Hacking Is there a mod-chip for the Xbox 360 S (model 1439) console?

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Hi all,

Several years ago I picked up an Xbox 360 S console (model 1439) super cheap on a sale. It's the version with the 4gb hard drive.

I don't know much about Xbox 360 hacking/jailbreaking but I remember looking into it a bit a few years ago. I remember that this particular Xbox was difficult to hack in comparison to other models. So I kind of dismissed it and moved on. The Xbox has been sitting in my cupboard now for years and has never really been used.

In this time I've become a little more confident in my soldering abilities and was wondering if there are any mod-chips available for this particular model that I could purchase and install. I briefly searched around prior to making this post but there is SO MUCH information and different models, it all got a bit too overwhelming.

I was wondering if someone who knows more about Xbox's then me could please point me in the right direction. I'd appreciate any information possible. Links to the correct mod-chip, tools, guides, YouTube tutorials etc.

Cheers!
 

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I have a roadmap in the 360 hacking section that can help you identify your console in better detail.

Basically what you want is a Ace V3 chip.

Hey thanks for the reply!

I took a look at your roadmap and its very well put together. So thankyou for recommending it.

However I'm still a bit confused as there is a LOT of information.

I looked at the back of my Xbox 360 console and I can clearly see that the power is 12V - 9,86A and the date of production is after 2011. So I assume this means it's a Corona model. I haven't taken apart the Xbox yet to look at the motherboard but I know for a fact it doesn't have a hard drive inside and I also know the storage size is 4GB.

With that information, are there any guides I can look at that are specifically targeted at me? I've tried searching "Xbox 360 corona Ace V3 mod chip" but I instantly just get confused with all the different terms that get thrown around.

It doesn't seem as straight forward as modding a PS2. I recently modded my PS2 slim and it was as simple as purchasing the Modbo 5.0 chip, determining what motherboard I had and then simply soldering to all the various different points (using a guide).
 
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I'd say either V1 or V2, I think V2 is the one with the 4 GB NAND, not 100% sure..

I'd go for the Ace v3, solid chips.
You do need a NAND dumper, I'd recommend a JR Programmer or if you can find it, a NAND-X.
Chip programmer cable might come in handy.
 

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I'd say either V1 or V2, I think V2 is the one with the 4 GB NAND, not 100% sure..

I'd go for the Ace v3, solid chips.
You do need a NAND dumper, I'd recommend a JR Programmer or if you can find it, a NAND-X.
Chip programmer cable might come in handy.

I've just watched this video from start to finish and I think I'm pretty confident doing it. -

I'm going to verify my motherboard, order the parts and give it a shot.. Cross your fingers for me hahaha... Also thank you for the information and help!
 

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Weekendmodder helped me with his videos, managed to RGH my Corona Slim couple of days ago but I used another SD Tool (Maximus) than him. Be sure to watch out for the resistors R2C6-R2C7-R2C10 to indicate if you need a Postfix, he goes through that in his videos.

Overall it wasn't too hard as long as you're careful. I've only soldered 3-4 times beforehand but I kept my iron around 350 degrees celsius, used flux and didn't keep the iron on the board for more than a couple of seconds. Well besides the GND point, that one was a slow solder.
 
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