Well after reading a post where someone said that the RGH on a console was "cheaper" than a JTAG, I got frustrated because they don't understand that they are essentially the ... This hack runs on almost any Xbox, which means that the only limiting factor is the number of Xboxs produced by Microsoft.
The difference is with a RGH you can constantly update your console and still have the option to go back to modified firmware any time you wish whether it be by dual nand or just re-flashing and re-installing.
The popularity of the Xbox, as well as (in the United States) its comparatively short 90-day warranty, inspired efforts to circumvent the built-in hardware and software security mechanisms, a practice known as "hacking". Within a few months of its release the initial layer of security on the Xbox
BIOS (which relied heavily on obfuscation) was broken by MIT student Andrew Huang and the contents of the "hidden" boot ROM embedded on the MCPx chip was extracted using some custom built hardware.
Once this information was available, the code was soon modified so that it would skip digital signature checks and media flags, allowing unsigned code, Xbox game backups, etc., to be run.
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