modding xbox original been along time

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Feb 26, 2010
  1. jabmaster2
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    Hi all im gonna help a friend to mod his xbox1. Can anybody point me to the lastest guide for doing the hotswap method. Also whats the lastes bios and dashboard. I know where to get the bios and stuff just wondering what the names are. Its been like 5 years since ive dont htis and need some refreshers. Thanks in advance
     
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    I dare say not a great deal has changed in the last 5 years, we see the odd update to emulators and people still build XBMC but by and large it is done.

    Nobody hacks the BIOS unless they have a chip, it is all about the patchers these days.
    Speaking of which if it is not a 1.6 model xbox you do have the option of TSOP modding it (probably the best option overall- all the fun of a chip (read easy hard drive upgrading) for the price of a softmod (free)). As you asked for hotswap though

    You will need a PC with IDE/pata capabilities (common enough still but some vendor machines and some motherboards do lack it these days).

    We pretty much gave up on windows based FATX supporting apps (granted some of the newer 360 stuff might just change that) and now use a custom version of linux called xboxHDM. General order of things is boot xbox with cable only in enough to make a connection.
    Pull at correct time.
    Insert into PC that has loaded xboxHDM
    Read drive with PC and flash homebrew to it.
    Test and rebuild xbox.

    Once that is sorted you can boot homebrew, FTP works but many opt for something called auto installer deluxe which has just about everything on it in nice couple of clicks install format.

    I do not rate any one guide so have a bunch:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/548462
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f-117/ho...hotswap-332766/
    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?sho...496263&st=0
     
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    whats the tsop modding fast? Also how whats best way to do it if Im gonna replace the HD. thanks. And what the patchers your talking about. Thanks
     
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    You can more or less forget I said about the patchers unless you want to learn how it all works from the ground up, ndure softmod is what most (I might be called on that by fans of nkave but I will stick to it) people use and it sorts it all out.

    TSOP allows you to write the BIOS chip on older models (1 to 1.5, 1.6 was the last version made which can not be done).
    There are various guides again but for basics:
    http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/TSOP_flashing_HOWTO

    Hard drives are where soft mods can fall down; for a softmod drive you need to be able to lock the drive (locking is a feature of the IDE spec) but such abilities are missed from quite a few drives. BIOS replacements (modchip and TSOP flash) can dodge this.

    http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list You can read it as well as I and do read the comments if they are there on a "negative" as the list is not flawless.

    That xbox hdm app I mentioned earlier also has such capabilities, indeed if you wanted to you could clone the drive when doing the hotswap and put the new drive in the xbox instead. If not the xbox hdm for dummies link that one of those has in the first few lines is also a good read.
     

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