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Thread: Is your Xbox 360 modded? If so, get on the bannedwagon!

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    Default Is your Xbox 360 modded? If so, get on the bannedwagon!

    - What does this mean for you and what can you do about it?
    Firstly, and most obviously, you cannot connect to Xbox Live on this console any more. This means no more game updates (aka title updates), XBLA games, marketplace content, netflix/sky player and so on. There is no way around this, all online capabilities are now disabled PERMANENTLY.

    In all likelihood, your gamertag has NOT BEEN BANNED. When your gamertag gets banned, Microsoft sends you an email detailing why, if you have not recieved this email then your profile should be ok, to a certain extent.

    Hard Drive installs are now disabled on the banned console. This means any disk-based games you have will no longer play off of the hard drive. If you attempt to play a game, it will tell you that it was installed on a different 360 and needs to be deleted/installed again. When you delete the game and attempt to install it, you are given a message telling you that it is not supported. There is no way to fix this, that functionality is simply gone from the banned 360.

    The hard drive itself is left untouched - you can place it in another 360, even an unbanned one, and it will still work just fine. You do NOT need to reformat it to regain any kind of functionality. Any installed games will need to be reinstalled for the console you want to play them on. This is normal behaviour and happens when swapping HDDs on unbanned/legit 360's.

    Windows Media Centre functionality is disabled. It is still possible to stream video/music content via the video library.

    Your Gamertag may be corrupted. This does not mean your gamertag has been banned, you can recover it using any live-capable 360, however ANY ACHIVEMENTS YOU HAVE EARNED SINCE BEING BANNED WILL BE LOST. Your gamertag will be corrupted EVERY SINGLE TIME it is used on a banned console. This means you cannot use your banned console to play backups offline just to get achievements - it wont work, the second you put your profile back on a good 360, it will be corrupted and all progress lost. There is no way around this.

    The same applies to game saves - if you access a game save on a banned 360, it too will be corrupted when accessed on a legit/unbanned 360! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! There is no way around this, either.

    Your XBLA games and DLC will still be valid, however to play them on a different 360 you will need to be signed into Xbox Live. This is normal behaviour on unbanned/legit 360's as well. They may be corrupted and have to be re-downloaded if you attempt to access them on a banned 360. You can transfer all of your downloaded content to a new 360 here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/sy...on/default.htm however note that you can only do it once every 12 months.

    So, in summary:
    Your Banned 360:
    * Cannot go on Xbox Live
    * Cannot install games to the HDD
    * Cannot use Windows Media Centre extender
    * Cannot be used to get achievements from backups without corrupting your profile

    You cannot do anything about this, short of buying a new 360.

    There may be more functionality disabled than mentioned here, things are still being discovered.


    - So what caused my ban?
    There are MANY theories as to what is causing so many consoles to get banned this time, however as of yet there is nothing concrete, just a lot of circumstantial evidence and speculation. Please do not add to this, a full investigation is under-way.

    c4eva, the main guy behind iXtreme, had this to say:
    <+c4eva> fw itself not detectable
    <+c4eva> suspect they are going hard on warez releases and incorrect use of abgx!

    He also added the following:
    <+c4eva> just to let you know that im looking into the current ban wave. I am currently running several brand new xboxs on live! These xboxs are in various configs. All are running ixtreme 1.61
    <+c4eva> One is running original discs, another is running on xbl (no discs) , another is running a backup from my region!
    <+c4eva> until tests are completed, no eta on liteon fw!

    When we know more, YOU'LL no more, so please do not ask for updates!
    A full transcript is available here - http://pastebin.ca/1660777

    Remember, if you really want to blame someone, blame the person that decided to modify your 360 in the first place - most likey, that would be you ;
    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=695529

    Evidence points to the firmware being detectable. Stealth? I don't think so.

    Looks like everyone who has modded the firmware on their DVD drives will get banned soon. The quote above is in response to the huge ban wave currently underway.
    Last edited by Tegnik; 10-11-2009 at 07:11 AM.

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    Good!
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    Friend of mine yesterday said he got banned from Live for his Xbox being modded. But hes been active on live for like a year with no issues.

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    Erm, simple ROM checksum mismatch.

    Thanks for the post though.
    Luckily I don't own an XBox, which obviously belongs solely and exclusively to Microsoft, despite you having paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemc View Post
    Erm, simple ROM checksum mismatch.

    Thanks for the post though.
    Luckily I don't own an XBox, which obviously belongs solely and exclusively to Microsoft, despite you having paid for it.
    I love how you think that "erm this is so ez its just a ROM checksum mismatch". Haha dude no one knows what is going on. Read the link first.

