New to softmodding.... accidently deleted dashboard(?) HALP

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  1. skarmachild
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    skarmachild Advanced Member

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    Okay so I bought a 2nd hand XBox from CashGen a few months ago with the intention to SoftMod it. I took it home and noticed the back of the console had tears where the screw covers are, so I assumed it had previously been softmodded. However when booting it up it just seemed like a normal unmodded XBox so wasnt sure.


    Anyway, fast forward last week a fellow member ent me the USB-XBox cable, as well as a copy of splinter cell and the SoftMod Exploit on an included USB stick. So I loaded up the LINUX Save Exploit on Splinter Cell, and it brings me to this screen

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    So I backup the eeprom (am following this guide: ) and choose to Install Ndure softmod. At this point it gives me an error, so after a bit of research I figure out my XBox Dashboard isnt at a high enough firmware, so I go out and buy Halo 2 to upgrade it as per the above video. Only problem is I had the ethernet cable connected to the XBox while trying to update it via the Halo 2 main menu, which apparently is a big nono.


    So it just restarts back to Halo 2 instead of the 'Updating XBox' screen and that confuses me. So I take out Halo 2 and restart it and I start getting the Red Ring on the front, and the XBox fails to load up the dashboard, giving this screen:@

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    It was either error code 7 or 17, I'll have to check again. Either way no matter what I do it restarts to this screen so I can't go to the dashboard ever, Thing is I can still boot games, including Halo 2 (though attempting to update via Halo 2 menu just restarts the game) and Splinter Cell, including the exploit. Through this method I managed to get a FTP access to my XBox and I am pretty sure that the default dashboard has been removed. (i still have FTP access and feel this is my only way to resolve this...)


    So I really hope someone knows or has ideas on how to get the Dashboard back up, so I can update it via Halo 2 and then install Ndure Softmod, I think it's the Evo-X one I wanted to install. I tried dragging over default.xbe files I found on the USB Exploit to the XBox's C:/ drive, but that didn't resolve the dashboard issue.


    Thanks I tried to make it as precise as possible as I havent hacked XBoxes before so pretty gutted I F'd it up.

    TLDR: Tried to mod xbox, may have accidently deleted dashboard before i got the chance, still got game/FTP access, what do?

    Edit: Note these aren't my screenshots, I googled them so the first image isn't representative of the numbers, but the menu options are the same.
     
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  2. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    (or maybe ndure has a file manager idk)Load a different exploit like auto installer deluxe that gives you a file manager open it and insert a hexen cd and try to boot it and click install dashboards.
     
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  3. skarmachild
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    skarmachild Advanced Member

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    I'll try get Auto installer deluxe exploit on... can I transfer it via FTP since my Windows 10 wont work with Xplorer360 for the USB stick? Also, idk what you mean by hexen CD but i will do anything... :@
     
  4. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Ill give you a link later to it (you need to burn it)
     
  5. skarmachild
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    skarmachild Advanced Member

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    Okay cool, no problem, I tried burning some other Recovery disc before but that didnt work.

    Thanks {: