Freeboot 0.40/ DashLaunch 2.03 Released.

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by tk_saturn, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Well for reasons unknown I made the jump to this and dashlaunch 2.05 in my usual 50 different programs/sources of files type chaos.
    Going to take a while to get used to the launch animation (when you have seen as many E79s as I have you get used to the cues) but this dash is actually faster which is nice- the older ones, at least on my system, had that little bit of lag which is now gone.

    I did not get much chance to test it beyond that as my " quick hour" of Two worlds 2 turned into- oh dear is that 3 in the morning and I have to be up in 4 hours but I still have the new version of xpremap ( http://xpowerplay.blogspot.com/ ) to test.
     
  2. moosh01

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    Dashlaunch 2.06 is now out

    ChangeLog
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    v2.06
    - update to fbbuild 0.11 patches
    - fixed bug with fatal freeze options
    - changed installer to use zeropair CB version to determine patch set
    - added new options dvdexitdash and xblaexitdash
    - added regionspoof, dvdexitdash and xblaexitdash to ini updater
    - added instructions to this readme regarding boot time buttons and diagnosing
    non-ASCII ini files
     
  3. ZombiePosessor

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    I can't find the files smc.bin, smc_config.bin anywhere...

    could those be my rawconfig.bin file? I don't know about smc.bin
     
  4. BBking83

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    Okay, never modded a 360. I've looked into it but haven't done it.

    I'm wondering, will this work on an Elite? I don't know what my dash is but I recently bought Super Meat Boy, would have been a week or two ago.

    When you say Updates JTAGs to 12611 deos that mean the console needs to be initially JTAGed for FreeBOOT to work?

    EDIT: And what's Freeboot 2.0.9199?? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. FAST6191

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    @BBking83 if you just got an XBLA game you are way past the point of no return for JTAG hacking and this does not trouble you.

    @ZombiePosessor- you probably have them around from when you updated to freeboot (they would have been there when you updated). Skip a paragraph if you want.

    You could probably find some donor ones as well but smc_config is the config for your system and quite nice to have so do try and find it- not sure about raw config as it might be encrypted still (you can force a decryption with various tools but let us not go there now). SMC.bin is the SMC "code" which does include the JTAG hack but that is common to model and JTAG wiring so you can download them- be careful though as there have been multiple new JTAG wiring methods and the alt SMC for the chip crowd.

    If not the "easiest" (read way that will work without issue, there are technically easier methods but they are not as "reliable" in as much as they are not quite as certain to work) way is to feed a NAND image into http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox360-tools/360FlashDumpTool.php and after entering keys for the NAND (one of the pulldown menus) you can extract the files (check all the options other than raw NAND) and all the files you need will be spat out.

    From there it is your standard build method.
     
  6. BBking83

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    Thanks heaps FAST. I can always rely on you for a response and tolerance of newbies. [​IMG] but what do you mean by this does not trouble you??? Am I past the point of no return for modding all together or is this thread about updating to 2.0.12611 (which I just learnt I'm on) through modding?
     
  7. FAST6191

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    To answer your questions it is probably easier just to explain what 360 modding is. Getting to it there are three main categories of mod for the 360, do note any mods can see you banned if you do not play it properly. I will probably be a bit link light today.

    1) DVD drive flashing- most people that hack a 360 will do this as it allows all disc based games (give or take this recent AP25 stuff) to be run. A lot of DLC comes on discs in various forms in game of the year editions so you do have some options here as well.
    Anybody can mod a DVD drive and unless MS pull another AP25 on us there is nothing a dashboard update can do to trouble DVD hacking- those that do it can effectively treat their 360 as a normal 360 that also runs copied games.
    I lack the space and time to cover DVD hacking in full right here but generally it involves dumping the keys (usually the trickiest part and one MS tend to make trickier as time goes on), using the keys to build a new hacked firmware and flashing it back. Everything else is just methods for each part (the jungleflasher site has a nice guide to it and is the main program people use for DVD hacking related stuff).

    2) JTAG/SMC hacking (previously the king kong exploit)- been around for a while in various forms but in August 2009 MS blocked the current version in software and prior to that in June 2009 they blocked it coming out of repair shops and the factories.
    This does not allow copied DVDs right away (you can dump DVD keys with it though) but it does allow easy use of XBLA, DLC and hacked games/trainers among a lot of other niceties (controller remapping, region free, system link over the internet as long as the client box is patched to allow it- host can be stock, USB loading, hard drive loading, having any SATA drive as a 360 hard drive and homebrew to name but a few things). MS block this by triggering/blowing fuses inside the CPU so you can not downgrade to earlier firmwares and use the exploits that it requires- this is why this sort of thing will not trouble you. Freeboot (and older methods like XBR) allow JTAG users to use the latest dashboards and thus play the latest games/have all the nice features from the latest dashboards- this is what this thread is about.

