The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. As the successor to the original Xbox, it is the second console in the Xbox series. [read more at]

  • Some things that are still missing:

    • Dead or Alive 4
    • a Modchip, Teamxecuter is well place to ship the first one in weeks or months....
    • a way to use it as a media center with an open source software
    • samba share and not proprietary protocol which require XP/MCE


    1. noise
    2. size of alimentation

    but I am able to support it when I play in 720pp on a 5 meters display :-)

    some sites on hacking:

    Not related to hacking but some good news on games, mods

  • From XBOX-SCENE forums

    " An anonymous person at the German 23C3 Hacker Congress showed what could be an Xbox360 hack/exploit during one of the 'Lightning Talks'. Lightning Talks is a daily event at Chaos Communication Congress (C3/CCC). It consists in one hour of several short (limited to 5mins) talks.

    In a very short presentation a masked 'hacker' showed an Xbox 360 booting up King Kong (the game, by ubisoft). After loading the game a screen pops up showing an Xbox 360 logo, a Mac logo and Tux (the Linux Penguin) and the words "coming soon...". I also noticed a small PCB is hanging out of his Xbox360 and he's using a laptop (Apple Macbook pro?), but it's not really clear what he's doing with it.
    Those who followed hacking discussions might remember hackers did some research around the vector shaders in the King Kong demo on the Xbox 360 Kiosk Disc (that ran from recordable media). The demo (and final game too) allow to modify the shaders (they are not checked/signed). However no exploit to take control of the machine was found back then... so either this hacker found something here, or he's just showing us his custom modified shaders ;)
    That's all the details we got for now.

    If you don't believe the presentation was really given at 23C3, you can download the +560MB WMV video of the complete 'Lightning Talks' Day4 from the CCC mirrors (direct: mirror1, mirror2, mirror3, mirror4, mirror5, mirror6, mirror7). Forward to the 5th presentation and you'll find it there. However note that the video encoding is far from perfect and the audio seems to be broken/missing. The youtube video below shows just the Xbox 360 presentation, with audio:

    UPDATE1! Here are some updates from stuff people posted on our forums.
    Here's another footage of the presentation filmed by someone in the public.

    Some high-res pictures of the presentation. A bit easier to see that small PCB here. Pictures by Darkman at
    23C3 23C3 23C3

    Also interesting is the official description of the presentation on the CCC schedule site:
    Title: Consolen Hacking Suprise (XBox360)
    Language: German
    Speaker(s): Anonym
    Description: The XBox360 was live hacked in front of the audience - running Linux and Mac OS coming soon. Stay tuned - a Linux kernel is already booting..
  • As state by
    The hack is a modified firmware of the (original) Xbox Samsung SDG-605B/616T/616F DVD-ROM drive.
    As you (should) know, all Xbox executables (XBE files) are signed by Microsoft (with a private key only MS has). This means that if you try to change anything to the XBE file, the signature will be wrong and the file will not boot.
    You will need to combine this hack with
    • KeyDrive Xtractor/Patcher: tool that will allow you to easily extract and write the unique DVD key to/from an Xbox 360 DVD firmware file (so no need to hex-edit it manually anymore)...
    You will then be able to copy genuine game DVD and fake the system with using self burned DVD. Great but not as great as seing Linux booting on it ;-)