Modding Virgin console.

  • Thread starter Deleted User
  • Start date
  • Views 2,915
  • Replies 21
D

Deleted User

Guest
OP
So, I have a console that my stepfather is wanting to mod for him, so he can make a little arcade cabinet for the kids. I know, a pc or raspberry pie would be better, but alas, we're working with what we have.....

So, the console is a virgin system, not even been opened, never chipped, totally stock.

Is there a way to mod it without any of those save editted games? I forget if the boot discs like Slayers worked on virgin systems, I was sure the security was 100% bypassed... But figured I'd ask.

If push comes to shove, I have another Xbox system that's modded, maybe push stuff from 1 to another? Spitballing idea's here.

Let me know what I can do to this system :)
 

DinohScene

Gay twink catboy
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 11, 2011
Messages
22,495
Trophies
4
Location
Восторг
XP
22,550
Country
Antarctica
instructables said:
For a hotswap to be successful the Xbox hard drive needs to be unlocked. This can be done by simply doing this:
- put an audio cd in the xbox
- copy one track to the hd
- play the track from the HD, let play for a few seconds
- pause the song
- you HDD is now ready for hotswap!

More ways to unlock the drive:
1. Let the Xbox sit at the dash for a little while and then hotswap
2. Play a music track off of a soundtrack, pause it, then hotswap
3. Boot a game and start playing it, then hotswap
4. Unplug the DVD drive's power cable so you get an error 12 and hotswap
5. Hotswap right after you see the MS splash logo
6. If not connected to a TV, unhook the DVD drive's power cable and hotswap right when you get the red light.

Several ways to hotswap.
I'd say pick your poison if you feel adventurous.
 
D

Deleted User

Guest
OP
Oh damn well I would but shipping costs would be more than I could afford haha
It's cool, cheers anyway!

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Just a thought.

Could I connect the virgin consoles hard drive to my modded system, and install the mod , then move the virgin's hard drive back into her, and end up with 2 modded systems?
 

DarkGabbz

Resident XBOX Guy
Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
1,185
Trophies
0
Age
20
Location
Modding Xbox'es
XP
611
Country
Micronesia, Federated States of
It's cool, cheers anyway!

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Just a thought.

Could I connect the virgin consoles hard drive to my modded system, and install the mod , then move the virgin's hard drive back into her, and end up with 2 modded systems?
No because the drives are locked.
 
D

Deleted User

Guest
OP
No because the drives are locked.
So it's looking like my only option is to hotswap onto my computer and put them there.....

But what exactly do I put on the hard drive that makes it hacked?

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

So it's looking like my only option is to hotswap onto my computer and put them there.....

But what exactly do I put on the hard drive that makes it hacked? Right now I'm wanting it to boot directly into a custom dashboard.
 

DarkGabbz

Resident XBOX Guy
Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
1,185
Trophies
0
Age
20
Location
Modding Xbox'es
XP
611
Country
Micronesia, Federated States of
So it's looking like my only option is to hotswap onto my computer and put them there.....

But what exactly do I put on the hard drive that makes it hacked?

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

So it's looking like my only option is to hotswap onto my computer and put them there.....

But what exactly do I put on the hard drive that makes it hacked? Right now I'm wanting it to boot directly into a custom dashboard.
Why don't you just buy that one game?
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    it's gud pocket money
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I remember when I was 14, I lived by a Coffee delivery service, and I asked the owner if I could work, and he had me wash the trucks on weekends to make money.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    i did carpet cleaning jobs, it was weird but doable
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    especially with all the tools available nowadays
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    back then all i had were brushes, cleaning agents and lots of elbow grease to work with
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Most kids don't want to work nowdays, they want everything handed to them. And to think you're poor just cause you don't own a Switch is ridiculous.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    @BigOnYa, Give me money
    +2
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    some would say, being poor and healthy is fine, rather than being rich, sick and dying
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    need food? just grow some potatoes or whatever veggie. But society just messes shit up and make us work for paper to buy food
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    being poor and healthy is the worst case scenario because you have the longest amount of time to "enjoy" being poor
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    Yeah back in my late teens I used to mow about 10 lawns every two weeks for $35 a yard. It was stupid big yards I knew where paying a lot more than that to lawn care companies in a some what up tier gated community a few blocks from the area I lived. Was great getting $700 a month with no bills at the time and good excercise too, now I have bills so I never have any money to buy things.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Yet kids are always like I WANNA BE ADULT
    +1
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I wish I could go back to 14, living at home free and little to no worries.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Kids still have bs getting manipulated easily, believing dumb youtube content etc
    +1
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    If I could go back, I'd be more of a horn ball than I am now. I'd be chasing all the girls I never had the balls to back then
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    I'd drop out of school sooner
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    Yeah I would probably drop out sooner too, the country ass high school I went to wouldn't know intelligence if it hit the up side the head.
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I used to play those goonies games on NES, used to piss me off
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    I think the most frustrating nes game as a kid to me was contra.
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    well, i got school tomorrow, night yall
  • Jayro @ Jayro:
    Imagine still going to school in 2024... Wild times we live in.
    Jayro @ Jayro: Imagine still going to school in 2024... Wild times we live in.