Modding an Xbox 360

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  1. H8TR
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    So I am finally going ahead and buying a 360. I always wanted to but until now I really haven't had the money to buy one as I wanted an Elite (because of HDMI) but since the Pro now has HDMI (Forza 2 & Marvel: UL too!) I now am going to get one. I got one question first. I am going to mod it as my friend is doing it free of charge (although it seems easy enough that I could do it but he's done it 20+ times). What are the chances of getting a BenQ drive? I live in Canada as you can see. Have they showed up in the U.S. or Canada yet?
     
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    Chances are very high, I think. And if you get a Hitachi drive it will probably require some soldering. I think those are the only drives with the new models.
     
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    Can drives be swapped out? Can I remove a BenQ drive if I get one with a older Samsung drive?
     
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    I think you can replace the BenQ drive with a Hitachi or Samsung (you'll need the key from the BenQ).

    I just found this out, so I'm browsing xbox-scene for more details.
     
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    My friend got a 360 Premium with HDMI last month and has a Sammy sm25. Just wanted to know my chances. If I get a BenQ, I'll just have to buy my games, no biggie.
     
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    Are you sure? I haven't seen anybody with the newer models getting a Samsung and no one has submitted one to the drive website. I bought an old model and it came with a Samsung drive. Still not sure if I'm going to hack it and may have been better off taking my chances with the newer models.
     
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    I'd like to know too. I just found unopened 360 pro for $350 posted on craigslist today afternoon.
    Looks like it's gonna get sold pretty quickly, but I'd like to know if there's a way to solve BenQ drives, so if such opportunity rises again I'll grab it.
     
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    Ben-Q drives can be flashed, but there is no xtreme or ixtreme firmware released for it yet. It seems that the Ben-Q firmware will be released after the fall xbox 360 update.

    There is also a second option, you can get the drive key from the Ben-Q drive and put it in a brand new drive. I would suggest getting a sammy drive, inject the Ben-Q drive key, and spoof the drive.

    Please read the flash method tutorial for Ben-Q drives:http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/tutorial/vad6038_tutorial.pdf
     
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    Can you link me to the tutorial of swapping keys?
    Flashing won't be a problem but I'd like to know when and how to swap the keys. ts-h943 drives aren't that expensive so I think I'll give it a try =D
     
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    I don't know any tutorial for key swapping, but this is what you will have to do:

    You will need to to get the Ben-Q drive key using the tutorial I posted and DOSFLASH Tools. Then you will need to take that key and use Maximus 360 FW Toolbox v4.5 to inject the key to a ixtreme firmware and spoof it. You can also flash the new drive with the toolbox or use iprep.

    You can get Maximus 360 FW Toolbox v4.5 and DOSFLASH Tools at X-bins.
     
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    So retrive key -> install firm -> inject key?
    Doesn't sound too hard =D Thanks!
     
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    It's actually: retrive key -> inject key to a ixtreme firmware and spoof to read as a Ben-Q drive -> install firm.
     
  13. science

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    Quick question. If I flash now, has the firmware been changed so that MS can't detect it? Or will I get banned from Live for flashing firmware? If so, are mod chips detectable to MS?
     
  14. EarthBound

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    They have a new firmware out Ixtreme,but them again you gotta patch games.
    Most come pre-patched though



    EDIT:Its this easy if you have an Hiatchi drive

    http://www.360mods.net/News/article/sid=87.html
    I didnt have a Hitachi v0078FK on my launch 360,but it still work w00t.
    Im still a semi noob when it comes to the 360
     
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    You take the risk by flashing your dvd drive, so far ixtreme is the best firmware. Modchips are detectable too, the risk of being banned will always be there.
     
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    Chances are looking better. Just talked to a friend who bought a Premium 360 last week for Halo 3 and he's got a Hitachi, not BenQ.
     
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    I thought the BenQ were in the Elite's only?
     
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    Nope my new premium (Pro) that I have is a BenQ.
     
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    When did you purchase your 360?
     
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    Um can't quite remember, like 3-4 months ago...

    Fairly sure it is a BenQ drive anyway, didn't do too much research into it as I wasn't going to flash it, having one console banned was bad enough!