We have been informed that there
are some PS3 ODE of poor quality on the market that are trying to sell
using MATRIX brand name.
We want to advise all our
customers and partners that we have no partnership or involvement
whatsoever with these products.
To all the people writing to
us, we cannot help you with the all the problem that you are reporting to
us, because THIS IS NOT our product.
We strongly suggest to all
the people having problems to send it back to the shop where they bought it
and get their money back.
Freedom Manager v1.31 for 1175 boards
New release for the Freedom
Manager for the 1175 Boards. With the release of the v1.3x branch we moved
to a new logic design for the implementation of the patching of the data to
the boards. This will allow us more flexibility in the future design of the
Download the latest Manager
version from our DOWNLOAD page, or directly
Freedom Manager v1.27 for 1175 boards
Sorry for keeping everyone
waiting. We just completed the v1.27 release of our Freedom Manager for the
1175 Boards. We added some extra features and ironed out some issues that
have been reported to our attention.
This new manager should be
both, faster and more stable than any other version released till date.
We plan to release a new
firmware version every few weeks from now on so to keep the product always
up to date with the console development.
Please always use the latest
release of the Freedom Manager when programming your Freedom 1175 Boards.
A new website dedicated to
the 1175 where you will always find the latest firmware releases will be
online soon, meantime feel free to download the latest Manager version from
our DOWNLOAD page, or directly from HERE!
to Matrix Freedom Light Customers!
Due to a small production
mistake a small batch of FREEDOM LIGHT for 16D4S was manufactured using a
bigger memory chipset intended to be used for our next 16D5S product.
The only issue is that JungleFlasher
does not recognize this bigger memory chipset, so we prepared a patch to
enable Jungleflasher to correctly recognize and read/program this small
production lot of Freedom Light PCB.
If you are having one of
these boards, you will see the following error while attempting to identify
it into JungleFlasher:
To fix it simply download the
following patch, unzip into Jungleflasher v0.1.92 Beta (304) folder and run
Proceed using Jungleflasher
as normal, and your Freedom Light will be correctly recognized:
If needed, full instructions
are inside the .ZIP files!
Freedom Light for 16D4S, and coming Matrix Freedom 1175 board replacement
Regarding the 16D5S drives,
we are inching to the end of the testing and engineering road.
There has been a bunch of
issues that needed to be taken care of, now all of this seems solved and we
are ready to proceed to the final prototype and testing of the board and
the key extractor system.
Secondly, due to huge
request, we are manufacturing some cheaper 16D4S replacement boards,
renamed Freedom Light.
The Freedom Light does not
have the tray cable fixed on board, but it comes with the double option to
solder the cable directly on board of the Freedom Light or to use the
optional solder less kit. Installers will be free to solder the cable as we
know they prefer to do so, while end user can use the solder less kit to
install without need of soldering tools.
More information are available
on the Matrix Freedom PCB page HERE.
Installation procedure is
same as Matrix Freedom PCB and is available in the download section of the
The Solder Diagram for the
wires (in case you choose not to use the solder less kit), is available HERE.
Stay tuned for the coming
release of the 16D5S drives solution, the MATRIX FREEDOM 1175!
A new Nand reader/writer had
to be developed to interface to the 4GB Corona motherboard due to the new phison
chip and the differences in the communication protocol.
Installation difficulty is
about the same as the old Nand SPI reader (even though the pads are
slightly closer together, installers will have the choice to use a quick
solder board or directly solder wires to the motherboard).
One small note regarding nand
dumps : V2 nand dumps don't have ECC bytes (this is by design, since they
are stripped by the phison controller which also takes care of blocks
remapping and a bunch of other stuff), so scripts that expect them to be
present might need to be modified (either that or they need to be added
after the nand has been dumped).
The final nand reader
software will automatically add/remove ECC bytes to the nand image as to
try to preserve compatibility with existing software as much as possible.
Video Release of coming Freedom 1175 Board Replacement
Before we begin, some notes regarding
the 16D5S drives and why we made the choices that we made :
First of all, the SPI eeprom
is locked just like in the old drives and the WP pad is connected to GND,
thus making it impossible to erase/rewrite.
Why the old Geremia/kamikaze
style method is not feasible in the 16D5S drives :
The area were the WP wire can
be cut is less than 1mm in length and the WP bonding wire runs parallel to
the DO bonding wire with around 0.1mm of separation between them.
Cutting the WP wire without
damaging the DO wire is doable when the chip is decapped and under a good
microscope but we can't see any way where someone can do this without some
serious lab instruments.
For this reasons we have
developed a replacement PCB, similar to our previous Freedom replacement
PCB but with some additional hardware needed to cope with the enhanced
crypto requirements in the 16D5S firmware.
This PCB will replace the
original drive PCB and work on any unmodded Xbox360 (including the 4GB V2
coronas and those with dashboard 15572+ ).
The firmware is finished and
stable and has all the features you would expect :
stealth, XGD3, all titles
work (basically everything iXtreme 3.0 has) plus some additional features
that we are testing and considering for inclusion in the final release.
The new video which we
quickly threw together first shows a 16D5S drive connected to a corona
motherboard (check the marking in the IC and the tracks going to the SATA
connector to see that it really is a 16D5S drive).
An original game is already
inside (drive is upside down to show the PCB) and it is booted to show that
the drive is married to the Xbox motherboard.
The drive is then swapped
with another one with the Matrix replacement PCB already installed, and a
few backups are booted to show it working on the same motherboard.
Additional videos will be
released shortly, but for the moment being our time is better spent in
development than in movie making ;-).
This one was mainly done due
to the leaked video, to show our drive working without all the programming/debugging
hardware that is normally connected to the drives during the development
Stay tuned for more exciting
news in the near future!
1775 Proof of Concept Video.
As a first official announcement after the video
showing our proprietary CFW running back-ups on the 1175 drive leaked, we
have the following to say:
1) The aforementioned video is a POC (Proof of Concept), which should not
be disclosed to the general public. This
video is REAL.
2) Our CFW is currently fully working, is“stealth” on Live, and has all the features of Ixtreme plus some
more goodies regarding AP25 sector management.
Since the video has been leaked, we might consider it “official” now. We
are now going to make another one, more detailed, in order to clear up any
doubts. Stay tuned!
GLitcher II Revision C.
We are releasing today the
Matrix Glitcher II Revision C, adding full support and compatibility for
250 GB Corona
As with the previous version
the Matrix GLitcher II is still a complete plug and play solution. No need
to program it before use, simply install it and select the correct switch
combination for your console.
Additionally, because we
discovered than Glitching the Corona
needs the timing to be extremely precise, we also added a new configuration
procedure using the onboard switches.
User installing the Matrix
Glitcher II Revision C into a Corona
will now have the possibility to test different timings to find the one
that will give them the best Glitch times on the console, and all of this
without need of reprogramming.
Finally, a clarification on SLIM
14719 dashboard support.
You DO NOT need to update
your Matrix Glitcher Firmware to enable glitching of 14719 dashboard, all
you need to do is to reflash your NAND after having patched it with the new
build.py file available HERE or from our DOWNLOAD
Hopefully this will clarify
the many doubts people was having till now :)
dashboard news and more MATRIX TRIDENT reviews.
Some cool guys at www.consoleopen.com
released a new build.py to support the new dashboard
14719 for the SLIM.
We will release anyhow our
code for the SLIM solution in the coming days but, given the above news,
the priority was now switched to complete the FAT compatibility for the new
dashboard as well as Glitcher II update with new XENON timings.
Finally, more TRIDENT reviews
are available from the DOWNLOADsection of our website.
We have released theMATRIX TRIDENT (PSI) installation and
instruction manual. Also available is the diagram to use the MATRIX TRIDENT
with any other glitch device available on the market.
You can get both from our DOWNLOAD
section. (EDIT: Fixed the installation manual download link, sorry about
that guys ! :-) )
We are completing also a
software to enable the easy management of bad blocks when dumping the NAND
and rewriting it to the MATRIX TRIDENT. This software will handle all the
work in case your NAND has bad blocks tht need to be reallocated.
We also would like to inform
everyone that the tests to restore glitch features to SLIM and FAT consoles
that have been updated with the 14717/14719 update are proceeding at fast
More tests are required to
ensure that every bug has been ironed out, but we will have soon good news
for owners of Glitch devices.
the MATRIX TRIDENT.
We are proud to announce the
MATRIX TRIDENT (PSI), the first TRIPLE NAND solution available for Xbox360.
The TRIDENT will transform
your Xbox360 16 MB NAND in 3 independent 16 MB banks that can be read and
write with any available SPI reader/writer solution using software tools
like Nandpro 2.0 and Nandpro 3.0.
trident can work together with any Glitcher solution present in the market.
A flat cable is supplied to
directly connect it to the Matrix GLitcher II, for enhanced performances.
It features a quick solder
board solution for the Trinity slimand an external switch with led indicators to quickly choose which
one of the THREE banks of NAND to use.
With the Matrix Trident you
can assign one bank to the Original NAND, the second bank to boot a modified
dashboard and the third NAND bank to boot Xell or a second dashboard.
Whether you use it for fun or
for hacking purposes, the Trident is going to be the tool of choice to add
extra NAND capacity to your Xbox360.
- Allows for the use of 3 Independent banks of
NAND on the Xbox 360.
- No need to cut any tracks on the Xbox360
- Extenal switch to quickly change among the 3
- Compatible with every glitching solution
present in the market, including Matrix Glitcher II.
- Compatible with any xbox360 with 16 MB NAND.
- Easy to install thanks to quicksolder point
- Blocks can be read / write with any SPI
hardware present in the market.
- Compatible with Nandpro 2.0 and 3.0 software.
Installation Diagram for SLIM
Xbox360 is already available in the DOWNLOAD section of the
website. Other models diagram will be uploaded in few hours.A complete installation Tutorial and
usage for the MATRIX TRIDENT will be online by tomorrow.
Finally an announcement for console owners that
had the RGH feature disabled due to recent 14717 dashboard upgrade:
A new solution to re-enable RGH and Trident
Style additional NAND on Fat consoles is under advanced development.
A working solution is already under test and we
will release it right after completing all the needed tests. Fortunately,
due to hardware difference, the changes on Slim were not drastically as the
one implemented on the Fat.
Finally, we have released to
some of our resellers the external programmers for everyone who wants to
get one to fine tune his GLitcher IIperformances or needs a spare part fo his FREEDOM PCB:
Manager V3.0 Released
The Freedom Manager V3.0
compatible with LT+ 3.0 has been released.
To use it simply unzip it,
run it, and press “WRITE IXTREME FW”, the Manager will take care of all.
That’s as easy as it comes
when using the Freedom PCB :).
You can download it from our
Download section, or just click HERE.
11 , 2012
2 Tutorial and Fine tuning software released.
The Tutorial, the Software and
the first reviews for the Matrix Glitcher 2 are now available in the
Download section of our website.
Feel free to deep test the
software and forward us any comment and suggestion to improve it.
We have some more cool news
coming next week so, stay tuned! :)
the Matrix Glitcher II
We are proud to announce the
availability of the Matrix Glitcher II.
Thanks to the hundreds of
feedbacks we received from our distributors and testers around the world,
we decided to release an updated version of the Matrix Glitcher.
Someof the new features include:
·Preprogrammed with a brand new and advanced Matrix
·Compatible with all Xbox360 SLIM and FAT models
and Xenon motherboard)
·On board switch to quickly select console type and
·Future-proof updateable with external USB programmer
·After-installation fine tuning of glitch timings to
better fit each different console (external USB programmer needed)
·Unique Serial code identification for each Glitcher
II verifiable online.
connecting the GLitcher II to a PC (using the same external programmer as
the one used in the Matrix Freedom PCB), the installer will be able to
cycle through 7 different timings for each console models of the Fat
Xbox360 and 3 different timings settings for the Slim Xbox360.
will allow the installers to fine tune the Glitcher II to the best
available settings for each console.
features will be given with future software releases, to enable an even
more deep interaction of the Matrix Glitcher II with your Xbox360.
Goods are in
stock and already shipping to our official resellers. You can find the
nearest one to you on our Resellers page.
Installation Diagrams are
already available here.A small
tutorial on the use of the External Programmer to connect the Matrix
Glitcher II to the PC and how to use the “Fine Tuning” feature will be
Hope you all will
enjoy this new product as much as we enjoyed developing it.
Reviews, Tutorials and Resellers.
More reviews added!Some of them include also a nice tutorial
to remove your LiteOn DG-16D4S PCB and swap it with an unlocked Matrix
Freedom PCB.Be sure to check them
in the DOWNLOAD
section of our website.
Also more and more shops are
becoming part of our reseller network, so don’t miss to check out also our
Freedom PCB Reviews and Matrix Team Support Forums!
The first two reviews for the
Freedom PCB have been published.
We will place the links to
the various reviews into the DOWNLOAD section.
We are also addinglinks to different forums that have
offered to open a Support Section for the Matrix Team products.
The Freedom PCB is a full replacement for your Liteon DG-16D4S
Drives PCB, and
fully compatible with 9504, 0272, 0225, 1071 and 0401 DVD
You can get your Freedom PCB
complete with the external programmer from one of our official reseller.
Below is a picture of Final
Product and package content. Check the Freedom PCB product Page for more
Freedom PCB is now fully in stock!
Our long awaited Replacement
PCB for Xbox360 Liteon DG-16D4S drives is now fully in stock.
Due to a big request from our
customers we decided to add also a solder free system to the Freedom Board.
This add on will allow even
users with no solder tools to replace their DG-16D4S board.
We suggest anyhow to solder
the motor wires to the Freedom board, as, in the end,there is nothing better than a good old
solder point :)
A quick tutorial and
installation guide is available HERE.
We have the production
capacity to satisfy any request.
Freedom installation Tutorial
The first release of the
installation tutorial for the Matrix Freedom is available in the download
section of our website.
We will release better
tutorials and links to the first reviews in the coming days.
Get all you need to install
and run your FREEDOM PCB from HERE.
Glitcher boot times on Slim Xbox360.
A very smart guy who goes by the nick “ameel”
discovered an interesting and unusual solution to the unreliable boot times
problem that all current glitching solutions suffer from on slim Xbox 360s.
The problem with glitching slim consoles
resides in the need to send a glitch signal with some very precise
parameters that are hard to control on the simple XC2C64A cpld, especially
due to the higher clock frequency and the currently used injection point.
Increasing the wire length "fixes" this problem probably due to
the added distortion, ringing, etc. that is added to the glitching signal.
This will have to be analyzed in more details with the right equipment.
For the moment being, what's important is that it's a possible fix that
many people seems to be very happy with, so we give our warm
congratulations to “ameel” for this ingenuous solution! Original
thread available here:
For everyone installing a
Matrix Glicher in a Slim Xbox360, simply make
the wire for PAD A of a length of between 25-30 cm.
Everything else is unchanged.
Freedom PCB for Liteon DG-16D4S Drives
We are happy to announce the
release and stock availability for the “Matrix Freedom PCB”, a swap
solution compatible with all the Liteon DG-16D4S drives.
·Compatible with 9504, 0272, 0225, 1071 and 0401 DVD
·External programmer to enable/disable write protect and
re-flash firmware. No need to open again the DVD or the Xbox360 once
·Solderless option available!
·Easily programmable using any SATA programming tool.
·Quick reading and writing times.
·Fully compatible with Jungleflasher software.
Stock will be shipping to our
distributors from November, 8th 2011, preorder yours from our official reseller list.
Glitcher copies issues.
We are receiving tons of
e-Mail complaining about the presence of Matrix Glitcher copies present in
Many of these copies are even
made with re-marked Xilinx parts. Unfortunately there is nothing we can
really do at the moment except to help you to identify the copies.
What you CAN do, to be sure
to purchase an original product, is to purchase only from our official reseller list and to avoid websites like
Rambogames and Dealextreme that are offering cheap imitations.
We do stand 100% behind the
quality of our products, and we do take full responsibility and offer a
full exchange program for any faulty piece, but we cannot take
responsibility for the issues with the copies.
Support for the GliGli hack and the Matrix Glitcher.
The guys at xboxhacker.org
solved the issues that prevented the successful application of the GliGli hack
to the Xbox360 Falcon motherboards and released a new glitching software
for it that now includes also the Falcon models. Kudos to everyone involved
You can download the new
software from GITHUB or from the download
section of our website, HERE.
diagrams and new tutorials for Slim and Phat Xbox360 !
We upgraded and updated the
tutorial and the diagrams for the Matrix GLitcher.
All the files are available
on the DOWNLOAD section of our website.
to know how quick the Matrix Glitcher is?
Some people wrote to us
asking how quick the Matrix Glitcher is in booting Xell.
Here is a video we found on
the web. We believe that a third party test done by a professional
installer is worth more than a thousand words we could wrote:Matrix Glitcher Test(Alternate link)
Have fun! :)
Matrix NAND Programmer is shipping!
The first batch of Matrix NAND
Programmer has been assembled and is shipping to our resellers.
It features a
PIC18F2455 microcontroller for stable and quick reading/writing of all NAND
models available on the different XBOX360 models.The Matrix NAND programmer is also fully
compatible with NANDPRO 2.0e and several other third party programming
·Fast USB SPI 360 NAND programmer.
·Fully compatible with all XBOX360 NAND models.
·Fully compatible with NandPro2.0e Software and other
third party software.
·Easily reprogrammable with via USB connector.
·Quick reading and writing times.
·Microchip based for enhanced stability.
Matrix NAND Programmer is alive!
will start batch production from tomorrow and delivery to resellers from the
tidy and neat product is a cheap and solid alternative to the more
expensive programmers out there.
First batch of
Matrix Glitcher is ready!
Here is a picture
of the first batch of the Glitcher for the XBOX360 coming out of the
Resellers are already receiving their stock.The NAND programmer is delayed until
Thursday next due to local holydays.
Happy hacking to
September 07, 2011
We are back.
years since we gave our last contribution to the scene we decided that it
was time to come back as we think that there is still lot of work to be
done to bring innovation and quality in the console market. After all we do still love this
job too much : ).
A big difference
from the past will be that we are not going to focus anymore on a single
console, but we are going to spread our product line across all the
consoles available on the market.
Our first product
is going to be based on the GliGli hack. Maybe many do not fully realize
it, but this guy made a hell of an Engineering work to get to that result
and I personally want to congratulate him for having found something that
is worth to be called an “Hack” !
To celebrate him
and our comeback we decided to call this first new product “The Matrix
If you are asking
yourself why, you should remember “The Matrix” movie:
Trinity: A déjà
vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change