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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

A Hitachi v79 flashing solution from Infectus - Flash079
Posted by Iriez | August 5 15:46 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
Here are some details of Flash079, by the guys who made Infectus in collaboration with Laemmchen.
The Flash079 is a neat device that lets you read and flash the firmware of your Hitachi 0079FK drive (with the latest Maximus Toolbox).

What you're getting with this:
- direct boot into ModeB
- Flashing and reading of the firmware of your drive
- Stealth when not active (leave it soldered in and just solder a jumper)
- Based on Xilinx CPLD for stable and reliable patching
- Only available solution for Europe
- Low-cost (10€ retail price)

Pro:
- Allows you to flash a 79FK drive as if it were an older drive
- Goes straight to ModeB (no Slax needed anymore)
- Works as an Unbricker for i.e. 59 (like Chillimod)

Con:
- Flashing works for only one drive (you can only use one per drive) - Unbricking works for "unlimited" drives

Official Site: http://www.infectus.biz
Buy From: http://www.hardstore.com




#2 Pseudo99

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:18 PM

What makes this chip exclusive to one drive, can't you just de-solder it and use it on another drive? Is there something about the process that I don't understand, or is this a limitation set by the manufacturer in order to sell more chips?

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:20 PM

So basically its a cheaper maximus passkey that needs more wires...


Its good to have choices i guess, but i hope someone manages to get SLAX to work with the 79K eventually.

I wanna hack my drive!! My 360 is outa warranty anywayz tongue.gif

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

"Con" is right...

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE(Pseudo99 @ Aug 5 2007, 09:54 PM) View Post

What makes this chip exclusive to one drive, can't you just de-solder it and use it on another drive? Is there something about the process that I don't understand, or is this a limitation set by the manufacturer in order to sell more chips?


Wondering the same thing blink.gif

#6 oscarRSM

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:25 PM

Yeah,
same thing like maximus passkey but 3 time less price...

Example?
gamefreax sell
http://www.gamefreax.....suche--79 key

cost of infectus 079 key
http://www.hardstore...g...Type=-1&l=2

2 more wires that take 2 min more for installation, and save 75% of cost. wink.gif

BYE BYE


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:33 PM

Well i your worried about cost, make your own.

Check out the Xecuter XHM source released a while ago. Its most likely what the maximus passkey is based on (given its the same chip, crystal, and connections)

Oh and a CPLD is much better at patching on the fly, and a MCU. See the problems with the Xecuter XHM.

Edited by greengiant, 05 August 2007 - 11:34 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:02 AM

I want to buy it but the site is only in italian.I don't get why they don't give language options too.

Edit:I found it.I'm ordering now

Edited by myfranco, 06 August 2007 - 12:10 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:22 AM

QUOTE(Pseudo99 @ Aug 5 2007, 01:54 PM) View Post

What makes this chip exclusive to one drive, can't you just de-solder it and use it on another drive? Is there something about the process that I don't understand, or is this a limitation set by the manufacturer in order to sell more chips?


this is off Infectus website:

- X360 NAND FLASHER, allow to read and write nand flash of X360.

- Every BIOS is signed for every consoles, so is not possible to use a BIOS from a different X360 in another.

- Right now is possible to backup the firmware and restore it in the same console, good for BIOS backup, to update and downgrade the firmware of the console

-X360 NAND FLASHER allow the developer to study and analyze the X360 BIOS in a easy way

Infectus Website

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:50 AM

i'm hoping they figure out how to get pure software flashing working... i have a 0078fk premium with ixtreme, but i would also like to flash my elite...

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:22 AM

QUOTE(majik655 @ Aug 6 2007, 11:58 AM) View Post

this is off Infectus website:

- X360 NAND FLASHER, allow to read and write nand flash of X360.

- Every BIOS is signed for every consoles, so is not possible to use a BIOS from a different X360 in another.

- Right now is possible to backup the firmware and restore it in the same console, good for BIOS backup, to update and downgrade the firmware of the console

-X360 NAND FLASHER allow the developer to study and analyze the X360 BIOS in a easy way

Infectus Website


The NAND flasher and the Infectus 79 passkey are two different things.

dose anyone know why we can't use the Infectus passkey from one drive to another drive?


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:38 AM

QUOTE(jimbobjim @ Aug 5 2007, 05:30 PM) View Post

Wondering the same thing blink.gif


- Only available solution for Europe

I think this is the main point...

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:43 AM

okay so you can only flash 1 drive using this? then if you want to flash another 79 then you have to buy another one?

does it save information on the thing that cant be erased or does it only work if it stays on the drive? im still confused.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:21 AM

to clarify: if you don't leave it soldered in, it won't be possible to update your drive anymore...

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:29 AM

I have an Infectus modchip lying around. I read something about a free update in the software from Infectus that would give me the Flash079 functionality. Any news on that part ?




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