It has finally been released, the iXtreme firmware hacks the previously un hackable LiteOn Xbox 360 DVD drive. But that's not all, its compatible with Samsung and BenQ drives and a version which supports Hitachi will come in January.
A bit old news already, got released 24 hours ago. Its a great achievement by the hacking community, C4E, Robinsod, Seventhson, GaryOPA, etc etc Just think about it, a big company working with many people against these hacks and the hacking community competing. And PS3 fans, nothing is unhackable, even the PS3 will be hacked. Question is: how many effort do hackers want to put into it. As the PS3 runs Linux out of the box, the interest is lower (mostly the first thing they want to do: run another OS). Also when the number of users increases, it gets more interesting for the hackers to get it done. 2009 might be the year the PS3 gets hacked
hahaha man i will pay you a beer if ps3 get someday hacked... not
You can order that beer in advance. Name me one of the mainstream consoles that has not been hacked the latest 10 years... PS1 PS2 XBOX 1 Gamecube PSP Every console has/can be hacked. Don't be dumb
360 has been hacked since a month after its release.. Thanks for defending the 360 so much though, glad all the publishers are on that console because NOW they fell into the trap.... HA HA... Watch as the 360 modding community explodes like the PSP... We all have been waiting for it and its finally here. Tired of all those comments by the developers, well pay backs a btch... Or lack there of... Ill be waiting for YOU to show us how the Ps3 can be hacked... lol this should be good... We only except proof of concept a typical Hello World program will do just fine. EPIC FAIL by Microsoft... Everyone thought the Ps3 would be like the PSP but who cares 360 has all the games right? Man is that going to come back and bite them so hard.... All the meanwhile the Ps3 sales will only get better, I have a feeling 360 sales are going to go down down down and if not who cares!!! Its a win - win for anyone who hates the 360...
It is a good thing to see the modding community at work. I have an xbox1 and had the ROM flashed with a new frontend OS that had much, much greater functionality. To me the modified xbox1 was tremendously better than the original. Not to mention that I had the (illegal) ability to save rented games on the bigger modded harddrive. Further to this, I think a large part of the ps2's success was the ability to chip the console and play copied games. All of a sudden when ps2 modchips appeared, more skus were sold. There's a correlation there, but I acknowledge it may not necessarily be causation. However, if you disagree with this theory then think about why the top selling games didn't sell more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... By rights, the ps2 has 140 million consoles out there. It should have sold more of those top games.... Doesn't that mean more games were pirated? SO, ultimately, I think the availability of firmware hacks will increase sales of 360 skus. In the long run, the games attach rate will probably go down. Perhaps i can suggest, provocatively, that the ps3 NEEDS a hack to make it more attractive to modders and thereby will sell more skus? I can only venture that a ps3 with bluray, with hacked firmware and the ability to play copied games and copied bluray movies would be an essential purchase for millions of people. Including me, possibly.
This is the reason why PS 3 has better software sales.
Say what? Do you care to back that up with some kind of source?
is that the ps3 has better revenue for publishers..
where do you get your info from. i think you need to do alittle more research before posting a stupid comment. @superaktieboy- you mean ps3 made more for take two because they sold games on the ps3 for higher prices.
What on earth are you talking about?
yaah probs... tho .. T2 weren't the only one that had the top revenue from the PS3 ..
Might as well hang a colorful banner on the thing saying "Hacker Challenge - enter now, and tell your friends!" lol
Finally! Thank you Santa!
That spinning was wonderfully retarded mart, but keep trying ;)
You'll still get Xbox Live banned for this though, right?
you don't play online.. ^^,
no M$ cant detect it. The only people who get banned with modded consoles are people who play games before launch or review copies of games. I know a few people who have been running iextreme 1.3 and 1.4 for months now and they still haven't been banned.
I remember that, hacking * PS1 allowed VCD playback, and enhanced menus * Dreamcast, original Xbox, and several others use as standard Linux machine * PSP as a very versatile handheld * Wii, DS and many others also bring "homebrew" functionality however the only thing hacking a 360 allows is using illegally copied games (do not bring the backup argument, please). thus I find these news not good at all for us gamers.
Wow they have a good start: You need an Xbox with a kernel version of 4532 or 4548. ... If you already have a newer version, there is nothing you can do right now. I'd really like Linux on 360. (Don't take personally) PS3 only provides 200MB ram for Linux, and frankly nothing modern runs on it. A 512MB offering would be nice. But still this news affects only newer version 360's (and unfortunately does not help Linux). (always being negative) :) (The reason I don't like illegally copied games, and this announcement, is that game companies use this as an excuse inflate the game prices, which affects honest gamers).
no you dont get banned if you make sure your copies are stealth patched :) the revenue for ps3 for publishers comes from konami, EA and and a few other publishers. as for the liteon drive. 2 weeks to late for me, i bought a used 360 with the samsung drive. i need to buy a fan though to quite down the 360 as its hard to enjoy gaming at night or movie streaming.
"PS3 only provides 200MB ram for Linux, and frankly nothing modern runs on it. A 512MB offering would be nice." The Latest version of Yellowdog Linux uses the GPU Memory aswell as the system memory, so you now have the full 512mb....
but only 200mb of that is the "real" ram, video ram works as swap device. I honestly did not try the latest version, but i don't think it will be as good as straight 512mb (actually it adds up to less than 450mb in total)
liteon hacking is pretty simple. since the release yesterday ive had about 6 customers. i run my own repair shop and i mod for people. i dont care what they do with their systems. as long as they pay me
Just like gun runners who sell guns to the terrorists right? Who cares what they do with the guns, like kill innocent people and commit genocide just as long as they get paid right? /my name ok so my example is more harsh than what you're doing, but it doesn't make it any better for the game industry.
man shut up. people actually make backups of the owned copies. how can u compare this to guns. dont u download music? stop acting like ur all holy.
I agree to a certain extent that what you're doing can be ok, but personally we don't offer mod-services at our game shop. We will fix a botched mod job, but we won't offer any services to help our customers start modding their consoles. We believe that we shouldn't profit from other people's hard work and we always send a portion of our earnings on mod jobs to Team Jungle whenever we fix a botched mod. We do offer fan-mods and case swaps however. Given that, I'm not saying you're any more wrong than I am right. Different strokes for different folks I suppose. It's always nice to meet a fellow scene'r in N4G. Cheers.
just cause you mod your system doesn't mean you are doing illegal stuff. plus you ever see those commercials, you know the ones. "you wouldn't steal a car. so why would you steal music." that was what you said uptop. k. so in your "eyes" stealing candy from a baby is the same as killing it. -nai-
Wow. Maybe i should consider upgrading to 1.5
sell ur xbox 360 and buy one with a liteon. those drives are so silent i tell yah. i dont even hears it when i turn that baby on
You're kidding me right? I still hear mines. However though I will acknowledge that the Lite-Ons are a bit quieter than the BenQs I get in the shop.
maybe its cuz i live in the city lol
and still xbox 360 software outsold the competition, amazing, imagine the impact of the sales of LBP/SOCOM/R2 if the ps3 was hacked? hahaha
Keep on using that word if, because the ps3 wont be hacked firmware updates have that on lock down, devs will see the consequences of the 360.
Time For me To "Jump In". Free games is a big selling point.
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