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Restore stock firmware using dashboard update?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by koffietijd, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. koffietijd

    koffietijd Member

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    Hi all,

    After a few hours of searching I thought I might as well just ask:

    I have an Xbox 360 arcade with a Benq VAD6038 drive with dashboard 2.0.12611.0. My drive has been modded (dont know which firmware) and I have played copied games on it. However, since the mod (years ago) my Xbox 360 has never ever been online.

    Apparently I need to upgrade my dashboard because new (legal store versions) games simply won't play. I want to install the latest dashboard and restore the flashed firmware back to stock, so that I can go online with new games (basically have a legal 360 again, without having the risk of getting banned). I read that updating to 2.0.13146.0 or later will restore the original firmware for my drive. Since Im still running an old dashboard version I am thinking this is an easy solution.

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    2.0.13146.0
    
    ystem Software Changes
    Reflashes the DVD drives to support XGD3 Media : PLDS DG-16D4S, PBDS VAD6038 and PLDS DG-16D2S, to a new stock firmware : 0272, 04421C, 02510C. Also patches Samsung MS25 & MS28.
    Anti-Piracy 2.5 scheme updated.
    Support for the new XGD3 disc format for games, adds 1GB of usable disk space and extra anti-piracy features to new games.
    Adds a new 1 hour Auto-Off setting in addition to the 6 hour Auto-Off setting previously available.
    Xbox Live Changes
    Adds PayPal support as a payment option for all Xbox Live users, except : Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.[24]
    Other
    Minor bugfix.
    Does this mean that after updating (via USB) to the latest Dashboard I can safely go on Xbox Live? Or would I need to restore to factory settings the entire Xbox after updating to the latest Dashboard? Or am I missing something all together?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  2. peluynati

    peluynati Regular member

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    if you update using a usb to the newest dash your drive will be stock and you will have no worries about going on line, it is always recommended you flash your drive back to stock before updating but that does not mean you have to, this update will do that for you LOL!
     

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