Xbox 360 Firmware Boot Cd

in UK.

Note: Even if your chipset is listed as not requiring that MTKFlash be hexedited, it is still probably a good idea to do so. Use Xtreme Boot Maker to make a custom hexedited MTKFlash specifically for your SATA chipset.

Downloading The Firmware

The hacked firmware may be illegal under the DMCA, EUCD, or other local, national, and international copyright laws. The hacked firmware contains portions of Microsoft's copyrighted firmware and therefore cannot be linked to or downloaded publicly. Do not request the firmware on any forums because it is against most forum rules and you will most likely be banned. The best method to obtain the firmware is by using Xbins. Xbins is an IRC channel and FTP server that hosts Xbox and Xbox 360 mod files, homebrew programs, and development software.

If you have never used Xbins before, the easiest method is to use Ground Zero's automated Xbins downloader.

Download

Download the self-extracting archive and run the xbins.exe file. It will ask you where you want to save the files, choose your desktop. Now, go into the "Xbins" folder on your desktop and run the .bat file. The program will automatically connect to the IRC channel, message the bot, and connect to the FTP server. When filezilla opens up you should see the local Xbins folder on your left side, and a few folders on your right side (this is the FTP server).

Xbox 360 Firmware Boot
The hacked firmware can be found in:

/XBOX 360/firmware/hacked firmware/Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943/

Simply drag the "Xtreme52.rar" file over to the left side of FileZilla and wait for it to finish downloading. You can use WinRAR or 7-zip to extract the RAR archive.

Xtreme Boot Maker (USB)

The following process will set up a bootable USB flash drive with everything necessary to read your original firmware and write the hacked firmware onto the drive. We will use Xtreme Boot Maker to hex-edit MTKFlash, format the USB drive, and copy the files onto it.

First, you need to make sure Microsoft .NET Framework v2 is installed. It is needed for Xtreme Boot Maker to run. If you do not have this installed, you will be prompted to download and install it.

Second, you need to make sure the drivers for your SATA chipset are installed. Use either the CD that came with your computer/SATA card, or use the manufacturer's web site to install the drivers.

Once you have that taken care of, you can download and install Xtreme Boot Maker.

Formater Tsc Extreme Winrar Usb

1. Hit the Open button to browse your computer and select your firmware. You should select xtrem52a.bin, xtrem52b.bin, xtrem52c.bin, or xtrem52d.bin from the archive you downloaded off Xbins.

With Xtreme 5.2A, backups are always read at 12x speed, the same speed as originals. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the faster reading speed, the drive is significantly louder, and may have problems reading cheaper media, but you have the benefit of slightly faster loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2B, backups are always read at 4x speed. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the slower reading speed, the drive is quieter, may read cheaper media better, but has slightly longer loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2C, the default backup read speed is 12x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 4x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 12x.

With Xtreme 5.2D, the default backup read speed is 4x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 12x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 4x.

2. Select the checkbox "Use custom MTKFlash."

3. Select your SATA chipset from the drop-down list.

4. Click "Detect ID - I/O." It should input some characters in the Device ID and I/O Port boxes when it finishes.

5. Select your Target Drive as the USB Flash Drive

6. Check the box labeled "Format and Make Bootable"

7. Select "Prepare Drive." Wait until the program finishes.

Updating X360SAM and Keycheck

The current version of Xtreme Boot Maker includes version 0.4 of X360SAM. The latest version is v0.6, and includes a feature that copies the drive version string. This is necessary for avoiding the error code 66. The newest version of X360SAM will make the hacked firmware report as whatever drive version your original firmware was.

In addition to this update, Caster420 wrote a dos-based program named Keycheck that will check your drive key of the original firmware, as well as the hacked firmware that x360sam creates, and verify that they match. This is important because some people were having "partial" reads of the firmware and ended up bricking their drives.

You can download both the updated x360sam and keycheck in one zip archive here.

Simply copy the three files from the zip archive to your USB flash drive. If it asks you if you want to overwrite x360sam.exe and samread.bat, select Yes.

Flashing Your Drive (USB)

Reading The Original Firmware

Power off both your PC and Xbox 360. Make sure the Xbox 360 power cable and video cable are both plugged in. You do not need to hook up the video to a TV, but the cable does have to be plugged into the Xbox 360. Unhook the small black SATA cable connecting the Xbox 360 DVD drive to the motherboard. Have a long SATA cable connected to your PC, but leave it unplugged from the Xbox 360 drive.

(The picture shows the SATA cable connected, leave it unplugged from the drive)

Disconnect all other drives in your PC. You should disconnect both hard drives and DVD drives so they do not accidentally get flashed with the hacked firmware. Disabling these devices in your BIOS may not work

Turn on your PC and Xbox 360 at the same time, and boot your PC from the USB flash drive, into DOS. When you reach the DOS command prompt, plug the SATA cable into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number found on the back of the Xbox 360 case.

(We'll use the serial number 1234567 12345 as an example)

SAMREAD 1234567 12345 [press enter]

If you get an error like "Directory already exists" or "MKDIR failed..." don't worry. X360SAM is trying to create a new folder but you already have one, so there's no need to.

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. If you see an item in the list named "XTREME", choose that. This is not your USB flash drive, as some people were guessing. It is actually your SATA controller. Xtreme Boot Maker will name it this when it creates the MTKFlash. Select your SATA controller and it should make a backup of your original firmware. Then you will see X360 pop up really fast. After it is done creating the hacked firmware, it will give you the next instructions:

"Now unplug the SATA cable and power-cycle the PC and DVD drive before running SAMHACK 1234567 12345"

So do just that. Unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive and power off the Xbox 360, then the PC.

Flashing The Hacked Firmware

Turn on your PC and Xbox 360 at the same time, and boot your PC from the USB flash drive, into DOS. When you reach the DOS command prompt, plug the SATA cable into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number that you used with the SAMREAD command.

SAMHACK 1234567 12345 [press enter]

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. Select your SATA controller and it will flash the drive with your hacked firmware. It should flash 4 banks. The 4th bank may say something like Datasum, this is normal. When it is done flashing, unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive, power off the Xbox 360, and power off your PC. Reconnect the 360 DVD drive to the 360 motherboard and test it.

Backup Your Original Firmware!

Boot into Windows. Plug in your USB drive and find your orig.bin in the BACKUPS folder. This is your Xbox 360 drive firmware and needs to be kept safe! Make a copy of the file. Then make another one on another drive. Then make another somewhere else. Email it to yourself. You get the drift.

Xtreme Boot Maker (NTFS4DOS CD)

The following process will set up an NTFS-mountable boot CD so that you can use your computer's hard drive to flash your Xbox 360 firmware. We will use Xtreme Boot Maker to hex-edit MTKFlash and copy the files to your hard drive.

First, you need to make sure Microsoft .NET Framework v2 is installed. It is needed for Xtreme Boot Maker to run. If you do not have this installed, you will be prompted to download and install it.

Second, you need to make sure the drivers for your SATA chipset are installed. Use either the CD that came with your computer/SATA card, or use the manufacturer's web site to install the drivers.

Once you have that taken care of, you can download and install Xtreme Boot Maker.

1. Hit the Open button to browse your computer and select your firmware. You should select xtrem52a.bin, xtrem52b.bin, xtrem52c.bin, or xtrem52d.bin from the archive you downloaded off Xbins.

With Xtreme 5.2A, backups are always read at 12x speed, the same speed as originals. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the faster reading speed, the drive is significantly louder, and may have problems reading cheaper media, but you have the benefit of slightly faster loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2B, backups are always read at 4x speed. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the slower reading speed, the drive is quieter, may read cheaper media better, but has slightly longer loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2C, the default backup read speed is 12x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 4x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 12x.

With Xtreme 5.2D, the default backup read speed is 4x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 12x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 4x.

2. Select the checkbox "Use custom MTKFlash."

3. Select your SATA chipset from the drop-down list.

4. Click "Detect ID - I/O." It should input some characters in the Device ID and I/O Port boxes when it finishes.

5. Select your Target Drive as the hard drive

6. Select "Prepare Drive." Wait until the program finishes.

Download the NTFS4DOS ISO and burn it to a blank CD-R using any recording software capable of burning ISO files. (IMGBurn is a nice, free program)

Updating X360SAM and Keycheck

The current version of Xtreme Boot Maker includes version 0.4 of X360SAM. The latest version is v0.6, and includes a feature that copies the drive version string. This is necessary for avoiding the error code 66. The newest version of X360SAM will make the hacked firmware report as whatever drive version your original firmware was.

In addition to this update, Caster420 wrote a dos-based program named Keycheck that will check your drive key of the original firmware, as well as the hacked firmware that x360sam creates, and verify that they match. This is important because some people were having "partial" reads of the firmware and ended up bricking their drives.

