Oh? Brainstorming are you? How can you possibly brainstorm when you haven't read the available documentation (You definitely have not looked at the Hynix datasheet & suggesting MS used a CRC or checksum in the KV is, frankly, ludicrous considering the level of security employed - even the south bridge code is 'crypted and then the hash checked later by the HV. MS obviously sacked M. Mouse or possibly moved him to heatsink design). Sorry, no, this is ignorant, ill informed talking. All you achieve by chattering in the technical forums is to reduce the information density. There is a LOT more in the KV than just the region code and the thread exists to document that NOT random ideas on patching the region code.
I started contributing to this site because I found it frustrating that so little real technical info was available on the scene sites. I also want to "meet" and talk with like minded individuals with the skills to help each other go forward. It takes a lot of money and a huge amount of engineering effort to develop the tools and techniques that you benefit from - changing DVD region is the current best hack we have, you have a tool to do it because Seventhson, TS & I are prepared to work long hours (it's taken a minimum of 10 hours a day for perhaps 8 weeks - have you noticed TS is absent right now? Burnout
). Be aware that these tools have existed in private arsenals for a long time, we wrote our own & made them public to aid other hackers, as a by product you got a new toy.
Another motivation is to encourage others to take up the challenge, learn and have fun - that means I would encourage YOU to get involved and help YOU as far as I am able BUT please respect the contents of Arakon's sticky at the top of the Kernel Hacking Forum
. We want an information rich site that allows people to build on each others work not a talking shop for the uninformed n00b (like lucky Luke and that other guy I banned). My reason for being a moderator is (a) so I can irritate Giggles (b) to help control some of the noise in the technical forums and enable people coming to the 360 to easily access good quality information without having to do everything themselves. That policy has benefited YOU as well since YOU have access to that information. I suspect you would prefer I continue working on the 360 (even if you dont like me much right now) and making the results public..... Or would you rather I quit and you can do it all yourself?
Spamming the technical threads discourages the few really talented guys out there who can contribute - Its a source of sadness to me that of the 6 of us who worked on the DVD firmware hack 18 months ago only 2 are still active here. I know Seventhson got bored with the scene because of the number of people posting BS questions about flashing DVD drives, he's back with a vengeance now so let's try not to lose him again.
Right, so having been extremely rude (& off topic
) I would, humbly, suggest you consider adding an XD card interface, it really is a kick ass mod and 16, 32 or 64MB cards are cheap and easy to get. The effort in "on the fly patching" makes no sense (to me at least) when you can simply swap out an XD card