Xbox 360 cracked

Shawn sent me this  … I wonder what OS they will try and shoe horn on the 360?


Hardware hackers have developed a technique to hack Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console so that it might be possible to run alternative operating systems on the hardware.

The approach, which only works given physical access to the hardware and is strictly for fun, relies on a taking advantage of a vulnerability in the Xbox 360 hypervisor. Properly exploited, the bug allows tinkerers to run arbitrary code (even an alternative OS) with full privileges and full hardware access.

My Xbox 360

So today my xbox 360 returned to me and guess what?  It’s a replacement. The tell tail sign was a new MAC address :-|

So I have hooked it up to my TV and the network and applied the update. Configured my Vista Media Centre to work with it and worked first time (unlike my old 360!)

So I wonder what was wrong will my old 360 … I guess we will never know if the two updates broke it?!



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My Xbox360

Okay so I have my XBOX360 for just over a year (typical!)

Over the last couple of weeks, when I have connect to Live, I get “forced” updated.  After the first update my 360 started playing up.  After the second update it just would not start up at all!

So I surfed the web and found a KB that did’t apply.  Basically my powerlight turned green, but the three red light flash on the Ring of Light.

Check the video too!

So lets call Microsoft.  I didnt and get this, my 360 is out of warranty and it’s going to cost me 123 euros to get it fixed!  They have to pick it up and take it to the repair centre, findout what is wrong and send it back!

Its funny, so my 360 was working like a dream until the two updates and the Microsoft guy said “No that would not cause your 360 to fail” .. yeah and monkeys might fly out of my butt!

So now I have to wait 15 days for the damm thing to come back .. cant wait!