xbox 360 not moddable

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by -lildeemo-, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. -lildeemo-
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    is it true that xbox 360 after april are not modable
     
  2. mr deez

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    No.

    Or perhaps, Yes.
     
  3. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    If it is true this is the first I have heard of it.
     
  4. martin88

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    Xbox 360s with LiteOn drive is not mod-able. They usually have manufacturer date after April 2008, but not always. I recently stockpiled two 360s with Benq drive, and they're both manufactured in April 2008.
     
  5. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    give it some time, just wait a little!
     
  6. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Give it all the time in the world and it won't make a difference. Go read up on the drive , no one is even working on it. It's been designed specifically to combat the firmware hack. Drive never ever lets the firmware leave it.
     
  7. T-hug

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    Time to buy a few 360s then before these are all that are available.
    Or wait...
     
  8. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    Well BenQ drives used to be unflashable too.

    Maybe a modchip could be installed to flash these new LiteOn drives and then taken off afterwards. Well, sounds easy on paper [​IMG]
     
  9. Armadillo

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    True , but benqs have commands to let it dump the firmware , they have a separate flash chip as well that could be lifted and done by a programmer. Lite-ons do not , the flash is integrated , they have no commands to make it dump the firmware , and physically don't have an pins that would let the firmware exit anyway. Drive been built for firmware in , but never out.
     
  10. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

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    ebay is a good place to try to find a new xbox from before April 08. i found several sellers willing to tell me the lot number on the 360s they were selling. i just received one such xbox with Lot # 809 that has a BenQ drive in it. flashed and works great!
     
  11. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    I think I have a BenQ but I heard it was NOT flashable? Anyone have a link for me on flashing the BenQ? All my research says they are NOT flashable.
     
  12. Armadillo

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    Benq is flashable , lite-on is the unflashable one. Confusion probably comes from the fact that some people call the lite-on , "new benq" , where as most call it lite-on to avoid confusion with the old flashable one.

    The tray on both looks exactly the same , but if you look in the emergency eject hole and look at the wire , white/grey = benq , yellow = lite-on

    http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_360_DVD..._Comparison.htm

    Shows the hole to look in , under the picture of the 3 trays .

    If you do have a benq then the best guide is

    http://www.360mods.net/Downloads/screen=76.html

    Site is a bit slow at the moment , so if it aint working , then just google for textbook 360 flashing tutorial and hopefully find a mirror.

    If you have the lite-on , then you're screwed.
     
  13. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    I was looking at that site earlier, it does not mention Lite On, just the BenQ with of which is the one I have (Two white wires)

    Bummer, my 360 is loud as fuck ta boot (Well the DVD drive is) I was really hoping mine was flashable [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help
     
  14. Prime

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    BenQ's are flashable
    Lite-on's are not flashable
     
  15. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    Well that makes no sense
    Armadillo referred me to:
    http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_360_DVD..._Comparison.htm
    then Armadillo told me that the BenQ is really the Lite On?
    The site mentioned above does not mention the Lite On.
    I have two white wires on my (whole)

    I am a bit confused.
    Are there currently 4 drives on the market or 3?
    Lite On
    BenQ
    Toshiba
    Samsung

    or just 3?
    BenQ
    Lite On
    other earlier model?
     
  16. fischju

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    You forgot Hitachi
     
  17. Armadillo

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    Ok my mistake I should of made it clearer.

    There are four drives for the xbox

    BenQ
    Lite-on
    Samsung
    Hitachi

    Samsung and hitachi are no longer in production , so current boxes either have a benq or lite-on. The lite-on and BenQ look exactly the same (the tray) , only difference is the wires , yellow wires in the hole -lite-on , white wires = benq. The site doesn't mention the lite-on as it's out of date.

    You have white wires , there for you have a benq and can flash. So just look up benq flashing guide and away you go.
     
  18. WeaponXxX

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    Well thanks man, appreciate the help. It is good news for me then. Now I'm off to get a Via chipset sata card [​IMG]