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Credit: Dustin from Xbox Support For the June 12/20 Dashboard update Info

Credit: Wiki Some of the information.


4 September 2014 2.0.16767.0

System Software/Xbox Live Changes

No info

4 June 2014 2.0.16756.0

System Software/Xbox Live Changes

-Entertainment apps can be accessed without paying for an Xbox Live Gold membership. Colors changed to darker green.

1 April 2014 2.0.16747.0

System Software/Xbox Live Changes

-Xbox Video rentals started on one platform can be continued on another.


12 December 2013 2.0.16547.0

System Software/Xbox Live Changes

-Some changes have been made to how child accounts are managed and created.

26 August 2013 2.0.16537.0

System Software Changes/Other

-Available for users who signed up to the Xbox 360 Beta Registration
-Purchases are now made with local currency, instead of Microsoft Points.
-Increased Performance for Dashboard Interaction
-Auto-Downloads option available to automatically download game and app updates
-Color Scheme change: Darker Greens and Greys similar to Xbox One Dashboard

19 February 2013 2.0.16203.0

System Software Changes/Other

-Added new dashboard style, other security updates. Anti-Piracy 3.0, XGD 4.5 Challenge responses has been updated


27 November 2012 2.0.16202.0

System Software Changes/Other

-Displaying the incorrect playlist name when launching a playlist from Xbox SmartGlass to the console
-An error with Xbox Video closed-captioning
-An error with Xbox Music that some were experiencing

16 October 2012 2.0.16197.0

System Software Changes/Other

-Added Internet Explorer browserto Apps

-Added: "My Pins" panel

-Added: "Recent"panel

-Added: Recommendation panels to Dashboard

-Added: Ability to name console from settings

-Added: Access to Xbox Video and Xbox Music apps

-Added: SmartGlass

-Added: Play To

-Added: Gamertag in corner of screen now shows users email address Added: "Security Proofs"underAccount Security Added: Add new anti-piracy scheme on AP 2.5 and XGD3

-Modified: Smaller background stage size

-Modified: Dashboard tiles enlarged

-Modified: Combined TVandVideo intoTV & Movies

-Fixed: USB bug when unplugged from console

-Removed: CompanionDevices from ConsoleSettings

-Removed: Facebook & Twitter from Social Apps with introduction of Internet Explorer

Unpublished Changes

-Authentication servers updated

28 August 2012 2.0.16145.0

Will update when I get info.

9 August 2012 2.0.16113.0

Updated BETA

System Software Changes/Other

-Adds Internet Explorer browser to Apps
-Dashboard tiles enlarged
-Adds "My Pins" panel
-Adds "Recent" panel
-Adds recommendation panels to Dashboard
-Smaller background stage size
-Fixes USB bug when unplugged from console
-Combined TV and Video into TV & Movies
Removed Companion Devices from Console Settings
-Ability to name console from settings
-Added option to turn on SmartGlass
-Added option to enable Play To
-Added gamertag in corner of screen now shows users email address

Unpublished Changes

-Authentication servers updated

27 July 2012 2.0.16091.0

-Xbox first public beta

The update will contain select dashboard features, including:

-Internet Explorer for Xbox
-Personalized dashboard recommendations
-Enhanced category search and discovery features

System Software Changes/Other

-Adds Internet Explorer browser to Apps
-Dashboard tiles enlarged (Except TV)
-Adds "My Pins" panel
-Adds "Recent" panel
-Adds recommendation panels to Dashboard
-Smaller background stage size

12/20 June 2012 2.0.15574.0

Jtags return to online for the public

Jtags were online for about a month. Kvs last about 1-3 weeks. Got patched by a silent update.

Kinect Changes

-Bing voice search available in Australia and New Zealand

12/20 June 2012 2.0.15572.0

There are some changes to the menu structure regarding account security. Some items have been consolidated.

The following features are now located in the Account Security menu, under Account Management, which is accessible from the Settings hub:

-Change Password
-Remove Messenger Password
-Change Windows Live ID Password at Sign-In
-Pass Code

Until now, several account security features; such as Change Password, Change Windows Live ID, and Pass Code; were located in different locations throughout the Dashboard. As a part of the Spring 2012 System Update, account security features were consolidated in a single menu location, Account Security, to reduce customer confusion when locating and managing the security of their Xbox LIVE account.

