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Delusibeta
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(12-06-2013, 06:07 PM)
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So, this image has been doing the rounds:

Spoiler alert: it won't enable backwards compatibility, instead it'll brick your console (specifically, by making it reboot endlessly). It's absolutely marvellous that Microsoft left such a feature in and not included a failsafe such as an automatic boot to safe mode option.
Doc Evils
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(12-06-2013, 06:09 PM)
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Should of called it "how to enable the secret sauce"
IHaveCandy
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(12-06-2013, 06:09 PM)
Delete system32 files to unlock Xbox 360 BC.
JasonMCG
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(12-06-2013, 06:10 PM)
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we.are.the.armada
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(12-06-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Is this why some xbone kiosks do not have controllers?
Dreams-Visions
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(12-06-2013, 06:11 PM)
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How many unsuspecting saps will fall for this. :-(
Naked Snake
(12-06-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Wow
Acquiescence
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(12-06-2013, 06:11 PM)
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That's going to be the cause of so many console casualties.
BitStyle
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(12-06-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

Yeah, pretty much like those scenarios.

Feel sorry for whoever falls for this, because someone will.
Struct09
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

How many unsuspecting saps will fall for this. :-(

Well, some people fell for iOS7 making your iPhone waterproof. The bar is pretty low.
Dodecagon
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Brb, going to gamestop
LQX
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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How would anyone know something like this? I wonder if a developer or someone at MS put this out there. Seems crazy anyone would run into that by accident.
Apoc87
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Saw this on the chans last night.

Ridiculous.
DrM
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Struct09

Well, some people fell for iOS7 making your iPhone waterproof. The bar is pretty low.

What? Oh my god.
SummitAve
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Do you have any source for that? I doubt anyone here is going to try and confirm it.
KoopaTheCasual
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(12-06-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Wow, I don't understand how screwing unsuspecting people out of money is fun ):
glaurung
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acquiescence

That's going to be the cause of so many console casualties.

And then MS will get to say the Xbox One is selling so good because people will simply buy new ones instead of fixing their "bricked" units.

This is incredibly dangerous for stupid people.
SwiftDeath
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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But the internet would never lead me awry :(
Flo_Evans
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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wow why the hell would they leave that in a retail console?

Seems like it could be a pretty big backdoor for hackers...
nintendoman58
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Wow. This is just...I don't even....

I can't even find the words for this.
richisawesome
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by SummitAve

Do you have any source for that? I doubt anyone here is going to try and confirm it.

I've put it on my facebook, so lets wait and see.









Nah, not really.
Ubiquitar
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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People just like to be mean...

Just the sound of it "freezeone.reboot" sounds foreboding.
Monosukoi
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by LQX

How would anyone know something like this? I wonder if a developer or someone at MS put this out there. Seems crazy anyone would run into that by accident.

Thinking the same thing, but you never know.
Copenap
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Yeah, they better patch that quick, too many people could fall for this.
Dreams-Visions
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Struct09

Well, some people fell for iOS7 making your iPhone waterproof. The bar is pretty low.

:-O
elhav
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(12-06-2013, 06:13 PM)
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There is a special place in hell saved for the person who made this.
CCIE
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(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Wonder who made that? MS will probably try to sue them.
Silky
(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
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best troll
Strike
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(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Enable 360 BC = Buy a 360
MechaX
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(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Do consoles normally have such easy ways to access devkit tools?
timlot
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(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
I've read somewhere you would just have to do a factory reset to fix it.
Mindwipe
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(12-06-2013, 06:14 PM)
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This is going to be a bad weekend to be a retailer with a demo station.

(Apparently if you have a PC and the actual dev software it's possible to fix, but if you're a Gamestop manager that isn't going to be the case. I imagine Microsoft will be shipping a recovery USB to replicate that process next week to retail partners. Because there'll be hell to pay if there isn't.)
diaspora
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Doc Evils

Should of called it "how to enable the secret sauce"

why
dancegrenade
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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I can't wait to see the salt and tears.
Tsundere
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
Wow...
MrPressStart
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
shady
SoyTits
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
What scares me is that there is a small piece of me who wants to try this, knowing full well what it will do.
Samurai_Heart
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Reminds me off this 4Chan prank I saw XD:

The Cowboy
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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MS left in a process that users can enable to reboot the system endlessly?, I know a user has to do this themselves by access the dev mode etc - but that a pretty dam stupid thing to leave in.
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by timlot

I've read somewhere you would just have to do a factory reset to fix it.

Can you factory reset if you can't turn it on?
Not Spaceghost
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(12-06-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Half of me wants to warn everyone not to do this, but the other half of me just wants to anonymously repost this image all of the internet and see what happens.
Amneisac
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(12-06-2013, 06:16 PM)
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This is like the whole:

If your iphone battery is low you can charge it in the microwave.

Tip: Do not try this.
richisawesome
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(12-06-2013, 06:16 PM)
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This is going to be the new "pinch a mates phone, set the language to Arabic and set up a new pin lock", isn't it?

It's actually quite funny.
MiniBossBattle
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(12-06-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by MechaX

Do consoles normally have such easy ways to access devkit tools?

NO
Acquiescence
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(12-06-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ubiquitar

People just like to be mean...

Just the sound of it "freezeone.reboot" sounds foreboding.

Last edited by Acquiescence; 12-06-2013 at 06:22 PM.
DMPrince
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(12-06-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Not Spaceghost

Half of me wants to warn everyone not to do this, but the other half of me just wants to anonymously repost this image all of the internet and see what happens.

i'm a dick and posted on twitter in all caps.
RedRooster
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(12-06-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by elhav

There is a special place in hell saved for the person who made this.

First in line at the buffet?! Lucky!
freenudemacusers
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(12-06-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Struct09

Well, some people fell for iOS7 making your iPhone waterproof. The bar is pretty low.

it's one of those things where you can't tell if people are just joking or not. I mean, I would like to think they were all joking, anyway.
Delusibeta
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(12-06-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by MechaX

Do consoles normally have such easy ways to access devkit tools?

No, it's something they lop out of the retail release. Then again, I suppose it's a tie-in for the whole "every Xbone is a dev kit" thing, although they really should make it harder to unlock than "press all of the shoulder buttons in the settings menu".
Moonstone
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(12-06-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Xbox: Submarine-Mode!

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