Method 1 Purchasing a Kreon Drive best option

The following drives can be purchased, installed in your PC, and then flashed with one of Kreon's alternate firmwares for reading Xbox 360 games.

SH-D162C (IDE) TS-H352C (IDE) SH-D163A (SATA) TS-H353A (SATA)

After purchasing the drive, install it in your PC and then get on Xbins and download the firmware.

Alternatively, many people sell these drives pre-flashed with the Kreon firmware on eBay.

Downloading the Kreon Firmware

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 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).

The hacked firmware can be found in:

/XBOX 360/firmware/hacked firmware/Samsung SH-D162C/ Or

/XBOX 360/firmware/hacked firmware/Samsung SH-D163A/

Simply drag the "SH-D162C_KREON_V081.RAR" or "SH-D163A_KREON_V080.RAR" file over to the left side of FileZilla, into the Xbins folder and wait for it to finish downloading. You can use WinRAR or 7-zip to extract the RAR archive.

Read the "How to upgrade firmware.txt" included in the RAR archive for instructions on flashing your drive with the Kreon firmware.

When the drive is flashed with the Kreon firmware, you can start making backups of your Xbox 360 games.

The easiest-to-use software to backup your games is Xbox Backup Creator. All you need to do is insert your game and run Xbox Backup Creator.

1. Make sure your Kreon drive is selected.

2. Select the Read tab.

3. Select Complete Backup

4. Hit Start

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Name the file anything you want and hit Save. Wait for the game to backup to your computer.

To burn the game, you can also use Xbox Backup Creator.

1. Make sure your DVD recorder is selected.

2. Select the Write tab

3. Select your writing speed , 2.4x recommended

4. Hit Start and select your .dvd file


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