    Yeah, I guess MS has finally figured it out. I am willing to throw a lot of money around for bets that Sony will be very, very rich this festive season. A lot of people have 360's because of the ability to play pirates. I suspect a lot of them will get PS3's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodModeInc View Post
    Yeah, I guess MS has finally figured it out. I am willing to throw a lot of money around for bets that Sony will be very, very rich this festive season. A lot of people have 360's because of the ability to play pirates. I suspect a lot of them will get PS3's.
    I don't know. I think MS just upped the incentive for the guys doing the modding: if they manage to create new firmware that bypass all of the above, and I think this is only a matter of time, everyone with a flashed xbox will have to get theirs reflashed. But I wonder if they'll pull it off before xmas...

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    I'm interested in the assumption that Xbox owners chip? Are there stats or anything?

    I don't know ANYONE with an Xbox 360 that has chipped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borrels View Post
    I don't know. I think MS just upped the incentive for the guys doing the modding: if they manage to create new firmware that bypass all of the above, and I think this is only a matter of time, everyone with a flashed xbox will have to get theirs reflashed. But I wonder if they'll pull it off before xmas...
    I doubt it. They are currently figuring out a way to remove restrictions on a console as a result of being banned. Time and energy by the hackers is spent on damage control and the cause of the ban. I dont think they will get a new firmware flash in time.

    Honestly? Pirates deserve to get banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
    I'm interested in the assumption that Xbox owners chip? Are there stats or anything?

    I don't know ANYONE with an Xbox 360 that has chipped it.
    Me too. My friend's don't have chipped XBoxes either. But get off your high horse and acknowledge the fact that THOUSANDS of people prefer the Xbox because you can pirate games on it. That is how it works. You and me might not use an Xbox because "we can pirate", but other people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
    I'm interested in the assumption that Xbox owners chip? Are there stats or anything?

    I don't know ANYONE with an Xbox 360 that has chipped it.
    maybe a poll ?

    • chipped
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    • thinking of getting chipped
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    FOCUS: I am not saying that all Xbox owner chip their consoles...

    Can anyone please apply logic and understand that, for many people, the deciding factor for choosing between a PS3 and Xbox 360 is the fact that you can mod a 360? Surely you can understand this?

    That is not to say you and me are modders or that we got Xboxes just to pirate games. What I am saying is:

    MS = FAIL because: They ban in November to force people to buy new Xboxes for Xmas, but now that modded consoles are detectable, the incentive for many to buy an Xbox is now gone... so many people will rather get a PS3.

    Why would pirates use a Xbox 360 when you can no longer pirate games AND you have to pay for LIVE? They would rather get a PS3 and play online for free.

    OMG I hope someone has the necessary intelligence to grasp this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodModeInc View Post
    FOCUS: I am not saying that all Xbox owner chip their consoles...

    Can anyone please apply logic and understand that, for many people, the deciding factor for choosing between a PS3 and Xbox 360 is the fact that you can mod a 360? Surely you can understand this?

    That is not to say you and me are modders or that we got Xboxes just to pirate games. What I am saying is:

    MS = FAIL because: They ban in November to force people to buy new Xboxes for Xmas, but now that modded consoles are detectable, the incentive for many to buy an Xbox is now gone... so many people will rather get a PS3.

    Why would pirates use a Xbox 360 when you can no longer pirate games AND you have to pay for LIVE? They would rather get a PS3 and play online for free.

    OMG I hope someone has the necessary intelligence to grasp this...
    Is your Xbox 360 modded? If so, get on the bannedwagon!

    seems to me you want us to get modded
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necuno View Post
    maybe a poll ?

    • chipped
    • not chipped
    • thinking of getting chipped
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodModeInc View Post
    But get off your high horse and acknowledge the fact that THOUSANDS of people prefer the Xbox because you can pirate games on it
    Thousands out of millions sold? Well lets get this poll and see how high my horse really is ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necuno View Post
    Is your Xbox 360 modded? If so, get on the bannedwagon!

    seems to me you want us to get modded
    If I were to ask you to jump on the BANDwagon, that would be my wagon.

    If I were to ask you to jump on the BANNEDwagon, that would be everyone that's banned's wagon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
    I'm interested in the assumption that Xbox owners chip? Are there stats or anything?

    I don't know ANYONE with an Xbox 360 that has chipped it.
    I'm thinking of getting a second 360 and chipping the first

    But that's just for LAN games, I won't use it on Live or for anything else, mind you. It'll be my offline modded 'box
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