It was “sneaky” because the patch was mandatory and only supposed to update the dashboard to the new kinect version, but it also activated AP2.5.
I do understand the consequences of modifying such things, but obviously things have changed since I initially did it, hence my question.
After further research I am pretty sure that I’ll be able to play ap2.5 games offline because I won’t apply the dashboard update, but I won’t be able to go online until someone cracks this issue.
And yes, ixtreme firmware is used for playing “backup copies”, that’s no secret. The question was not to debate the morality of software piracy but a technical issue.