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#1 OriginalCompGeek


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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:23 PM

It might be nice to see a post from someone who isn't having console issues.

About a month ago I decided to open my 360 (which I had for 2 weeks) and flash the firmware. Thanks to all the info and tutorials on this site, it was a one try success, and has been ever since.

I have a Samsung MS25 DVD-ROM

I have the ICH7 SATA chipset, so I had to edit MTKFlash, but it worked first try, no issues.

I hex edited my firmware manually, didn't mess with any auto flasher. Used Xtreme 2.0. Copied 4000-4200. Worked first time.

Ran MTKFlash, selected drive, flashed, games booted up just fine.

Every backup I have made (With my Pioneer 111D) has been a success, with multiple types of media. No coasters.

Just wanted to point out how useful XS is, I have helped a few people myself, but it all starts with the innumerable tutorials written by members and help given where it's needed.

Thanks to the community, on behalf of the community. wink.gif
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:51 PM

Firmware was released, I downloaded it, and went out and bought an Xbox 360 that day. (Was waiting for it to be moddable) Opened the tray, saw the little hole so I knew it was a Samsung. Popped in my friend's original disc, let it load up, everything working fine. Just giving it a good test run. Ok..that's long enough, time to void the warranty. I had it for 15 minutes and it was now in pieces. Flashed the firmware using my onboard VIA VT 8237. Didn't need a hexedited MTKFlash. I used KDX with the _proper realease and flashed the drive with the modified firmware. Worked perfectly, no problems at all. Have not had a single coaster yet, using my Lite-On SOHW1633 burner with Ridata and Playo media. I needed to use the Lite-On Bitsetting Utitlity. I've flashed a couple Hitachi's for friends and recently an MS28. I actually updated Geebee's tutorial to try and eliminate some of the problems people run into.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:36 PM

Bought a 360 at launch, not really sure why since I don't game much. My gamercard tells all...

When the Xtreme firmware was released, figured I'd crack open my case and give it a go.

Samsung, MS25. I happened to have a VIA6421 PCI SATA card lying around, used Grim187's excellent MTKFLASH modification tutorial, and the drive was recognized!

I read the original firmware, edited the key into the Xtreme firmware, and sweated a little while flashing the modified firmware to my drive. Put it back together, plugged it back in, and no apparent damage smile.gif

Flashed a friend's drive with 0800.bin, burned my first disc with a Benq1620 and Verbatim media, and it worked! beerchug.gif

Then found that my backup wouldn't work with the original Xtreme for the Hitachi. Bought a Pioneer 111D, burned it again, success! I eventually flashed a Hitachi with GaryOPA's 7-in-1 v1.3 and wow, it read the original disc I burned on the Benq!

I got a bit of a scare on a friend's Hitachi drive with an error E64, oh no!! Turns out it was a loose SATA connection to the mobo.

Still don't use the 360 much, if at all. A couple rounds of SFII and Geometry Wars, still need to check out Texas Hold'em. It will sit dormant until someone finds the chink in the armor and gets us homebrew!

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