How to get started?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by SuperHolySheep, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. SuperHolySheep
    OP

    SuperHolySheep Newbie

    Newcomer
    7
    0
    Jan 26, 2012
    Belgium
    So I wanted to join the dark side and get a xbox 360. But I have no idea where to start. Should I get a new xbox or a cheap one with a rrod. I really don't know. I don't know how this site works but this is a picture of lama's in a car.[​IMG]
     
  2. dilav

    dilav GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,230
    40
    Nov 22, 2006
    United States
    I would advise not to get a RROD, or previously a fixed previously RROD console. What are your intentions?
    Playing retail games only?
    Playing backup games?
    Xbox Live important?
     
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,003
    7,243
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Keep in mind that RROD'd consoles will probably RROD again in a while.
     
  4. SuperHolySheep
    OP

    SuperHolySheep Newbie

    Newcomer
    7
    0
    Jan 26, 2012
    Belgium
    Xbox live is actually important for me. But I would also like to play backup games. Don't know if that is possible.

    But is it actually possible to use a new xbox? Or do you need a special update/version?
     
  5. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,049
    11,441
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Your best shot is to get a 360 phat (120GB Elite model for example) with a mfg date of 2010, those contain a Liteon 9x series drive.
    These don't overheat and are easy to hack (compared to the slims) at the time of writing.

    Only things needed are a VIA PCI Sata card or a X360USB for flashing/dumping + a connectivity kit like the CK3i and a Probe3 for key extraction.
    Download Jungleflasher from the Jungleflasher site and read the enclosed tutorial for a step by step guide on how to dump the keys + flash the drive.

    For burning backups you'll need Verbatim Dual Layer DVD's and burn the games at 2.4x speed!!!

    For patching them you'll need ABGX 360 to verify that their stealth (safe for live)

    Burning XGD3 games (8.3 GB ISO's) you'll need a Liteon iHAS Drive with a hacked firmware.
    These are easy to obtain and don't cost that much.

    On a site note:
    If you don't invest in Verbatim DVD's and a iHAS for XGD3 burning or you're to cheap to get them, you deserve all the problems you'll encounter.
    It's best to get that drive and burn both XGD3 and the old XGD2 games with it.
    It's a good quality burner and I've never had one faulty burned disc with it.
     
  6. SuperHolySheep
    OP

    SuperHolySheep Newbie

    Newcomer
    7
    0
    Jan 26, 2012
    Belgium
    Ty DinohScene for giving me some info. But I have still some questions.
    Is it possible to use an usb or a harddrive with games on it and still play on XBOX live?
     
  7. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,049
    11,441
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    You'll need an ODDE then.

    If you're familiar with the WODE then a ODDE is pretty much the same.

    They will set you back around 100 dollars.

    I'd still recommend stealth patching your games with ABGX, and always stay up to date with the ODDE firmware to reduce chances of being banned.

    Examples of ODDE's are: Wasabi 360, xk3y, x360key and BoxZii.
     
  8. SuperHolySheep
    OP

    SuperHolySheep Newbie

    Newcomer
    7
    0
    Jan 26, 2012
    Belgium
    Thank you again, Dino! But I think I am going to go just with the DVD back ups. The only problem is to find a good xbox.
     
  9. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,049
    11,441
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    You're welcome.

    A good 360 would be any 360 Phat made in 2010, they have a Kronos motherboard wich doesn't overheat, atleast mine hasn't and I've had it since the end of 2009. (mfg date 05-10-2009)

    If you want I could flash the drive for you for free (if you provide shipping costs)
     
  10. TriForce_3

    TriForce_3 Member

    Newcomer
    16
    2
    Jan 31, 2012
    United States
    The motherboard you recommend is only because they are less likely to RROD, or is their a more specific reason?

    Also, what type of mod is this referred to? Just a flashed Xbox?
     
  11. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,049
    11,441
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Jaspers and Kronosses are the least prone to RRoD (overheating).

    Kronos is somewhat diffirent since that has a single compound GPU heatsink.
    The Jasper has the v2 styled Heatsink (with an added 2nd heatsink)