New Fake AP25 Patches – C4E False Claims & Still Unsafe For Xbox Live !

We have already commented on the fake AP25 patches but recently there has been some false claims by the makers that needs to be addressed. They incorrectly claim that their patches are safer than C4EVA's. C4's patches are made with responses from an original disc which will always be safer than the fakes. There have been several types of fake patches in a continued failed attempt to produce "safe" or "full stealth" patches as they put it. The fake patches are made from data in the dae.bin file and ISOs of an unverified origin. 1) The first version of these fake patches used hardcoded angles with blank response data. Result: Unsafe for Live. 2) The second version continued to use hardcoded angles with added response data from ISOs of unknown origin. Result: Still unsafe for Live. 3) The third version has an option to apply random jitter to the hardcoded angles using some software. Result: Still unsafe for Live. Each supposed "improvement" is fruitless because they are not obtaining responses from an original disc. Any future releases will never be safe as long as they are based on data sources other than the original disc. A correct response can only be obtained with an original disc which is how C4EVA has always done it. A public method is in development which will allow you to extract the correct responses from original discs with a new 0800 FW. These fake releases are made for you without any regard whatsoever for the safety of your consoles and XBL account. Every official fw of patch ever released is done so after extensive testing to be as sure as possible that they would function fully using the XBL network. Do not ever trust an unofficial fw or an unofficial patch. These people do not use or understand the methods implemented by C4E and...
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DashGrab v0.1

From compl3x.wordpress.com: Before you start the inevitable flaming, yes, I know there IS other dashboard downloaders, the issue I have is, the majority of them are outdated. This isn't bad programming, its normally because the creator has ever left the Xbox scene or has simply forgot about the application. DashGrab aims to circumvent this issue by providing an easy to update configuration file to add additional support when the time comes. It is also open source; though credit to the author (myself) and any dashboard uploaders should be given. Official Site/Download:...
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XECUTER X360USB PRO HDD Hacker Tool Released !

The last four weeks have seen an unprecedented response to the new X360USB PRO product and the feedback has been nothing short of sensational. Stocks have been wiped out time and time again, the production lines are working 24/7 and resellers have reported record sales – outselling any competitors products by up to 100:1 ! Well, development is always ongoing and we are happy to announce the next level of features and capabilities with the release of the new X360USB PRO HDD HACKER TOOL. Not only is the X360USB PRO able to communicate with DVD Drives by utilizing built in PortIO and WinAPI functions giving a level of speed and access never seen before, but it can now also connect to Hard Drives and manipulate the data for the first time over USB using any Windows 32bit or 64bit operating system with just a few simple clicks. What does this mean for you ? You can now convert any off-the-shelf 2.5" SATA Hard Drive and convert it to be 100% XBOX 360 Compatible, saving you a TON of money ! The X360USB PRO HDD HACKER TOOL currently supports the entire range of Western Digital 2.5" SATA Hard Drives, however we will be able to add a range of other manufacturer's and models in future updates. All you need is the HDSS.BIN file from an original XBOX360 Hard Drive (which can be easily extracted using the X360USB PRO) and use it to convert your WD SATA Drive. The following guide will show you just how easy it is. Note: The size of the drive is limited to the size of your HDSS.BIN file (e.g. if you have a 250GB HDSS.BIN and you flash it to a 320Gb Hard Drive – then the drive will recognize in the Xbox 360 as a 250GB drive) To support the the new HDD capabilities...
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Freestyle Dash 2.0 New Features Preview

We can't wait for this 🙂 From teamfsd.com: Hello Everyone – First, I just wanted to remind everyone that the CoverContest currently being held by EliteModScene for covers.jqe360.com is coming to a close soon! Make sure to submit so you don't miss the opportunity to win a custom case. Second, I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what is to come in the next release – these notes are from our SVN so you may see things listed that don't apply to the end-user- and you may see things that get removed due to them not working at time of release- but with those stipulations- feast! What's New: (Fixed) Queues thread safety (Fixed) profiling macro (Fixed) Asset Manager – and Garbage Collection (Fixed) Coverflow Transitions / Gamelist Transitions (Fixed) Zoom and Tilt Modes in Coverflow (Fixed) Issue with Miniblades and Dashlaunch (Updated) Installer can now user 7-zp (Added) Asset Manager Stability – (Decreased) Load times for all game lists (Added) Queue wrappers (Priority / FIFO / FILO) (Added) Multiple process queues in file manager to allow scan and copy at the same time. (Fixed) File Manager Cancel now clears queues properly (Fixed) Rss item scroll update to use the proper width for the text item (Updated) Plug In Screenshot Manager Skeleton Code (Added) "Install To Xbox" Support for Coverflow covers (Added) The ability to edit your full cover via HTTP Interface (Adjusted) the way AssetManager handles the Garbage Collection (Fixed) All Level 4 Compiler Warnings ^_^ (Removed) Duplicated Rijindael.cpp and .h to clean up linker warning (Updated) AssetManager Queues and the AssetItem Object to be more self aware (Added) Coverflow/AssetManager fixes (Removed) Debug output of locale list – speed up transition in Content Settings (Added) Old Gamelist functionality back in (Added) GarbageCollection to AssetManager (Added) New AssetManager to better manage texture loading ( WIP ) (Broke) Other...
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Jtag Tool v3.00

Coolshrimp released a new version of Jtag Tool – an all-in-one GUI installer to create and put freeBOOT fbBuild 0.20 on your jtag'able 360 via USB/LTP. What's new/fixed: * Multi Dash Version Create (9199,12611, 12625) * Added (Freeboot Eject Boot Select) * Fixed Bug (Zephyr CB 4580) * Fixed Bug (Jasper BB SMC) * Added (Load CPU Key From File) * Added (Other MS Update Files) Official Site:...
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So we get the XGD3 Halo Reach Disc Today…..

