QUOTE(Ranger72 @ Nov 25 2009, 07:48 PM)
It is always a good idea to read everything there is to know about something before you start doing it.
Be more careful next time to try to mod a console so you wont make the same expensive mistake again.
yea i learned my lesson and it seems to be easier to do than a year ago since ill be using the maximus360FWTB to do the flash this time i have watched countless videos and read the xboxfwmod.pdf for the LG 0078FW drive which says .................... (let me know if this is correct and this is what i have seen on the videos also)
(i didnt copy the 1st part with slax stuff)
Insert an original retail game or movie DVD into the Hitachi drive. Remember that the Hitachi drive in ModeB likes to automatically eject after a few seconds. Follow one of these methods to keep the drive closed.
With the Hitachi drive tray open, press the eject button once, and then push the tray in manually or...
Press eject a third time, while the tray is closing
Wait for Windows to recognize the disc inserted, then close out of any autoruns caused by the disc.
Open 360 Firmware Toolbox.
Select Tools > Direct Drive Dump (GDR Only)
Make sure your Hitachi drive is selected in the drop-down list
Select “Raw Dump Firmware As…”
Save the original firmware as original.bin somewhere safe
The program will tell you that your firmware has been dumped and asks if you want to open it, select “Yes”
Make sure the key displayed looks fairly unique, with no multiple FF or 00 bytes. You may also want to dump the firmware a couple times and make sure the key is the same for each dump.
Select Tools > Smart Hack Patcher
Read the warning and accept it
On the line labeled output file, click the box to the right with the ellipsis (three dots) and save the file as hacked.bin where you saved the original firmware
Select one of the v78 firmwares, 2x, 5x, 8x, and 12x are the different read speeds for the firmware.
You now have a choice between different read speed firmwares. There are four available options. There is a firmware that reads backups at 2x speed, 5x speed, 8x speed, and 12x speed. There is no “right” choice, it is purely up to preference. 12x is the normal read speed of the drive. Higher speeds are louder, and may have trouble reading backups if you have a poor quality laser, burner, or media. Lower speeds are much quieter, and may read better, but you will have slower load times.
Select “Generate File”
It should say the hacked firmware was created, and asks if you want to open it, again select “Yes”
Verify that the key is still the same as before
Select Tools > Direct Drive Flash (GDR Only)
Select Differential Flash (Patch)
Check that your Hitachi drive is selected in the drop-down list
Hit “Read and Detect Differences”
Select “Start Flashing” and let it finish
Close out of the program, hook the drive back up to the 360, and test it out.
Email yourself the original.bin and hacked.bin for backup purposes.This post has been edited by skamgdi: Nov 25 2009, 08:12 PM