Playing 360-games from a hdd without jtag

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by ferdi-t, Jan 8, 2011.

Jan 8, 2011
  1. ferdi-t
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    Yeah, I know it's not possible to use a hdd to play games without jtag, at least not the way it's possible on the original Xbox or the Wii. What I'm wondering is: how come? With the recent discovery of the PS3-keys everything seems possible, swo in a way it's remarkable that there hasn't been such an feature for the 360. What's the obstacle that keeps us from using a hdd, or running homebrew? Is Microsoft's protection really that much better than Ninty's or Sony's?
     
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    Will never happen, Microsoft hasn't made the same mistake with their cryptography as Sony.

    The person responsible for the KK/ JTAG hack, TMBInc is anti piracy. No one has yet to figure out how he got the 1BL key, he has said no interest in hacking it further.

    No one with the necessary skills wants what you want. Because the JTAG hack was abused and people used it to host modded lobbies and cheat, it did a lot of harm to the XBOX and Live. There's a whole forum built around this, se7ensins. After now what's happened to the PS3, as an online console it's finished. All the cheaters and modders will all jump ship to the PS3, PSN will be full of 9 year olds running modded games and aimbots etc.

    Presumably the discovery of the flaw in the cryptography was aided by the PS3 JB which have allowed hackers to learn a lot more about the inner workings of the console. The JTAG hack has been around in it's previous form since 2007, and they have much more access to the XBOX than the JB allowed on the PS3. So if it was going to happen it would have by now.

    The JTAG hack is perfect. They have full access to the console and hypervisor, you can pretty much do what you want with the console. The JTAG hack was patched by Microsoft before it was even released; as the hack was announced on the day it was patched it's suspected that TMBinc gave MS knowledge of the hack before it was released. There are enough JTAG consoles around for those who want them, but not enough for it to go mainsteam. So Microsoft doesn't go out of their way to block them from playing the lastest games etc, they seem content that they've patched the JTAG exploit. Instead they are far more concerned with DVD backups.
     
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    Thank you for the elaborate post. Sad to learn that cheaters got the upper hand. I'm not a huge multiplayer-fan. but I don't get the fun of cheating. Obviously a game is more fun when you are winning, but only if you win because you improve your skills.

    I would still like to see stuff like hdd loading and snes-emulators on the 360 though, but it might just be that it's a fact of life that it won't happen.
     
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    Well, now you can! RGH (yes I know Im a bit late into the game, although I'm excited for nothing owning a Xenon board... : / )
     
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