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ORIGINAL SOURCE

This morning, Microsoft has begun rolling out a new SystemUpdate that brings the Xbox 360 dashboard/kernel version to 2.0.16203.0.

Although there has been no official word from Microsoft yet, it’s likely this update addresses a minor issue or small change as evidenced by the single digit increment in version number over the last update.

After updating, LT+ v3.0 and LTU v1.2 continue to work fine with backups both offline and on Xbox LIVE. Xk3y also continues to function without issue on LIVE and offline.

Check back here on c4evaSpeaks.com for official word from c4eva once he’s done a LIVE log for this update.

P.S. Quit being such gullible fools and regurgitating the nonsense from Wikipedia every time an update comes out.

*UPDATE* [2013-02-20 06:29PM UTC]
Whoops. I missed the tweet yesterday from Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Larry Hryb), confirming our assumption that it was a minor change:

“Xbox LIVE System update out today. No big changes just an update to default settings that will only be visible to certain users in the EU.”

Also, for those asking in the comments, yes, LT v2.01 and LT+ v2.0 continue to work fine after the update as well.

ORIGINAL SOURCE

 

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new SystemUpdate that brings the Xbox 360 dashboard/kernel version to 2.0.16202.0.

 

Backups continue to work fine on LT+ v3.0, LTU v1.0, and xk3y offline and on LIVE. [Admin note: LT v2.01 and LT+ v2.0/v2.0b are fine as well!]

 

 

Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) posted this about the update:

 

“In this update, we are correcting some issues such as displaying the incorrect playlist name when launching a playlist from Xbox SmartGlass to the console, an error with Xbox Video closed-captioning and an error with Xbox Music that some were experiencing.”

 

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The wraps have finally come off what Team Xecuter recently teased as “The Lord of the Hacks – One Xbox 360 Drive to Rule Them All”. The surprise is a new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB universal for all Xbox 360 Slim DVD drives (Lite-On DG-16D4S 9504/0272/0225/0401/1071, Lite-On DG-16D5S 1175/1532, Hitachi DLN10N 0500/0502).

In addition to this astounding feat, and equally amazing, is c4eva’s creation of a new firmware in the Lite Touch line, dubbed “LT Ultimate”, or “LTU” for short. LT Ultimate has been developed specifically for use with the new Slim DVD PCB, and is safe for use on Xbox LIVE and when performing dashboard SystemUpdates. Unlike previous firmwares, LT Ultimate boasts an incredible new feature that allows it to function without needing a previous full fw dump; only the DVD key is required! LT Ultimate will initially be released as v1.0, and consists of a single firmware file, containing all the necessary code to function with each of the Slim DVD drives, and JungleFlasher handling the selection and programming of it for the appropriate drive model and firmware version.

LT Ultimate is based on LT+ v3.0, so nothing has changed with respect to ripping, ISO structure, or AP2.5 Topology Data requirements. As was the case with LT+ v3.0 for Lite-On DG-16D4S, support is retained for truncated XGD3 backups by LT Ultimate on Lite-On DG-16D4S & DG-16D5S and Hitachi DLN10N, but their use is strongly recommended against.

Additional information concerning the key dumping process will be announced soon.

To be absolutely clear, and to mitigate the inevitable deluge of repeat questions, the new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB is for Xbox 360 Slim DVD drives only, and the LT Ultimate firmware can only be used in conjunction with the PCB — it cannot be flashed to original Slim drive PCBs.

LT Ultimate is now currently “in testing”, and the Firmware Status table on c4evaSpeaks.com has been updated accodingly to reflect the new version and statuses, as well as on the dedicated LiteOn1175.com and LiteOn1532.com landing pages.

*UPDATE* [2012-10-30 08:11AM UTC]
With Team Xecuter’s official annoucement today of the associated products (CR3 Pro and CR3-DGX), we’re now able to publicly clarify that, contrary to an earlier statement made by c4eva on 2012-08-19, RGH (Reset Glitch Hack) is in fact required for DVD Key retrieval from all newer drives; Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S, and Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N.

To break it down a bit, these are the DVD Key retrieval RGH requirements:

  • DVD Key retrieval from Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S on kernel 2.0.14XXX.0 or lower, requires CoolRunner Rev. A/B/C, CR3 Lite, or CR3 Pro (Slim version).
  • DVD Key retrieval from Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S on kernel 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher, requires CR3 Pro (Slim version) + CR3-DGX.
  • DVD Key retrieval from Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N on kernel 2.0.14XXX.0 or lower, requires CoolRunner Rev. A/B/C, CR3 Lite, or CR3 Pro (Slim version).
  • DVD Key retrieval from Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N on kernel 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher, requires CR3 Pro (Slim version) + CR3-DGX.

