The 360 NandFlasher from Maximus is one of the latest products from the team which allows you to read and write to the NAND firmware chip of the Xbox 360, this can be useful in many ways, the first is for people that have consoles that either the drive has totally died and the key for the drive is lost, or that bought damaged consoles that had no drive at all, with the Maximus 360 NandFlasher you will now be able to use the device to read the DVD key right out of the motherboards NAND firmware chip, once you have this key you can then imbed it into a new drives firmware and recover the console, we know this is going to be a hugely popular service related tool as there are many people that have consoles like this laying around that they can now recover and sell as refurbished units, where before they were just junk laying in workshops.
The other really cool use for the Maximus 360 Nand Flasher is to make use of the homebrew firmware’s that are surfacing for the Xbox 360, these new homebrew firmware’s allow you to replace the firmware on your Xbox 360 motherboard with a homebrew version that will allow the booting of homebrew applications such as XBMC (Xbox Media Centre), this is a huge leap forward in what you can now do with your Xbox 360 console, soon there will be a host of homebrew applications you can use on the console to further expand the 360 experience, the 360 NandFlasher from Maximus is your gateway to a whole new 360 experience through the vast world of homebrew software. Some of these new homebrew firmware’s will also allow you to store all of your original titles you own onto the hard drive, this is great because no longer will you have to get up and change discs all the time or have piles of game covers laying around in easy reach, load all your originals onto the hard drive and put the discs in the cupboard for safe keeping and reduce scratches etc, also this will do wonders for the life of your consoles DVD drive which we all know after a good couple of years of use tend to die and need to be replaced.
If you are a repair centre looking for a cheap yet valuable USB 360 Nand flashing tool to recover dead consoles, or a home user wanting to expand their experience with the 360 an enable to use of homebrew software on their console, the 360 Nand Flasher from Maximus is going to do what you need and be a solid and reliable device. Do note that in its current form to use the 360 NandFlasher soldering is involved, so before you order keep that in mind and make sure you have the right tools and knowledge on how to solder.
There is only one drawback here, and it’s not with the product itself and has to do with what dashboard firmware your console is running, if the console is running a firmware higher than 2.0.7371.0 you won’t be able to use the 360 NandFlasher, but all consoles running dashboard version 2.0.7371.0 or lower will be able to use the 360 NandFlasher, so that’s something to check before you buy for an end user, and something to keep in mind for service departments wanting to recover dead consoles. To check what version dashboard the console is running, go into the Console Settings menu and then System Info tab and it will display the dashboard version on the top right of the screen. Buy Maximus 360 NandFlasher here today!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 12 March, 2010.