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#1 podger

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 03:16 AM

Good News!!!!!
Not quiet a soft unlock but close enough

http://rs117.rapidsh...1/79_Unlock.rar

Turorial:
1. Unrar the file
2. Burn the CD Image (use the .CUE File), I used ImgBurn....

3. Put 79 in Mode B With Slax 2.1
3. Insert the CD in the 79 and play the track, wait for it to finish...
4. Then press play again and straight away pause it, you should hear some noise
5. Eject the disk, using the eject button not the PC ( it does something different)
6. Run the the command in a command window
79Unlock h
// where h is the drive letter of the 79

7. If all went well bit 4 of (0x5BD) should be set and the drive should be unlocked
8. Drive will dump and flash with Toolbox...

This is a tempory unlock, (0x5BD) is in RAM and would need to be done each time you power the drive, although I've posted how to by pass this with the drive unlocked with a passkey.....

Has not been extensively tested but worked on 6 drives to day so far...

Thanks to OggyUK, mp3boy, Antman1 with the testing.... Also RKO Pheonix needs a mention as he unwittingly leant his 360 to Oggy today.... and Seventhson for the help early on and his fabulous blog

..............Details to follow... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Grim187, 08 August 2008 - 06:03 AM.


#2 OggyUK

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 03:26 AM

Everyone, can I just take this moment to thank podger for his excellent work with the v79, first the anti passkey patch, when testing he said this wasnt possible and he has surpassed himself!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU PODGER!!!!!!!

Anyway, thank you also podger for selecting and trusting mp3boy and myself (also Antman, god forbid if he has a life) to 'beta' test this.

I had hardware issues, the messages of OMFG It works from mp3boy were extremely difficult, but with superb support from podger, and a bit of tinkering, I can also confirm, the man is a genius, this fooker works!!!! It only took me 13 hours!!!!

mp3boy should post a few batch files in the moning (uk time) for grabbing keys, but the credit all goes to podger, even he said this couldnt happend and it did.

It is as easy as unlocking the 79, then treating it as a v78, not sure if podge can tidy the process up, but #1 thing - IT WORKS!!!!

maximus, thank you for toolbox, maximus thank you for your early work, podge, thank you for this breakthrough.

RKO Pheonix, thakn you for the virgin v79 smile.gif

Oh, and its not 100% tested, but podger says this works on spoofed (using memdump) and hacked drives!!!!

Sticky this fooker and get it in Textbooks tutorial!!!!!

Edited by OggyUK, 03 August 2008 - 03:27 AM.


#3 Mhawk134

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 03:26 AM

This is great news, I'm going to try it later tonight when I get home. I'll post the result later on tonight.

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#4 kingroach

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:00 AM

does it allow you to patch the drive with iXtreme with firmware toolbox?..also is the method for going into modeb same for V78?

#5 OggyUK

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:06 AM

modeb with slax

Play WAV

play then pause WAV

run 79unlock X

Use toolbox.

Edited by OggyUK, 03 August 2008 - 04:07 AM.


#6 swampy1111

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:14 AM

BIG thanx for this podger ill try this on my next 79

thanx to the testers also

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:17 AM

swampy, the best bit is, it doesnt appear to be chipset related, as podger will tell you (zzzzzzzz wink.gif)

lol

nforce4 + 6421 confirmed, the code just loads from a cd and tells it where it needs to be - excellent work.

#8 swampy1111

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:24 AM

QUOTE(OggyUK @ Aug 3 2008, 04:53 AM) View Post

swampy, the best bit is, it doesnt appear to be chipset related, as podger will tell you (zzzzzzzz wink.gif)

lol

nforce4 + 6421 confirmed, the code just loads from a cd and tells it where it needs to be - excellent work.



now that is nice

good thing about this is it will end all those e64 errors from using too much heat to remove the resin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:27 AM

holy shit! This is big news,good work Podger pop.gif

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:38 AM

Man if this actually works, it is huge news. Thanks for your hard work Podger biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:35 PM

Well Done guys! smile.gif

Now get that fooking Lite-on drive sorted wink.gif



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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:48 PM

Nice work!!

This is the exact news and work this forum needs!!

Everyone reading this!? This is a TECHNICAL DVD-Rom forum post. If its not the same caliber of info it probably shouldnt be posted in this forum. Firmware flashing is NOT technical.

Edited by Havok, 03 August 2008 - 12:54 PM.


#13 slimgrip

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

Heard a whisper about this yesterday from Oggy when he was after a 79 to test, wish id not sent it now lol & its the best news.(not for maximus though lol) wonder how many passkeys he has left?


Well done Podger pop.gif

Edited by slimgrip, 03 August 2008 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

I would like to take a moment to Thank Podger as well for ALL the hard work he has put into this project and the Antipasskey patches! I do believe this deserves a Xbox-Scene Announcement!! And this will be the best announcement in quite some time that people have heard! If you combine this hack with the Antipasskey Patch then you are all set and their is no need to ever solder to the v79 drive EVER again! Unless you mess up the flash! Everyone stand up and do a touchdown victory dance! Thanks again Podger! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:49 PM

very nice work indeed.

i have submitted it as a news item, just have to wait for Xantium to put it up




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