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#166 techmob

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE(Toddler @ Sep 3 2007, 03:02 AM) View Post

I just bought a 360 premium (Zephyr lot 0727, July 2007) and it has the BenQ VAD6038. Can someone advise on the best route to take?

1) Buy a Samsung or Hitachi and try to spoof this drive
2) Wait patiently for mature stealth firmware for the BenQ
3) Exchange the console and hope for another drive that's already supported in 360 Firmware Toolbox 3.1?

I'm not asking anyone to hurry, but how long does it seem like option 2 will really take? If it's likely to be weeks, I may just go with option 3.


i got the 3 dreaded red lights this morning, and the vendor has agreed to exchange it for an elite + 20

so i will probably end up with a Benq drive, so i am also interested in peoples opionions related to the above questions

as i could easily exchange it for a premium, but could still end up with a Benq drive

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:09 AM

people who already bought an xbox360 elite(pal or ntsc), if u plz write here the LOT number and the drive u have. so, u would help us to know when we are going to buy an xbox 360, which drive we will have.

thank u very much

#168 sosotiit

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(abd640 @ Sep 3 2007, 05:45 AM) View Post

people who already bought an xbox360 elite(pal or ntsc), if u plz write here the LOT number and the drive u have. so, u would help us to know when we are going to buy an xbox 360, which drive we will have.

thank u very much


NO list of lot and model here, the section is about hacking/dvd-rom not recreating a database that already exist.
noted the pin No More Newbie Posts /No More Non Technical!!! also in the pin (drive list http://www.360drives.com/list )

#169 Toddler

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:30 AM

So now a modder tells me you can't replace the new BenQ with a Samsung or Toshiba drive. I thought it possible to dump the BenQ to read the key and then hex edit the replacement drive to spoof BenQ, right? Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what I've read in the previous 11 pages of this thread, hasn't that been done?

#170 sargos

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:43 AM

Only some people have managed to dump the fw and extract the key from benq,
but I think that some programs are still missing (like modified dosflash v1.1)
to achieve this...



#171 bond0074

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 09:38 AM

HI

i have managed to get key from benq now with dosflash v1.1




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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE(Toddler @ Sep 4 2007, 12:06 AM) View Post
So now a modder tells me you can't replace the new BenQ with a Samsung or Toshiba drive. I thought it possible to dump the BenQ to read the key and then hex edit the replacement drive to spoof BenQ, right? Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what I've read in the previous 11 pages of this thread, hasn't that been done?


That is correct. It may be likely that your modder doesn't keep up on the scene or that he/she is not able/willing to cut traces and solder on the board.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:02 PM

That's what I thought. Damn, when I know more than my modder, I guess it's time to find a new modder.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

Yeah he's definitely wrong. I extracted the firmware from my BenQ drive last night, found the key with a hex editor then pasted it into my Samsung firmware, spoofed the drive as a BenQ and then flashed it to the Samsung. It all works great.

I then took my other 360's key, hex edited that into the BenQ's firmware then spoofed as a Samsung and that also works great.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:24 PM

Cool, Zheez. So in doing that, the Samsung is stealth and the BenQ is not, correct? All we are really waiting for is stealth firmware for the BenQ, right?

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:25 PM

Great job guys, as far as i can tell we are really close to a BenQ modified firmware now:) Keep up the good work, hope there will be a non-hardware hack soon!:)

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE(Toddler @ Sep 4 2007, 11:00 AM) View Post
Cool, Zheez. So in doing that, the Samsung is stealth and the BenQ is not, correct? All we are really waiting for is stealth firmware for the BenQ, right?


There is NO modified firmware for the BenQ drives at the current moment.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

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That's what I thought. Damn, when I know more than my modder, I guess it's time to find a new modder.


Definately. Or just become your own. wink.gif

#179 Zheez

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE(Toddler @ Sep 4 2007, 04:00 PM) View Post

Cool, Zheez. So in doing that, the Samsung is stealth and the BenQ is not, correct? All we are really waiting for is stealth firmware for the BenQ, right?


As mentioned there's no modified firmware for the BenQ drives at all, so my Elite with Samsung can play backups but my Premium now with the BenQ drive can only play originals.

#180 Flashelek

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:11 PM

Not yet that is;)

One thing that is sure about these stuff: there will always be a hack for everything, it just takes time.. smile.gif




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