Cheapest ODDE?

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  1. satopunch89
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    So, what would the cheapest (but still good quality) ODDE be? Looking for one as it seems way simpler than flashing the whole drive.
     


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    Xkey is one of the best ones there is.
    It's roughly 80 quid and pretty easy to set up.
    It only requires your DVD key to be extracted in order for it to work.
     
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    Thanks. Guess it's never going to be cheap then?
     
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    Nope.

    Well maybe it might drop lower if you're lucky but then again.
    In the long run it saves on DVD's + constand reflashing ;]
     
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    I suppose less risk of breaking something as well, correct?
     
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    Yep.

    It saves wear and tear on the laser and the whole DVD assembly itself from repeated open and close cycles.


    Once installed then you can leave it there forever.
    Just plug a USB into the ODDE and let it update
     
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    Just to confirm, Xbox live would still work with this method, but at risk of getting banned?
     
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    Yes.

    Well.
    As long as you update your ODDE BEFORE you update your 360 then you don't have a lot to worry about.
    Also patch EVERY game with ABGX 360
    This will further reduce the chances of getting banned.
     
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    Couldn't agree more, after Dinoh's recommendation of xk3y i bought one from 3dfury and it was £70 delivered, amazing bit of kit!
     
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    Sorry for a jumping on this topic but I was also interested in an ODDE for the Xbox 360. As far as I'm aware, dumping the DVD firmware is vital to making it all work but is the whole "opening Xbox and connecting to SATA port" the only way to do it or has there been devices that can do it automatically? I know they can be pricey but considering the cost of a new Xbox game, I think it's a great investment for the long term.

    Edit: Darn, it still looks like opening the Xbox is the only option unless someone knows of any advances in dvd firmware dumping lately.
     
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    Wasabi 360 can do it automatically but I you'll have to open up your 360 anyways.


    As of this way you'll need to open up your 360 and dump the drive via a SATA port (compatible one) or 360 USB.
    Or send me the DVD drive to dump the keys for you if you don't have a compatible SATA chipset/probe3/connectivity kit etc.
     
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    Thanks! I'll keep your username in mind once I get the Xbox 360 torn down.
     
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    Aye sweet!

    If you do end up sending me the drive then I'll mail you a copy of your drive keys + I keep a copy for meself if you ever lose it.
    Just cover shipping and I'll be glad to extract them for you ;]

    If I do screw up then I'll be fully responsible for it (I'll get you a new drive + spoof the keys to it and send it back all on my costs)
     
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    The Wasabi does do a great job of automatically extracting the DVD key but only from the slim D4S drive. It you have a phat or slim with a different drive you need some other tools to extract the drive key.
     
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    taking the 360 apart is pretty straightforward actually, as long as you have a general idea it shouldnt be too complicated, or maybe i just like taking stuff appart too much lol
     
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    Found out last week that the Xbox 360 IS indeed easy to open with some patience. That and some cheap opening tools bought from ebay. I was tempted to get the SATA PCI-E card but decided to save up and get the X360key USB Pro USB V2 instead so that I can dump my friend's games easily. Yes, I'm aware of 0800 firmware but USB Pro V2 seems more appealing.
     
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    You'll still need the 0800 firmware to dump games ;p

    X360 USB Pro V2 only connects and powers the drive.
     
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    make sure to get the right torx sized, and i used a thick guitar pick, which i use to pry most things open.
    if if you're thinking of mounting your 360 on your pc, make sure both are grounded to avoid shorting something out or you might regret it, dont wanna scare you, but make sure you're doing that part right.
     
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    Actually, the reason I'm not too keen on the Sata PCI-E method is because hooking the sata to the PC and using the Xbox console to power it on means the console makes a log of it being switched on with no dvd drive detected. As far as I'm aware, people say it's still not resulted in a ban but I figured it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    i couldnt tell you on that, since i dont use it online, so i wouldnt take my word for it. ;)