New Dash Update Info & 0225 Unlock Update


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For many weeks a dedicated team has been hard at work in preparation for the release of the new dash which started to roll out today (2.0.13146).
Although we have been publicly quiet in recent weeks, work has been ferocious with a large group of talented, and very well known scene individuals, busting their asses to make sure that the work of the 360 scene keeps on rolling.
So now that the rollout has started, the team can actually start to implement much of the work into releases for public consumption.
Here are some things of note so you have a clue of what’s coming:

  • After the update the drive fw is also updated with a new stock fw, rendering the drive unable to play backups (for now).
  • When the drives are flashed back again with LT fw the previous AP2.5 patched titles are no longer booting (expected and will be updated with new XBC and 0800)
  • It seems that the first update has only been sent to Liteon DG-16D2S and Liteon DG-16D4S drives (Unconfirmed)
  • The key location on phat models is now in a different area, so a new JF will be released to accommodate this change which was already anticipated in advance.
  • There has been EXTENSIVE progress with all the new AP2.5 challenges. New 0800 BENQ fw is almost ready.
  • There is a new XBC (Xbox Backup Creator) that has been designed alongside the new 0800 ripping fw – you’ll love it
  • There will be new LT fw’s for all of the new versions that have been released.
  • XGD3 progress is being made and there will be an update on this soon.
  • We have received unverified reports that after the update to a 9504 slim drive the write protect was enabled like the 0225 drives (Unconfirmed)
  • All the slim key read and slim write routines have changed also (again fully anticipated). Easily fixed with new JF
We will also confirm that we have a solution to all unlock all 0225 drives so you can write the firmware. This has been 100% verified and working and we are producing the addons as we speak and will have them available as soon as possible. We will release 2 versions, a kit for pro modders to offer as a service and also a DIY mod type device that users can install themselves. There is a LOT going on so we are working as fast as possible on all projects.
So in the next few days/weeks you can expect new Lt firmwares for 0225 and others, a new Jungle Flasher, a new 0800 fw with new Ap2.5 support, a new Xbox Backup Creator and an addon to unlock 0225 and 0401 Liteon DG-14DS drives (which will also work on 9504 drives too if they become locked out)
courtesy to team-executer

As said before in other threads here in the 360 section it is advisable to flash your drive back to stock firmware, keeping a copy of the key for your drive also as a precaution.
Its also advisable NOT to mod your drive AFTER the new dash update until new firmware has been released which will be worked on very soon!

Hardware modification will be possible on the 0225 drives to enable write firmware to the drive. Although with a bit of luck if the above quote from xecuter is true then we may not need it!?

There is no problem with 0225 firmware. The problem is that the WRITE PROTECT on the drive is enabled and it is currently impossible to write the hacked fw to the drive. This is being heavily investigated by the team. 0225 fw is currently being tested on a 9504 drive as the hardware (Lite-On DG-16D4S) is identical.
Progress is being made by the team, however, on the development of a special conversion process (hardware add-on) which will allow fw to be written to 0225 drives. This will be in the form of a cheap, solderable kit for pro modders, and a more expensive no-solder do-it-yourself product for end-users.