Hey wassup everybody,
It's a sad day today for some of us whom come to find out about the Banning Wave only to go and boot their consoles up to find out they've been banned from XBOX LIVE. I too, have been banned. Unfortunately I can not report today as to what was the last game played on my console because there are a few people at home that plays on my console even when i'm not home; however, I can say this, all of my "back-ups" are made using XBOX BACK-UP CREATOR V2.6 ripped on a Samsung SH162 flashed with the Kreon firmware, and then burned on a Pioneer 111-D with ImgBurn, It's a typical common setup, I make my back-ups this way to ensure i'm not downloading a poorly stealthed game through bitorrents-you just really never know what you're getting through bitorrents; there might be ways of scanning the back-ups downloaded through bitorrents, i'm a bit more comfortable with my set up. Anyway, earlier today while at work I decided to call the hated
Microsoft Customer Service to just ask random questions to them and "act" like a consumer that knows nothing about the MOD world or piracy. So I'm on the phone with them being argumentative that my console has not been tampered with and my games are legit games-why am I banned? They gave me such bullcrap run-around stories, then I kicked the agent in the head with this question, "What exactly is Microsoft scanning and finding in the consoles that is red flagging XBOX LIVE to ban consoles?" Now I really don't know how true the answer is, but none the less, the answer that I got from the agent at XBOX's customer service xbox live support told me, "There servers has been updated recently with new software to detect consoles that has original firmwares tampered with." Now i'm second guessing that just a few days ago when xbox live was down for their maintenance period, they might of been installing this alleged firmware detecting software, it is a possibility, so lets not rule that out. So now we just need to be alot more attentative and alert to any and all alleged updates MS does on LIVE. Also, upon hearing that statement the agent said to me, I wonder now are they detecting the firmware? xboxscene has updated their reporting that MS is not detecting the firmware and it is a possible issue with the games not being properly stealthed. With that statement that I've gotten, make no mistake about it, we really need to double check the fact that it is possible they are now detecting the IXTREME firmware, just think about it like this, Bill Gates and his henchmen has millions of dollars to spend on researching ways to protect their investment while the modding community has little or no money at all. Also, the modding community unfortunately puts out there the softwares that are used to make stealthed back ups at any ones ability to obtain, doesn't anyone realize that the boys back at MS have these stealth making softwares as well and know how the back ups are made therefore they create firmware detecting softwares to get around all this? Right now we can only pray that the geniousous on our side can come up with new methods of madness to screw MS over again.
For all my fellow modders and banned victims, it is a hit to us all, but we must not give up the fight at all.
Do console swap outs if you have to, do what ever it takes, but never give up, never surrender, fight to the death through blood, sweat and tears......