i haven't worked on a 360 yet,
but my experience with digital equipment may be of use.
hopefully this is something.
if not, flame away! i'm a man, i can take it!
important questions in my opinion:
what specifically is the real boot sequence on the MoBo.
is hypervisor loading in tandem with a bios, or does a bios hand over control to it?
is hypervisor the new breed of bios?!?!?!?!
what happens, in what order?
once you know, you go down the line and try every trick in the book before hypervisor goes live.
if the hypervisor's operation is fully integrated into the CPU's architecture and initialized with the CPU automatically, then this saddens me. i seriously doubt you can write over the hypervisors instructions.
the prize is the Processor.
where else are you going to get a system running a chip this advanced for this price?
this kind of processing power costs some major $'s outside of the gaming world.
i'm guessing that this is one of the reasons MS loses money on the boxes.
it may be that it is not cost effective or in the abilities of the average modder to hijack it.
however, there will always be a way of some kind. also, it is only a matter of time until MS or IBM people that worked on the project release something. IBM is cutting pensions i hear
it's my understanding that in a pc, or xbox1 the CPU can't initialize without (traditional) bios, nothing on the board knows how to pass bits properly. if you can write over the bios, you theoretically are the master of it's domain.
questions (excuse me for being such a 360 noob, i'm a computer guy):
where is the bios code located (chip type?, location on board?, where do the key traces lead directly to?etc.), and how is it called to action?
do we know if the "bios" of a 360 acts in the same way as a traditional Basic Input/Output Service?
it may just be a diversion. maybe the bios does nothing? maybe the bios is on the CPU (i hope not)?
i'm tired of MS limiting the potential of some amazing technology.
bottom line, they are a software company. they don't give a damn about the potential of your equipment.
they want to sell you code. by providing this lock-down environment, they have created a captive audience. you.
the technology that we are attempting to liberate here is very powerful.
hopefully these are some good leads.
gl to the real pioneers.
if i could afford to tear these things apart like i do with computers, i would.