Have an old 360 Elite. What can I do with it?

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Mar 24, 2013
  1. Jaems
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    A friend of mine recently just gave me a 360 Elite he didn't want anymore. Me, never having owned an Xbox 360 before, am not sure what I'm able to do with the thing. I would like to be able to load backups from the harddrive, but I'm not sure what that entails. I'm not interested at all in Xbox Live, so that's out the window.

    So is there any advice you guys can offer? From what I've gathered, this thing has the Falcon chip.
     
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    Sticky is a bit incomplete but gives you a fairly good idea on what you want.

    I'd say RGH.
    DLC, XLBA, XBLindie, 360 and Xbox 1 games all from the internal HDD.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Does RGHing require purchasing extra hardware? I'm kind of a cheapo.

    Also, is there a place with guides for going through the process for idiots like me?
     
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    Yes.

    You'll need a glitchchip and a way to program it.
    And the point on the board are tiny and crowded so it's best to let it get RGH'd if you can't solder well ;p
     
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    How much will all this run a patriotic American like myself?
     
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    If you can solder then get the NAND-X RGH edition.
    It'll come with the tools needed to solder the stuff to the board ;]
    I think.... a quid or 60 ish?

    If you let it get RGH'd you might be done for some less.
    And it's also less of an hassle xd

    But yeh, software wise, you'll need JRunner (simple AIO program that dumps/writes NANDs/writes chips/ makes hacked images etc.
     
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    while you are messing around with it you might want to take measure to prolong its life
    Ive had 2 falcons rrod on me, was only able to fix 1 of them, the gpu loves to heat up
    12v fan mod, new thermal paste, shroud mod, add more fans, and even remove the junky gpu heatsink and put another cpu heatsink in it (you will have to move your dvd drive out of the case though)
     
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    ^ that yes.

    I got a Falcon which has a GPU temp of 47 under load.
    Only did a few mods to it.

    But it can't hurt to cool it indeed.
    Just keep the temperature of the chips below 50 and you're good ;]
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. Apparently haxing a 360 is a lot more complicated that I originally thought.
    I think I'm just gonna let this thing collect dust. I don't really want to play Halo or Bros of War that badly.
     
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    You could also get an Xkey.

    It's a lot more simpler then a RGH.
    Only requires you to obtain your DVD key and an Xkey is like 80 quid?
    Then you can dump game ISO's on an NTFS harddrive and plug it into the xkey ;]
     
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    Of course, you could also just flash the drive, which doesn't require extra hardware. You don't get the ability to run stuff off an internal hard drive, or all that cool stuff, but you can still play burnt games. And its free.
     
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    not exactly free since you have to buy dvd-dl's and will probably need a proper sata chipset card
     
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    Not exactly.

    You'll have to have the correct SATA chipset and depending on the drive, you also might need a probe.

    Edit: Ninja'd
     
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    Mind you, the probe can be made using stuff you most likely already have at home (see this video, I used it when I flashed my lite-on and it worked great).
    I was also lucky enough to already have a compatible sata chipset, but you are right, op may not.
    And yeah, I guess he would have to buy the DVDs, so it could never be entirely free
     
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    Think of it this way.

    Backup wise:
    You can prevent your discs from scratching and buying new ones/ polishing scratched ones.
    Pirate wise:
    It's still better then to buy a new game for 60 quid everytime.
     

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