The CR3-DGX is an add-on that connects to the CR3 Pro and aids in CPU/DVD Key retrieval for systems on updated kernels 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher. Until now, these systems were unable to have their keys retrieved by normal means due to Microsoft’s thwarting of the “XOR hack” as of the 2.0.15572.0 update, which added a new key to the RC4 key hash calculation.

With the new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB, LT Ultimate, and now Team Xecuter’s other newly-introduced products, all 360s can now be RGH’d and all DVD drives can be flashed — a truly momentous point in Xbox 360 scene history!

*UPDATE* [2012-10-31 11:53PM UTC]
On IRC today, c4eva made a statement clarifying why it was originally thought that the Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S would not require RGH for DVD Key extraction. This should clear up people’s confusion, and hopefully put an end to the silly rumors that there was a secret non-RGH method for grabbing the Key.

[2012-10-31 11:45PM UTC] #fw <c4eva> the key originally dumped from 1175 drive is an aes key,but it was not the dvd key as originally thought. This aes key will still be dumped by the flashing process as it is unique per drive!
[2012-10-31 11:53PM UTC] #fw <c4eva> for 1175/1532 the dvdkey and realtime fw checks have been moved into the drive cpu, complicating things a bit!

Below is a demo video from Team Xecuter showing the new Slim Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB in action with c4eva’s LT Ultimate firmware on a Lite-On DG-16D5S 1532:

Source: c4eva, Team Xecuter

ORIGINAL SOURCE

After a record-setting 10 updates in the Public Beta program, and an almost 3-month stretch, Microsoft has today begun rolling out the final official production release of the Fall 2012 Xbox LIVE Update. The final release remains the same version number as the last beta update (meaning there have been no further changes to it), with the dashboard/kernel sitting at 2.0.16197.0. As with many of the previous SystemUpdates, this one is being deployed in a staggered fashion, meaning some subscribers and regions will receive it first, and the rest in waves over the next few days or weeks.

During the course of the program, each of the 10 beta updates were tested with c4eva’s LT+ offline and on Xbox LIVE, as well as with xk3y, so with the final release being the same version, we can happily re-report that they are both working fine with backups. Such being the case, there is no urgent rush for c4eva to analyze the update, though he may still opt to generate a LIVE log for it at some point in the days ahead.

Those attempting to get the update from Microsoft’s official xbox.com website will find that the downloadable USB version of the SystemUpdate is not yet available for the final version. This is normal practice during a staggered release; the USB update is usually held back until it has first been fully deployed to all regions via Xbox LIVE.

Xbox LIVE’s Director of Programming, Major Nelson (Larry Hryb), posted a concise list of the new features included in the dashboard update, so head over to majornelson.com if you wish to check out what’s all in store. There is also a running list of changes over on the Xbox 360 System Software entry on Wikipedia.

P.S. Just a quick note: c4eva is currently completing some final tweaks to the LT+ v3.0 firmware for Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S and once his own tests have finished, full testing by the team will begin. We know you’re all eager for it, but please be patient! It won’t be much longer now, and we’ll announce on c4evaSpeaks.com and LiteOn1175.com the commencement of the testing phase as soon as it begins.

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Good news for all Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S owners who have been (im)patiently awaiting c4eva’s custom iXtreme LT+ v3.0 firmware for their drives. Team Xecuter announced today the forthcoming availability of a brand new product, the Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S Unlocked Replacement PCB. This new unlocked replacement PCB is similar in nature to the v1.0/v1.1 version previously released for the Lite-On DG-16D4S drive model.

In addition to the firmware being encrypted, Vendor Mode is disabled, and the SPI becomes hard-locked upon first run of the firmware on the DG-16D5S, so this replacement PCB allows for the user to overcome this obstacle and have full ability to write stock or custom firmware to the drive.

The Xecuter Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S Unlocked Replacement PCB will soon be in full production and will be released in conjunction with c4eva’s iXtreme LT+ v3.0 for Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S which will move into the team testing stage shortly. Details concerning key dumping and the necessary processes and/or hardware will be announced at a later time, but c4eva himself has revealed that it will NOT require RGH.

Source: Team Xecuter