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Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by gazukdevil, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. gazukdevil
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    Ok someone just charged a m8 of mine £20 to chip his 360 but what we would like to know is there any way to tell if its chipped or soft moded without opening the box ?

    Also if ot is chipped how can we find out what chip was used
     
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    You cannot softmod a 360.
    The 360 is to secure to have softmods.

    You can have a "modchipped" 360.
    It's either a jTAG (couple of diodes and wires) or a RGH (real chip)

    To see without opening is to hook it up and let it boot.
    If you see a red light coming from the upper part of the case (remove the HDD) then you have a Coolrunner TX, If nothing shows up it's a jTAG.
     
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    Ok we can't see any lights so must be a lead jtag.
    is there a way to tell for sure?
    Again with out opening up the case.
     
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    Plug the 360 in and let it boot.

    With a bit of luck you can see Freestyledash booting.
    If it doesn't boot then grab a copy of XeXMenu and put it in the DVD drive.
    If that loads then you have a modded 360.

    The only sure way to tell what it is is to crack it open and see if there are simple wires or a chip installed.
     
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    Kk ty
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier to tell him to boot with the eject button to see if xell/xellous launches?

    Also technically DVD drive flashes in phat 360's are soft mods as you don't actually change the hardware (probes don't count).
     
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    Technically yes they are "softmods"
    But they do require hardware to be hacked like the old MRA hack.

    He already knew that a friend of his was going to chip it so my initial guesses where that he knew that it was going to be a RGH or jTAG.
    Since I didn't posted the dash version I assumed it would be jTAG/RGH.