How To Softmod The Original Xbox

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  1. wiiLike2Hacks

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    Glad I could help. Once you've modded your Xbox, I'm sure it'll have a permanent place under your TV :)
     
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  2. FrostFusionHero

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    As promised I will inform you when I softmodded my XBOX:

    I finally did it :lol::lol:!!
    I have UnleashX on my XBOX and I also ended up using a "WD1002FBYS" 1TB HDD by using a "DeLock 62510 Converter" Adapter. I also had to use a 80 wire IDE cable because 1TB and upward you have to use one (not often, but usually).

    Thanks to XBpartitioner-1.3 I could set my partions table correct so I could use my ~1TB ( I had to use F: and G: partition, other wise I would not use the whole harddisk, but anyway).

    I also will put some Emulators with Roms :lol:!

    I am so happy I can play my old good XBOX games again :):):D:D:lol:.

    Thanks again for your help ^_^^_^!!
     
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  3. wiiLike2Hacks

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    Awesome! 1tb should serve you well (I still have a ton of space left over on my 400gb). If you're a fan of Neo Geo, I've uploaded a complete collection over at a certain iso zone site.

    Just head over to the Xbox emulators download section (it'll be found under the "H").
     
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  4. codezer0

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    I do wonder if anyone that's got access to it, has ever put an SSD in an original Xbox. I have to wonder just how much of a bump, if anything, it would give for load times.
     
  5. |<roni&g

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    Ran into a problem.
    I didnt get the Splinter Cell ejected in time for the second part of the softmod, and now when i try to launch SID from the "linux" save the game just reboots.
    Tried several times and cannot get back into the sid menu to try the softmod again and the "second part" of the softmod would not start after i failed to remove the disc (stuck drive).

    Do i have any options or is this Xbox finished?

    EDIT: Managed to get back into the softmod menu by having the disc out and somehow it just worked. But it didn't automatically carry on with the softmod and when i went to do "Dual boot" i got the rename error i didn't get the first time. Installing single boot now, will attempt dual again after
     
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    EDIT2: Still cant install dual boot due to "Last action Rename" but standard should be good enough.
     
  7. Psionic Roshambo

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    I got this cheap card reader, I plopped an old 2 GB SD card in it and it worked for my Xbox :)

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for...2u0MLgx&transAbTest=ae803_5&priceBeautifyAB=0

    Still waiting on Amazon for Splinter cell but just wanted to let people know some cheap card readers might work even being USB 2.0? (Probably just try anything USB to be honest, worst case scenario it doesn't work.)

    Loading save files on now in anticipation lol
     
  8. reddragon105

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    Just softmodded my Xbox using this tutorial and everything works fine except for the fact that I went for a dual boot setup but I can't boot into the original dash - both power and eject button cause the Xbox to boot into the UnleashX menu. I tried installing again but the problem persists. Any way I can fix this?
     
  9. BasedStickman

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    A possible solution if you don't have a working USB drive:
    A lot of people have had luck using "DriveDroid" on Android phones and emulating an 8mb card(apparently the 64mb one messes up).

    This is what I did since I have no < 8gb drives. It requires a rooted phone.
     
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  10. codezer0

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    So I understand there's a build of xboxhdm that will boot up from a USB flash drive. Can someone help me figure out which one that is? I want to set aside one that I can drop in for fixing up and doing the hot-swap mod with consoles I can find around here.
     
  11. BasedStickman

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    I don't have any < 8gb drives, but my GF has 4 of the things. 1 2gb, and 3 4gb. None of them work. An OCZ Rally and two other 4gb(all ocz). Plus a "sandisk" that I suspect is an Ebay fake. But anyway, they all show up in the XBox, but it says the same thing "The memory unit you inserted isn't functioning; it may be damaged"

    I suppose if you don't have a rooted phone(required for DroidDrive), you absolutely have to buy one of the SanDisk drives. I even tried formatting the OCZ Rally with USB FatXFormatter and it doesn't work. Using the corruption method has no impact. And the dev log lists 100% Sandisk cards.
     
  12. bigkp4ever

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    I attempted to soft mod my xbox using these files and steps, but I had an issue creating my ms backup. It had an error message and then said rename. I'm sure this is a basic issue, I'm new to this and trying to figure it out.
     
  13. DinohScene

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    What file does it want to rename?
    If possible, rename the backup folder to Backup 2 or something.
     
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    Is this one up to date?
     
  15. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    Yes.

    A little Overview:
     
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  16. WiiFit_Guy
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    Mostly yes. I will also say to take a look at the xbox subreddit on reddit. They have lots of info there as well. Here is a update list of all the apps. https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/wiki/index
     
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    I managed to fry my xbox and the hard drive i bought for upgrading it, because I'm a special person :P
    I'll probably get another one eventually, but for now, not sure if this thread can help me. :unsure:
     
  18. RHOPKINS13

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    The very FIRST thing you need to do is figure out which version motherboard is in your Xbox, and if it's below 1.6 find and pull off the clock capacitor. Otherwise, it could leak acid on your motherboard and destroy the whole Xbox:
    http://myoriginalxbox.weebly.com/capacitor-removal.html

    Also, using this method, any hard drive you throw in your Xbox will have to be "locked" to work with your motherboard's eeprom. If you have a motherboard older than 1.6, you can do a "TSOP Flash." This is a very good thing to do, because otherwise if your hard drive dies and you don't have a backup of your EEPROM your Xbox is basically a brick, and can only be fixed by using a modchip.

    Also, I believe there are other, more up-to-date "installers" available. I find it more convenient to use XBMC as my dashboard rather than Evox or UnleashX, but that's a personal preference.

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    Finally, if you don't have one of the exploitable games for the Xbox, you can also mod it using a computer with an IDE interface and XboxHDM. Look up the Xbox Hard Drive Swap Trick for details.

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    Look up " JCRocky5's softmod"
     
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