Having experienced problems lately when backing up my original games, through reading various forum posts I understand that most recent 360 games have been modified by Microsoft with a third wave and therefore rendering outdated firmware useless.
Recently, all my newly burnt back-ups load straight to DVD as opposed to a game. I am presented with the Xbox logo and DVD navigation options.
I’m now aware that a firmware update for my Hitachi DVD drive is required (although the often quoted iextreme 1.6 doesn’t seem to be compatible with my drive. I assume the 1.5 version is adequate for Hitachi?)
Either way, this is not the primary reason for this post. My original Xbox modification, flash and firmware update was carried out with someone’s assistance. Put short, although I’m fairly technically savvy, I have no idea what is required to update my firmware to the latest available version. I also recall the last modification was carried out using a PC (because of compatible SATA?) – at the moment all I have are laptops.
Please note, any terminology used here is only in reference from recent research. So far as modifying firmware I am inexperienced and therefore too technical comments or statements informing me of this inexperience would be unhelpful.
While I’d like to just be able to download the updated firmware, smack it on a USB stick and somehow magically load it onto my console – I am aware that I am probably required to ‘dump’ the current firmware and update with the latest available. I expect this won’t be as easy as pie and any assistance you guys could offer would be appreciated.