Firmware is firmware. You can go to xbox-scene.com and download the original firmware for your drive. You can get your drive key by dumping the current flashed firmware you have and then use that key to flash the drive with the original firmware.
Not sure why you would want the original firmware though. You can just dump your current firmware and flash it with an updated firmware unless you don't want a flashed drive anymore.
Either way though do at least 5 or even 10 dumps of your current firmware to make sure you successfully extract the key. It's very important since you don't have the original firmware and key because if you flash it with a bad drive key you might as well throw the whole console away.
Originally Posted by SS_Patrick;11814894
You need the original firmware from your drive. If you have lost that then you are really screwed. There "might" be a away to get the key from the nand on the xbox but that requires you jtag'ing the box.
What drive did you have? I might have a firmware file from either mine of a buddies drive I could let you try. Besides that you might just wanna replace the xbox
Wouldn't work, the drive key needs to match the motherboard key and they are all unique.
As for everyone else, please stop guessing. A new console isn't cheap and not everyone wants to just buy a new one because you say nothing can be done. Because of some of your posts he could have went and did something to his drive that would in fact brick it and therefore you would be the cause of him needing a new console.Edited by Sam1990 - 12/29/10 at 4:18pm