20:04

This WILL NOT allow banned users to access XBL. In theory, a person could flash their drive with the firmware, then request to be scanned and claim they were banned unfairly....but I doubt that will fly. Bottom line, if you were banned, you will need to buy a new 360, flash it with this firmware, then get your game on......till M$ catches on and begins banning again :)

731.5.2007 20:30

Quote:
Defeats all current and some future Xbox Live detection attempts
I wish they could give more details because...

Quote:
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 360 backups
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 1 backups
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 360 originals
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 1 originals on Xbox 360
I have never used non-stealthed games, and I have yet to have the ban hammer drop on me. We'll see...

81.6.2007 1:52
theridges
Inactive

@prodigy
im sure C4E is trying to keep microsoft out of the loop and its smart that he dont let to much information get out on what he did exactly :)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2007 @ 1:52

91.6.2007 3:46

This is great news! Cant wait for the hitachi version!

101.6.2007 6:39

Actually, I think he just made a new firmware that blocks unstealthed games, because nOObs are just not smart enough to check this on their own and will complain. We'll see if I'm right in a few months, and I'm still on Live with 5.3

111.6.2007 6:48
davidrose
Inactive

Originally posted by theridges:
@prodigy
im sure C4E is trying to keep microsoft out of the loop and its smart that he dont let to much information get out on what he did exactly :)

I agree C4E is DA MAN against The Man. Great news and thanks to C4E and company for this and future releases.

121.6.2007 18:54

LOL!!! It did not take them long to defeat the new protection. It's amazing they should realize that the modders will always figure out a counter move its like playing a game of chess.

131.6.2007 18:57

That is not 100% true.....people who were banned will have to purchase a new 360 to use this firmware. Although it is a step in the right direction, it doesnt do the impossible and un-ban thousands of modded 360 users.



141.6.2007 19:16

i might buy a used banned 360 for my backup use, since playing online will only get me banned eventually. any word on the 65nm?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2007 @ 19:16

1510.6.2007 11:47

I Have An 2 Ideas, Remove the firmware off your xbox, delibrately smash
something inside return to microsoft and the will send you a new one free of charge.
You Can Also Remove firmware from your xbox, phone up Microsoft,
and lie to them and say you were banned for no reason, they scan it and see no modification and unban You because you removed the mod.Put the mod back inside and play Live once more!

1610.6.2007 12:23

Quote:
I Have An 2 Ideas, Remove the firmware off your xbox, delibrately smash
something inside return to microsoft and the will send you a new one free of charge.
You Can Also Remove firmware from your xbox, phone up Microsoft,
and lie to them and say you were banned for no reason, they scan it and see no modification and unban You because you removed the mod.Put the mod back inside and play Live once more!
Nope they wont work.

First idea wont because:

To change the firmware, to brake anything inside involves invalidating the warranty so microsoft wouldnt do it "free of charge." Also they work by fixing 360s and sending you out a "fixed" xbox 360 for this reason they would ahev to check.

Second idea wont because:

Soo many people have said this works that microsoft has wised up to it and stopped doing that service.

If your banned your banned face it.

Lecsiy

1728.6.2007 7:19

That model drive has been the best thing to come from Microsoft in years! Look at all the fun stuff that we have been able to accomplish because of their HD DVD add on.

1823.11.2009 14:53
twin78
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Defeats all current and some future Xbox Live detection attempts
I wish they could give more details because...

Quote:
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 360 backups
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 1 backups
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 360 originals
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 1 originals on Xbox 360
I have never used non-stealthed games, and I have yet to have the ban hammer drop on me. We'll see...

[b] same here[b] and you know what, what alot of people dont realize, and also microsoft doesnt want you to know, is that there are alot of people out there that are ban free! Its all about who knows what there doing... Maybe I shouldnt be saying this, but Microsoft hasnt nipped it in the budd completely. Real gamers know what im saying..

1923.11.2009 14:59

why did you dig up a thread from 2007?

2023.11.2009 16:06

Come on twin78 ---- > You got +500,000 peeps waiting for iextreme lite and by digging this up will start hysteria.

2123.11.2009 16:29
twin78
Inactive

Originally posted by twin78:
Quote:
Quote:
Defeats all current and some future Xbox Live detection attempts
I wish they could give more details because...

Quote:
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 360 backups
(v1.0) Boots ONLY Stealth Xtreme Xbox 1 backups
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 360 originals
(v1.0) Boots all Xbox 1 originals on Xbox 360
I have never used non-stealthed games, and I have yet to have the ban hammer drop on me. We'll see...

[b] same here[b] and you know what, what alot of people dont realize, and also microsoft doesnt want you to know, is that there are alot of people out there that are ban free! Its all about who knows what there doing... Maybe I shouldnt be saying this, but Microsoft hasnt nipped it in the budd completely. Real gamers know what im saying..
not trying to cause an up roar, but I must say that it is the honest truth. This message can't help those that are already banned, but if your like me, you will be fine. I chose this particular link because I was looking for someone of truth, to post there comments. Going back to past conversations can be helpful

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