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Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:44:21 PM »
Brought to you by the same people who convinced millions that iOS7 made their iPhone waterproof, I give you the new "compatibility mod" for the Xbox One.




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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 04:46:50 PM »
What does it actually do?
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 04:49:20 PM »
What does it actually do?

It enables dev-mode on the Xbox, which if you're not an authorized dev, it more or less results in your Xbox no longer working.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 05:00:59 PM »
It puts your console into a boot loop, meaning the first action it's instructed to do after booting is reboot.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 05:03:32 PM »
What does it actually do?

It enables dev-mode on the Xbox, which if you're not an authorized dev, it more or less results in your Xbox no longer working.
They kept dev-mode in the software?  Knowing it could brick the thing?
Lazy.
If you are going to DebOOonK an expert then you have to at least provide a source with credentials of equal or greater relevance. Even then, it merely shows that some experts disagree with each other.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 05:06:03 PM »
They kept dev-mode in the software?  Knowing it could brick the thing?
Lazy.

Well, it is Microsoft, so
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 09:10:20 PM »
Not surprised Xbone users would fall for that.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 10:57:10 PM »
I don't know why posting something like that isn't illegal. It causes people millions of dollars of damage each year.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2013, 11:09:04 PM »
I don't know why posting something like that isn't illegal.
Because freedom of expression.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2013, 11:10:01 PM »
It causes costs people idiots millions of dollars of damage each year.


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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2013, 11:11:11 PM »
I don't know why posting something like that isn't illegal.
Because freedom of expression.
On the internet? Tell that to the people who get taken to court for making 'offensive' tweets.

Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2013, 11:11:39 PM »
I don't know why posting something like that isn't illegal. It causes people millions of dollars of damage each year.

If it costs money for a third party to fix the consoles, and it can be shown to be due to malicious intent, then the law allows you to sue them.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2013, 11:14:01 PM »
On the internet? Tell that to the people who get taken to court for making 'offensive' tweets.
Okay, fine. Because freedom of expression and because they can't identify the authors.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2013, 11:15:15 PM »
That's terrible, of course kids would fall for something like that. Why the fuck did Microsoft leave that accessible.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 11:18:19 PM »
That's terrible, of course kids would fall for something like that. Why the fuck did Microsoft leave that accessible.
It can be very useful to geeks, which I would imagine will be a significant demographic among xbone users. Most products leave developer mode accessible as long as you find the obscure key combination to activate it.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 11:19:42 PM »
That's terrible, of course kids would fall for something like that. Why the fuck did Microsoft leave that accessible.
It can be very useful to geeks, which I would imagine will be a significant demographic among xbone users. Most products leave developer mode accessible as long as you find the obscure key combination to activate it.
Really? What can you do with it?

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 11:21:28 PM »
Really? What can you do with it?
The most obvious option would be creating and publishing your own games, but I'm sure sooner or later someone will get creative with it and turn their xbone into something it was never meant to be.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 11:27:21 PM »
Developer mode is cool, but maybe disabling the console-bricking commands wouldn't hurt too much, though.

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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2013, 11:32:10 PM »
Developer mode is cool, but maybe disabling the console-bricking commands wouldn't hurt too much, though.
But that's part of development. If I write my own program that replaces the entire contents of my hard drive with random bits and then run it, I'll "brick" my PC. That doesn't mean programming should be unavailable. It just needs to be practised sensibly.
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Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2013, 11:38:28 PM »
Developer mode is cool, but maybe disabling the console-bricking commands wouldn't hurt too much, though.
But that's part of development. If I write my own program that replaces the entire contents of my hard drive with random bits and then run it, I'll "brick" my PC. That doesn't mean programming should be unavailable. It just needs to be practised sensibly.

It's also significantly easier to un-brick a PC.