Unlocking An Xbox Hd Without The Xbox
Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:26 PM
Can you unlock an xbox hd without the xbox (Like for instance.. in a PC)? or is it simply not possible?
If you have any info please let me know.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:28 PM
Posted 05 November 2004 - 11:30 PM
You may get some milage out of a program called Qunlock.exe I just used it to unlock a Tivo drive outside of the tivo and I guess that was using a similar process to the xbox??
Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:36 PM
krazyray - i tried that tutorial, and it wasn't unlocking either of the drives correctly. I followed it to a tea, but when I rebooted my PC the drive seemed to be locked agian.
I also no longer have the xbox it came from, there must be a way to do this :\
Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:25 AM
a long long time. you need the HD key is all then its easy
Posted 08 November 2004 - 01:34 AM
Posted 08 November 2004 - 10:44 AM
anyway, someone correct me if I'm wrong
Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:10 AM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 07:13 AM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:09 PM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:45 PM
On a side note, networkBoy has apparently managed to read some data off a locked hdd.. IIRC the process required a few years of research, about 60hrs of work, and several thousand dollars worth of equipment.. Not really worth it for an 8GB hdd.. Well unless there is information vital to national security or something..
Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:39 AM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:26 PM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 10:19 PM
Basically though NO.. After briefly reading up on the ATA-3 spec, I was convinced I could not pull it off.. The entire security system is contained in a single IC chip (so you cannot intercept unencrypted data off of a bus), and a hash of the password is also stored on a non-addressable portion of the disk itself.. This means that swapping the board off the drive will not work since you would need to replace it with another identical board, and the password is not stored there (the pcb's are model specific)..
Perhaps if you were to decap the firmware chip and figure out the decryption algorythm you could manually decrypt the intercepted password then replace the pcb with one from another hdd.. I'm not sure, but I think you'd need an STM to pull that off.. I saw one on EBay once.
Really though, its not much easier than determining an exact value for Pi..
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