Downloaded game content often presents a challenge to customers when attempting to locate a specific game within a large library of titles. As a part of the Spring 2012 System Update, a new sub-menu; as well as sorting categories have been added within the My Games library to improve efficiency when searching for game content.

The following sub-menu selections are now available in the My Games Library

Show All Games: Displays all available games and includes updated sorting categories.

Sort Titles: Displays titles either alphabetically or by recently downloaded or accessed content.

The Manage Exercise Info feature has been added to allow upcoming games to deliver features, such as leaderboards and exercise challenges that include gamer-specific metrics like calories burned and physical intensity. As a part of the Spring 2012 System Update, customers can benefit from the Manage Exercise Info feature by entering and storing personal attributes as a part of their profile. Entered data and selected settings impact offline accounts and Free and/or Gold online accounts.

Customers are asked to enter four key attributes when setting up or managing exercise info:

Height, Weight, Age, and Gender (HAWG).

Many popular Kinect titles currently gather HAWG from customers to calculate fitness metrics, such as calories burned during an exercise routine. The Manage Exercise Info feature is designed to reduce the effort required when trying a new fitness game or app by asking the customer to enter their attributes only once.

For the first time, Xbox is partnering with global media rating companies, such as Nielsen in the United States, to track what kind of content is consumed by Xbox users. Nielsen measures the shopping and media consumption of an estimated 10 million consumers worldwide by monitoring contracted households known as "Nielsen Familes." Then, using various measurement methods and averaging statistics applied across subsets of a region's populace; Nielsen assists media companies to better understand viewers, listeners, and the industry as a whole. Information provided by Nielsen provides insights into audience measurement, advertising effectiveness, and overall marketing performance; as well as cross-platform strategies.

The ratings collection feature is off by default. Customers participating in the rating system need to turn this feature on to allow content to be tracked with no additional user effort. Customers can turn this feature on and off as needed by completing a few simple steps in the Console Settings area fo the Xbox Dashboard.


-Avatar store added to social on the dashboard
-Updates to the avatar store
-Adds "Manage Exercise Info" to players Profile


System Software Changes/Other

Avatar Store added to social on the Dashboard
Updates to the Avatar Store
Adds "Manage Exercise Info" to players Profile
Adds the option to select or remove TV providers in settings > TV
Adds the option to turn off Ratings Collection Sound in settings > Console Settings > Audio
Disables support for unlicensed 3rd-party wireless controllers (e.g. Datel Wildfire Evo).
Bing Pic in Bing Search switch now (Germany)

Xbox Live Changes
Improvements and preparation for future Xbox live Enhancements

Unpublished Changes

CB has Changed
RC4 Keystream Calc Has Changed ("Salt" added to process block)

23 February 2012 2.0.14719.0

-Fixes the party glitch in which the player's name is shown on every gamertag in a party
-Fixes voice recognition issues for non-English users for Kinect

16 February 2012 2.0.14717.0

Flashes the CB to prevent the Reset Glitch Hack on original Xbox 360 models.
-Fixes color space issue and improves overall performance.
-Requires Credit Card to be added to use the 1 Month Gold free trial membership (Free trial will now be set initially for Auto-Renewal.


6 December 2011(Metro Design) 2.0.14699.0

Design Changes

Complete design change in the Metro Design Language, with an interface similar to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 operating system.
Reorganized menus

System Software Changes

-Anti-Piracy 2.5/2.6 scheme updated (Checks different for each console)
-Cloud Storage for Games Saves and Xbox Live Profiles. (Requires Xbox Live Gold -subscription)
-Facebook Sharing.
-Stereoscopic 3D for games & experiences that support it.
-Support for dual play.
-Updated Standard and Kinect Dashboard with Full Voice.
-Bing on Xbox Live (Console Content Search).
-New toast notifications: (Gamertag) is playing this.

