Console modders attempt to bypass Xbox Live ban
'Unbanning hack' guide posted
Xbox 360 owners banned from Xbox Live for allegedly modifying their consoles have begun fighting back against Microsoft, releasing a step-by-step guide to side-stepping the software giant’s ban.
The unblocking process is a mixture of software and hardware trickery, and also requires you to have a spare “unbanned” Xbox 360 handy.
While the process is described by website Xbox-scene as "technologically complex", the website promises that the method “does indeed work”.
In addition to a spare unblocked Xbox 360, you will need run software tools to access its Flash storage. A copy of the code stored there can then be patched and laid into the banned machine's Flash.
Chris Lewis, the European chief of Xbox, last week said he was “unapologetic” about the Xbox Live ban, which it’s believed has so far affected between 600,000 and one million members of the online service.
Further information about the unblocking guide is available online now. ®
"if there are 1 million xboxes banned maybe we should protest by not buying any new future xboxes and buy 1 million ps3 for 2009 xmas stocking"
And eventually Sony will ban those from their live service when they are modded to play stolen games.
how many of you got you disk damaged in the 360 dvd drive there goes $100 will microsoft replace the disk no they tell ya its your prob,so modded xbox is the way to go only copy gets damaged after all you own original disk and have a legal right to copy it .To you people who say its great they banned them we may be your pc ipod or phone should get banned i make a good bet that on your hd or flash are bootleg software song ect.
if there are 1 million xboxes banned maybe we should protest by not buying any new future xboxes and buy 1 million ps3 for 2009 xmas stocking
"By CitizenErazed Posted Monday 16th November 2009 14:33 GMT
"however I do feel their games are a bit pricey"
Then don't buy them, it's a luxury item for a reason."
lolololol.. computer game is luxury item hahaha..
2... 1.... rincewind....
You are moving the goalposts of the argument by talking about SecureROM on the PC, nothing to do with this thread, or consoles at all.
You provide no justification for why you 'backup' your Wii games, and state yourself original discs are tough enough to last.
You pirate console games. I would respect that more if you copped to it, what annoys me is the faux innocence, the palm up shrug of 'I just need to protect my investment' - its not true. I've bought lots of console games, ONE broke, it was a good game, so I re-bought it, for less cost than modding and burning lots of 'backup' DVD's, and the cost of my time to do this, even at minimum wage.
The only economic case for such behaviour is if you never bought the original game you are 'backing up' - then it makes perfect sense, and we can have a *different* discussion about the rights, wrongs, motivations and morality of piracy.
'Backups' is a nonsense argument, it doesn't hold up to inspection, modding is for piracy. Always.
I've got the latest dashboard, in fact I was on the beta test for the dashboard update with Twitter, Facebook, etc when the machine was banned. When they ban the machine they disable hard drive installs forcing everything to run off the DVD from then on.
If you re-read what I posted you'll see I do pay for my games. I've been modding my consoles since the days of the NES so I could play imports. In the case of the 360 I modded it so I could play some games early while waiting for delivery. I simply wish MS weren't disabling console features when supposedly their goal is to protect players on Live, especially when I've only ever had a Silver account and only go on Xbox Live to buy new XBLA games and DLC.