Please note that I am not a developer/coder of freeBOOT, I don’t have the source, and I don’t have anything to do with releasing it.
I’m making this post because I am still getting hammered with IMs and questions about the future of freeBOOT. I have been close friends with some of the people involved from the beginning, and I contribute when I can (as evidenced by all my freeBOOT videos on YouTube – I posted the first video of it).
The project is dead. This is confirmed by me via talks with the developers. There will not be a new freeBOOT when the new dash is released. This is not speculation, there are no “unreleased versions,” it was never in development, and there is nobody with the source who is going to release a new version. When pushed for details, it was said that the reason for stopping is due to the primary uses of freeBOOT being shameless piracy and illegitimate money from cheating, neither of which the developers support nor wish to enable.
That being said, that doesn’t mean there won’t be another rebooter released in it’s place. I have no knowledge of any such projects, and it doesn’t look too good considering freeBOOT was the only rebooter released for the 9199 dash, but it is not impossible by any means.
aka no Kinect for JTAG’s. Here’s hoping that something along the lines of XBR4 will come about and save the day.