You can download both the updated x360sam and keycheck in one zip archive here.

Simply copy the three files from the zip archive to the XBF directory. If it asks you if you want to overwrite x360sam.exe and samread.bat , select Yes.

Flashing Your Drive (NTFS4DOS) Reading The Original Firmware

Power off both your PC and Xbox 360. Make sure the Xbox 360 power cable and video cable are both plugged in. You do not need to hook up the video to a TV, but the cable does have to be plugged into the Xbox 360. Unhook the small black SATA cable connecting the Xbox 360 DVD drive to the motherboard. Have a long SATA cable connected to your PC, but leave it unplugged from the Xbox 360 drive.

(The picture shows the SATA cable connected, leave it unplugged from the drive)

Disconnect all other drives in your PC. You should disconnect both hard drives and DVD drives so they do not accidentally get flashed with the hacked firmware. Disabling these devices in your BIOS may not work, so physically unhooking them is the best solution. Of course, since you will have to use one of the PC DVD drives to boot from the NTFS4DOS CD, you should leave this drive connected, but disconnect all others.

Turn on your PC and Xbox 360 at the same time, with the SATA cable still disconnected. Boot your PC from the NTFS4DOS CD. After a while it should say:

"Select from Menu [0123], or press [ENTER - Singlestepping (F8) is: OFF"

Hit the Enter key and you should see an NTFS for DOS logo screen with a disclaimer. On this screen, please notice your drive letter that has been mounted at the top. You will need to know this when typing in commands. It is normally not assigned the same drive letter as Windows does; it is usually a letter after. My Windows C: partition is D: in NTFS4DOS for example.

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The disclaimer asks you if you are going to use this for private usage only, please type in "Yes" without the quotes, and hit the Enter key.

D:\ [press enter] <- use the drive letter your hard drive was given cd XBF [press enter]

At this point, plug the SATA cable into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number found on the back of the Xbox 360 case.

(We'll use the serial number 1234567 12345 as an example)

SAMREAD 1234567 12345 [press enter]

If you get an error like "Directory already exists" or "MKDIR failed..." don't worry. X360SAM is trying to create a new folder but you already have one, so there's no need to.

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. If you see an item in the list named "XTREME", choose that. This is not your USB flash drive, as some people were guessing. It is actually your SATA controller. Xtreme Boot Maker will name it this when it creates the MTKFlash. Select your SATA controller and it should make a backup and then you will see X360 pop up really fast. After it is done creating the hacked firmware, it will give you the next instructions:

"Now unplug the SATA cable and power-cycle the PC and DVD drive before running SAMHACK 1234567 12345"

So do just that. Unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive and power off the Xbox 360 and then your PC.

Note: Some people may have trouble reading the firmware, where it gets to 01% then stops, and says Invalid Opcode. Try making a new, smaller partition on your hard drive, around 1 gb in size. For some reason, NTFS4DOS does not support all drives with 32gb or larger partitions. You will have to run Xtreme Boot Maker again and mount the new small partition, then run the SAMREAD command again.

Flashing The Hacked Firmware

Power on your Xbox 360 and your PC at the same time, leaving the SATA cable disconnected. Boot your PC from the NTFS4DOS CD. Do the same things as before, hit Enter at the singlestepping prompt, type Yes and hit enter at the private usage disclaimer, then mount your drive and use the command cd XBF to change to the XBF directory. When you're back into DOS, plug the SATA cable back into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number that you used with the SAMREAD command.

SAMHACK 1234567 12345 [press enter]

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. Select your SATA controller and it will flash the drive with your hacked firmware. It should flash 4 banks. The 4th bank may say something like Datasum, it is normal. When it is done flashing, unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive, power off the Xbox 360, and power off your PC. Reconnect the 360 DVD drive to the 360 motherboard and test it.

Backup Your Original Firmware!

Boot into Windows. Go to the C: drive and find your orig.bin in the BACKUPS folder. This is your Xbox 360 drive firmware and needs to be kept safe! Make a copy of the file. Then make another one on another drive. Then make another somewhere else. Email it to yourself. You get the drift.

