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Week of January 17, 2010
XM360 v0.4
>> Team XeDev released a new version of XM360:
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This includes all of the features of XBLA Unlocker previously released by dstruktiv.
The additional "Collection Management" is contributed by node21.

What's new/fixed (v0.4)
* Added ability to launch titles directly from the Scan list, or the Collection Manager List (for titles that you actually have) [use the A button]
* added support for multiple usb devices being connected
* More information is added the the resulting xbla_report.txt so you can choose to ignore missing titles that are rated very low.
* Some titleIds are intentionally duplicated since they exist in the wild, but aren't on the MS web site. You should simply "Ignore" (with the X button) the versions that you don't have (assuming you care about such things)
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Official Site: n/a, by Team XeDev (thx to WarriorSan for the news)
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
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(Friday 22 January 2010 12:13 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XeLLous v1.0
>> Redline99 released a new version his modified XeLL (XeLLous):
[QUOTE]
Features (compared to mainline Xell):
* New network stack, lwip 1.3.0
* Uses correct MAC address if proper config blocks are in place
* Sets DHCP "hostname" for easy identification in DHCP assignments
* Refactored/New ata/atapi/mmc drivers
* Updated sfcx driver with hardware detection
* Many misc text changes/cleanups
* Many misc code tweaks/fixes
* Many new http features
Download Full raw nand backup
Download Decrypted Key Vault (if available)
Download Fuses (and DVD Key if available) as a text file
Download RAW Key Vault (equivalent to nandpro -r switch)
Download RAW Config Blocks (equivalent to nandpro -r switch)
Prominent display of CPU and DVD keys
Ability to set dvd key from Key Vault to DVD Drive
(possible use: fix bad key flashes to the original drive)
* Advanced Nand Flashing
Uses "slot" technique from usb as introduced by Flash360
Write Flash partition from usb (up to 66 MB)
Write Flash partition from optical media
Write FULL raw nand (up to 528 MB) from optical media

Future ?? Who knows when, maybe never, feedback needed/wanted ??:
* Faster nand speeds, ie: I can triple download speeds from http
* More Flashing features/bad block handling
* More HTTP features/tools
* Sata HDD Driver
* Full CPU Speed
* File System driver layer fat/fatx/iso9960/etc ?
* Read some sort of XeLLous.ini file for parameters
Such as: Network config, Order of operations, etc...
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Official Site: n/a, by Redline99 (thx to hitman43 and WarriorSan for the news)
Download compiled version: here
News-Source and More Info: xboxhacker.org | xbins.org
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(Friday 22 January 2010 12:04 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

A little update from Team Cygnos
>> From cygnos360.com:
[QUOTE]
First of all, happy new year to everyone and welcome to 2010. Looks like it's going to be a good year for Xbox 360 enthusiasts with all those neat applications coming in on almost a daily basis now.
We have not held a winter sleep either and continued to further improve the Cygnos360 V2. We have made major improvements to our Cygnos360 v2 Firmware which is now in 1.03 final. (you can get it here)
We have significantly increased the flashing speed for 16Mb xbox 360 NANDs.
With the new firmware v1.03, programming takes 24 seconds and reading 28 seconds. That is a full image, not a partial!

The new toolbox is also available which fixes small problems and makes flashing even more reliable.
You can get the newest toolbox here

In addition to that, we have been able to get rid of the necessity to solder resistors or diodes to perform the JTAG hack which further simplifies installation, leaves less room to make mistakes and increases success rates of launching the exploit.
Instead of the resistors or diodes, we are directly talking to the jtag port with appropriate voltages rather than with an approximate value.
The installation manual has been updated to give you a better understanding about installing a Cygnos360 v2.
Cygnos360 V2 for 16Mb NAND 360s is available in many countries around the world now with more shops and install-services coming in.
(see here for the list.)

Many people are asking each day about "big block support", meaning the Jasper versions with 256 and 512 Mb NAND flashes. We have this already running on prototypes in our lab and we are finalizing tests. We hope to release this before mid February. This will not be a firmware update but rather another hardware revision. Preliminary tests on the prototypes give us less than 10 minutes on dumping a full 512 Mb image and about 5 minutes for the 256Mb version. Programming, which is then a 64Mb partial flash takes merely 2 to 3 minutes.
We will also introduce partial flashing possibility by then so that you can do certain "fixes" as well now using the Cygnos Toolbox.
We are trying to push this revision out as soon as we can, but at the same time we will make sure it's the quality you expect from us.
Please have some more patience, it will be rewarded!
In addition to the above news, we have changed the look and features of our website www.cygnos360.com which will allow us to give you a better service with more frequent news and updates. Also, we now have an official German support forum at Modcontrol
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Official Site: http://www.cygnos360.com
Buy Cygnos v2: homebrewdev.com | divineo.com
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(Thursday 21 January 2010 12:37 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Hardcore Xbox 360 Game Cleaner v0.02
>> Ize on forums.xbox-scene.com released a tool that will allow you to easily reduce the size of your Xbox360 games (for homebrew Xbox360s):
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I've thrown something together that at least batch removes systemupdates and replaces moviefiles with placeholders, it can also delete alot more based on simple config files.

