New to Xbox hacking - worth it to buy JTAG Falcon for $100 ?

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  1. pumpkinpies
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    so if i decide to plunge into modding a slim myself - what is the best step by step guide for a beginner ?
     
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    jungle flasher for cfw on the optical drive. rgh -- @DinohScene may have written a tutorial on that on here.

    edit: btw, jungle flasher may look daunting, but it covers all makes/models of drives. you just need yours.
     
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    I'd honestly say RGH it.
    If you don't care about Live that is.
     
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    i would not care about live on the consoles that i hack - i currently have 4 slims and would probably hack 2 of them.

    picked one up yesterday for $15 including kinect and a controller !
     
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    damn! that's not a bad price. is the system broken?
     
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    Then I'd suggest RGHing it.
     
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    no it works perfectly - the seller was a second hand shop and was selling cheap because the power adapter was missing the last bit of it that plugs into the wall so they couldnt test if it was working or not
     
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    ok guys - i went ahead and bought the unit that i was originally asking about for $80 CDN.

    now do i need to buy one of the caddies or can we run games off of a usb hard drive ?

    it came with a little usb key that has XEX menu or something like that
     
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    I was new to the whole RGH party only a couple weeks ago too :) Basically it was advised to go with an internal HDD for the best compatibility with everything. I ended up buying a 20GB from GameStop for $3.. then I took it apart and put a 500GB drive inside.. but you can go up to 2TB I believe. I'm mostly just using mine for XBLA stuff anyway, so I didn't need the extra space. You may want to go larger if you're planning on loading lots of stuff.
     
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    thanks when you say 'internal' drive you mean the one in the caddy correct ?
     
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    certain things, such as xbox compatibility files, require an internal drive. and, yes, internal = one with a caddie.
     
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    ok i just picked up a couple of cheap internal drives and will swap them out with larger ones

    do i just follow the main tutorial and that will let me install a dashboard (the guy i bought off of demoed freestyle dash i think) ?
     
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    yes
     
  15. pumpkinpies
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    ok so i got it mostly set up - swapped out the hard drive with a 750 gb that i had, installed freestyle dash and set mostly everything up.

    i download a game in iso format and ftp'd it to the xbox and added the game path but i dont think it is showing up after i do a scan.

    under xbox games it just shows a few unnamed selections but none of them do anything. in fact under all the sections of my library the same selections show.

    are games supposed to be in iso format or something else ?

    anyone know what i might be going wrong ?
     
  16. CORE

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    USB:\Games\Halo3
    HDD:\Content\00000000

    You need to add and scan directories like Kodi/XBMC or like RetroArch.

    It in Settings.
     
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    games need to be in jtag or god (games on demand) format. you can use exiso for jtags and iso2god for god games.
     
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    yes i followed the guide by dinohscene on how to set it up and something isnt working right.

    so the games can be in ISO format correct ?

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    ok thanks - what do i do to change a file from .iso to exiso ?
     
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    ISO2GOD Files or extracted out off ISO.
     
  20. pumpkinpies
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    ok i think i see now - will give these a try thanks
     
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