Xbox Live Changes

-Expanded Kinect Voice Support.
-Netflix UI changed
-Netflix parties removed
-Live television on Xbox 360 with Bing Search support

11 October 2011 2.0.13604.0

System Software Changes/Other

-This is a general system maintenance update and there are no new features that will show up once the system has been updated.
-Support for real time update dae.bin table Anti-Piracy 2.5/2.6 over Xbox Live
-Update contained a compatibility patch for the new Xbox 360 Speed Wheel.

19 July 2011 2.0.13599.0

System Software Changes/Other

-Mandatory update that prepared for subsequent growth of the service.
-Anti-Piracy 2.5 scheme updated to 2.6
-Reflashes the DVD drive PLDS DG-16D4S new stock firmware 0272 and locks SPI.

19-31 May 2011 2.0.13146.0

System Software Changes

-Reflashes the DVD drives to support XGD3 Media : PLDS DG-16D4S, PBDS VAD6038 and PLDS DG--16D2S, to a new stock firmware : 0272, 04421C, 02510C. Also patches Samsung MS25 & MS28.
-Anti-Piracy 2.5 scheme updated.
-Support for the new XGD3 disc format for games, adds 1GB of usable disk space and extra anti-piracy features to new games.
-Adds a new 1 hour Auto-Off setting in addition to the 6 hour Auto-Off setting previously available.

Xbox Live Changes

-Adds PayPal support as a payment option for all Xbox Live users, except : Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.


-Minor bugfix.

19 January 2011 2.0.12625.0.0

System Software Changes

-Adds further anti-piracy 2.5 scheme to more popular games Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
-Fixes Boot to Disc option.


1 November 2010 2.0.12611.0

Jtags get PATCHED(online) for the public!!

Kinect Dashboard/System Software Changes

-Adds the ability to install game updates to the HDD. (select games only)
-Adds the new anti-piracy 2.5 scheme to newly released games Fable III, Need for Speed: --Hot Pursuit and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
-Adds a visual refresh to incorporate elements of Microsoft's Metro design style.
-New boot screen animation with redesigned Xbox 360 orb and ribbons.
-Improved Avatars to 2.0 version with human-like proportions.
-Improved HDD load time.

Xbox Live Changes

-Adds ESPN as an app download via Xbox Live. Certain ISPs do not support the service. ESPN can be limited or blocked entirely.
-Updates Zune adding Zune Music and ZunePass functionality.
-Updates Game Marketplace with a Metro-style redesign and easier navigation.
-New codec for Xbox Live voice chat that improves communication quality.
-Better connection when using a wireless network adapter.
-Improved Netflix integration by enabling to search the entire Netflix catalog from within the console.
-Added Netflix support for Canada.
-Improved "toast" notifications. One example being "Friends using this app" now shows when a friend uses Facebook instead of it referred to as a "game" when you start it.

Kinect Changes

-Adds a motion menu specialized for Kinect under system settings.
-Adds Kinect Functionality for Zune,, Sky Player.
-Adds Video Kinect as an app download via Xbox Live. This app lets players video chat with the Kinect sensor bar.

6 April 2010 2.0.9199.0

Jtags Online Publicly The most famous Modding dash in the history of Modding 9199 <3

System Changes

-Allows up to two USB flash drives or external hard drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more up to 16 GB each, 32GB combined.
-Allows content transfer to another attached storage device. Content transfer does not copy installed games.
-Restores to banned consoles the ability to install games to hard drive, which decreases load times and eliminates noise due to disc spin.


23 October 2009 2.0.8955.0

System Software Changes

-Disables support for 3rd-party memory cards (e.g. Datel Max Memory).
-Detects all consoles with any firmware version of Xtreme or iXtreme until 1.61.
-Disables hard drive installs for banned consoles, can no longer be used as a media center, and user information, such as profiles and game saves, appear corrupted when used on another console.

Xbox Live Changes

-Enables (previously inactive) WPA2 support for the official Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter.
-Enabled Facebook, Twitter, and Zune Marketplace on November 17, 2009. Facebook, Twitter and are only available to Xbox Live Gold Members.

23 September 2009 2.0.8507.0

System Software/Xbox Live Changes

-Mandatory update that prepared for subsequent growth of the Xbox 360 console and/or Xbox Live. Specifically, preparations for the additions of Facebook, Twitter, and to the dashboard.

11 August 2009 2.0.8498.0

System Software Changes

-Fixes the JTAG hack.
-Update that fixes issues with limited games and with dashboard.
-Adds Display Discovery to allow console to override factory settings for HDTV resolutions and refresh rates. Also discovers the best possible resolution and refresh rates that the -HDTV is capable of displaying (Selected HDTVs).
-Adds HDMI Reference Levels
-Fixes a vulnerability used to run arbitrary code.
-Ability to eject tray using a gamepad even when a disc is already inserted. (X Button)
-Improves Xbox Guide performance.
-Reduces hard drive game installation sizes.
-Adds a Clear Cache option to the storage units.

Xbox Live Changes

-Adds the Avatar Marketplace.
-Adds Games on Demand to the Game Marketplace.
-Community Games rebranded to Indie Games.
-Adds the ability to rate content (Uses a 5-star rating system).
-Introduces Xbox Live Gold Member Veteran Status.
-Improves Netflix.
-Users can now change the instant queue from the console.
-Adds Netflix movie parties.
-Adds a "Prizes" area to Xbox Live Primetime.
-Xbox Live Primetime (Summer 2009).
-Play game shows with friends over Xbox Live to win Microsoft Points and Themes (For example: 1 vs. 100).

2 April 2009 2.0.7371.0


Update that fixes issues with limited games.

3 February 2009 2.0.7363.0

System Software/Other

Mandatory update that fixed HDMI audio issues caused by the New Xbox Experience update.


19 November 2008 2.0.7357.0

NXE: New Xbox Experience

System Software Changes

-Completely redesigned GUI with a navigation system similar to that of Windows Media Center.
-New pop-up/in-game Live Guide, using a redesigned version of the blades interface.[31]
-New sound effects (menus only, notification sounds remain the same).
-Ability to preview themes before setting them.
-Ability to disable notifications (new messages, chat requests, etc.) or mute the notification sound.
-Support for 1440900 and 16801050 16:10 resolutions (letterboxed) over VGA, HDMI and when using DVI.
-Ability to change to QWERTY keyboard in place of alphabetical keyboard.

Xbox Live Changes

-Xbox Live Party allowing for eight-person chat and image sharing.
-Fully customizable Avatars for use in upcoming games and on Xbox Live.[32] (Some current games also received an update on November 19 to support the new Avatars).[33]
-Access Xbox Live Marketplace on a PC via with the ability to queue downloads to the Xbox 360.[34]
-Ability to watch Netflix movies on an Xbox 360. (User must be in the US, a Gold Xbox Live member, and a Netflix Unlimited subscriber)
-Increases the Active Downloads queue limit from 6 to 40.


-Option to install games to hard drive in order to decrease load times and to make the hardware quieter. The disc must still be present for the game to load.
-Information from Xbox Live regarding the game in the disc tray.
-Quick Launch for launching games on the console.
-Ability to remove games with 0 gamerscore from the profiles played games list.
-Upon starting any Xbox 360 game, users will be notified if any of their friends and/or party are playing the same game.
-Auto Start Option to set whether you want the disc to run/or stay idle when the disc tray closes with a game or media disc inside, by default it's set to run.

NOTE: Update requires 128 MB of free memory

Microsoft has stated that the NXE will be released to non Xbox Live members (e.g.: on DVD in OXM) at a later date It is now also available with certain games on the disc itself.

6 August 2008 2.0.6717.0

System Software Changes/Other

Mandatory update that prepared for subsequent growth of the service.

18 April 2008 2.0.6690.0

System Software Changes/Other

Mandatory update that prepared for subsequent growth of the Xbox 360 console and/or Xbox Live.


4 December 2007 2.0.6683.0

System Software Changes

-Support for MPEG-4 Part 2 video playback and AC3 audio. (With Optional Media Update)
-Original Xbox games played now appear in the user's played games list.
-Parental Timer.
-Xbox Guide opens significantly faster.
-Game gameplay fades out when console is turned off.
-Redesigned user interface.
-Improved performance.

Xbox Live Changes

-Inside Xbox news feed.
-The marketplace has been redesigned and is now more organized.
-The user's downloaded videos are now organized by TV show and season.
-Social Networking features.


-Players can now put their name, city of residence and a biography under their gamertag.
-Adds the ability to view users' friends' friends list (Friends of Friends).
-Xbox Live Arcade trial games are no longer written to Gamercard.

20 September 2007 2.0.5787.0

-Prepared the system for communication with the Xbox 360 Big Button Controller (bundled with Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action).

7 August 2007 2.0.5766.0

-Prepared the system for communication with the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Les Paul wireless guitar controller.

9 May 2007 2.0.5759.0

System Software Changes

-Switchable aspect ratio during video playback (Auto to Letterbox, Zoom, Stretch, Native).
-The information bar that turns on via the On-Screen Display (OSD) now shows exactly how much time has lapsed in the playback of the video file.
-Windows Media protected content (WM-DRM), which can now be streamed from the PC to the console. If the WM-DRM license is missing or corrupted, then a specific error message is displayed to the user. Bookmarking is also stored for protected content.
-Option to boot straight into Media Center Extender mode (as well as changing the MC logo to the Vista version).
-Low-power background download function. The storage device, one core of the CPU, the fans, and any other components required for downloading remain powered, but rest of the system, such as the GPU and the disc drive, is shut off. System completely powers off once downloads are complete.
-Download blocks to prevent a download from starting if it will not fit onto a storage device, without deducting any points associated with the content item.

Xbox Live Changes

-A separate, fifth blade for the Marketplace.
-A more consistent interface for the Marketplace.
-Option to automatically download all free Xbox Live Arcade games.


-Two new languages, Russian and Polish.
-Title of a game (when inserted into system) appears in the tray icon on the Dashboard menu. When highlighted, achievements and Gamerscore are displayed for that game based on the signed-in user.
-Support for MPEG-4 videos.
-Windows Live Messenger integration with the Dashboard.
-Support for "Reference Levels" to video.
-The ability to see the percentage of downloaded Video Marketplace content and where the chapters exist for the said file.
-More specific Achievement Unlocked message, detailing the achievement unlocked and how many points it is worth.

9 January 2007 2.0.4552.0

System Software Changes

-Fixed a Privilege escalation vulnerability in the Hypervisor that allowed non-signed code (such as Linux) to run on the Xbox 360, with direct hardware access.


30 November 2006 2.0.4548.0

-Improved support for HD video output over VGA, including 1080p resolution
-Improved plug and play performance for wired headsets when being used with wireless controllers
-Changes made to recently played games list to improve accuracy

31 October 2006 2.0.4532.0


-HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables.
-Xbox 360 HD DVD Player support.
-Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software, or Windows Media Connect.
-Play video from storage devices such as USB flash drives, Xbox 360 Memory Units, etc.
-Play video from CD or DVD data discs.
-Xbox 360 Wireless Headset support, including battery level indicator in the Xbox Guide.
-Video support for 50 Hz HDTV modes (DVD and HD DVD only).
-Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel support.
-Set up automatic downloads of newly released Xbox Live Arcade trial games.
-Support for upcoming release of XNA Game Studio Express (separate download and subscription required.)
-Stream music, pictures and video from a Zune device.

Xbox Live Arcade
-Lightning-fast enumeration and listing of all Xbox Live Arcade games on the console.
-Find games quickly with two new sort options: Recently Played and By Category.
-Have all new Xbox Live Arcade games at the ready with auto downloads. Auto downloads optionally adds newly released trial versions of games to active downloads when you enter Xbox Live Arcade.
-View full achievement info in Xbox Live Arcade, including icons, achievement point details, and descriptions.
-Friends leaderboard: Compare yourself with friends and view leaderboard details right from the Xbox dashboard.
-Tell a friend: Send a message to a friend about your newest favorite Xbox Live Arcade game.

DVD Player
-Optionally disable notifications from Xbox Live while watching DVD movies.
-Improved support for audio streams on incorrectly authored DVDs.
-Better handling of unreadable discs.
-Updated count-down timer.
-HD DVD player support.
-Added zoom support for non-anamorphic content.
-Added support to Family Settings to block Unrated Content

Video Player
-Improved support for extended all black scenes in WMV content.
-Added support for Windows Media Video 9 Advanced profile video.
-Screen saver now becomes active when videos are paused.
-Now shares UI and player controls with DVD player.
-Improved video playback while downloading from Xbox Live.
-Added skip controls (forward approx. 30 seconds, back approx. 7 seconds).
-Improved messaging around unplayable video content.
-Added time elapsed and time remaining displays.
-Improved playback of high bit-rate HD content on fragmented hard drives.
-Improved visual quality of video playback.
-Added selectable display modes: default and letterbox zoom.

-New locale setting for China
-Improved German translations in console settings.
-Improved German translations in memory area.
-Improved Japanese translations in Family Settings.
-Added localized text for all supported languages in pictures area
-Improved Spanish translations in camera effects.
-Improved locale-specific decimal denominators.
-Added localization support for title menu and main menu in the DVD player.
-Added localization support for Attempting to Read Media system message.

Memory Area
-Added support for Xbox 360 HD DVD Player content..
-Added new page for viewing content size by category.

Other System Improvements
-Updated support for new Daylight Savings changes coming in 2007.
-Improved support for games to better handle host migration in multi-player matches.
-Improved Xbox Live Vision camera support for changing room lighting while zooming.
-Background downloaded videos appear in video area
-Improved Xbox Live Vision camera support while using VGA.
-Playing photo slideshows from PC now maintains picture folder hierarchy.
-Improved user experience when playing and deleting videos from the Games or Media areas.
-Improved handling of invalid characters during Xbox Live signup.
-Better handling of watermarks in gamer cards.
-Improved text for Windows Media Connect..
-Improved UI performance in Media Center Extender
-Improved connection support for Buffalo WZR-G108 wireless router when using Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter.
-Redownload of deleted Arcade Games no longer re-enumerates all games on the Arcade page.
-Improved visual display of text in themes.
-Improved support for CD playback after signing up for Xbox Live and losing network -connectivity.
-Improved support for long names of items memory area.
-Improved handling of gamer pictures downloaded from Xbox Live.
-Improved background download notifications when downloading many small items from Xbox Live.
-Improved support for custom backgrounds after returning to the Xbox Dashboard from the ---Account Management area.
-Improved network reliability between Windows Media Center Extender on Windows Vista and --Xbox 360 consoles using Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter.
-Improved voice chat quality in Xbox Dashboard and in-game chats.
-Improved messaging when failing to connect to Windows Media Center Extender.
-Improved USB keyboard support when using a USB hub.
-Improved consistency of user experience when deleting various types of content.
-Improved handling of low storage space for background downloads.
-Improved handling of Picture streaming from attached Digital Cameras over MTP protocol
-Improved error messaging for optional iPod support download when storage devices are full.
-Improved handling of multi-key repeating for USB keyboards.
-Expanded Family Settings to include support for blocking unrated DVDs and videos.
-Added ability to clear space from storage devices in download areas.
-Added support for low-speed and full-speed USB keyboards.
-Improved CapsLock behavior for USB keyboards.
-Improved look and feel in Xbox Live Marketplace and Xbox Live Arcade areas.
-Added redeem code option to Xbox Live signup.
-Removed system message at the start of new downloads. Messages will be displayed for completed items.
-Added support for CCV credit card validation field in Xbox Live Marketplace purchase areas.
-Updated More Information instructions in the Xbox Dashboard for connecting an Xbox 360 console to a Windows PC to stream digital media content.
-Added auto-scroll to long text descriptions in Xbox Dashboard UI.
-Improved support for DVD insertion while playing a video file.

13 June 2006 2.0.2858.0

One,small fix that improves character recognition for those users that are using the localized Chinese language version of the dashboard on their Xbox 360.

