As promised earlier this month the release of the LT+ 3.0 hacked firmware for the 360 (only original style aka "phat" 360 Liteon and BenQ drives at present). It carries full support for XDG3 titles and AP2.5 without the need to update discs/isos with each new update. For those that do not follow the 360 DVD flashing scene that closely then in recent times there have been two main developments 1) XDG3 and 2) AP2.5 that made what was once quite simple a tad more complex and Microsoft gave AP2.5 even bigger fangs in recent months that should now have been defeated with this release (XDG3 fell in the last release). Alongside this a new version of Xbox backup creator has been released with changes to complement this new firmware. Release notes for LT+ 3.0 and xbox backup creator C4EÆs iXtreme LT+ in association with Team Jungle & Team Xecuter ---------------------------------------------------------------- Official release of the iXtreme LT+ v3.0 for Benq and phat Liteons - Support for topology data on AP25 enabled titles. Will correctly answer any ap25 challenge eliminating need for dae.bin to create a backup. - No need to make new backups everytime dae.bin is updated on console Topology Data ------------- When ap25 was first introduced I devised a way of calculating any challenge which I called the silver bullet which I made reference to a long time ago. This was withheld until it was absolutely necessary. It was easier to replay the fixed challenges. With unique per console ap25 challenges it has become necessary to use the silver bullet. A series of measurements are taken across the disk. This topology data is then used to calculate a response to any ap25 challenge. It is very important that the drive used to create the topology data is reliable at reading discs as bad topology data equals bad ap25 responses. Liteon drives using 0800 v3 seem to be more accurate for this purpose. Only ap25 enabled titles require topology data. Activation of ap25 on older non-ap25 games although technically possible is highly unlikely. Currently topology data for xgd3 titles are similar and topology data from one xgd3 title will pass on another xgd3 title although this is not advisable. Per title title topology data is best as there are slight differences between titles and newer titles could have different topology than existing ones. I would like to wish everyone a merry xmas and a happy new year. I look forward to the challenges ahead. Thanks go to Team Jungle for their hard work and efforts in the development process. Thanks also go to Team Xecuter for their support to this project. Xbox Backup Creator v2.9 Build:0350 by Redline99 Changed - Minor tweaks to Image Browser dialog Changed - AP25 iXtreme LT+ v3.0 method to "Profiling" Changed - Image Browser to better match stand alone app Removed - Convert to SplitVid tool Removed - ISO Tagging feature Fixed - Ripping xgd1 titles Fixed - xgd3 drive response SS details Fixed - Assortment of minor issues Added - Windows 7 Taskbar Progress To patch the median file for LT+ v3.0 Image Tools ] select inject ] load iso ] click AP25 Sector ] load median.bin and patch ] burn with iHas Driver + BurnerMax Firmware c4evaspeaks (a news source for such things) ongoing discussion Thanks to masterchan777 for the heads up.