So I want to flash my xbox360

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  1. Pici
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    Hi,
    I just bought a xbox 360 and i plan to flash it.
    My drive is a hitachi, but i didn't open my console yet, so I don't know which one it is.
    but a question remains.
    May i flash my xbox with just the live cd method, with any hitachi drive ? because the other method seems to risky for me.

    thanks.
     
  2. Armadillo

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    If by live cd method , you mean the linux disc to put it in mode b , and then software flash , then no it doesn't work for all hitachi drives. If you have a v79 , you have to install a passkey to it , which will stick it in mode b and let you flash it or remove the flash chip and stick it in a programmer.

    If you just bought the box , assuming it's new , then if you have a hitachi then it's pretty much 100% it's going to be the v79.
     
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    It is one year old, so I don't know which drive it is yet.
    The passkey method is putting a piece of wire on a plug and remove it quickly to put the drive in mode b, that's it ? I'm afraid of this actually.
     
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    No , that's the wire trick , no need to use it any more. I think you are getting your flashing and methods to put drive in mode b confused.

    Drive has to be in mode b to flash. You can either use the live cd to put it in mode b before flashing , the wire trick or the connectivity kit (doesn't work on v78 and 79). Live cd will work for getting the drive into mode b on every drive , once in mode b you can flash it , with the exception of the v79.


    Passkey is a chip that has to be soldered into a v79 drive before it can be flashed.

    Maybe you should take a look at this

    http://www.360mods.net/Downloads/details/id=61.html

    Guide that covers all the drives and various methods of flashing.
     
  5. Pici
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    Thank you for this useful answer, I'm quite a noob about xbox 360 hack.
    too bad if i have a v79, i would have to ask someone to solder the chip for me because I have no soldering skills.

    One last question : I heard that it is possible to flash a xbox 360 without voiding the waranty, I guess it is not the case is i solder a chip on it, isn't it ?
     
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    if you dont want to void the warranty get a hairdryer and blow hot air over the warranty sticker for a few minutes and then use a stanley knife to carefully peal it off which shouldnt leave a mark, then put the sticker onto a sticker-back piece of paper/card

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    That worked with early version of the warranty stickers, there has been a re-design which stops this method.
     
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    No it doesn't , the paper type stickers can be taken off like that as well.
     
  9. science

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    Yeah, it still works on the new stickers

    Here is a video of me removing one of the new stickers

     
  10. Pici
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    Ok guys, I'm quite lucky.

    I have a v59 hitachi drive, one of the easiest drive to hack.
    A firned of mine helped me out, I just had to plug the drive via a sta cable, oot the slax cd, flash with windows and voila !
    I enjoy my xbox a lot now !

    But I spoiled my warranty, i'm so stupid. With a hairdrier, I put off the sticker, but then I dropped it and it sticked to my desk, I tried to remove it from the desk with a knife but i scratched it, too bad...