QUOTE(halo3guy @ May 14 2007, 01:27 PM)
I think I'm going to buy another xbox 360, to run Linux on it. I have no real use for Linux apart from running a full blown media center on top of it (i.e. similar to XBMC, mythTV etc). Ideally I'd love homebrew (like XBMC) but I don't know if the scene is going anywhere in that direction anytime soon.
I've hacked the DVD-ROM firmware on one to run backups, and as such I'm up to speed with the scene. I'm new to the linux-on-360 scene though.
So the question, as the title suggests, how can I ensure, by looking at the packaging box/labels outside to find out if the kernel on the machine inside the box is a vulnerable one or a patched one? I'm assuming that there is still some inventory out there based off the old kernel.
The update came out in late early January?
So if youre buying a new xbox. Make sure the manufacture date is Pre-December 06. That should ensure you get a hackable drive + old enough kernel. Just make sure you don't update it.
If you're buying a used xbox ... good luck.