I assume that you are saving your games in xexloader / xexmenu compatible path like: USB://Games/Game

You just select the folder usb://games and the program will scan for systemupdates, movies and if available for smart cleaner files (who isn't really that smart ;p) compatible games
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Download: forums.xbox-scene.com
News-Source: Ize on forums.xbox-scene.com

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(Thursday 21 January 2010 01:16 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XM360 v0.3
>> Team XeDev released XM360 v0.3:
[QUOTE]
This includes all of the features of XBLA Unlocker previously released by dstruktiv.
The additional "Collection Management" is contributed by node21.

What's new/fixed (v0.3)
* Changed source of data so now we have released date, rating (0 thru 20), and number of ratings
* The "B" button will change what you are sorting on (title, release date, rating, number of ratings)
* MAKE SURE that you delete your old xbla_titles.csv on the root of your USB drive if you have one there
* New script to recreate the database is included, but it take *MUCH* *MUCH* longer to run if you need to run it (you should only need it once a week or so when new titles are released, if you care to be that up-to-date)
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Official Site: n/a, by Team XeDev
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
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(Thursday 21 January 2010 01:10 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

C4E's iXtreme LT Firmware and Jungle Flasher v0.1.70 (85S)
>> From team-xecuter.com:
[QUOTE]
After a great deal of development and anticipation we are pleased to announce for the first time that Team Xecuter are giving direct support to C4EVA to help his development capabilities and to make sure that the scene get's the best work from the scene's #1 360 firmware coder - for absolutely no cost at all times. Naturally donations are always welcome :p

Our thanks goes to Commodore4eva (C4EVA) and Team Jungle for their hard work in giving the scene these fantastic products.

From The iXtreme LT NFO:
C4E's iXtreme Lite Touch (LT) in association with Team Jungle & Team Xecuter

After a long development and testing process we give you the first official release of the iXtreme LT
* Supports all Liteon Drives (74850, 83850V1, 83850V2, 93450)
* Totally re-written code optimised for minimal patching
* Whole banks of firmware now untouched
* New Drive response timing engine accurately mimics original drive timings
* Full disc stealth used by default
* Waveless booting , disc images are assumed to be correct!
* Split-Vid used as default

###### WARNING ######
Warning! Ensure all disc images are checked with abgx as LT assumes all stealth/ss/pfi/dmi is correct. Disc images must also be splitvid and preferred SS v2
Warning! LT will not save you from being banned if console is already flagged by using a previous firmware or non-stealth discs
It is also advisable to apply all system updates before flashing with LT. All future console system updates (not game updates) must be applied with caution
###### WARNING ######

Thanks go to Team Jungle for their hard work and efforts in the development process.
Thanks also go to Team Xecuter for their generous support to this project.


From Team Jungles' Twitter Page - iXtreme LT News:
C4eva presents iXtreme Lite Touch (LT) in association with Team Jungle and Team Xecuter: [dwl-url removed]

Also from Team Jungles' Twitter Page - news of the latest version of JungleFlasher(info):
In anticipation to LT, JungleFlasher v0.1.70(85S) has been released! Includes full support for the upcoming LT fw: http://jungleflasher.net

From the Jungle Flasher NFO:
**Lite On Support
Auto-Load Lite-Touch firmwares
Calibration data
- spoof copies calibration data if present in source
- dummy from traget will place calibration data in dummy v2 at same location
Secret Inquiry
- performed before LO83info to identify 83 v2 and abort sequence
- performed for DVDKey, Lo83info and Dummy from iXtreme and added to dummy v2 to differientiate 83v1 & 83v2
Legacy cross spoofing
- bug fixed, now working, sorry ;(
New key locations
- long suspected 74 f/w's with 0x1a000 and 0x1b000 key sectors,
- both found recently, support added.

**Gerneral Support
EXplorer contexts fixed for start in JF.
EXplorer contexts fixed for Win 7.

Thanks go to Team Xecuter for their generous support to this project.

