hi, sorry if this is already posted here somewhere. been looking around but havent found much. Forgive me my ignorance but ive only been reading up on xbox hacks for the last day or so.
So im gonna buy a new xbox which will have the iextreme 1.5 fw installed. Lite-on drive.
Im wondering how to actually backup the games.
ive only found 2 methods which seem to be doable without having to use the xbox drive itself (which im not even sure will work with the lite-on drive).
1. using a samsung dvd (SH-D162C or SH-D163A) coupled with a firmware hack. Ive been looking for this drive but it seems to have gone out of stock with vendors.
2. removing the case of a dvd reader/writer coupled with using a program called wxripper and a swap trick.
Now this method i could probably do but it looked kinda old so I was thinking that perhaps these backups wont work with the iextreme fw since they have to be stealthed?
3. Ive found a store which sells samsung drives from actual 360s flashed with a ripping fw. They are qutie expensive tho so id rather not use this method.
this is what ive found.
While im at it id also like to ask another question.
Loading games from the hd seems really nice so I was wondering if I can update the dashboard thro xbox live when the machine is flashed? Or will that result in an instant ban or worse, a brick?