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 it:
Proceed using Jungleflasher as normal, and your Freedom Light will be
If needed, full instructions are inside the .ZIP files!
November 26, 2012
Matrix Freedom Light for 16D4S, and
coming Matrix Freedom 1175 board replacement for 16D5S.
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 website, HERE.
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
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
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.
September 1, 2012
Official 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
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
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
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 stage.
Stay tuned for more exciting news in the near future!
August 30, 2012
Leaked 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!
August 18, 2012
Matrix 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
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
March 13, 2012
New dashboard news and more MATRIX
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
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 peace.
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.
February 21, 2012
Announcing 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.
The 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.
need to cut any tracks on the Xbox360 motherboard.
Extenal switch to quickly change among the 3 NANDs
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 design.
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.
an announcement for console owners that had the RGH feature disabled due to
recent 14717 dashboard upgrade:
solution to re-enable RGH and Trident Style additional NAND on Fat consoles
is under advanced development.
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.
January 20, 2012
Matrix EXTERNAL PROGRAMMER
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
January 18, 2012
Freedom 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.
January 11 , 2012
Gitcher 2 Tutorial and Fine tuning
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! :)
Announcing 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
a brand new and advanced Matrix Glitching code.
all Xbox360 SLIM and FAT models (except Corona and Xenon motherboard)
·On board switch
to quickly select console type and model.
updateable with external USB programmer (not included).
fine tuning of glitch timings to better fit each different console
(external USB programmer needed)
code identification for each Glitcher II verifiable online.
By 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.
This will allow the installers to
fine tune the Glitcher II to the best available settings for each console.
More 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 available shortly.
Hope you all will enjoy this new product as much
as we enjoyed developing it.
December 06, 2011
New Reviews, Tutorials and
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 growing RESELLER page.
Matrix 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
We are also addinglinks to
different forums that have offered to open a Support Section for the Matrix
Freedom PCB is a full replacement for your Liteon DG-16D4S Drives PCB, and
fully compatible with 9504,
0272, 0225, 1071 and 0401 DVD firmware revisions.
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 info!
November 26, 2011
Matrix Freedom PCB is now fully in
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.
November 25, 2011
Matrix 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.
October 31, 2011
Matrix Glitcher boot times on Slim
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.
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.
October 31, 2011
Matrix Freedom PCB for Liteon
We are happy to announce the release and stock availability for the
“Matrix Freedom PCB”, a swap solution compatible with all the Liteon
9504, 0272, 0225, 1071 and 0401 DVD firmware revision.
programmer to enable/disable write protect and re-flash firmware. No need
to open again the DVD or the Xbox360 once installed.
programmable using any SATA programming tool.
and writing times.
with Jungleflasher software.
Stock will be shipping to our distributors from November, 8th
2011, preorder yours from our official reseller list.
October 27, 2011
Matrix Glitcher copies issues.
We are receiving tons of e-Mail complaining about the presence of
Matrix Glitcher copies present in the market.
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
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.
September 23, 2011
Falcon 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.
September 21, 2011
New diagrams and new tutorials for
Slim and Phat Xbox360 !
We upgraded and updated the tutorial and the diagrams for the Matrix
All the files are available on the DOWNLOAD section of our website.
September 19, 2011
Want to know how quick the Matrix
Some people wrote to us asking how quick the Matrix Glitcher is in
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! :)
September 15, 2011
The Matrix NAND Programmer is
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 tools.
·Fast USB SPI 360
with all XBOX360 NAND models.
with NandPro2.0e Software and other third party software.
reprogrammable with via USB connector.
and writing times.
for enhanced stability.
September 13, 2011
The Matrix NAND Programmer is alive!
We will start batch production from
tomorrow and delivery to resellers from the 15th.
This tidy and neat product is a
cheap and solid alternative to the more expensive programmers out there.
September 09, 2011
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 production line.
Resellers are already receiving their stock.The NAND programmer is delayed until
Thursday next due to local holydays.
Happy hacking to everyone :)
September 07, 2011
We are back.
After several 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
To celebrate him and our comeback we decided to
call this first new product “The Matrix Glitcher”.
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 something.