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hitachi ROM V. 0079FL

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by jerecho, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. jerecho

    jerecho Regular member

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    i have a hitachi ROM V. 0079FL and want to flash it. am i screwed.
    is this unflashable?
     
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    well, as of right now, you cannot just software flash the Hitachi 0079FL DVD-ROM. You must install a Maximus 79 passkey chip first, and this involves removing epoxy and installing 9 wires. This method is for no novice indeed, as the soldering points are very fine, and there are stories of people who successfully installed the passkey, but a few weeks later, their 360's stopped working. Hopefully in Jan 08 there will be a softmod way to do it, and a new version of firmware toolbox (current version 4.5) If you cannot return the xbox you have, i would suggest waiting it out unless you have a past experience with fine soldering, removing epoxy, using a heat-gun,etc...
     

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