6 June 2006 2.0.2857.0


-Download manager - Marketplace items now download in the background, queue up to six pieces of content
-DVD bookmark support will remember the films timing and location when resuming viewing
-Fast-forward and rewind now offered at 2x -16x for any videos saved to hard drive
-Boot to Dashboard setting will bypass the loading of any disc in the drive and open directly to Dashboard during power-on
-Begin slideshows from any photo
-Music player saves shuffle setting
-Much player save repeat setting
-Music player now displays which file is currently playing in the playlist
-Music volume level persists between game / reboots
-8 new locales added (Chile, Brazil, India, South Africa, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
-Separate settings now offered for Game and User volume controls
-Themes can now be set from the System blade on the Dashboard
-User-selected music continues play when switching from Dashboard to game or game to Dashboard
-All Arcade Games added as a selection in the Xbox Live Arcade area
-Personal gamer pictures allowed as Gamertiles displayed only to those on your Friends List
-Added support to disable sound effects when navigating Dashboard
-Instantaneous Change Theme option added upon downloading new Dashboard themes
-Preserve folder structure of source when viewing photos
-A / B labels now provided to identify memory units in Dashboard
-Online status set to Away when screensaver becomes active


DVD Player
-Improved audio/video sync after extended pauses
-Improved visual quality
-DVD player outputs at native resolution over VGA connection
-Improved playback smoothness
-Improved fast-forward and rewind smoothness
-DVD play continues to attempt to read a disc after disc read error
-DVD play Pause Play jitter / out of synch issues improved
-DVD play Slow Play Play jitter / out of synch issues improved
-Repaired issues with missing menu selection icon from DVD disc menu for certain films
-Improved Xbox 360 Guide efficiency during certain films
-Repaired playback stutter during certain films
-Music Player
-Player now populates music data (Title, Artist, etc.) when no track information is available
-User music is now pauses, instead of stopping, when games override user-selected background music
-Selecting an artists <UNTITLED> album no longer displays <UNTITLED> albums for all artists
-Improved performance when retrieving playlists from a Windows Media connection
-List music tracks in track-order when viewing albums by specific artist
-Unified music controls for music player in Dashboard and pop-up Guide
-Improved playback for Mono AAC-encoded files
-Improved connection timing between console and CD database over Internet
-Player no longer allows hard-drive selection when no hard-drive is connected
-Removed handling of MTP/USB devices when playing music from them more robust
-Improved error codes / messaging associated with unplayable content

Localization Improvements
-Fixed partially truncated strings in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian
-Korean clock / date format corrected after initial set-up
-Fixed system hang when changing the language of the console immediately after signing out
-Korean virtual keyboard down navigation now works for lower-right button
-Korean virtual keyboard caps disabled for input mode
-Fixed overlapping characters for pre-paid Gold membership card (Japanese localization)
-Removed extra spaces in several translated words (French localization)
-PC name displayed properly when containing Japanese characters
-Support single apostrophe character for Japanese virtual keyboard

Memory Area Improvements
-Streamlined selection no profile selection required
-Improved overall performance, allowing quicker access to content
-Improved content views including name, file type, size, profile owner and location
-Faster identification of file types and fewer steps for actions such as copy, move, delete, etc.
-Capacity (or percentage-full) of storage device now consistent between select-a-device and storage scenes
-Device selection now shown on each screen to improve usability