Xtreme Boot Maker (Floppy)

Quick warning about floppies. More and more people lately have been bricking their Samsung drives. The floppy disk is deciding to die out right in the middle of a flash. Sometimes the person is lucky and the bad flash recovery method can be used to reflash the drive. Many people have not been so lucky. The only way to fix the drive when the bad flash recovery method will not work is by opening the DVD drive, removing the epoxy on the firmware chip, desoldering the chip, and reflashing it externally via a programmer. Floppies are old technology for a reason. They are very unreliable. Please try to refrain from using a floppy. If you can use a bootable USB stick or burn an NTFS4DOS CD, do that instead. If you absolutely must use a floppy, use a new one!

The following process will set up a floppy disk with everything necessary to read your original firmware and write the hacked firmware onto the drive. We will use Xtreme Boot Maker to hex-edit MTKFlash, format the floppy disk, and copy the files onto it.

First, you need to make sure Microsoft .NET Framework v2 is installed. It is needed for Xtreme Boot Maker to run. If you do not have this installed, you will be prompted to download and install it.

Second, you need to make sure the drivers for your SATA chipset are installed. Use either the CD that came with your computer/SATA card, or use the manufacturer's web site to install the drivers.

Once you have that taken care of, you can download and install Xtreme Boot Maker.

Formater Tsc Extreme Winrar Usb

1. Hit the Open button to browse your computer and select your firmware. You should select xtrem51a.bin, xtrem51b.bin, xtrem51c.bin, or xtrem51d.bin from the archive you downloaded off Xbins.

With Xtreme 5.2A, backups are always read at 12x speed, the same speed as originals. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the faster reading speed, the drive is significantly louder, and may have problems reading cheaper media, but you have the benefit of slightly faster loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2B, backups are always read at 4x speed. The read speeds of original discs are unaffected. With the slower reading speed, the drive is quieter, may read cheaper media better, but has slightly longer loading times.

With Xtreme 5.2C, the default backup read speed is 12x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 4x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 12x.

With Xtreme 5.2D, the default backup read speed is 4x. When an original disc is placed in the drive, all subsequent backups will be read at 12x. Read speed of original game discs will remain unaffected. Restart the system if you wish to read backups at 4x.

2. Select the checkbox "Use custom MTKFlash."

3. Select your SATA chipset from the drop-down list.

4. Click "Detect ID - I/O." It should input some characters in the Device ID and I/O Port boxes when it finishes.

5. Select your Target Drive as A:\

6. Check the box labeled "Format and Make Bootable"

7. Select "Prepare Drive." Wait until the program finishes.

Updating X360SAM and Keycheck

The current version of Xtreme Boot Maker includes version 0.4 of X360SAM. The latest version is v0.6, and includes a feature that copies the drive version string. This is necessary for avoiding the error code 66. The newest version of X360SAM will make the hacked firmware report as whatever drive version your original firmware was.

In addition to this update, Caster420 wrote a dos-based program named Keycheck that will check your drive key of the original firmware, as well as the hacked firmware that x360sam creates, and verify that they match. This is important because some people were having "partial" reads of the firmware and ended up bricking their drives.

You can download both the updated x360sam and keycheck in one zip archive here.

Simply copy the three files from the zip archive to your floppy disk. If it asks you if you want to overwrite x360sam.exe and samread.bat , select Yes.

Flashing Your Drive (Floppy)

Reading The Original Firmware

Power off both your PC and Xbox 360. Make sure the Xbox 360 power cable and video cable are both plugged in. You do not need to hook up the video to a TV, but the cable does have to be plugged into the Xbox 360. Unhook the small black SATA cable connecting the Xbox 360 DVD drive to the motherboard. Have a long SATA cable connected to your PC, but leave it unplugged from the Xbox 360 drive.

(the picture shows the SATA cable connected, leave it unplugged from the drive)

Disconnect all other drives in your PC. You should disconnect both hard drives and DVD drives so they do not accidentally get flashed with the hacked firmware. Disabling these devices in your BIOS may not work, so physically unhooking them is the best solution.

Turn on your PC and Xbox 360 at the same time, and boot your PC from the floppy disk, into DOS. When you reach the DOS command prompt, plug the SATA cable into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number found on the back of the Xbox 360 case.

(We'll use the serial number 1234567 12345 as an example)

SAMREAD 1234567 12345 [press enter]

If you get an error like "Directory already exists" or "MKDIR failed." don't worry. X360SAM is trying to create a new folder but you already have one, so there's no need to.

