Using custom 360 fw? Read in!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by squirt1000, May 17, 2007.

  1. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Micro$oft have started banning users who have connected today when using hacked fw. It dosnt matter what drive you have and what fw version. You will be banned! Warning to all. Ive just restored my original FW back to my drive [​IMG]


    EDIT: THIS MAY NO LONGER BE THE CASE AS PEOPLE WITH UNMODDED 360'S HAVE BEEN GETTING THE SAME ERROR MESSAGE.
    IF YOU ARE USING HACKED FW THOUGH I WOULD ADVISE EXTREME CAUTION TOWARDS CONNECTING TO LIVE UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED EITHER WAY!
     


  2. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    This could be bad news for me as i was planning to buy a 360 with a hacked dvd drive
     
  3. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Buy one and do it yourself, Then at least you can undo it when you want! If you buy pre-done then you prob wont get the original .bin file with the original fw and key included [​IMG]
     
  4. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Do you have any proof?
    A few days ago PGR3 was saying people were banned and it turned out to be a bug.

    EDIT: Nevermind, it is true.
     
  5. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    My neighbor has just shown me his screen saying he has been banned. All happened after downloading the Halo 3 beta this afternoon! Check out the forums on other well know scene sites and there are loads of people having the same problem! Looks genuine enough to me. I wouldnt post things like this just to get a reaction and cause panic for the sake of it! [​IMG]
     
  6. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    is this honestly true? xbox scene forums is down [​IMG]
     
  7. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Its probaby collapsed under the strain of "zomg! My 360 is banned from live" threads! [​IMG]
     
  8. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    From what I gather its consoles rather than gamertags, assuming you could replace the motherboard (and get a new serial) it should fix it.
    Apprently it is tied into the Halo 3 Beta, gamers that try it via crackdown with a flashed drive get banned. This might not be true as just about everyone is playing the beta.
     
  9. qusai

    qusai GBAtemp Regular

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    i was planning on getting a 360.. does this mean i have to go legit?
    or can i play using a modchip (not a firmware update) and be fine...
     
  10. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    Are you sure it's not just halo3 being really slow?
     
  11. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    This is the message people are getting.
     
  12. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    Does it only affect firmware modded Xbox's? cos someone said on a forum that it happened to a normal xbox
     
  13. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Hah, we have a shit load of pissed off moders that want their Halo 3
     
  14. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Righto, Ive called M$ cust services and pretended that my restored 360 has been banned and they advised me that I hadnt been banned and there is a problem with xbox live at the moment. Sit tight and ride this one out folks. Could be a massive cockup on M$'s part [​IMG]
     
  15. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    so, normal xbox's are also facing the banishment?
     
  16. squirt1000
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    So it seems! [​IMG]
     
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    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Not happy days for modded 360 owners. Just wait for the flood of banned 360's to hit ebay now [​IMG]
     
  20. ConraDargo

    ConraDargo Flashback Fanatic

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    Hopefully they'll come up with something soon enough. Unplug your network cable's/wireless adapter's and sit tight...