It appears that Microsoft has managed to find a way to recognize Xbox360 consoles with modified firmwares (both Hitachi-LG and Toshiba-Samsung drives) and start banning them from the LIVE network. Even people using the new firmwares with disc-jitter added get banned. As a result, consumers who try to login to LIVE with a modified console will get an error code (Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190D) when trying to connect to the service.According to the reports Microsoft doesn't ban the LIVE account, they ban the console unique ID serial.
Microsoft bans users with modified Xbox 360 from LIVE
Posted on Friday, May 18 2007 @ 13:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck