TX and C4eva Defeat All 360 Slim Drives with PCB & LT Ultimate! *UPDATED*

The wraps have finally come off what Team Xecuter recently teased as "The Lord of the Hacks – One Xbox 360 Drive to Rule Them All". The surprise is a new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB universal for all Xbox 360 Slim DVD drives (Lite-On DG-16D4S 9504/0272/0225/0401/1071, Lite-On DG-16D5S 1175/1532, Hitachi DLN10N 0500/0502).

In addition to this astounding feat, and equally amazing, is c4eva's creation of a new firmware in the Lite Touch line, dubbed "LT Ultimate", or "LTU" for short. LT Ultimate has been developed specifically for use with the new Slim DVD PCB, and is safe for use on Xbox LIVE and when performing dashboard SystemUpdates. Unlike previous firmwares, LT Ultimate boasts an incredible new feature that allows it to function without needing a previous full fw dump; only the DVD key is required! LT Ultimate will initially be released as v1.0, and consists of a single firmware file, containing all the necessary code to function with each of the Slim DVD drives, and JungleFlasher handling the selection and programming of it for the appropriate drive model and firmware version.

LT Ultimate is based on LT+ v3.0, so nothing has changed with respect to ripping, ISO structure, or AP2.5 Topology Data requirements. As was the case with LT+ v3.0 for Lite-On DG-16D4S, support is retained for truncated XGD3 backups by LT Ultimate on Lite-On DG-16D4S & DG-16D5S and Hitachi DLN10N, but their use is strongly recommended against.

Additional information concerning the key dumping process will be announced soon.

To be absolutely clear, and to mitigate the inevitable deluge of repeat questions, the new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB is for Xbox 360 Slim DVD drives only, and the LT Ultimate firmware can only be used in conjunction with the new PCB — it cannot be flashed to original Slim drive PCBs or the old TX v1.0/v1.1 PCBs.

LT Ultimate is now currently "in testing", and the Firmware Status table on c4evaSpeaks.com has been updated accodingly to reflect the new version and statuses, as well as on the dedicated LiteOn1175.com and LiteOn1532.com landing pages.

*UPDATE* [2012-10-30 08:11AM UTC]
With Team Xecuter's official annoucement today of the associated products (CR3 Pro and CR3-DGX), we're now able to publicly clarify that, contrary to an earlier statement made by c4eva on 2012-08-19, RGH (Reset Glitch Hack) is in fact required for DVD Key retrieval from all newer drives; Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S, and Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N.

To break it down a bit, these are the DVD Key retrieval RGH requirements:

  • DVD Key retrieval from Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S on kernel 2.0.14XXX.0 or lower, requires CoolRunner Rev. A/B/C, CR3 Lite, or CR3 Pro (Slim version).
  • DVD Key retrieval from Lite-On 1175/1532 DG-16D5S on kernel 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher, requires CR3 Pro (Slim version) + CR3-DGX.
  • DVD Key retrieval from Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N on kernel 2.0.14XXX.0 or lower, requires CoolRunner Rev. A/B/C, CR3 Lite, or CR3 Pro (Slim version).
  • DVD Key retrieval from Hitachi 0500/0502 DLN10N on kernel 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher, requires CR3 Pro (Slim version) + CR3-DGX.

The CR3-DGX is an add-on that connects to the CR3 Pro and aids in CPU/DVD Key retrieval for systems on updated kernels 2.0.15XXX.0/2.0.16XXX.0 and higher. Until now, these systems were unable to have their keys retrieved by normal means due to Microsoft's thwarting of the "XOR hack" as of the 2.0.15572.0 update, which added a new key to the RC4 key hash calculation.

With the new Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB, LT Ultimate, and now Team Xecuter's other newly-introduced products, all 360s can now be RGH'd and all DVD drives can be flashed — a truly momentous point in Xbox 360 scene history!

*UPDATE* [2012-10-31 11:53PM UTC]
On IRC today, c4eva made a statement clarifying why it was originally thought that the Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S would not require RGH for DVD Key extraction. This should clear up people's confusion, and hopefully put an end to the silly rumors that there was a secret non-RGH method for grabbing the Key.

[2012-10-31 11:45PM UTC] #fw <c4eva> the key originally dumped from 1175 drive is an aes key,but it was not the dvd key as originally thought. This aes key will still be dumped by the flashing process as it is unique per drive!
[2012-10-31 11:53PM UTC] #fw <c4eva> for 1175/1532 the dvdkey and realtime fw checks have been moved into the drive cpu, complicating things a bit! :)

Below is a demo video from Team Xecuter showing the new Slim Unlocked DVD Replacement PCB in action with c4eva's LT Ultimate firmware on a Lite-On DG-16D5S 1532:

Source: c4eva, Team Xecuter

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331 Responses to TX and C4eva Defeat All 360 Slim Drives with PCB & LT Ultimate! *UPDATED* (Including 68 Discussion Threads)

  1. avatar DeadMeow says:

    That new LTU is ONLY for that new PCB or it will also be compatible with our current original PCBs with LT 3.0?

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  2. avatar David says:

    So do you wanna flash your Hitachi and your slim Lite-On? Then you need to buy the replacement PCB…
    :o kay:

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  3. avatar jT says:

    "LT Ultimate has been developed specifically for use with the new Slim DVD PCB, and is safe for use on Xbox LIVE and when performing dashboard SystemUpdates. "

    Good. Soon we can stop quoting the word "safe" whenever a newb asks, "is it safe if on xbox live??".

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    • avatar jT says:

      jT:
      "LT Ultimate has been developed specifically for use with the new Slim DVD PCB, and is safe for use on Xbox LIVE and when performing dashboard SystemUpdates."

      Good. Soon we can stop quoting the word "safe" whenever a newb asks, "is it safe on xbox live??".

      like I said:
      Osca Rai says:
      2012-10-29 at 02:08PM UTC | Report | Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 7

      Can I enter on XBOX LIVE with this new PCB?

      THK C4EVA!!!! GREAT TIMES ARE COMING!

      great work C4EVA and Team X~

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  4. avatar joaco_sur_15 says:

    So.. This is the end of the "flashing original drive", for now we need a extra PCB, for all slim drive.. Maybe c4eva only work in the LTU flash in the future and no LT+, if im right, if you have a 0225 drive, with the kamikase hack for example, you need this especial PCB for access to the new CFW vercion when the LT+ 3.0 come old with a new M$ update.. I think it was because you can not access venedor mode in the new drives for a FW drump, only we can get the dvdkey..
    Sorry if my english is bad.. That is my opinion..

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  5. avatar klever says:

    tem como eu mudar a atualizaçao do meu xbox 360 slim (B.2.0.161.97.0)???

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  6. avatar Some Noob Of Some Sort says:

    Does this means the pcb for only DG-16D5S is not coming out any more…

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  7. avatar undivided says:

    I don't believe this was answered but are the other TX replacement PCB's still good to go with the new FW and if not will vendors be offering refund swaps ?

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  8. avatar vico says:

    So, for us with a Lite-On 02510C (DG-16D2S):
    Any info if we are "Live-safe" to update to the latest dashboard (2.0.16197.0)? (I'm still on 2.0.15574.0)
    (k, k, I know we are never 100% safe, but you know what I mean)

    Or we will need to wait for an LTU as well?

    Thanks!

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  9. avatar anonymous says:

    Thank you so much, have been waiting for more than a year now. I really appreciate your work C4 and team! Keep up the modding!

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