1. johnyept

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    I have 2 consoles, the 2nd was just given to me by a family member:
    - X360 Elite/Jasper, EDIT: 2009-10-29 MFR, Kernel/Dash 2.0.1.17526.0
    - X360 Slim with 135w 12v-10.83A PSU and 2011-02-18 MFR (trinity?), Kernel/Dash 2.0.1.17559.0 so it's hackable with RGH2

    My doubts are:
    1. Which one is USUALLY more reliable in the long run?
    2. Which one is cheaper to hack (not DVD flashing nor ODDE)? I don't have any tools other than a soldering iron.
    3. Can the HDD be replaced for a bigger one before and/or after the hack?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Both are as reliable as it can get.
    Tho I'd say the Slim would be better (fewer components and a CPU/GPU combo)

    Both cost roughly the same when it comes to chipcosts and yeh, you can dump a 2TB 2.5 inch HDD in there after RGHing it.
     
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    Thanks! I was thinking of X360 Slim with a 1TB HDD so I guess that covers it.

    I'm not sure if all modchips can be programmed from LPT, but from what I understand, the basic steps are:
    - dump the NAND with a LPT cable: The safest way is doing multiple dumps and compare them to guarantee nothing went wrong.
    - program the modchip using the dumped NAND? I now it requires a different configuration of the LPT cable, I'll study that later when I choose a modchip.
    - install the modchip by soldering a bunch of wires.

    Is this the gist of it, or did I miss anything?
     
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    Noobie here (coming from the PS3, Nintendo scene). Bear in mind that I have a lot of experince with electronics in general, but not 360s. Any tips?

    I have some questions:
    1. Which model is the best to hack (not regarding the difficulty, but in terms of features, reliability)?
    2. Do I realy need special adapters for flashing a DVD drive? I mean it's a SATA drive with a non standard power connector. Can I just substitute the adapter with a bench PSU?
    3. Can I use a Teensy with a NAND dumper firmware to dump the NAND?
    4. I want to mod only one console, how much are the tools (adapters, modchips...)? On what can I cheap out?
     
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    Some chips come preprogrammed for consoles, others need to be programmed.
    I'd say seek a cheapo NAND-X/JR Programmer.
    It's a lot faster then the old LPT method.

    But yeh, that's the gist of it.


    1. I'd say get any recent-ish Slim, Winchester boards are unhackable tho.
    2. You do need a VIA SATA PCI adapter or 360 USB Pro v1/v2 for the drive to be recognized, power can be pulled from the 360.
    However Slims have more protections against drive flashing, some drives can't be flashed.
    3. I think nand-pro supports infectus, not sure about teensy tbh.
    4. Depends on what your budget is.
    A Phat can be hacked for little money (few quid for a chip) or you could get a Slim that requires a Postfix adapter and do it with a JR Programmer and expensive coolrunner chip.

    It kinda boils down on your budget and your choice of 360 ;p
     
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    I found a seller with a Slim, asked for pics of the PSU and opened drive.

    Is it possible to just use just wire to hook up the modchip?
     
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    Yeh, chips are wire based.
     
  8. johnyept

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    Much appreciated for the help! I found a video that includes a link to a se7ensins topic on how to convert a $5 matrix nand spi nand flasher into a NAND reader and coolrunner writer, I'll try to find cheapo JR Programmer otherwise I'll build my own. Anyway, I've got some Googling to do ;)
     
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    Hello
    i have a Xbox 360 slim that has fw.
    It can play priated games from DVD but I want to play games without burning game into DVD play it from hard drive or from thumb stick what should I do
    Thanks
     
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    You'll need to RGH it.
    Or you could install an Xkey (it's a ODDE which lets you connect a external HDD to the console) if you have your DVD keys.
    Your drive should be returned to stock if you go for the Xkey route.
     
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    So how can install modchip on Xbox360 slim motherboard, the quide doesn't show how to solder/do it

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    Depends on which chip you have.
    There's a hundred different versions out.
     
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    Oh yeah, I started googling about it yesterday and my enthusiasm for hacked the xbox has dropped, so many options...
    I keep an eye on Xbox 360 S to buy, what chip (chips) should I buy (price doesn't matter) for dual boot?

    Edit:
    Team-Xecuter forums with install guides are blocked in my country :([​IMG]

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    If you where to get a Slim, I'd say get a CR 3XL or Ace V3.
    Dual NAND wise, you'll want a TX DemoN chip.

    Hah, try a online proxy to access the site.
     
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    What about CR4 XL?

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    CR4 XL would also suffice.
     
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    Do I need do or install anything else before installing the DemoN chip?

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    Depends on what Slim motherboard you'll get.
    Worst case scenario, you'll need a SD R/W kit and a POST fix adapter.

    I can't put an exact answer on that as Trinity boards need nothing but a chip and Dual NAND chip haha.
     
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    Thank you for your help, I ask to be absolutely sure, so far I have only modified the Nintendo consoles and the original Xbox.

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    All 360's are hackable, exception of Xenon and Winchester (Xenon being shite, not worth the time nor money and Winchester being actually unhackable.
    It doesn't really matter which one you pick altho preferences would go to Slims for their build quality, Phatties are simply more unreliable.

    I'd say get a Slim, crack it open and identify the motherboard.
    After that, you can make your selection of chips.

    If you want a simple install, I'd say grab a Glossy Slim 360, they should all have Trinity motherboards which are fairly simple to solder chips in.
    Upside is that you only need a glitch chip (CR3 XL/CR4 XL or AceV3) and the TX DemoN.
    I'd go for a full TX setup, their hardware is superb.
    I'm running a first gen coolrunner on RGH1 in me Falcon, instaboot to 1 glitch cycle on nowadays shitty wiring routes ;p
     
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