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Maximus - 360 Xtractor Reader 2.8
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Whats New on 2.8
   - ADDED  : Dumping of Liteon Optical and DVD mainboard serials (it saves 
              as serial.bin) Big thanks to Geremia for the info.

   - ADDED  : Creation of dummy.bin wich basically is a compilation of all the other files
              That way the dump is fully compatible with latest jungleflasher

   - ADDED  : Added option for creating the missing serial.bin and dummy.bin. You must enter
              those values, you can find that option under the "Prepare Spoofed Firmware" 
              button, give it a try it has help links on it.


*Note1: This version requires Winford Portio32 drivers, visit our page at
        www.maximusgames.net/360xtractor.php on the download section you 
        will find the driver and Install Guide

*Note2: If you plan to use the USB serial read you need to install USB driver
        on www.maximusgames.net/360xtractor.php on the download section you 
        will find drivers and install guides for it.  AND ALSO: THE USB DOES 
        NOT FEED POWER TO XTRACTOR, YOU NEED PLUG IT TO YOUR PC POWER SOURCE !!
 
*Note3: Take note Firmware Toolbox 4.8 will not open properly the resultant 
        file (Benq, Samsung) after spoofing, only hitachi firmwares can be
        opened in Toolbox 4.8 for flashing, we are working on a new release 
        to allow toolbox open without problems, meanwhile Samsung or Benq 
        generated files can be flashed with mtkflash/dosflash as usual.


WHAT IS IT ?
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   Graphical tool to allow read keys from Lite On / Benq Drives
   It supports USB key dumping if using with an 360 Xtractor Tool
   Also contains bonus feature as NO-SLAX ModeB command
   Can work with 360 xtractor tool or other (homemade max323) adapters, 
   even rival tools are welcome
   

MAIN FEATURES:
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 - Key reading on Liteon Benq Drives
 - key.bin/identify.bin/inquiry.bin file generation
 - Allow ORIGINAL / CLONE detection for 360 Xtractor Tool (R.I.P. D.France)
 - BONUS FEATURE: Send ModeB command to All Hitachi Drives (even 78/79) NO SLAX REQUIRED


INSTALLATION:
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 - Unzip contents on the folder you like, make sure the folder has write permissions 
   since some small temp files could be generated by application on that folder


HOW TO USE:
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 - This application rely on Legacy Mode or IDE-SATA adapter to be able to send/receive
   data from the drive, Legacy Mode it could or could not be supported by your PC Bios
   once enabled the OS will see sata channels as if where regular IDE channels

 - Once you setup Legacy Mode or IDE-SATA adapter you should choose the IDE Port
   (Primary Master/Primary Slave or Secundary Master/Secundary Slave) according to the
   sata channel you have attached the Drive, you could simply click on "SEND IDENTIFY ATAPI"
   button so if you get the Drive response then its the proper channel

 - Liteon Drives should be powered on with tray half opened, I would recommend follow this great
   tutorial from devils360 http://www.devilsps3.centelia.net/360/?p=7
   you also should choose the com port that is used to comunicate with the drive

 - To Read liteon Keys just click on "Key Read" Button, keys will be displayed

 - To Save Files just click on "Get Key And Files" and files will be generated and you
   will be asked for location of the files

 - To Put a Hitachi drive in ModeB just click on ModeB button, make sure the attached drive is
   a Hitachi, this command will be rejected for other brand of drives, this feature is useful
   on Hitachi 78/79 to avoid SLAX booting.

 - Dont use this tool to mess with Other (Windows Visible) drives or dvd roms, sending eject/load 
   commands to windows controlled drives could work but if you disturb windows control over them
   horrible things could happen. My advice is keep a channel for the "non-visible" drives it could
   be Primary or the Master, and leave the other for Windows controlled drives


SUPPORT/DONATIONS
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 - NO NEEDED, IF YOU WANT HELP US IN ANY WAY, BUY GENUINE 360 XTRACTOR TOOLS AT
   http//www.maximusgames.net/360xtractor.php
   
   For those bashers around there: We give software tools for FREE, our hardware is OPTIONAL
   If you dont like our hardware simply DONT BUY IT and stop posting bullshit.


