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#1 BenJeremy

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:39 PM

WTF?

I recently updated the dash for Portal 2, and we've been playing that on a previously banned console. Today, we kicked it on to try out the co-op mode of Portal 2, and I noticed the updates to ads and such in the dash... and I was logged into Xbox Live.

My Gold membership long expired, but I'm in, and able to do stuff like download demos and such.

Very cool, if I've been given a second chance. Anybody else have this luck?

#2 razinx

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:53 PM

Yea I'm back online as well. Same boat though, no longer have Gold but have downloaded a couple demos/arcade trials/ chatted with friends (whom I havent played since Oct 31st 2009!)

Xbox does currently have an alert posted though, which may have something do to with this

Users may experience difficulties with the following services:

Creating new Xbox LIVE accounts, managing those accounts, or recovering an account on a different console

We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience




I guess we will have to wait a couple hours to see if we are still online

#3 svnieuw2

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:45 PM

I just received a message for a xbox live update on my jtag console. Never updated to 12625 so i'm not updating, but i guess i'm able to go online as well.

This is probably just temporarily, but lets wait and see what happens.

#4 digipimp75

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:28 AM

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T UPDATE YOUR JTAG!!!!

#5 BenJeremy

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:41 AM

Looks like banned consoles can log into Silver memberships.

Interesting. I wonder if the rumors about the next dashboard flashing optical drive firmware is true (not sure how it does that with firmguard "protected" units), which this might be pretty smart on Microsoft's part.

If nothing else, they can get people to spend money online for DLC and XBLA games, that couldn't before.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:42 AM

QUOTE(digipimp75 @ Apr 26 2011, 04:28 PM) View Post

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T UPDATE YOUR JTAG!!!!


Yap .. Next they'll say " My little brother or my dog pressed the button and quote " What Now " dont you love it " What now " ......... lmao

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:48 AM

QUOTE(BenJeremy @ Apr 26 2011, 07:41 PM) View Post

Looks like banned consoles can log into Silver memberships.




Gold as well, however I am unable to update my games, or use netflix.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:00 AM

DONT DO IT!!!!

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:41 AM

Just for the People who may not know,I was unbanned last night on a old banned console everything bar game updates worked,Back this morning and the banned msg has come back when i try to sign in.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:37 PM

Hmm smells like a trap to me (fw restore for those who have moded drives).

#11 Rammieone

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:58 PM

Well mines still playing the backups ive made just fine at the min but as i say back to being banned.

#12 BenJeremy

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:17 PM

Yup, ban is back.

Ah well, strange while it lasted.




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