Xbox 360 Mod :P

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Dec 5, 2007

Xbox 360 Mod :P by JKR Firefox at 9:49 AM (1,317 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. JKR Firefox
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    So, I'm finally taking getting my 360 modded after much debate and I have a few questions:

    1. Backups seem to be a bit large most times. Would I burn them to a normal DVD and are there any specific brands recommended (such as using Verbatim -R's with the Wii)?

    2. How would I compress the data to allow it to fit on the DVD?

    3. Will normal activities such as downloading content or just navigating the Xbox Dashboard be affected?

    4. Can I update the firmware normally? Like if a new update hits like the one on 12/4, can I update and not worry about it?

    5. What about achievements and game add ons? Will they operate normally as well?

    Thanks in advance for answering any questions I have no matter how dumb they sound.

    - Fitzy
     
  2. Armadillo

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    1)Backups go on dual layer discs. (I recommend verbatim , made in singpore , the made in india discs aren't very good).
    2)No compression , games go on dual layer.
    3)No.
    4)Yes
    5)Yes
     
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    Thanks much bud. That helps alot. Cheers [​IMG]

    - Fitzy
     
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    Just beware that you can have your Xbox banned from connecting to LIVE if Microsoft detect you are using modified firmware.

    Also the DVD DL discs need to be +R
     
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    but cant they detect if the xbox has a modchip in it? Or if we are using backups?

    that always confused me... and made me worry about buying a xbox360
     
  6. science

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    From what I know..

    Modchip = detectable, caught means your console is bricked
    Flashed Firmware = not detectable (bad burns are detectable), caught means baned from live, console still works
     
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    That's not right. Always the backups that are detected. Current mods are just drive mods. They can't pick the mod up , any more than they can the firmware. Drive mods can't use the stealth backups though. Only exception with the mods is the infectus , which isn't a drive mod , but it's only useful for dumping the 360's nand and executing the timing attack to downgrade with add on pcb for it. As for the bricking of the console , never. No consoles have been bricked by Microsoft.

    Also bad burns would not get you banned. Only copies that are not correct (bad crc ,bad sectors etc) you can see a few in scene releases where you see X fix , for X games bad sectors. Bad burns getting you banned would ban legit users as well , game can't be read cos it has not burnt properly = ban , would also mean , original disc not read properly because of scratch , dieing laser etc =ban.

    Although if you haven't flashed , I would wait. There is suppose to be a new Ixtreme firmware coming out that will deal with a issue that seems to be the cause of the recent bannings.

    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=&...dpost&p=4169735

    Kreon's post in case it does not skip to there properly.
     
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    You are partially correct. The Ixtreme firmware won't allow non-stealth backups to be used but the Xtreme firmware will. Also, c4eva has stated over and over that currently the actual firmware mods are NOT being detected by Microsoft. People using bad backups (CRC, bad sectors, etc.) and non stealth backups are the ones getting caught. Just be careful is what I say. As long as you are using backup games, there will always be the risk of you getting banned.

    Always use a program such as XDVD Mulleter to verify that your backup is safe. Its not foolproof but it does a damn good job. You can also use it to repair the iso if need be. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Where's the partially the correct come from?. I essentially said , firmware can't be detected. Bad backups can. Non-stealth backup=bad or at least bad in terms of use on live.
     
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    My bad lol, I kinda misread wat you said [​IMG]
     
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    meh ,np. Just gotta add , I never meant to sound like , "wtf , nothing I said was wrong" or anything like that. Just if I say something wrong and get corrected , I like to know exactly what it be , so won't give out bad info in future.

    [​IMG].

    As after I read back what I put , looks like it could of been taken that way.
     
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    So I was talking to my gf about it and we reasoned that it's like this:

    If I don't use backups while connected to Live then I shouldn't have any issues with being banned and whatnot. When I'm connected to Live I should only use actual copies of games I own to play online. How does that sound? Are we right or wrong? Or at least on the right track?

    - Fitzy
     
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    That is right, as stated above, the firmware is not detectable, bad backups are.
     
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    I must have read an incorrect post over at x-scene, I don't usually look into the modchip forums that much. And thats what I meant by bad burns, I meant bad dumps. But thanks for clearing up the mod chip confusion
     
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    Good to know bud. Thanks much.

    - Fitzy
     

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