Posts Tagged ‘SystemUpdate’
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.
(Thanks to TeaJunkie for the tip & photo.)
Users who had gotten 15572 are reporting that they’re being prompted for 15574 as well. So it looks like if you hadn’t yet gotten 15572, you’ll be going straight from 14719 (or lower) to 15574 as of today. It’s safe to assume that based on the tiny increment in version number, this update probably serves to address some minor issues introduced in last week’s update.
Two Tweets from Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) noting that further (official) info about the update is forthcoming:
1:52 PM – 20 Jun 12 “Remember that system update that we rolled out to a few of you last week? We’re rolling it out to everyone else today.”
1:58 PM – 20 Jun 12 “I’ll have a blog post up later today about the Xbox 360 system update you got (or will be getting) today.”
Contrary to the rumors, the update is not reverting any drives to stock (unless you’re updating from a much older kernel [< 13146 on BenQ, Samsung, and phat Lite-On, or < 13599 on Slim Lite-On 9504]).
We’ve also seen some reports of secdata/”X” value being reset and a new “P” value, but nothing confirmed.
Though not overly revealing, Major Nelson posted on his blog some further info about the 15574 update:
What’s in it, you ask? Behind the scenes foundational improvement that will not be visually noticeable, but will help enable an easy update this Fall. There is an area that some of you may notice: We’ve added voice search for Australia and New Zealand.
If you own a Datel controller, read more here about issues after the system update.
Reports are flooding in that Microsoft has begun rolling out SystemUpdate version 2.0.15572.0 (Summer 2012 Production Flash). There are no immediate official details from MS regarding it yet, but an announcement from Major Nelson is likely forthcoming. The update is being deployed in waves, so if you haven’t received it yet, give it some time and you’ll eventually be prompted for it. So far, users who have updated are reporting no adverse effects (on the surface) as far as firmware-flashed 360s are concerned. The team will take a closer look and analyze whether there are any important underlying changes that affect firmware or RGH. Our usual warnings apply.
Two Tweets from Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) regarding the update:
2:01AM 13 Jun 12 “If you got an Xbox 360 System Update: Spring update rolling out to a few this week — everyone else next week.”
2:01AM 13 Jun 12 “The system update contains behind the scenes improvements & prep for future enhancements.”
After a “slight” delay, Microsoft has begun rolling out across all regions the final production version of its Xbox 360 Fall 2011 Dash Update — 2.0.14699.0 — remaining unchanged in number from the last Preview Program version released a few days ago.
As usual with SystemUpdates, you are recommended to hold-off on updating until c4eva and the team have had a chance to properly analyze it, generate and check a set of LIVE logs, and report back on whether there are any changes affecting c4eva’s firmwares. The version being unchanged from the last beta should help expedite this process, however.