what is this "new" firmware I keep hearing people talk about

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by popopola, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. popopola

    popopola GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 21, 2008
    So I got my xbox modded by this dude and I emailed him about getting my xbox updated to 1.61 this weekend.

    He says that there is a new firmware coming out soon? what is he talking about? a new IX? why?

    I'm not banned yet surprisingly... so should I just get updated to 1.61 or should I wait for this new firmware whatever it is?
  2. DarkCrudus

    DarkCrudus The Ghost

    Apr 15, 2007
    United States
    well does it cost money for you to have the guy update the firmware to 1.61? if not have him do it just for the sake of wave 4 games and not having to use the activate iso.

    the new firmware he is speaking of is called lite touch, its currently in progress of being made and will be most likely made for all drives, but will come out for lite on drives first, may take some time before it is actually released.

    lite touch basically does everything that ixtreme does, only better and apparently undetectable and indistinguishable between the actual M$ firmware and the CF
  3. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

    May 9, 2007
    United States
    NYC, USA
  4. olliepop2000

    olliepop2000 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 4, 2009
    North West UK
    chances are you have already been flagged for a ban anyways if you've been on live lately sorry to say.
  5. aZnXrAvEr

    aZnXrAvEr GBAtemp Regular

    May 18, 2007
    United States
    Um, it does not do everything that regular ixtreme does. Lite Touch will only have what is needed to play back-up games. There will be no security checks to make sure your discs are okay to use... read below for more info:

    "c4eva has announced that he is working on new firmware for all drives that will be called iXtreme LT (Lite Touch). This firmware will have minimal patching, only what is required to allow backup discs to boot. There will be little (if any) security checks done on the discs by the firmware, meaning that running your backup images through abgx360 and ensuring that they are properly patched and verified will become even more important than it already has been. The idea behind this firmware is to remove as many differences between stock and hacked firmware as possible. Lite-On and Hitachi 1.61 have been canceled and will be replaced by iXtreme LT instead. There is no ETA on the new iXtreme LT firmware so don't ask, we only know that it is in the works. We will update the site as more info is known."
    From: http://www.360mods.net/index.php?name=News...cle&sid=130
  6. mooseknuckle2000

    mooseknuckle2000 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    United States
    I've been offline for months now. I'm waiting for the new fw to come out before I get back online (don't know if I'm flagged or not, but I'm hoping this is something they've done recently)
  7. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Yeah apparently they are testing the new software and so far they have been successful based on what I have been told and that consoles are not getting banned, though god knows if Microsoft will just find a work around to ban people again 6 months from now.

    wewt 1k!
  8. Golfje

    Golfje GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    I have patched serval games from wave4 tot wave3 because i am on ixtreme 1.51.

    The question is will these patched games work with the new Ixtreme LT ???

    Because if not i must re-burn them without the patch