In The Midst Of All The Problems
Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:23 PM
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.
Best source for Xbox 360 info on the web.
Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:51 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:36 PM
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
Flashed a friend's drive with 0800.bin, burned my first disc with a Benq1620 and Verbatim media, and it worked!
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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