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Official Site: twitter.com/TeamJungle | http://jungleflasher.net | http://team-xecuter.com
Download JungleFlasher v0.1.70(85S): here
Download C4E's iXtreme Lite Touch (LT): n/a (might be illegal under DMCA/EUCD)
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(Tuesday 19 January 2010 20:26 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

iXtreme LT To Be Released Shortly - For Free
>> From team-xecuter.com:
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We have supported C4E and Team Jungle for some time now and it is so ridiculous to us when we see so much garbage and drama being posted around on different forums. First we see some sites trying to sell iXtreme LT for stupid amounts of money, then the price goes in half then it doubles then it shows as out of stock? Then of course everyone bitches about C4E even though this wasn't his idea and these guys also forget that the iXtreme firmwares are his work and no one else's - he owes nothing to no one. He should be lauded with credits and support not with bitching and whining, I'm surprised he even bothers any more but we also know how much he loves to do this work. It really is pathetic to see some fools post crap like that, but i guess the console scene never changes does it.

Now we see attempts at "cracking" a pre-release demo version of the LT firmware and people trying to gain credits and "pats on the back" for this work. All we can say is - we've looked at both firmwares - the real Lt and the leaked one. Take our advise - don't use the leaked incomplete version and connect to Xbox Live.

We developed bios's for many years and know how much time and effort it takes to do this kind of work - we fully support C4E in all the work he does and as members of the scene we thank him for it.

Anyway the guys at Team Jungle have updated their Twitter page with this info:
"iXtreme LT will release shortly as promised for free. Unofficial files are incomplete and unsafe. Protection was to prevent unofficial use!"

Maybe you should start giving a few posts of appreciation - then maybe you will see Benq, Samsung & Hitachi versions too - because they won't come from anyone else we can assure you of that much.
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News-Source: team-xecuter.com and twitter.com/TeamJungle
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(Monday 18 January 2010 22:31 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XeXMenu v1.0
>> Team XeDEV released their new homebrew Xbox360 dashboard with FTP support and more...
From gx-mod.com:
[QUOTE]
You might be wondering why it's XeDEV who are releasing this.. Since some people left the team, they don't want to retain the "freexex" name anymore. Also changed the name to XeXmenu (this is because XeXLoader is now much more of a menu than just a loader). So enjoy the new stuff :

What's news/fixed:

- Gametitle extraction from NXEART if possible (toggle)
- Games with more than just one XEX will show up multiple times
* Embedded FTP Server to transfer your stuff directly from your computer
- Use xbox:xbox@ip:21
* Use FTP to read/write/delete your onboard flash
- Only user flash/flash is able to do that!
* Support for all found XEX files. Not just default.xex (toggle)
* Shows the content of any GAMES folder on any device
- Use GAMES, APPLICATIONS, EMULATORS for auto discovery menu on each device
* Switch between games/apps/emus in the discovery menu using RB/LB
* Auto scale skins for most resolutions (toggle)
* Different help screens for each menu
* Use DPad to switch between devices while browsing files
* Xbox1 compatibility partition support (if exists)
- Xbox1 partition known as "HddX"
* Alphanumeric listing for files
* No more XEX auto patching when copying DVDs
* Manual XEX patching for freeBOOT users
* Configuration menu
* Real XBox save system for the configuration
- Gamesave known as "Unkown Xbox Game"
* Chose between different skins from the configuration menu
* Support for own skins
* many more things we can't remember

Press "BACK" for detailed help pages!

Note: If you only get a black screen on startup try to delete the XeXmenu savegame known as "Unknown Xbox Game" using system tab in dash.

There are some issues with the FTP upload speed for some people at the moment. We're still working on that. This will be fixed in further releases!
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Official Site: http://xedev.xbins.org (#team-xedev @EFnet)
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
News-Source: gx-mod.com
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(Sunday 17 January 2010 16:41 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XBR-Flash v0.3.6 beta
>> Trancy released a new version of XBR-Flash. With LFlash it was already possible to update your XBReboot on NAND-16mb consoles directly from your Xbox 360 booted into a Linux Distro like Gentoo (so no need to flash over LPT or USB again). Based on LFlash, XBR-Flash however will now allow you to flash on 256/512mb consoles as well and comes with more additional features.

What's new/fixed (since v0.3.1):
* Completely rewrote code, so no more Open-Source
* Various Bug fixed
* No more option -i available
* New Options added -kv and -config (meaning keep your KV- or Config-Data on Nand)
* New Options added -fullerase and -erasedata (be careful with erase Nand)
* Write only Valid Data, empty Blocks wouldn't be written to Nand. Improved write speed and save Nand for useless rewritings, like MS do on update
* Fixed bug for full (256/512MB) read and write
* 3nd Hotfix for BBM (v0.3.6)

Official Site: by Trancy from modcontrol.com
Download (v0.3.6): here
News-Source: xboxhacker.org
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(Sunday 17 January 2010 16:38 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )


 

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