softmodding an xbox elite; risk and procedure

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Tweaked, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Tweaked
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    hello. i have an xbox 360 elite with a zephyr chipset.

    id like to know if soft modding is available for it, without opening it, and if its alright for someone with no experiance to do.

    Id also like to know how it works with xbox live, as ive heard diffrent things.


    Your screwed and will get banned


    Some iso's are stealthed(dubteeeff is that)

    softmod is 100% undetectable when running a real copy of a game.

    if anyone could shine some light, id be much appreicative.
     
  2. T-hug

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    What drive do you have? Check here. Just open the tray and compare. All can be flashed except one type of hitatchi which requires extra work which I don't know about.

    As long as you are running ixtreme 1.4 or higher you SHOULD not be banned as long as your games are patched properly (scene release are already done out of the rars).

    Yes, true.
     
  3. Armadillo

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    The extra work on the hitachi is just fitting a passkey to it. 9 or so wires , then it flashes like any other drive [​IMG].
     
  4. martin88

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    Hopefully you'll have the Benq drive so you wouldn't have to solder anything.
     
  5. Tweaked
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    It appears i have a hitachi.

    I'm sorry to keep annoying everyone with questions so dont awnser them if they are painfully newb-tarded


    Im paranoid of shorting any of my consoles when i open them, so i just dont :x, i have a good installation guy who handles that shit for me (He did my d2ckey total installation in around 25 minuits, while talking to me and pointing things out)

    How retard-friendly is updating the firmware? will it require the console to be opened every time?

    Is there another way to update? perhaps via dvd or by running a patch on the hacked xbox firmware from a usb harddrive (not sure if its possible to run .exe's on a modified 360 so excuse this is this is fool's blabber)

    Ive also heard of adding SATA ports, but i guess that kills the stealthiness if i ever need to get it repair'd.


    What are you guys opinions? should newbs like me just keep our buisnesse outta 360 modding?
     
  6. Bob Loblaw

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    Check your local craigslist. You may find someone in your area who will flash it for you for a small fee. Just make sure they know how to keep the warranty sticker intact.
     
  7. MC DUI

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    If you need to update your firmware then you will need to open your console up and connect it to your PC.

    BTW there is nothing to stop Microsoft from adding additional areas to games and if those additional areas are not ripped by the scene releasers then you could get banned from LIVE by playing those releases on your console.
    People have been stating that firmware hacking is safe since iXtreme was released, but there is a good reason the firmware is now version 1.4.
     
  8. Tweaked
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    but that only applies to online games, correct?

    So i could in theory remove the internet connection, and single player games would be fine?
     
  9. Da Foxx

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    Thats what my friend does and he buys his online games and he hasn't had his xbox banned yet.
     
  10. Tweaked
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    yeah that sounds like the route im gonna go
     
  11. Tweaked
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    but would it be possible for microsoft to see that your running modified firmware, even if you are playing a legit game?

    Or is that unknown
     
  12. MC DUI

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    You should be fine to do that, Microsoft can't detect the firmware itself at this stage, they can detect if you are playing a game that doesn't match 1:1 with an original game.