Will you buy the Kinect?

yes, at launch or during the holiday season
maybe later
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Week of September 18, 2011
Squirt360 Prototype Pictures
>> The team behind the actel-based Squirt360 RGH modchip sent us this news:
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Here the first picture of SQUIRT360, just sent to developers for programming, beginning next week we ship them to BETA TESTERS and MAIN FORUMS for REVIEW and COMPARISON ;)
Xbox-Scene
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Official Site: http://www.360squirt.com/
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(Saturday 24 September 2011 21:56 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

A Post from Stepto Regarding Console Suspensions
>> From majornelson.com:
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Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here, "Stepto" on Xbox LIVE and the weekly Major Nelson Radio podcast. Most of you know me as the head of the Policy and Enforcement team for Xbox LIVE.

As I have noted many times on the podcast, the enforcement team exists to help protect the LIVE experience. One of the ways we do that is to prevent consoles from accessing the service that are involved in bad behavior such as cheating, fraud, running unauthorized software on the service, or playing illegitimate copies of games (to name a few). For the vast majority of our actions, our team reviews a lot of data, examines the behavior, and then we take action. In some cases, very rarely, we use software features on the Xbox itself to help us take action.

Recently, it was brought to our attention that a number of customers had concerns about the validity of a recent ban of their individual consoles, which they feel had been triggered inaccurately. In this case, the bans were related specifically to modded consoles. I take these claims very seriously, and after an initial investigation we have confirmed that a handful of banned consoles did in-fact appear to not have been modified or tampered with. Weíre still conducting our review but the cause appears to be a software issue, not an error on the part of the enforcement teamís normal actions. Itís very specific and occurred between August 29 and September 9, affecting a very small percentage of users.

One of the most serious actions my team can take is to prevent a console from accessing Xbox LIVE. We make every effort to be conservative when taking that action. If there is any doubt that this step was taken incorrectly, we want to address it while at the same time protecting the service for our customers.

Therefore, while we are still conducting a thorough investigation, the enforcement team is taking the step of reversing the bans for the tiny set of impacted consoles in that time period. Again, while itís an extremely small percentage of impacted consoles, the good news is that we know exactly which ones. If you believe you are affected, simply try to reconnect your console to Xbox LIVE. If it cannot still connect, that console was not a part of this issue.

Within a few business days, we will issue the primary account holder on the impacted console a credit for three months of Xbox LIVE Gold and 1600 Microsoft points. Since we know exactly who is affected, those customers do not need to take any action. Everything will be applied automatically. No keys or tokens to redeem, no other action to be taken.

Iíd like to take a moment to personally apologize for the inconvenience this has almost certainly caused to the affected customers. You have my assurance that we are investigating how this error occurred and have since discontinued use of the software that was used. The Xbox LIVE community is the best out there and we regret the inconvenience this may have caused for our loyal members.

If you listen to our podcast (and I know many hundreds of thousands of you do!) you know I give out my email address in every episode. I read all the email there, and itís Stepto@Xbox.com. Please feel free to give me your feedback. If you feel you have been affected by this situation, be sure to use www.xbox.com/support/contact so we can get you to the appropriate people to help.

As always, you guys are the reason I come into work every day. Thank you so much for making Xbox LIVE an amazing community and I look forward to hearing from you.
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(Saturday 24 September 2011 21:41 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XeLL Reloaded 23/09/2011 '2Stages'
>> Cancerous, [cOz], Ced2911, GliGli, RedLine99 and Tuxuser are proud to release a new official version of XeLL-Reloaded (Codename: 2Stages) following the release of the new homebrew Xbox 360 reset glitch hack v1.1:

What's new/fixed:
* Fixed web interface download speed.
* Fixed boot loop messages not clearing properly.
* Added a 15 sec delay to have a chance to cancel updxell process.
* Fixed ata init.
* Libxenon improvements (controller leds,...).

Official Site/Download: libxenon.org
News-Source: xbins.org
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(Saturday 24 September 2011 21:39 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Reset Glitch Hack v1.1
>> GliGli released a new version of the Reset Glitch Hack (RGH) that allows you to run homebrew software on any 360 console (except Xenon).

What's new/fixed:
* Falcon support.
* Per hardware revision SMC patches (no more need for Jasper donor smc on fats).
* Adding sanity check on 1BL key.
* Adding support for donor CB on fats.
* Debug pin on fats and slims.
* New Xell with some bugs fixed.
* Now using 270pf capacitor for slims, many reported it works better.

Official Site: github.com/gligli / gligli360.blogspot.com / libxenon.org / free60.org
Download: here
News-Source: xboxhacker.org
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(Friday 23 September 2011 13:38 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Mupen64-360 v0.96 beta
>> GliGli released a libXenon a Nintendo64 emulator for the homebrew 360. From the Readme/NFO:
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Description
Mupen64-360 is a Nintendo64 emulator for the Xbox 360, it's powered by libxenon and it's a port of Wii64 (which itself was a port of Mupen64).

