>> Team Jungle released a new version of JungleFlasher.
What's new/fixed: * Minor release to tighten up error handling.. * An unforseen issue with slow drives ( seemly with Winbond Spi) * SlimKey support Added: Delay added following Drive authorisation, small % of drives seem slow and were failing on fwcrt cmd 21, others return empty data Added: Total abort for failed fwcrt cmd 21 error Added: Total abort on Key sector verification failure * Firmware File Parser Added: Parse abort on key sector verification failure for Slim dummy.bin Added: Serial area fixer support for Slim.. to repair data for "others" ;)
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>> A600 released xNeoRaine v1.2.11 - a port of NeoRaine for Xbox1, Neo Geo CD emulator: [QUOTE] xNeoRaine 1.2.11 ported by A600
This is a port for the Xbox1 of NeoRaine, the best Neo Geo CD emulator out there, coded by Emmanuel Anne (Tux) (if you like the emu, consider donating to him as a way of saying thanks for his hard work) and possible thanks to the SDLx libs by lantus.
>> As you might have read on our forums or elsewhere the last few days, the Beta Dashboard Microsoft released to members accepted into the System Update Preview Program is indeed flashing the firware of some DVD drives (only fat/slim lite-on and fat BenQ, fat Samsung afaik). The new beta dashboard, which has also been leaked online already, seems to be 13141/13142 for those who updated through LIVE and 13140 for those who got the green update disc. Besides flashing these drives with a new Original Firmware, it also has a new set of AP2.5 challenges.
While there's still much to find out and analysed, Defosho posted a nice FAQ/Round-up of some findings - make sure to read his thread for the latest info, but here's what's in it at time of writing: [QUOTE] 1) The physical DVD drive is flashed with new firmware Some drives are being flashed during the initial update process. This is overwriting your current drive firmware, whether it is custom or original. This is the reason why all backups are failing to boot for some people after the update, because you no longer have custom firmware. Re-flashing back to a CFW will allow current backups to start working again. If you have an AP25-supported drive then the 4 AP25-active titles listed below have a new challenge set in 13141/2 so existing backups of these with current patches won't work. Flashing back to a different drive firmware could result in unknown consequences as the kernel/hv may be expecting to be communicating with a drive with updated OFW. In the newly flashed drives, you may find that you can't retrieve your drive key. However c4eva has stated that drive key retrieval won't be a problem for the current new fw versions. The new full 256 KB OFW flash files from the $SystemUpdate are in the $flash_oddupdp[<]1..2..3[>].xex files. These contain the following OFW updates: Slim LiteOn: PLDS DG-16D4S 0272 Phat BenQ: PBDS VAD6038 04421C Phat LiteOn: PLDS DG-16D2S 02510C Samsung drives are updated with files from $install_extender.xex which contains 4 patches: ms25p1f9, ms25p2f9, ms28p1f9, ms28p2f9. Each patch is 48.4 KB with and makes a couple of KBs of changes in parts of the firmware. One Samsung MS28 dumped is patched with ms28p2f9 One Samsung MS25 dumped is patched with (in testing...) If you have CFW and you update to the beta dash it may fail with an error (e.g E64). In this case you'll have to re-flash to OFW first before the System Update will succeed. Please don't post speculation about other drives, PM me if you have verifiable info.
2) A new AP25 challenge table Data from 13141/13142 dash: - 4 known games are in the table - all known language versions of AC:B, Fable III, NFS:HP and Halo Reach. - These 4 games each have a new set of challenges so the current available patches will not work with a LT+ CFW. - Call of Duty MW2 and Black Ops have been removed from the table so unpatched and patched backups should work with a LT+ CFW. Confirmation to follow. - Read my AP25 FAQ for more information about the table. AP25 continues to be a successful anti-backup measure. Do not dismiss it.
What's next? New CFW versions based on the new OFW is likely to be needed. Don't expect anything for some time, this won't be affecting anyone with a retail dash for a while yet. [/QUOTE]
There's also some information from C4Eva on IRC: [c4eva] currently beta dash will flash benq, phat liteons and slim 9504! [c4eva] hitachi is ignored! [_w*****] is it for protection or for the new disc format? [c4eva] w*****:unsure maybe, could be just ensure stock drive for xgd3 testing, will know more soon! [c4eva] there is no problem in dumping/key extraction for any of the new fw from beta dash!already looked at them all! will wait and see what is used for public release!
Members who got accepted in the System Update Preview Program also received a XGD3 Halo Reach disc (a silver one for those who got the dash upgrade through LIVE and a green one of those who have to update with the disc). Team Xecuter has some info about the new XGD3 format: [QUOTE] The data reads larger than a DVD+R DL – but that may be faked / new protection so we will see. The disc updates dash to 2.0.13140.0 Testing begins……. [/QUOTE]
Russian hackers have also released a set of AP2.5 patches for all regional AP25-protected-games on both the current 12625 and 13142 beta dash. They have been confirmed to be working indeed, but according to Team Xecuter they are unsafe to use on LIVE: [QUOTE] Also….There are some Russian guys who released fake Ap2.5 patches. These are not real patches but data from the full range of the DAE table and NOT the disc which is where they should come from. The disc will boot yes but they are EASILY detectable. If you use live DO NOT USE these fake patches. If you do not care about live in anyway and will never connect to live then go for it. C4E has already confirmed that he is going to release a live safe Ap2.5 ripper very soon – it’s in development amongst a TON of other things. [/QUOTE]
If you want more info about how AP2.5 works, I suggest you read this great FAQ by Defosho.
Codec Libraries, Video Player for Homebrew 360s WIP Update
>> The team working on porting codec libraries to homebrew Xbox360s (JTAG and DevKit) have posted an update about their progress on logic-sunrise: [QUOTE] The project to port extra codecs has made a lot of progress. We now have h264, flv, bluray avi, xvid, mp4, wmv, and many other formats all playing perfectly, mkv and other external libraries are being added now. As this project uses open source libraries and code expect a full source soon. The current player uses the ffmpeg standard SDL (ported to the xbox 360 by lantus). There are plans to integrate video playback within our favorite dashboard :)
A few questions we've seen from people are Q Will there be streaming capabilities? A we hope in time that our player, and whoever decides to take on homebrew video, will support networking capability. Q What's the point, won't this crash my jtag? A Sadly, some people are too scared to try homebrew because they think their jtag will die. Media playback will not stress the system to the point of rrod. This can be proved by showing system temps during playback. Gaming requires way more power. Q Why are the french doing so much for homebrew? A Razkar is our friend, and there are also some talented french coders. Q Duh? A Winning
As we believe that homebrew should be non profit and solely for the purpose of open usage of this amazing system microsoft has given us that we love, we do not take donations, but if you are interested in our project please consider a donation to help our friends in Japan. http://www.redcross.org/ [/QUOTE]
>> Sneakypeanut released a new version of his Easy freeBOOT - an application which will automate the creation of a 12625 freeBOOT image for JTAG-able consoles based on the original NAND image.
What's new/fixed: - added in new Fbuild [0.20] - fixed a few bugs - added in 9199,12611 - removed multiple patches didnt see the need seeing as they change so offten - hashchecks removed on all but 12625 as patches dont exist yet - gui tweeks - recoded sections - commented code as i am going to release source as i dont have time to play with this any more really
Things todo: - Maybe add xellous - Save to usb (not really needed but would be interesting to try) - Auto jtag (would implement but i dont want to brick hundreds of boxes) - Auto updater
Official Site: n/a, by Sneakypeanut Download: n/a (might be illegal under DCMA/EUCD)
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