How to extract / dump title updates (patches) to and from a 360 USB memory stick

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Dump a title update to the USB memory stick

    First you need a USB memory stick that has been formatted by the Xbox 360, if you have a USB stick connect it to the Xbox 360 and go to Memory in system settings and format the drive for use in the Xbox 360.

    If you do not have it download the Xbox 360 USB Storage Explorer (Xtaf)

    Now load USB Xtaf and select File > Open Drive

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    Then select Cache Partition > Cache

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    If you right click you can select the Inject button to inject a downloaded title update in to the USB memory stick.

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    The title update will now be injected, aslong as the USB memory stick is in your Xbox 360 the game will now use the title update if no hard drive is connected to the console.

    Extract a title update to the USB memory stick

    This is exactly the same as above, however instead of injecting a title update you want to select a title update from the cache folder, right click and select extract.

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    Checking you have extracted the correct file

    This is the annoying bit now, as you will notice the folder is full of temp files and title updates, if you are wanting to extract a title update there is no easy way to find out which update is which.

    My suggestion would be to dump the everything in Cache folder to your PC then delete it from your Xbox 360, go on Xbox Live, Play the game you want the title update for and let it download.

    You should only have the title update for that game in the Cache folder, you can then dump it to the desktop. After you can add the contents of your cache folder back to your hard drive if you wish.

    To check you have the correct update Download 360 Tool.

    You might need to copy the COMDLG32.OCX from the 360 Tool folder to your Windows\System32 folder then right click on the .exe and run it as an administrator to get it to work correctly. That’s the only way I could get the tool to work correctly on Windows 7 64bit.

    You can then open the title update and see information about the title update you extracted as seen in the screenshot below.

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    Hopefully you extracted the update you wanted!

    If you have downloaded a Title Update from Digiex or found this guide useful please consider sharing your title updates with us.

    Unlike Demos it is not easy for the few uploaders here at Digiex to get title updates as it requires the person to own the game… lets be honest we don’t all have 100’s of Xbox 360 games!

    With demos anyone can download them from the market place, which makes getting the demos people want a lot easier than title updates.
     
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  2. xblake16x

    xblake16x New Member

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    is there a certain game that is easy to check to see if the update works?
     
  3. bobinette

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    once i injected the update on the usb drive how do i apply the update on the xbox 360?
     
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    Same problem here. My 360's banned and I'm currently playing the Career Mode of Fight Night Round 4. Alas FNR4 has a bug that won't let me pass beyond a certain date in the game (crash) although i have injected my usb-stick with the most recent TU. I read somewhere that even if you transfer the TUs with Xplorer360 onto your HDD the game won't still use em because of the ban. Any truth to that ? :O

    How do i get TU working on a banned 360 then ?

    RE5 -> not working either, no Offline-Coop available >.<
     
  5. Tazz Doak

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    I am having a problem with this, I do as you say and inject into the cache folder using Xtaf, its actually the pro evo 2010 title update #1, but when I load up pro evo and choose to load from USB it says it cant be used as it come from a different source.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    If you are injecting title updates in to a USB drive you need to ensure no hard drive is connected to the console when playing, do you have a hard drive connected?

    Multiple versions of title updates can exist for the same game, for example Pro Evo 2010 the game has two versions from different regions. The PAL version has the title id of 4B4E0801 and the NTSC version has the title ID of 4B4E0805, you need the title update for the copy of the game you are playing.

    Halo 3, with the latest title update it should display version 1.2 at the bottom of the screen.
     
  7. Spen

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    If I put on my pen drive, do I need to always have it connected for it to work? Or does it automatically add it to the xbox hdd?
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    You needs to remove the hard drive from the console and always have the pen drive connected.
     
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    i dont have the latest version of xtaf, will it still work?
     
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    You could not inject title updates with older versions, download the latest from the link above?
     
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    what can we do jtag people ? sorry foy my nooby. same things or anythins ?
     
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    Is this method only for Jtag or for all Xbox360 ?
     
  13. Siegfried

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    Hello.
    How can I transfer a title update injected in a USB to the Hard Disk?

    I have no the cable to connect the HD of the Xbox directly to my PC.

    Thank you.
     
  14. Gerd12

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    AFAIK you don't have to, just let the USB drive connected to your xbox to make use of the title update, you dont need to copy it to your hard drive and you dont need to disconnect your hard drive either. thank god, playing from dvd, the noise would kill me...

    just tested this with Fallout: New Vegas.

    without USB drive (but HDD and started from HDD) Game shows ver: 1.0.xx
    WITH USB and HDD drive connected (and started from HDD) Game shows ver: 1.1.x

    I dont know about other games, as for Fallout it doesnt matter if hdd is connected or not.:D
     
  15. Psychonaut

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    Well, I followed every step, but it isn't working.
    I formated the usb drive in the 360. I injected the New Vegas update, following the instructions. I took off my hdd, connected the drive in the console.
    I started the game, and went to check the version (settings - display). It's still 1.0.x. Even though, I tested the game. Still freezing when I try to enter in certain buildings (Nelson barrack, Atomic Wrangler top flor...)

    So put my hdd back, installed the NV on it. It keeps asking for the disc to play. Alright, I put the disc. Then I check the version: still 1.0.x. Checked ongame again. Still freezing.

    Is there anything wrong with my console? Or does the intern memory unit count as hdd?
    Can I try another method, via usb preferably?
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    There are at least two versions of New Vegas, one with the Media ID of 28D1E279 and the other with 6470401C.

    You likely have the wrong title update.
     
  17. farnz

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    I have No Cache Partition in my USB STick, only Root with content/
     
  18. Psychonaut

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    Thanks InsaneNutter, it's working great now!

    farnz, have you formatted your stick on your console?
     
  19. MasterVampire

    MasterVampire New Member

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    Can anyone please help me out?

    Im trying to do this for the first time with my flashed 360.

    I remove my HDD, then I put the update for New Vegas on my usb using that program and injecting and adding in the update.
    Then I turn on my 360, plug in the USB and boot up New Vegas but I dont get any messages to update!

    I tried with all updates, even tried them all on the usb at once and nothing.

    One thing though, if you remove the HDD, how is the update/patch supposed to save?
     
  20. Dark Scyth

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    You won't be prompted to update because its already updated. The only time you would be get a message for updating is if you were on XBL without the newest title update. If you remove the HDD the update will not save, it will only work when the Hard Drive is in the console if you have it on a flash drive in when no HDD is present.
     

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