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Xbox One hacked for Homebrew?
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by Al McCarthy on April 18, 2014

 

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Hackers are claming that they

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Would never of thought gaining keys would be that easy after the PS3 fiasco. I guess it just comes down to the everything man made can be hacked argument. Still, this is awfully quick.

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This is something that Microsoft needed in their favor. People buy consoles that they could get games for free before other consoles. PSP and Wii come to mind.

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it wont be long before we start seeing banned xbox one consoles now..

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I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that the X1 is much more pc like as far as the OS goes. MS will be offering the ability to turn any X1 into a dev kit, which in effect is the same as allowing homebrew. Maybe the hackers have exploited that ability within the software in order to unlock it.

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This is something that Microsoft needed in their favor. People buy consoles that they could get games for free before other consoles. PSP and Wii come to mind.


Depends on how much access to system resources the hack gives and how easy it is to use those.
This will no doubt be shut down soon as MS knows some hackers have had access to the NAND since December and this has no doubt beared these fruits.
MS should just reintroduce an XNA type sub that allows sandboxed sideloads and still allow access to Xbox Live.

It's great for the upcoming Chinese launch though. Watch the Xbox One become an emulation piracy station there with this going public. /s

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This is something that Microsoft needed in their favor. People buy consoles that they could get games for free before other consoles. PSP and Wii come to mind.

Yes it really helped the dreamcast... Software is where most money is made.. Not hardware sales
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MS should just reintroduce an XNA type sub that allows sandboxed sideloads and still allow access to Xbox Live.



That's exactly what they are doing when they enable the dev kit option on every X1.

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Well I guess it's just about time to buy an Xbox One then.

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The only reason I got into console modding was the ability to install bigger HDD's so I can run the games from that and extend the life of the hardware. Less wear and tear on the disc drive and much faster load times.

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That's exactly what they are doing when they enable the dev kit option on every X1.


No, that's not what they are doing right now and that devkit option is not for the basic consumer.
ID@XBOX is a selected group of developers that gets that functionality fully enabled for them with a personal key and enabling that function without it does diddly squat.
That same devkit system could be made use of with a subscription model a la XNA.
It would make MS a little more money and would allow people with technological ambition but moderate program knowledge access to do with their system whatever they want.
XNA was a little goldmine of programs that could all run on the Xbox 360 and didn't need certification. It had its limitations for system resource access, but MS could do much better with the Xbox One's devkit functionality.
If they were smart, they'd just make it the Platinum form of sub and include all the Gold features too. A moderate step up from $60 to $100 a year.

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No, that's not what they are doing right now and that devkit option is not for the basic consumer.
ID@XBOX is a selected group of developers that gets that functionality fully enabled for them with a personal key and enabling that function without it does diddly squat.
That same devkit system could be made use of with a subscription model a la XNA.
It would make MS a little more money and would allow people with technological ambition but moderate program knowledge access to do with their system whatever they want.
XNA was a little goldmine of programs that could all run on the Xbox 360 and didn't need certification. It had its limitations for system resource access, but MS could do much better with the Xbox One's devkit functionality.
If they were smart, they'd just make it the Platinum form of sub and include all the Gold features too. A moderate step up from $60 to $100 a year.


That was my point, MS is already working on a system that could be used in the manner you suggest if they made a few alterations such as you suggest. Right now your right, the dev kit stuff is very restricted, but it may not stay that way for long.

I do believe that MS is planning to open up developer support on the X1 that would allow for more freedom to sideload apps for the sake of testing. Universal apps is the reason MS will open the program up more as you envision it. They have now demoed scenarios where an app developer would push an app he is working on to the X1 and be able to use it without issue, even making changes to the app via the X1 directly if needed. That had nothing to do with the ID@Xbox program. The cost to be a windows app developer is very cheap, much like the old XNA program you mention. Heck, in some cases, its even cheaper.

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I always laugh when i hear people say "homebrew". It's as if they're trying to fool people into thinking they'll actually use their hacked console for legit purposes.

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I always laugh when i hear people say "homebrew". It's as if they're trying to fool people into thinking they'll actually use their hacked console for legit purposes.

 

Many are done for legit purposes. 

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Many are done for legit purposes.


In in a hundred or on in a thousand can sometimes still be considered "many"

Honestly home brew hacking is stupid. There's many other devices designed for this that are cheaper that you can use if you want home brew.

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In in a hundred or on in a thousand can sometimes still be considered "many"

Honestly home brew hacking is stupid. There's many other devices designed for this that are cheaper that you can use if you want home brew.

 

As long as there are legitimate purposes I don't think it's stupid. It's like when people like me got lumped with the people who pirated apps after jailbreaking iOS. I never did that, but as soon as I mentioned I jailbroke I got called Thief etc. 

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Besides that I wouldn't put much fair in this rumor. The fact they claim it can't be patched without a hardware revision already makes it highly suspect. On top of that there's outing to back it up, just a post on an irc channel... Seriously, we make news because someone boasted in an irc channel...

Sony already showed that unpatchable holes can be patched, and MS is far more experienced with software. And had they not done the mistake with the DVD last gen it would have remained unpacked.yet so ehow they're supposed to not only have forgot their lesson but made a worse design fault... I'll believe it when I see it.

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Yes it really helped the dreamcast... Software is where most money is made.. Not hardware sales

 

Dreamcast was garbage, what happened to it was PS2's DVD and far better titles.

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Dreamcast was garbage, what happened to it was PS2's DVD and far better titles.


Price happened to it actually.

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