Huge Xbox 360 Dev tools leak plus general info on Xbox 360 DevKits!
Seems the largest dev tools leak of the Xbox 360’s history happened not all that long ago, Oddly enough seems everyone missed it or doesn’t care…
So what is it?
Its a rather large (80GB) collection of Remote and ISO based recoveries plus SDK’s and even a Titan Board dump!, This includes versions with and without symbols/signatures.
For those of you unversed in Xbox lingo a Recovery is what an update to the DevKits are called while a Titan Board is MS’s CPU programming tool.
Remote wha? ISO uh?
I know it might seem odd but it makes plenty of sense, See If your DevKit is fully functional but like many of us do not have access to PNET do to its whitelist(The Dev only Section of Xbox Live) You’ll need some other way of updating your DevKit other then getting them via the Xbox itself. This is where the Recoveries come in, a Remote Recovery is simply an application run on your PC that connects to the DevKit via local network and then proceeds to install whatever kernel and dash version that recovery is for, Thus either getting a fresh install or simply updating.
An ISO Recovery is essentially the same thing but instead of running it from your computer you instead burn it on a disk and run it from the Xbox itself, The point of this is that DevKits will autoboot any disk in its tray regardless if the systems firmware is even working thus if you broke something and the DevKit can’t fully boot you can always run an ISO Recovery and fix that little filly right up!
But there is one little option present in the ISO Recovery that I am very curious about.
Wha? recover as retail!? While it’s possible to run a DevKit as Dev/Retail/Demo with a simple CMD command that is included with the SDK, I am not sure what this option here really does, Does it flash it as 100% retail thus killing it as a DevKit? is it the same as the CMD command that simply runs it as retail but with the possibility to run the command again to set it to Dev again? IDK and as far as I know no one has ever tried it so I guess we will never know.
Well what exactly is included and where do I get it!
KK I have gone on long enough so here ya go! http://z0x.us/v5aa3
Oh? Thought that was a direct link to it? Well of course not! See do to “reasons” I can’t link you to the collection but I do know the links are on pastebin among other places so go and look for “XDK” and see if you find the pastebin! To try and find it in other places you could google for its release name “Microsoft.XBOX360.Development.Collection.MERRY.XMAS-MATTRiCK”
The one I found was 82 Links in total but I have seen Usenet links and Mega links as well.
OP didn’t post pass!
Yep there is a password but while I won’t tell you what it is I did point you to it already.
The password is in the .nfo,, it is the only logical byte that is not part of the description
(I will not write it here out of respect to the uploader, but anyone should be able to figure it out from that)
Whats the point of doing it this way you ask? Weeeellll its just funner this way plus if you can’t even figure that out then what business do you have with SDK’s and DevKits?
If thats not enough for you(I am guilty of over thinking things as well)
did you read the r00lz on the site?