"GaryOPA" Xtreme v1.2 firmware for all Hitachi's v32 / v36 / v46 / v47 / v59

Release info & news


This release is greatly improved release over v1.1 releases!


#1: Auto-Detect of all Hitachi firmware builds

#2: Auto-Retry if FLASHing or RESTORing fails!

#3: Auto-Verify of firmware FLASH or RESTORE!!

--: The FIRST three updates, helps stops all those BRICKs!

--: The NEXT three updates, everyone has been waiting for!

#5: Once your drive has been updated to v1.2, you can easy
    but the drive back into Mode B for updates or later SS
    extraction usage, by just powering-up the Hitachi with
    your drive TRAY in the fully OPEN position.

#6: No more auto-opening of tray when in Mode B, this will
    be helpful when the FW update for SS extract is ready.

#7: Dashboard timeout fix - If when booting a backup game,
    and the dashboard displays OPEN TRAY, you just need to
    press the EJECT button, the tray will stay CLOSED, but
    the dashboard will "auto-trick" into reading the game!


Our next release will include a "merged" version of "F900" for all
drives, which will allow users to extract the SS from originals on
their PC without the need to flash back and forth between two FWs.

This currently is in the works, but please no questions on WHEN.

WHEN, it is available you will KNOW, we need to finish it first!

History log of changes
1.1r1: We release a v59 firmware with same bugs as "c4e"....

1.1r2: Same package as "c4e" but with a working v59 flasher!

1.1r3: This package is an improved DCMA compatible release,
       originally based on "Commorode4eva" release for v47.

1.1r4: Also everything is in one auto-detecting batch control,
       no more BRICKed drives, due to FLASHing the wrong FW to
       the wrong version of drive, and updating does not start
       unless a BACKUP has been correctly stored and checked!!

1.1r5: Includes the old v32 firmware release for MAY 2005 x360!

1.1r6: Last UPDATE in the this release package is now an auto
       check of Flashing and Restoring processes, no more worry
       The system checks out the flashed firmware and will auto
       redo until it is 100% PASS FLASH. Even less BRICKs NOW!!

v1.2: Three new Hitachi Tweaks from a French "Birdy"!

For USA sites, this program works only if the user,
has a HITACHI drive, and is running the BATCH file,
no PATCHed firmware is included in this release, or
ever stored afterwards on the operating hard drive.

Here it is, the long awaited World's first Xbox 360 backup firmware
modification to boot game backups on Hitachi GDR-3120-L DVD drives!

But, now finally for all existing firmware builds of Hitachi drives!

Boots all Xtreme Xbox 360 backups
Boots all Xtreme Xbox 1 backups supported by emulator
Boots all Xbox 360 originals
Boots all Xbox 1 originals supported by emulator

Use on Xbox Live at own risk

Technical details
Security sectors are read in this order:

Reads Xbox 360 security sector from PSN 04FB1F (Layer 0)
Reads Xbox 1 security sector from PSN 605FF (Layer 0)
Reads Xbox 360 security sector from PSN FD021E (Layer 1)

Flashes sector 9003e000 (Master Checksum)
Flashes sector 90035000 (Security Sector Read)
Flashes sector 9001c000 (Drive Response Table Decrypt)
Flashes sector 90003000 (Custom Code)
Flashes sector 90027000 (Challenge Response) (v46/v47/v59)
Flashes sector 90026000 (Challenge Response) (v32/v36)

Flashing your drive
FLASH.BAT automatically makes a backup of your firmware called ORIG.BIN

* Plug SATA cable from DVD drive to PC
* Power cable drive still connected to Xbox 360
* Ensure drive is in mode b either by two wire trick or slax linux boot cd
* Go to Windows
* Run FLASH.BAT from a dos prompt specifing drive letter,eg: "flash.bat h"
* Pauses has been added after each step, just press any key to continue.
* System will check flashed firmware, and redo until 100% completed.
* Once you get the PASS / DONE line, you can shut-down the system.

All done!

Run RESTORE.BAT to revert back to your original firmware eg "restore.bat h"

Media detection on Hitachi
Due to the Hitachi drives detection of Book-type DVD-Rom dual layer media
taking longer than other types of media (you will hear click click noise,
security sector read routine has not be executed at this stage!) this can
cause the Xbox360 dashboard to timeout causing open tray prompt.

This is normal operation for the Hitachi drive and has nothing to do with
the security sector read routine or any of the Xtreme firmware patches.

Use the HDTV switch/HDD trick to soft reset the console (this doesnt reset
the dvd drive) eliminating the timeout issue.

Unreconized disc/dirty disc error is due to incompatible media/burner/SS
for use with Hitachi.

Best results are found using Verbatim media and Pioneer burner.

v1.2 includes a "Dashboard" timeout tweak, with thanks from "Birdy" for
his v46 testing and playing with the coding. - To operation it just tap
the EJECT button if the dashboard reports OPEN TRAY when booting a DVD!

Support & Thanks
Thanks to everyone at Xboxhacker.net for all their discussions.
Thanks go to Seventhson for flashsec and memdump.
Thanks go to Loser for firmcrypt.
Thanks also to #FW on IRC for support/discussion.
Thanks to the many 360 owners for their help in testing & ideas.

Many thanks to "Commorode4eva" for the original v47 release.
Many thanks to "Birdy" for the ModeB and Dashboard tweaks...

For support on this release please contact us at:  GARYOPA@HOTMAIL.COM
and allow at least 48 hours for a reply, as we are very busy at times!