Xbox 360 memory units used to trigger manufacturing mode on the Xbox 360

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    The guys over at XboxHacker have obtained a dump of a memory card that allows an Xbox 360 to boot in to Manufacturing Mode, from what I can gather this appears to be a mode that will test various aspects of an Xbox 360 when a faulty console is returned to Microsoft or during the production process.

    If you have followed the PSP hacking scene this might remind you of the Pandora Battery which allowed the PSP to boot in to service mode and then be flashed with custom firmware.

    To function Manufacturing Mode requires a connection to a server running on a network, as we dont have access to a server this is pretty much useless at the moment.

    Xbox 360 hacker Tiros says "this is nothing new" and the "whole thing is a dead end", however never say never... who knows what is around the corner.

    As always Digiex has put together a guide for anyone who is interested in trying this out: How to boot an Xbox 360 in to Manufacturing Mode with a Memory Crad.

    [video=youtube;kbQBJKgmta0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbQBJKgmta0[/video]
     

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  2. MasterChief

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    Lets hope in the future this can be developed in to Pandora's memory card for the Xbox 360, I'm sure i speak for a lot of people when I say an easier alternative to a Jtag would be most welcomed.
     
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    Pretty neat. But this has probably been researched long long ago, with the server code leaked long ago, and no one found anything usable in there. I'd be happy to be wrong though.
     
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    I dont think the server code was ever leaked, I could be wrong but thats the main reason this is useless atm from what i gathered.
     
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    Slaz Roast as you make toast!

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    I don't think this will give anything usefull, but who knows, perhaps this will lead to custom Dashboard 'upgrades/downgrades' or other software installations.
     
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    There is a way to get it fully functioning actually and I found it by luck - Seems to have been found by users already

    I'll see if I can replicate it and i'll take pics for you guys

    EDIT : Got it working again guys! :D
     

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