CHANGE LOG
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V2.7
   - ADDED  : Detect button for COM ports so it can locate easier the
              Virtual com port that windows assigned to the xtractor (if 
              using xtractor usb conection).
   - FIXED  : Inquiry data returned zero on some sata cards.

V2.6
   - ADDED  : Support for Spear the New 360 Xtractor Add on.
   - ADDED  : Timer button, this allow you keep your hands free to handle
              the spear while reading.  
   - CHANGED: Now just 1 button to search and scan sata ports for drives
              that way is easier for noobs.
   - FIXED  : Compatible now with all Liteon Drives

V2.5
   - ADDED: Added support for VAD6039 (weird units around) and also
            First benq drives wich have different inquiry string
   - ADDED: Now the Open button on Output file defaults to the previous
            dumped files folder, that will save you a few seconds more
   - FIXED: File to Floppy was not being saved when file dont exist
            thanks to Armando for pointing it.
   - IMPROVED: Key Read time improved (at least on some sata controllers)


V2.4
   - ADDED: To end once for all with the (FAKE?) rumour of the application 
            giving bad keys when a pattern of bytes is present on the key
            we have increased to 7 the validation checks on it. If you got 
            8320 at the end of your key is because that are part of the key,
            and nothing wrong with it.
            Also if you have a buffer overrun the application it will indicate it 
            so you can know something is wrong with your hardware (the max232 
            device u are using to read).

   - ADDED: Support for some Intel chipsets not being detected properly
            on scan ports routine. In the future if you cant see your
            card at Valid Ports then give us an email and we will add your
            card to definition lists (we are covering all on what we have
            tested previous to the release).

   - ADDED: The Base file on Spoof window will now remember last 4 
            entries to help you save even more time.

V 2.3

   - Whole Redesign, now it looks like the perfect companion for 
     360 Xtractor hardware.
   - ADDED: Support for Native (no need for Legacy Mode anymore)
   - ADDED: Direct Sata Port Detection (no need to mess with addressing)
   - ADDED: Improved code for fast reading
   - ADDED: Quick addons that simplify the process since key read till get 
            a spoof firmware
B.10
   - FIXED : Bug that caused some Samsung firmwares not being properly 
             detected
             thanks to Jason B for pointing it.

B.9
   - FIXED : Bug that avoids using the tool for Hitachis
             And yes I give thanks to Podger for pointing the bug, what we
             would do without him bashing us on the forums for every bug

             NOT NEED TO RE-FLASH YOUR HITACHI, DONT WORRY NOBODY HAS USED
             THIS TOOL FOR SPOOFING ON HITACHIS BEFORE SO I ASSUME NO
             COMPLAINS ABOUT THIS BUG AFFECTING SOMEBODY.  
             Now from b.09 you can use it on your Hitachi drives as target

B.8
   - FIXED : Bug on ATA Spoofing on Benq Target drives
             If your target drive is a Hitachi or Samsung dont worry about this bug
             If your target drive is a benq you can simply redo the "Prepare Spoofed Firmware"
             with this 0.8 version and then re-flash your target benq drive.

B.7
   - FIXED : Bug on Benq Locating key when using a benq file as source

B.6
   - FIXED : Bug on output file generation, now it generates proper size

B.5
   - FIXED : Bug showing wrong key when it contains a "00" on it
   - ADDED : SPOOF File Generation Option (it patches both, inquiry and
             identify routines).
B.3
   - Launched



BUGS, COMMENTS OR ADD FEATURES REQUEST:
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THANKS TO
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C4E, geremia, and all others on xboxhacker.net
and yes to Seventhson too, he is the foundation of all my job
Some guys bashed me for not adding seventhson on the first readme 
because I use the ModeB command he documented, well it was pretty 
obvious for me but anyway here is it the adding.