What are you waiting for ? GaryOPA's latest release works really great, no problems here. If you want to play backups, here you go. If you want to go live, get another 360 or reflash with your original FW. Always remember the wise man's words
original by TheSpecialist
Hehe, nice work, congrats !
However keep in mind that 100% protection is nearly impossible on the Hitachi, since custom code can be uploaded to the drive's memory and executed from there. So MS could always upload a checksum routine 'on the fly' and there's no way this can be stopped beforehand.
I believe that the Sammy can't execute uploaded code, so that drive will always be 'safer'in my opinion. But then again, since one drive can and the other can't, i doubt that MS is going to do this (since they'd have to check what drive is in the 360 and this check forms a big weakness itself of course and could be easily hacked)
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what MS is going to do. But you guys are taking away already quite some options for them
Considering this I don't see a reason to reflash my Hitachi even if there were a stealth fw. As long as you have a fw flashed to your Hitachi which differs from your original fw AND you are connected to live, M$ might find out and ban you, or worse, dunno. It doesn't even make a difference if you play backups or originals with your drive.
So there's nothing to wait for, except for M$ beginning to ban people and this board to collapse due to that