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    xbox 360 Kreon's Alternative Firmware for Samsung SH-D162C/SH-D163A v1.00

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    Kreon has released a new version of the alternate hacked firmware for the Samsung PC SH-D162C and SH-D163A DVD-drives.
    From Readme/NFO:

    A year has past, and the time has come for a small maintenance release. While the V0.80 release has performed rather well, there's always room for improvements, even though most of them are well hidden and probably won't be noticed by most people.

    Changes/fixes in this release..
    * Major cleanup of code - the SH-D162C and SH-D163A now share the same code. This has been a painful job to do, but will make future updates so much easier to handle.
    * The firmware is now based on the official SB01 firmware as opposed to SB00 for earlier releases.
    * Fixed a potential problem with the way that the RPC patching was done.
    * The laser head is now parked in a known and safe position following SS extraction. This should fix the clicking noise, that some people experienced from time to time.
    * RPC settings stored in flash mem of the drive is now reset. This is not important for the patched firmware, but will leave the RPC settings as they came from the factory, if someone, for some strange reason, should decide to go back to a non patched firmware.
    * The feature list has been expanded to hold seperate feature entries for XBOX and XBOX360
    * Fixed a bug that caused flashing of the drive to fail under some conditions (read "updating from V0.80.." below)

    This is what you get..
    * Full challenge/response functionality.
    * Two types of unlock for XBOX 360 game discs. One for making xtreme style images and one for making wxripper style images. Both types of iso can be made using isobuster. Ripping using wxripper isn't supported for the time being
    * A 'lock' function that will cancel any enabled unlock state. This can be very useful for custom applications.
    * 'Error skipping' which basically speeds up the error handling of the drive. A complete wxripper style image (including video) can be obtained in 15-16 minutes, when error skipping is enabled. Getting through the critical area of LBA 19408-20479 will take you more than 20 minutes alone, if error skipping is disabled
    * A much more streamlined command interface which is good news if you intend to write an application that makes use of the drives extra features.
    * The drive will default to unlock state 2 and error skip enabled when a 360 media is inserted. You can in other words use isobuster to obtain a wxripper style image without issuing any commands to the drive
    * RPC1 support (RPC-2 actually but with automatic change of drive region and RCE support)

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    Nice, just updated mine.
    Didnt notice any difference when backing up a game, but its always nice to have the latest firmware.
    -Xiofire

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    How do I update my Kreon v.81 drive to the newest v1.0 firmware? Thanks.

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