New Xbox update XGD3 could “Brick” some 360′s

May 18, 2011 in NEWS, Xbox

The bad news: According to reports, Xbox’s latest update coming (XGD3) could possibly “Brick” “a very small number of Xbox 360′s” and preventing them form playing “retail” discs

Xbox’s last security feature AP2.5 was hacked in a matter of days according to reports of a hacker “Commodore4eva”
So the latest update to attempt to defeat “piracy” is the XGD3 Disc Standard which also gives the Xbox 360 DVD’s 1GB more of “usable data”

xbox-360-firmware-xgd3

THE GOOD NEWS:

Based on some peeps already having this issue and getting it resolved by having thier “Bricked” 360 replaced with a brand new 250G SLim. Plus reports are that they (Xbox) may sweeten the deal for thos affected by giving them a free 12 month XboxLive subscription.

The best recorse for any affected peeps with this issue (IMHO) is to contact @XboxSupport via twitter, and they will get you straight in no time flat………VERY GREAT SUPPORT there :)

Further Reading:
Kotaku Article on basics of update.

EuroGamer Article with deeper details of update.

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5 responses to New Xbox update XGD3 could “Brick” some 360′s

  1. Tim said on May 19, 2011

    yeah that happened to me and friend just had to keep restarting xbox and shiz =/ but its all good now!!

  2. dang that Boots, he coulda got a new box, LOL, is he sure it ain’t broke still ;)

  3. Tim said on May 23, 2011

    yeah she is working, and they were replacing xbox’s?

  4. Yes, according to some, Xbox was replacing those machines that stayed “brick’d” re-read article and check links and read those too, but since that one works now…….. :(

  5. Tim said on May 27, 2011

    lol ok

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