Stealth patching with ABGX360

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  1. DinohScene
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    You got a flashed system/Xkey?
    Then you'd have to get a NTSC ISO if you got a NTSC 360.
     
  2. godreborn

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    yeah, unless things have changed, altering the region code would make the game non-bootable on a flashed system. you're pretty much at the mercy of the publisher when it comes to that. I'm a pretty big shmup fan, and there are a lot of region free ones, but there are also JP only ones. the 360 is a goldmine for that genre, but a lot of them can't be played unless you own a jtag/rgh.
     
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    Right on, thanks guys. I see that there is a lot of misinformation and half info out there. But I can see how a rgh2 would play more games. I just found one link that I have downloaded quite a few games from. Looking to get as close to all of them as possible, if not all of them for ntsc.

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    Shmups? I just googled that. Very cool looking games. Where to find those I wonder?
     
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    RGH makes the console region free yes.
    Flashed and Xkey boxes only allow for backup loading of retail discs of the same region.
    Luckily, most games are region free by default.
     
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    so why can't you run burned disk backups with a hacked x360 without flashing the drive?
     
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    ap 2.5 for one. it's designed to block burned discs by sending challenges to the disc drive. if it fails, the disc won't boot. there's also normal ap measures. a flashed drive is basically cfw but on the optical drive. you can't play dlc or xbla games though. I think that they'll show up as corrupted data if you try.

    edit: after rereading your post, you still have to open the system in order to flash the drive. an rgh won't magically make this happen. you can get your dvd key, though, via dashlaunch which is part of the process.
     
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    The dvd drive has its own separate firmware from the motherboard. It’s a locked cage in a locked box. RGH lets you get the dvd key to patch the firmware, but you still have to actually patch it. Although it’s kinda pointless as you can run any game off of HDD with RGH since all of the security checks are removed. With dvd drive FW flashes, you just remove the disc checks which is why you can still get banned for it if you don’t patch the iso correctly.
     
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  8. Darksabre72

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    wow this is very interesting stuff thanks for the responce. i kinda do wish that there is a way to bypass the dvd drive without opening the dvd drive and flash it.
     
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    Unfortunately, there is none.
    All 360 hacks today are hardware in one way or another.
    Console must be opened.
     
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    there is a device called the blaster which uses two boards connected to some wires connected to a unit that goes in the hdd bay. it allows you to flash the drive without opening the console, but you have to open up the console just to install it which defeats the purpose. it's phat only too afaik. I actually owned one for my xenon before it died. I never got a chance to flash the drive since there were no updates atm and my xenon died on me. :(
     
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    You still have that Xenon? I’m trying to find one to reball and Jtag. Also, I think AP 2.5 killed the blaster mod, because the USB Pro got released awhile after. Either that or one of the 1479 hardware updates MS did over the course of the 360’s lifespan.
     
  12. godreborn

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    my xenon died. I tried to repair it 3 times. I don't own a refall.reball machine, so I couldn't try that. not worth it though. I now own two falcon jtags and one jasper with a flashed drive. I only have one of the jtags plugged in. it has an xcm shell on it with flashing led lights. :P I don't play any of my 360s though. the death of my xenon made me hesitant to play the 360 at all.

    ap 2.5 killed the blaster? I believe my xenon died before that was released. isn't the latest cfw 3.0 lt? I think mine was still on 1.0, so it died long ago. lol ;)
     
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    I need one to Jtag to update the sticky thread. It’s easier to find Jtagable falcons, but the Jtag process is different.

    Yeah either AP2.5 or a disc drive hardware update killed SATA flashing because you couldn’t get the dvd key anymore. Idk which it was though. I just use a USB Pro and I keep a few unlocked 16d5s boards handy for slims.

    Edit: I do have a BGA workstation so idc if it’s red-ringed. I’m reball-equipped and if it needs a chip I have a couple gpu’s from dead cpu boards.
     
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    I had put one of those cool-looking ghost shells on my xenon. you could see the disc spin which I really liked. after it died, I kept it in the headboard of my bed. when I cleaned my room a few months ago, I opted to pitch it since I was never going to fix it. it only had the optical drive flashed. I bought the system used, and it wasn't on a hackable firmware for a jtag mod. my two jtags are using different smc mods: one is using the normal smc; the other, the aud clamp one. my main system is using the latter. ;)
     
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