[Xbox 360] How to Flash Your HDDSS.bin in Windows

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Guides' started by Harcroft, May 20, 2011.

  1. blewis540

    blewis540 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually have this hitachi drive(model) that is in the hex editor... its from my macbook pro after i replaced the hard drive



    I tried using the hddhackr and it said it flashed the drive but couldn't back it up and never asked about the partition, so I choose that option and it said it was successful

    Put in xbox slim and no detection

    So then I did this method and still no detection


    Any ideas?
     
  2. stacticusbburner90

    stacticusbburner90 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    samething happend to me but it said it could'nt save firmware after it was successful
    im using a fujitsu 160.0gb (model:mhv2160bt)
     
  3. tommyarmour

    tommyarmour New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    ARG, I might of bricked my Seagate 250 gig drive. I did everything I was supposed to, I made a undo.bin file, to fix the drive if there was an issue. I used Hex Workshop to write the HDDSS.BIN firmware to the drive, then I used the other tutorial to create the partitions. The xbox will not see the drive. I am using a Regular XBOX 360 SLIM, I am getting it glitched on Friday. So I am wondering if it is just not working because I havn't jtagged or glitched my slim. Or is this supposed to work with a xbox regardless if it is glitched or not? I tried to flash the undo.bin through Hex Workshop, my drive is no longer a visable drive in windows. I can see it in Device Managaer under hard drives as USB only it no longer shows it being a 250 gig drive. I cannot flash the undo.bin back to it to fix it either. Any idea's. I also tried to flash the undo.bin through msdos and hddhackr. Says the undo.bin is the wrong size. Am I bricked?
     
  4. tommyarmour

    tommyarmour New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I tried to open the Hex Workshop and Went Disk, Open Drive, and it shows the Seagate drive as Physical Disk 6(0 bytes) now? So I choose it, then click ok. I get Read failure: Unable to read sector 0. The drive may not be ready, contain bad sectors, or require read permissions. Then my option are Abort, Retry, Ignore. The only option I can really choose is Ignore. It then opens the drive. Fixed Disk 0x86 <sector 0x00 of 0xFFFFFFFF> Then I try to go back to disk and restore sectors. I choose the file undo.bin(3.5kb) that I previously saved. And I get this error. The disk image and start sector will exceed the total number of sectors on the disk. only option is ok. And of course it does nothing.

    So maybe everything is perfect: And it will only work in the glitched slim. I guess I just am hoping to hear that. If this drive is supposed to be recognized in Xbox settings, storage. Then it's not and I screwed up. Anybody?

    I also tried putting the undo.bin onto the usb drive, and booted to the usb and used hddhackr and was unable to use the undo.bin there to, recieved another error about it not being the correct size. Everything seemed to of flashed correctly. Maybe everything is fine, I just cannot see it in my xbox. This drive is invisible. Is there anyway I can check or test this. Or is there a undo.bin for seagate drives. Like there is for western digital drives?
     
  5. Rick

    Rick Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,853
    Likes Received:
    1,282
    Location:
    The Matrix
  6. tommyarmour

    tommyarmour New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Thx
     
  7. Protonyte

    Protonyte New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Newport News, Virginia, United States
    I dont know if people are still using this forum or what not, but I have a question. I have went through all the steps you described in the tutorial above, and even went through most of the steps in InsaneNutters tutorial. My only problem is when I go to run HDDHACKR in MS-DOS, my computer just sits there and idles with the hddhackr command still on the screen. It doesnt run at all. Im not sure what I might be doing wrong. I have a Seagate 320 GB SATA drive that I want to flash to use with my 4GB 360 Slim. Can anybody please help??? Thanks in advance!!!

    Also if you are still on msn messenger, can I possibly have you screen name so we can chat more directly? Would love to get advice from the person that made this awesome tutorial. Thanks!
     
  8. Cravit8

    Cravit8 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fl
    The current format of a hard drive would be irrelevant correct?
     
  9. Thedragonfiend

    Thedragonfiend Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia, NSW
    Correct... For instance the drive im currently doing (got kicked off pc after flashing and copying my undo.bin) still has windows installed on it... When you use the Partitions command on hddhackr it will repartion the drive into 3 partitions (a partition is like a seperate draw on a file cabinet) then format them all so yeah...

    Edit:
    Been doing a full hex edit method (manually created the partitions using hxd and used the above method to flash... i did this as i had pulled apart my 250g portable hdd in the effectively giving me both a 250g portable and a usb to sata connector and i couldnt be bothered opening up my pc) managed to reach the point where my hacked explorer beta 6 detected both partition 1 and 2... of course the xbox didnt find it (it may have been because i timed out while filling hex blocks 120EB1000 through 130EAFFFF with 00 and thus didnt get up to fixing the cluster map... ive done that now tho and ill get back to you if it works) also if it still doesnt work considering ive done everything right then either i need some data for partition 1 or the seagate hm121hi is incompatible

    Edit2: Okay either ive done something wrong or i had to do something before the hex... I only get partition 0 and 2 no 3... When apparently im meant to already have 3... It wouldnt have anything to do with the fact i cleared the partitions off the drive before starting the partition hex edits (its all unallocated space right now) would it
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  10. helpme12

    helpme12 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can i do this with a OFFICIAL XBOX360 FUJITSU 120GB HDD, If so what format should my HDD be before i start this TUT???
     
  11. Navarre

    Navarre New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I have a working WD3200BPVT 00JJ5TO in one of my XBOX 360s and a WD3200BEVT in another one. Both were made using HDDHACKR with no issues. The other day I picked up a WD3200BPVT 80JJ5TO and got the dreaded sector 16 DRQ error. After searching for solutions I ended up in this forum (GREAT POST!) followed the Hex Workshop steps (Win 7 64/bit OS), tried to partition the drive using HDDHACKR after that......partition BSY! error. I think by now I have tried everything, I am (for the second time) copying all the sectors from my 00JJ5TO to the 80JJ5TO and got about a good hour of waiting left. Can anyone confirm that in theory this should work? I have even seen Hex Workshop stating that sector 16 say ST9320325AS instead of the Western Digital type......Windows still saw it as a WD...... I'm about to take a 9V battery to this drive and return it to the store and get anything but a 80JJ5TO on EBay.

    Okay, I'm giving up, total clone didn't work again for the second time. I compared the first 22 sectors of both drives in Hex Workshop and they seem identical, Windows still sees the 80JJ5TO as a Western Digital and the XBox doesn't recognize it at all.
     
  12. sisko59

    sisko59 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    error BSY Error 0x8007 unable to create partition 0

    Hello,

    I has an error to create the partitions after I used hex workshop.

    This my manipulations:

    1. I bought a disk WD7500BPVT.
    2. I created Bootable USB Drive with hddss320.bin
    3. I tried to flash with hddhackr but then gave me an error : reading hdd sector 16 failed
    4. I used hex workshop with hddss320.bin :P
    5. I tried to create the partitions, the message "Partition 0/2/3 created successfully!" displayed but my computer froze.
    6. I wait 30 minute and I restarted my computer.
    7. I tried the disk on my xbox without results :(
    8. I restore my disk with hex workshop and I formated my disk.
    9. I reapplied the flash with hex workshop.
    10. I tried to create the partitions but then gave me an error : BSY Error 0x8007 unable to create partition 0

    I'm lost, I don't get a solution on this forum or google. :'(
    Can you help me?

    Thanks,
     
  13. sisko59

    sisko59 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello,

    I solved my problem with reading hdd sector 16 failed! :)

    I started my pc with usb key
    I waited the prompt to connect my hard disk (hot plug).
    I launched hddhackr, my disk flashed.
    I tested in my xbox, my disk formated, 292gb free!!
     
  14. SilentKill

    SilentKill New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Undo.bin

    Can I use this method with the undo.bin that I've previously created with hddhackr for restore my hdd to stock?
    Sorry for my bad english...
     
  15. Petuhoff

    Petuhoff New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello! I just bought the same WD3200BPVT 80JJ5T and unfortunatelly made a brick using undo.bin from other revision of WD3200BPVT. Did you solve the problem? They say, that is could be solved with the hex editor

    Does anybody have the UNDO.BIN for WD3200BPVT 80JJ5T?
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013
  16. slingray120

    slingray120 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    So im sure youre tired of hearing about this.

    Okay, so I followed your instructions exactly using hex workshop and the 120GB.bin

    I am not able to run hddhackr on my alienware (Freezes with blinking cursor on next line when the program is run) , so I must resort to doing everything manually in hex.

    Do you know of anyone who has done that and has posted instructions on this?

    Lastly, after you flash the security sector, is the hd supposed to come up as a hitachi on device manager?


    PS I have a WD 120BEVT-00A23T0

    Thanks for all of your help. If i can figure this out, ill post a tutorial in an easier to access place.
     
  17. agn2207

    agn2207 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a hitachi 80 g, with this HD i can use this method? or this only works with 20/60/120g etc, ?because i dont have de HDSS of the hitachi.-
     
  18. Rick

    Rick Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,853
    Likes Received:
    1,282
    Location:
    The Matrix
    It might work, use the 60gb bin file.
     
  19. yaytaq

    yaytaq New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great tutorial, thanks!

    I'm having some problems though.

    I recently got a new Slim. Before, I had a Elite with a 120GB hard drive. When that one broke about a year ago, thinking I wouldn't need the HDD anymore for an Xbox, I formatted it and used it as an external drive for Windows.


    Now I decided to use it again in my Slim. So I followed your tutorial and did the following:
    - Download the HDDSS.BIN for 120GB Hitachi (exactly the right one for my HDD)
    - Used HexWorkshop to replace the Sectors 16-22 with this HDDSS.BIN
    - Then formatted the HDD/created the partitions (first using HDDHackr, and when that didn't work I tried FatXPlorer.)


    All went well, valid Security Sector and all, but my Xbox does not recognize the HDD at all.



    Is there anything left I could try? Or does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
    Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance!

    P.S.: With "when that didn't work", I meant the xbox didn't recognize the drive. HDDHackr itself was succesful in creating the partitions. The drive was still visible in Windows though... After using FatXPlorer, it didn't show up in Windows anymore, but in Xplorer, XPort etc. as a valid Xbox drive.

    EDIT: I'm aware this isn't supposed to work with every drive. I just figured, if it worked with a Seagate model, why shouldn't it work with a drive that belonged to a Xbox360 before, and now with the right SS should be exactly the way it was when I bought it...
     
  20. yashas

    yashas New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    how to restore this action
     

Share This Page