The data reads larger than a DVD+R DL – but that may be faked / new protection so we will see. The disc updates dash to 2.0.13140.0 Testing begins……. Also….There are some Russian guys who released fake Ap2.5 patches. These are not real patches but data from the full range of the DAE table and NOT the disc which is where they should come from. The disc will boot yes but they are EASILY detectable. If you use live DO NOT USE these fake patches. If you do not care about live in anyway and will never connect to live then go for it. C4E has already confirmed that he is going to release a live safe Ap2.5 ripper very soon – it's in development amongst a TON of other...
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C4E iXtreme Slim LT+ Firmware for LiteOn DG-16D4S 9504

C4Eva (in association with Team Jungle & Team Xecuter) released the iXtreme LT+ for LiteOn DG-16D4S 9504 drives: World first backups for XBOX 360 Slim – For Liteon Drive 9504 New protection measures for slim: * Realtime checks of drive firmware and ram by dashboard – Rootkit technology used to pass several realtime check types. These checks on the drive are open ended so as to make replay of the answers impossible. Will pass any check on any part of the drive * Hardware flash modification check – The 1335 chip performs a hardware check on powerup for modified firmware. Chip fooled into thinking firmware is stock * Slim drive locked to read pressed game discs only – Enabled reading of DVD+R DL media for game discs All features of current LT+ also included – Optimised PFI code to accommodate AP25 SS data – Defeats current AP25 protection – Protects console from logging AP25 violation – Full disc stealth used by default – Waveless booting , disc images are assumed to be correct! – Split-Vid used as default If booting an AP25 title without AP25 SS game will not boot but will still be protected from logging AP25 violation on current dash 12625 If LT+ encounters an unknown AP25 challenge, game will not boot but console will still be protected from logging AP25 violation on current dash 12625 AP25 SS are region specific for region locked games Thanks go to Team Jungle for their hard work and efforts in the development process. Thanks also go to Team Xecuter for their generous support to this project. Official Site: C4Eva, http://jungleflasher.net | http://team-xecuter.com Download: n/a (might be illegal under...
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New Beta Dash 2.0.13141.0 Stops All Non AP2.5 Games From Booting

We tested the new Beta Dashboard 2.0.13141.0 and can confirm that all games that are NOT AP2.5 patched fail to boot to a black screen (Previous LT+ Non-AP2.5 symptoms) – there is still a lot more testing on really old games (Pre Fifa 09) so we will keep you posted. So (as suspected) AP2.5 will be activated across the board once the new dash is released, and also as suspected, LT+ has shown to still work by protecting the system from a flag and bypassing the AP2.5 check. (Naturally we expect the AP2.5 checks to get harder and deeper so this is just the beginning) C4E has confirmed that there WILL be a public method to rip your own AP2.5 data from titles thanks to all the new AP2.5 Table information that was discovered a few weeks back. C4E also looks forward to receiving the new Halo Reach XGD3 disc A fun summer ahead for sure. …..Also standby for a number of HUGE releases by C4E, Team Jungle & Team Xecuter very shortly……. Edit: Reports of 2.0.13142.0 also but we've not got our grubby hands on that...
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New Freestyle Dash v2.0 Preview Video

Team FSD posted a video of the upcoming version of Freestyle Dash v2.0, the alternative dashboard for homebrew 360s. It includes 3D CoverFlow and RSS feed. This really looks awesome and is worth JTAG'ing just for this alone ! [youtube PlNdHd8imUo] Official Site:...
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Dash Launch v2.20

cOz released a new version of Dash Launch build for JTAG 360s. What's new/fixed: * export option info along with the rest of dash launch info struct export * add multi version compatibility to installer and plugin * add 12625 patch set and offsets * new LIVE content hook patching, does auto yaris swap as well as extracted XBLA should work more consistently (hopefully) – added unhandled exception handler, dumps except info to UART/file and exits to dash/default item when apps don't have their own exception handler (instead of crash), disable by setting 'exchandler = false' in ini file. * added ini path setting (dumpfile) for capturing crash logs to a file, capture device must be connected at console boot time * added 'safereboot' option for those who have JTAG that have applied blackaddr's smc reboot fix, instead of 'hard' reboot * added option to enable debug strings to print to UART * adjusted patches to remove default UART hooking (less chance of string collision/overlap using DbgPrint via debug out option) * corrected a bug in the flasher ini update settings in regard to noupdater, it was setting nosysexit instead of noupdater value * added live "blocker", reroutes requests to resolve DNS names to loopback * added "livestrong" option to use an alternate list of DNS to block * added ini option to set how long buttons are watched for at boot time * embedding current versions external files into installer, no more messy directory; original paths still work and take priority over embedded files Official Site: n/a, by cOz Download: n/a (built with XDK) Full Readme/NFO:...
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