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#1 Xbox-Scene


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:09 PM

Kreon's Alternative Firmware for Samsung SH-D162C/SH-D163A v1.00
Posted by XanTium | October 10 14:09 EST | News Category: Xbox360
Kreon has released a new version of the alternate hacked firmware for the Samsung PC SH-D162C and SH-D163A DVD-drives.
From Readme/NFO:

A year has past, and the time has come for a small maintenance release. While the V0.80 release has performed rather well, there's always room for improvements, even though most of them are well hidden and probably won't be noticed by most people.

Changes/fixes in this release..
* Major cleanup of code - the SH-D162C and SH-D163A now share the same code. This has been a painful job to do, but will make future updates so much easier to handle.
* The firmware is now based on the official SB01 firmware as opposed to SB00 for earlier releases.
* Fixed a potential problem with the way that the RPC patching was done.
* The laser head is now parked in a known and safe position following SS extraction. This should fix the clicking noise, that some people experienced from time to time.
* RPC settings stored in flash mem of the drive is now reset. This is not important for the patched firmware, but will leave the RPC settings as they came from the factory, if someone, for some strange reason, should decide to go back to a non patched firmware.
* The feature list has been expanded to hold seperate feature entries for XBOX and XBOX360
* Fixed a bug that caused flashing of the drive to fail under some conditions (read "updating from V0.80.." below)

This is what you get..
* Full challenge/response functionality.
* Two types of unlock for XBOX 360 game discs. One for making xtreme style images and one for making wxripper style images. Both types of iso can be made using isobuster. Ripping using wxripper isn't supported for the time being
* A 'lock' function that will cancel any enabled unlock state. This can be very useful for custom applications.
* 'Error skipping' which basically speeds up the error handling of the drive. A complete wxripper style image (including video) can be obtained in 15-16 minutes, when error skipping is enabled. Getting through the critical area of LBA 19408-20479 will take you more than 20 minutes alone, if error skipping is disabled :(
* A much more streamlined command interface which is good news if you intend to write an application that makes use of the drives extra features.
* The drive will default to unlock state 2 and error skip enabled when a 360 media is inserted. You can in other words use isobuster to obtain a wxripper style image without issuing any commands to the drive :)
* RPC1 support (RPC-2 actually but with automatic change of drive region and RCE support)

Official Site: n/a, by Kreon on xboxhacker.net (thx to ivc for link)
Download: n/a (might be illegal under DMCA/EUCD)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:00 PM

Can somone explain this?: * A 'lock' function that will cancel any enabled unlock state. This can be very useful for custom applications.

Edited by Illithid, 10 October 2007 - 07:01 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:06 PM

v.80 has been working fine on my Toshiba SD-M2012 cross-flashed to a SH-D162C with one exception. At times my drive would not unlock a game correctly until I restarted the PC with the game already in the drive. Once restarted, everything ran perfectly anyways so its not that big of a deal. Hope this helps to defeat any future format changes by MS wink.gif

Edited by Tony42077, 10 October 2007 - 07:07 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

so hard to find one of these drives now a days.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:35 PM

i always just assumed something was wrong with my drive when i'd get that clicking stuff.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:21 PM

I have a TS-H352C drive and was wondering if this new version firmware will work on that drive. I assume it does, but I just wanted to be sure. I read the nfo file and it didn't mention anything about the other drives. Thanks.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:01 PM

Nice biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:13 PM

Man thanks so much. I dont know if people know how much work this is but we all appreciate it!





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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:48 PM

people that make hacked firmwares for dvd drives have to be f**king geniuses. just thought id throw that out.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:49 AM

Great Work Kreon smile.gif

Flashed perfectly on my drive.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:03 AM

Just flashed mine in Vista, UAC off.
All gravy baby.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(zenkiS14 @ Oct 10 2007, 08:06 PM) View Post

so hard to find one of these drives now a days.

Agreed. I think we all wish there's another workable drive. The only places I can find them are ebay or in the scene marketplace. Sigh....

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:31 PM

I found a few in the UK, there are one on amazon.co.uk sold by a marketplace seller and there are also some on ebay but you're right, they are hard to come by (and most I found are pre-flashed with 0.8)

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:56 PM

That's wonderful! My Samsung just got delivered in time to have its firmware upgraded, hehehe! Test= Everything is A ok.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:59 PM

you can still get them in the UK quite easy and only about a tenner... although dabs have stopped selling them (where i used to get mine) as have quite a few other retailers. might be worth snapping up a few if you need them.




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