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. If you see an item in the list named "XTREME", choose that. This is not your USB flash drive, as some people were guessing. It is actually your SATA controller. Xtreme Boot Maker will name it this when it creates the MTKFlash. Select your SATA controller and it should make a backup and then you will see X360 pop up really fast. After it is done creating the hacked firmware, it will give you the next instructions:

"Now unplug the SATA cable and power-cycle the PC and DVD drive before running SAMHACK 1234567 12345"

So do just that. Unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive and power off the Xbox 360.

Flashing The Hacked Firmware

Reboot your PC back into DOS, power on your Xbox 360, and plug the SATA cable back in when you get to DOS.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number that you used with the SAMREAD command.

SAMHACK 1234567 12345 [press enter]

MTKFlash should run and your SATA controller should be listed. Select your SATA controller and it will flash the drive with your hacked firmware. It should flash 4 banks. The 4th bank may say something like Datasum, it is normal. When it is done flashing, unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive, power off the Xbox 360, and power off your PC. Reconnect the 360 DVD drive to the 360 motherboard and test it.

Backup Your Original Firmware!

Boot into Windows and insert your floppy disk. Find your orig.bin in the BACKUPS folder. This is your Xbox 360 drive firmware and needs to be kept safe! Make a copy of the file. Then make another one on another drive. Then make another somewhere else. Email it to yourself. You get the drift.

MS28 Instructions

Newer Xbox 360 systems have been shipping with Samsung drives with a newer firmware. This firmware, MS28, has certain lockout routines and can not be normally flashed via MTKFlash like an MS25 can. There are a couple workarounds to get the drive flashed. The VCC switch method requires you to open up the drive, desolder a resistor, and use a switch or wires to read/write to the drive. The Bad Flash Recovery method does not require desoldering/soldering, but will only work with VIA chipsets. The preparation for flashing an MS28 drive is the same as if you were flashing an MS25. The only difference is the actual flashing.

Preliminary Setup (same as MS25)

1. Check the SATA/MTKFlash Compatibility List

2. Download The Hacked Firmware

3. Use Xtreme Boot Maker to prepare a floppy/USB/NTFSCD

(instructions for these are in the MS25 tutorial)

Flashing an MS28 Using The VCC Switch Method

(not for noobs, requires desoldering of a small smt resistor)

Open up your drive and desolder the middle VCC resistor (resistor R408) like in the following picture:

Open up your drive and desolder the middle VCC resistor (resistor R408) like in the following picture:

Wire up a simple SPST toggle/slide switch (or use wires) to one of the blue locations, and the other to the only red location. Set the switch to "Off."

Since you already have the drive apart and now have a switch installed on it, it's probably easier to flash the PCB out of the DVD drive. This is what xboxto did in the following picture. Just make sure you supply power to the board through the Xbox 360 and make sure you still have the video cables hooked up to the Xbox 360.

Reading The Original Firmware

Power off both your PC and Xbox 360. Make sure the Xbox 360 power cable and video cable are both plugged in. You do not need to hook up the video to a TV, but the cable does have to be plugged into the Xbox 360. Unhook the small black SATA cable connecting the Xbox 360 DVD drive to the motherboard. Have a long SATA cable connected to your PC, but leave it unplugged from the Xbox 360 drive.

Disconnect all other drives in your PC. You should disconnect both hard drives and dvd drives so they do not accidentally get flashed with the hacked firmware. Disabling these devices in your BIOS may not work, so physically unhooking them is the best solution.

Turn on your PC and Xbox 360 at the same time, and boot your PC from the USB/floppy/NTFS4DOS, into DOS. When you reach the DOS command prompt, plug the SATA cable into the Xbox 360 DVD drive.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number found on the back of the Xbox 360 case.

SAMREAD XXXXXXX YYYYY , using your Xbox 360 serial number ! Do not hit enter yet ! (leave the SAMREAD command up there)

Flick your VCC switch to "on" (or cross your wires) and then you can hit enter for the SAMREAD command.

It should display your SATA chipset. Select your chipset and it should read and dump your firmware.

After the firmware is dumped, X360SAM creates the hacked firmware and give you the next instructions:

"Now unplug the SATA cable and power-cycle the PC and DVD drive before running SAMHACK 1234567 12345"

So do just that. Unplug the SATA cable from the 360 DVD drive and power off the Xbox 360. Set your VCC switch back to the "Off" position.

Flashing The Hacked Firmware

Reboot your PC back into DOS, power on your Xbox 360, and plug the SATA cable back in when you get to DOS.

Type in the following command, using your Xbox 360 serial number that you used with the SAMREAD command.

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