History
v0.96 Beta: First binary release

Credits
Wii64 / Mupen64 teams (guess why :)
GliGli (Xbox 360 port)
Ced2911 (GUI library)
Razkar (Backgrounds)
Everyone that contributed to libxenon...
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Official Site: libxenon.org
Download: here
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(Friday 23 September 2011 08:53 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Matrix Glitcher Speed Test and NAND Flasher
>> The Matrix team released a video showing the speed of their Matrix Glitcher RGH modchip and also announced the release of their own NAND Flasher:
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Some people wrote to us asking how quick the Matrix Glitcher is in booting Xell.
Here is a video we found on the web. We believe that a third party test done by a professional installer is worth more than a thousand words we could wrote:

The Matrix NAND Programmer is shipping!
The first batch of Matrix NAND Programmer has been assembled and is shipping to our resellers.
It features a PIC18F2455 microcontroller for stable and quick reading/writing of all NAND models available on the different XBOX360 models. The Matrix NAND programmer is also fully compatible with NANDPRO 2.0e and several other third party programming tools.
Matrix Glitcher Matrix Glitcher

Features:
* Fast USB SPI 360 NAND programmer.
* Fully compatible with all XBOX360 NAND models.
* Fully compatible with NandPro2.0e Software and other third party software.
* Easily reprogrammable with via USB connector.
* Quick reading and writing times.
* Microchip based for enhanced stability.
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Official Site: http://www.infinitymod.com/
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(Tuesday 20 September 2011 13:37 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Xeno360 - RGH chip and NAND Flasher
>> Another new modchip for the Reset Glitch Hack (RGH) and 360 NAND Flasher has been announced, this time by the team behind the xK3y:
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xeno360 features:
* Run unsigned code on Xbox 360/Xbox 360 Slim!
* Easy-to-use Xbox NAND flasher/reader with USB interface
* Compatible with all Xbox 360, both Fat and Slim (except Xenon)
* Quicksolder interface - only 3 wires to solder! (Slim models only. Fat Xbox 360 models require 11 wires.)
* Bulletproof design with high quality components and rock solid Actel FPGA
* Both MCU and FPGA fully updatable via USB
Xeno360
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Official Site: http://xeno360.com
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(Tuesday 20 September 2011 13:24 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Wasabi 360 Ultra Demonstration - AP25 and XGD3
>> Team Wasabi sent us an email explaining their ODD Emulator device will also work with AP25 and XGD3:
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Hello!

This video demonstrates the advanced features supported by Wasabi 360 Ultra such as support for AP25 protected games and the new XGD3 format. AP25 support is implemented without relying on patching ISOs - all you need to do is copy the AP25 data file corresponding to your Xbox dashboard version to the HDD, its that simple. We also further showcase the innovative and exclusive on-screen menu system provided by Wasabi 360 Ultra.

NOTE: Final Wasabi 360S Ultra (for Xbox Slim) hardware was used to create this video; the Wasabi housing can be seen on the left hand side of the Xbox Slim.
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Official Site: http://wasabi360.com/
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(Tuesday 20 September 2011 13:06 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

xK3y Updates: XGD3, Slim Liteon 1071 and LIVE
>> Some updates about the xK3y/x360Key ODD Emulator:
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* Slim Liteon 1071 drives now supported
Slim Liteon 1071 drives are now supported

* xK3y running XGD3 game - Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 confirmed running on xK3y.
No AP25 ISO patching needed.

* xK3y/x360Key on Xbox LIVE
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Official Site: http://xk3y.com
News-Source: ozmodchips.com / ps3crunch.net / modcontrol.com
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(Tuesday 20 September 2011 13:02 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

C4eva DG-16D2S and VAD6038 0800 v2 FW in Testing
>> From c4evaspeaks.com:
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* BenQ 0800 VAD6038 v2.0 (COMPLETED - NOT YET RELEASED)
Rips full ISO (XGD2 and XGD3), including correct AP2.5 data. Not released yet. Waiting on supporting software (Xbox Backup Creator/abgx360) to be completed, and testing to be completed on Lite-On 0800.

* Lite-On 0800 DG-16D2S v2.0 (IN TESTING)
Rips full ISO (XGD2 and XGD3), including correct AP2.5 data.
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(Tuesday 20 September 2011 11:29 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Gboot - a ReBooter in Development for the Reset Glitch Hack *Update*
>> *Update* This news is probably fake. Sry for the mistake.

Hackfaq.net is reporting about a ReBooter (hot-reboot of the console into a hacked 360 kernel allowing unsigned XDK software - like done for the SMC (JTAG) hack before) for the Reset Glitch Hack (RGH):
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Gboot is working
Today it's not a great day, for the J-Tag owners. After some weeks with a lot of work, it is real.
Gboot is running. Gboot is the first kind of rebooter for the Glitch Hack.
Gboot ist no rebooter, like Freeboot. It can actual only boot one game at the time. Now it is a developer version, but there come a ready complete rebooter.
Ok what must you do, to play a game? You need a working Glitch Hack and a dump of the nand.
So why a dump of the nand? We create a nand image with a hacked 13599 Kernel and hardcoded gamepath.
Ok now lets go to Xell Reloaded, we put our fresh generated xenon.elf to a USB drive and plug in into the xbox.
Power on your xbox and enjoy the show.
Yes it works the first game, with a Glitch Hack.
We work hard, that you can enjoy a dashboard like the original, but actual it can only boot a default.xex an nothing other.
And now we feel sorry, for all the J-Tag owners. But guys you are out.
This is a developer version, be patience a public tool comes in a few weeks.
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News-Source: hackfaq.net
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(Monday 19 September 2011 08:25 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )


 

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