    3) Hard drive hacking (now also USB hacking seen as MS allowed them in a fairly recent update), programs are many but mainly USB wants XTAF and hard drives want xplorer360, http://360.kingla.com/ is also worth having if you play around with this for long enough. There are various exploits, tricks and techniques that can be done- a while back there was a bug in modern warfare 2 that allowed some XBLA demos to run as full.
    There is profile sharing (requires live) and has undergone something of a resurgence of late that allows DLC and XBLA to run (although I do not like it) and there is profile hacking (mainly to add achievements points without earning them- MS ban people hard for that though so do not bother with it). Do note profile sharing XBLA and DLC is different to scene release XBLA and DLC which is aimed at JTAG machines.
    Similarly an older version (you will have to find it like you would a rom- the one from XBL is patched and nothing you can do about that) of shadow complex (often considered one of the best XBLA games) that you could glitch into allowing you access to the full game (there was a "end of demo wall" you could get over).
    Some of the DLC mentioned in disc hacking above can be parachuted onto the hard drive along with title updates (which you can control to allow access to certain bugs in single player*) and work. I posted a list in another thread a while back but stuff like the first two borderlands DLC, fallout 3 DLC, many GOTY type games and a bunch more so it is worth looking at it.
    * XBL always wants the latest title update.
    On top of this there is a measure of map hacking (straight up hacking with stuff like live2con and Halo has some stuff to allow you to custom build game modes on PC rather than fiddling with the controller for a half hour) and more commonly save hacking (there are many editors for many games).
    Similarly you can make your own hard drive as there are some models you can dupe the 360 into believing are official drives, see hddhackr for that.

    Other stuff/conclusion
    There are various methods that take a bit from each camp and do nice things with it- sec data restoration (helpful for banned consoles) takes from the JTAG camp, region swapping which can not be done without the CPU key in which case you would probably have a JTAG machine takes from the JTAG camp, it is not really a hack but XBLA demos can be added to burned DVDs (even stock drives), the AP25 stuff can be counteracted by JTAG, JTAG owners tend to spend a lot of time messing around with the hard drive (not to mention they can use FTP to manipulate drives where others are limited to USB or hardware) and hard drive hacking adds niceties for all fields of hacking.

    Anyone (aside from the slims which are waiting on a DVD hack- AP25 delayed it) can do 1) and 3) but as long as you can live without xbox live then JTAG is the ultimate 360 mod at this point in time. Seen as no new ones have been available for about a year and a half now (and as it took a while for the later models to have the hacks ported/made available they are even less common) and they are that nice to have you can expect to pay a premium when picking one up (indeed if you find a pre August 11th 2009 model or one made before mid June 2009 then pick it up as you can sell it on at said premium).
     
  8. Plastron

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    OK for give me i am new to all this.

    I have purchased a jtag xbox it has dash 2.0.12611.0 already installed but when i plug in the Kinect it says it needs an update from live. I am told that the protection to stop the efuse being blown has been done. therefore dose this mean i can just download the update and run it to give me a jtag with Kinect support?

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  9. eleventh

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    Hey guys,
    Hope you can answer this questions for me.

    With regards to building a flash image for Dashboard 12611:

    I had a very very obstinate Zephyr. E79 errors all the time. Finally managed to get it 100% stable using AUD_CLAMP, TRAY-OPEN (iirc) and transistors.
    BUT, I cannot remember my wiring. Haha. And really don't feel like taking the xbox apart again.

    So, if I use my old SMC.BIN file before building the bin, those changes should be brought over and I don't have to worry about it?

    Anyway, worst case I have to open her up and check my wiring ... bleh.
     
  10. hundshamer

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    Correct. You are basically extracting and injecting the SMC, KV, and CONFIG you are currently using. Just use xellous with firefox to get your image and extract the files needed with 360 flash tool. I was in a similar boat as I didn't remember which was used for what (AUD_CLAMP or TRAY_OPEN with TMS or TDI).
     
  11. eleventh

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    Awesome. Thanks hundshamer. (Yes I could not remember what I used to what.)
    I assumed so, but you know what they say about assumption.
     
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