It's probably something a lot of Xbox360 owners are waiting
for: a hack that allows you to play backups. Today the user commodore4eva released a firmware and instructions for the Samsung TS-H943 drive that's inside some Xbox360's on Xboxhacker.net. The modified firmware allows you to play backups on DVD recordables. The hack is the first really successful and public proof that the Xbox360 has security holes. Unfortunately applying the hack will not be really an option for the average joe. The hack requires many steps and also opening your Xbox360 to attach the drive to the PC which flashes the firmware to the DVD-ROM drive. Tools that are required are -amongst others- MtkFlash, ISObuster and CloneCD.Of course this will mean that there will be a handfull of people who are able to copy games and play the backups on their Xbox360. However besides the difficulty of the hack, it's also expected that Microsoft is able to make this unpopulair by disconnecting people from Xbox Live who are not willing to accept an upgrade to their dashboard that has the potential of blocking people using this hack.
Read the original thread that describes the procedure (firmware downloads
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