Miscellaneous System Improvements
-Time elapsed now displayed when playing music files
-Enhanced categorization of media library
-Accelerated scrolling of large music lists
-New shuffle icon
-Repeat / Shuffle icon now operates as toggle button
-Default button for manual IP address is now A instead of Done
-Hidden and system folders are no longer displayed from MTP / mass storage devices
-Difficulty levels for gamer profiles ordered correctly
-Added additional line and word-wrap to Publisher in video area
-Shuffle / Random no longer skips last image in list when viewing photos
-Improved handling of Friend Requests between Gamertags that have changed names
-No longer asked Exist to Dash? when switching between areas in the Dashboard
-New error messages for when Windows Live ID requires password change
-Unlocked Achievements now displayed first in Game Summary page
-Selecting an Achievement now shows the specific Achievement details
-Full date now displayed for Member Since and Next Bill Date tabs on Membership scene
-Updated messaging for deleting arcade games purchased by different profiles
-No longer launch music CD in disc-tray when moving from Live sign-up to Dashboard or -----Network Troubleshooter
-Improved voice quality when connected through wired gamepad
-Show Last Played Game selection in Xbox Live Arcade first before enumerating all games (when Arcade game was last game played)
-Improved performance of picture enumeration from iPods formatted for Mac
-Adopt latest updates to Cero-based ratings for Family Settings
-Show videos downloaded from Marketplace in the Video area of the Media blade
-Improved usability around Play Now when downloading demos, trailers and videos
-Added support for South Africa-specific Family Settings
-Updated support for Japanese game ratings
-Video area changed to include game trailers and entertainment videos
-Improved robustness of Gamerscore when doing account recoveries
-Improved messaging around handling corrupt or non-fully recovered profiles
-Improved download performance for popular content being downloaded through Marketplace
-Total USB keyboard support
-Testing Live connection while streaming music from PC works correctly
-Next item / Focus sound not played when scrolling past the bottom of the video list
-Handle profiles on memory units inserted into system while enumerating profiles from other storage locations
-Warning / Alert icons now show as part of deleting items in Memory area
-Repeat rate for remote control matches game controller repeat rate
-A button disabled when in a list with no items available
-Wireless battery level added to mini-pop-up guide over backward-compatible games
-Pop-up guide / Dashboard now supports USB keyboard
-Console no longer enters charge mode when shutdown and the battery has been removed from wireless controller
-System no longer waits indefinitely when attempting to contact Windows Media Connect service on XP PC
-Improved Marketplace storage device selector
-Correctly set focus on selected item when back button pressed on select a game scene
-Notify users when multiple wireless SSIDS with identical names are within reach
-Provide Gold membership information when trying to join a session or accepting game invites with Silver accounts
-New text to highlight the ability to clear the passcode for Live account signing
-Photo slideshow no longer resumes when pressing previous or next from paused state
-Improved handling of corrupt profiles when deleting them
-No longer turn off wireless gamepads after system update reboot
-More robust handling of initial setup experience for memory unit users
-Improved handling of backward-compatible update experience, reboot back into Xbox v1 environment instead of Dashboard
-Improved handling for "block communications" from other players
-Improved keypress sounds when using USB keyboard
-Improved usability and performance of content enumeration for storage devices
-Show visual location for where Xbox Live Arcade games reside
-Improved user messaging when overwriting content while copying
-Improved consistency of messaging between "sign out" and "switch profile"
-Updated troubleshooter text for connection to Windows PC's joined to domain
-Better support for Xbox 360 game disc recognition
-Improved initial setup text messaging
-Improved overall error message terminology
-Game updates downloaded to memory unit no longer show "please reinsert" notification when memory unit removed
-More robust support for handling game deletes from memory unit and simultaneously removing memory unit
-Improved system performance between console and affiliated Windows Media Connect PC

2 March 2006 2.0.2258.0

The March 2006 Xbox 360 update will prepare your Xbox 360 console for future system and title updates.

30 January 2006 2.0.2255.0

-Improvements to the Xbox Guide.
-Option to retain your saved games when you delete a profile.
-Increased accuracy of "last time played."
-Network configuration improvements for Xbox Live members in the Netherlands.
-More detailed messaging for unreadable disk or region errors.


22 November 2005 2.0.2241.0

-System Software Changes
-Update available at product launch.

22 November 2005 2.0.1888.0

First version of the Xbox 360 System Software released.
Original shipped version (The backup of 2.0.1888.0 remains in the backup kernel storage)

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somebody already beat you ;)
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-TanGo- wrotesomebody already beat you ;)

That just the new update, this will be a list.
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Anyone know what was in the Security Update?
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"Reports are flooding in that Microsoft has begun rolling out SystemUpdate version 2.0.15572.0 (Summer 2012 Production Flash). There are no immediate official details from MS regarding it yet, but an announcement from Major Nelson is likely forthcoming. The update is being deployed in waves, so if you haven't received it yet, give it some time and you'll eventually be prompted for it. So far, users who have updated are reporting no adverse effects (on the surface) as far as firmware-flashed 360s are concerned. The team will take a closer look and analyze whether there are any important underlying changes that affect firmware or RGH. Our usual warnings apply."


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Here you guys go, it take me over a hour but enjoy! Any errors let me know.
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Nice post you make helping post alot.
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Nice thread. You should have added this to your Ultimate thread. ;)
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Kawaii wroteNice thread. You should have added this to your Ultimate thread. ;)

Way ahead of you updating that thread right now.
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Great topic! Also i thanked!

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