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#286 OneEyeSpy

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 01:50 PM

Is it possible for me if I don't have a passkey or an SATA connection on my computer?

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

ok a quick one as im sure people are still having problems

firstly i burnt the 79unlock image to cdr with imgburn v2.4 @ 2x
this will burn a .cda file to the cdr, note i burt at 2x for best results.
then i took the other files in the 79unlock folder and placed in my c:\
i burnt the slax 2.1 at the same speed as to not run into problems.
i connected my 79fl to the on board sata port of my motherboard.
connected power to it with the v2 connectivity kit i have.
people using the xobx to power up the drive please note it will switch off if the video lead is not plugged in and you may have a brick.
so i have the red light on my con kit for hitachi drives.

ok were set to go.
power up your pc with the slax v2.1 in the drive and boot it form the drive.
when you see the spinning up cd press the eject on the con kit a, note, this may require 2 presses to do so.
if it takes 2 presses then your drive is in modeB.
nore press the reset button on your pc adn take out the slax cd.

once booted into windows look in my computer and you should see the 360 drive there.
mine had the F drive letter assigned.
take note and close my computer folder.

place the 79unlock cd in the 360 drive and close, please note when opening and closing the 360 drive i use the eject button my my v2 con kit.
you should get an auto open option pop up
i chose to play with WMP
you will hear some sounds for a few seconds and the file will finish in a few seconds.
press play again then immidiately press play again to pause.
now eject the cd from the 360 drive and close drive again.
then close down WMP

now click START then RUN in the run box type cmd and press enter
this will open a black copmmand line box for you.
in this box type this..
CD\ press ENTER
then type
79unlock f press enter <<<<<<<where F was my drive letter i found from the my computer folder
before i was leaving in the 79unlock cd and i was getting sense failures..
but this time i did it i got "Done!" alone.
once you have the "Done!" thats the unlock bit done
close the dos box.

now put in a dvd film or 360 game in the 360 drive and let spin up for 20 seconds.

start up firmware toolbox v4.6 is the latest i think.
at the top click TOOLS > direct drive dump.
then in the new box click RAW DUMP
this will now dump the drives firmware.
taken from diablofreaks post #242
13) In toolbox, click Tools --> Direct Drive Dump (GDR), choose the XBOX360 drive in window, place DVD Video Disc or Original GAME Disc into XBOX360 tray, wait 20 seconds then perform RAW DUMP AS.
14) Verify Keys if necessary
15) In toolbox, click Tools --> SMART HACK PATCHER
16) Choose Output file, and rule set (for speed -- 12x is original, 8x is recommended)
17) Generate File
18) Confirm and validate key
19) In toolbox, click Tools --> Direct Drive Flash --> Differential Flash (Patch)
20) Read and Detect Differences, confirm sectors to be flashed, then START FLASHING

i hope this helps out a few as i sat n read thru all the posts to get this far,
something that some of you have not done.

please please sit n read whats been said, fair enough some is repeated time n time cos people have not read thru tongue.gif


NOTES...
this does work on both xp32 and vista64
drive letters will be diff on all systems.


dave



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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(OneEyeSpy @ Aug 9 2008, 02:26 PM) View Post

Is it possible for me if I don't have a passkey or an SATA connection on my computer?



Your best bet would be to get a via6421 sata card. It plugs in to a pci slot inside your computer and it's good for all drives. Cost about 15.
No offence but I think you should do a lot more reading before you attempt this.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:14 AM

i keep getting error cant read from the drive

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:11 AM

Then its not unlocked.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:36 AM

i followed it step by step


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:52 AM

Its simply not unlocked.

Unless you film yourself doing it, how can we point out what you are doing wrong?

I have a v79 - Ive followed the turoial and it doesnt work, guess my chipset, guess my method, hey guess what im doing wrong wink.gif

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(OggyUK @ Aug 10 2008, 03:47 AM) View Post

Then its not unlocked.


Im still getting the "cant read from the drive" error when attempting to raw dump the firmware. Looks like I (and others) are doing something wrong to get the drive unlocked in the first place - as you suggest above.

How can we test that the drive is indeed unlocked? From what i can tell there are two points:
- after you hit eject on the 360 when the 'spinning up disk' message comes up, where two presses of eject indicates you're in mode B, and
- when you get a 'done' message after running the 79Unlock program with the appropriate drive letter.

Would you get a 'done' message if the drive wasnt unlocked?
I've followed the video to the letter. The only thing i can think of is that im using WMP9 to play the audio file. Could that be the issue?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Super @ Aug 10 2008, 09:57 AM) View Post

Im still getting the "cant read from the drive" error when attempting to raw dump the firmware. Looks like I (and others) are doing something wrong to get the drive unlocked in the first place - as you suggest above.

How can we test that the drive is indeed unlocked? From what i can tell there are two points:
- after you hit eject on the 360 when the 'spinning up disk' message comes up, where two presses of eject indicates you're in mode B, and
- when you get a 'done' message after running the 79Unlock program with the appropriate drive letter.

Would you get a 'done' message if the drive wasnt unlocked?
I've followed the video to the letter. The only thing i can think of is that im using WMP9 to play the audio file. Could that be the issue?


I doubt WMP9 is the issue, although Ill never rule it out.

If you read podgers OP and many of mine, you will see Textbook is gifted and gets the done message although in testing we all got Device IO Failed.

If you cant read from drive, try typing this command in DOS after 'unlock'

memdump79 X 12000 8 8000 orig.bin

Then see if this file is not all 0000000's in Hex workshop!

Are you sure you eject before unlock?

Also, Textbooks guide is a video of someone who has Hitachi modeb issues and always ahs, so following it to a T might not be helping wink.gif


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE(ecdness @ Aug 9 2008, 10:07 AM) View Post

will a silicon image sata chipset work to flash this?


I used a Silicon Image 3132 and it worked perfectly smile.gif


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(OggyUK @ Aug 10 2008, 10:25 AM) View Post

If you cant read from drive, try typing this command in DOS after 'unlock'
memdump79 X 12000 8 8000 orig.bin
Then see if this file is not all 0000000's in Hex workshop!

Are you sure you eject before unlock?


Ta - I'll give your suggestion a go later this evening and see what happens.

I definitely ejected the dvd/game before running the unlock79 command.

Appreciate the comments!

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE(Super @ Aug 10 2008, 12:31 PM) View Post

Ta - I'll give your suggestion a go later this evening and see what happens.

I definitely ejected the dvd/game before running the unlock79 command.

Appreciate the comments!



Are you sure you are doing this right?

You arent supposed to have a dvd or game in the drive before running the unlock79 command. You are supposed to eject the audio disk you just burned....

Also, remember in windows media player to PLAY THE ACTUAL CD. When i put mine in, it actually gave me a popup, ripped the audio track and played it off my hard drive...

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE(shodanjr_gr @ Aug 10 2008, 12:54 PM) View Post

You arent supposed to have a dvd or game in the drive before running the unlock79 command. You are supposed to eject the audio disk you just burned....


Apologies, I mis-spoke. I was actually referring to the audio CD, not the DVD.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE(wbetts1972 @ Aug 9 2008, 06:50 PM) View Post

i keep getting error cant read from the drive

Hi,I got the same problem,i was following step by step,watching the video 100 times,everything went fine 'till dump firmwave,it cannot read the drive????? it drove me crazy,and i went out,bought one more SATA card,installed in my comp so i had 2 different Sata card in my computer,used the first on the step B mod and the second one-the one just bought-on the rest of the steps and it's WORKING......Thanks to OGGEUK
Try to use different Sata card...

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE(mylinhtan @ Aug 10 2008, 03:56 PM) View Post

Hi,I got the same problem,i was following step by step,watching the video 100 times,everything went fine 'till dump firmwave,it cannot read the drive????? it drove me crazy,and i went out,bought one more SATA card,installed in my comp so i had 2 different Sata card in my computer,used the first on the step B mod and the second one-the one just bought-on the rest of the steps and it's WORKING......Thanks to OGGEUK
Try to use different Sata card...


Yeah I too was also getting the, cant read from disc, error and it turned out to be my Silicon sata controller. I already had a VIA 6421 PCI card in my pc and was told to try that. I tried that card from the beginning of the steps to the end and it worked the first time.

I also heard that if drivers for a sata controller are not updated then you will also get this error. Also when you eject the video cd, leave the drive tray open when you run the unlock command. DONT CLOSE IT until you get the Done message and are ready to put in a dvd to run a rawdump.




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