A chip in my Xbox360?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Selxis, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Selxis
    OP

    Selxis GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    188
    0
    Aug 28, 2007
    Hello everyone,

    I'm interested in getting a chip in my Xbox360 similar to the one I have in my Wii (Wiikey), so I can either run homebrew or backup games on it.
    However I'm not sure which one is the most popular/works the best at the moment. I have been looking into getting Infectus along with firmware on it, but is it worth it?

    I have a hitachi disc drive in my Xbox model btw.

    Hope I can get some good recommendations from the nice people here. [​IMG]
     


  2. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    Unless your drive is Hitachi 79, you don't need any extra chip for modding your 360.

    Just flash your drive with iXtreme firmware.
     
  3. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    The best way to get backups running on a 360 is no a modchip, it is flashing the dvd drive.

    First you must find out what dvd drive you have.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thats them all i think. There is also a Lite-on drive which is the same drive tray as the BenQ but the lite-on are not flashable. and if you have a Hitachi 79 you will need a chip like martin said so

    Next up is to read the textbook .pdf which can be obtained here: http://www.360mods.net/Downloads/details/id=61.html
    That will give you a fantastic guide on flashing your 360's dvd drive. Or if your not up to flashing it i know someone who does them cheap and i recommend him.
     
  4. Selxis
    OP

    Selxis GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    188
    0
    Aug 28, 2007
    But Martin said I wouldn't need a chip in that case, but just to flash my drive? o_o

    I have the middle one out of those pictures by the way. [​IMG]
     
  5. InfinitiProject

    InfinitiProject Member

    Newcomer
    33
    0
    Apr 22, 2008
    United States
    You would need computer, a sata card or chipset which supports flashing these drives (VIA 6421 is highly recommended)
     
  6. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    martin means you only need a chip for the Hitachi 79.

    Now you know your dvd drive is read the textbook [​IMG]
     
  7. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Member
    3,889
    4
    Jan 14, 2006
    Brazil
    Brazil
    It's more likely than you think.


    PS: Sorry, couldn't resist [​IMG]
     
  8. Selxis
    OP

    Selxis GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    188
    0
    Aug 28, 2007
    Oh god that was lame [​IMG]

    How do you guys burn your Xbox360 ISOs anyway?

    Do you simply obtain your ISO file and burn it with IMGburn, such as with Wii games?
     
  9. Neko

    Neko Been a while.

    Member
    799
    0
    Dec 5, 2006
    Gambia, The
    #gbatemp.net
    There should be a ".dvd" next to your ISO file , just burn the .dvd with IMGBurn. (the ".dvd" contains some important informations for burning DL-DVDs)
     
  10. IOwnAndPwnU

    IOwnAndPwnU GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,123
    0
    Jul 31, 2008
    Canada
    Do you next to purchase external hardware like the modchip or anything? Because if you don't ... I'll mod my XBOX 360.
     
  11. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    You don't need a modchip.

    All you need is a computer with a compatible SATA chipset.
     
  12. MystikEkoez

    MystikEkoez GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    346
    0
    Sep 5, 2006
    United States
    Georgia
    Is your 360 modded martin88?
     
  13. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    Yes. I modded it about a year ago.

    It's definitely worth it, I've enjoyed many games without paying for it.
     
  14. MystikEkoez

    MystikEkoez GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    346
    0
    Sep 5, 2006
    United States
    Georgia
    But I've heard stuff about getting your console banned from Xbox Live.
     
  15. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    only if your .iso's are not Stealthed correctly. Which every scene release is.
     
  16. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    If you play the scene releases only and watch out for nuked bad dumps, you should be fine. I haven't been banned from Live.
     
  17. MystikEkoez

    MystikEkoez GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    346
    0
    Sep 5, 2006
    United States
    Georgia
    So it is impossible for me to mod my 360 if it's a recent revision using a newer DVD drive?
     
  18. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    The unmoddable DVD drive is the Lite-On. It probably will not be hacked in the future.

    Are you sure you have a Lite-On? The tray looks exactly the same as the flashable Benq.
     
  19. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    Right now, It is impossible if you have a lite-on.
     
  20. Unchi-san

    Unchi-san Unchi on a stick! yay~

    Member
    526
    0
    Jan 3, 2008
    United States
    i was thinking about getting the new 60gb version (hopefully it is a jasper... but dunno). they definitely have the lite-on drives, but i've heard some people are working on getting those to work w/ backups? I'm willing to wait until they do.... haha