Xbox 360 RGH questions

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Jan 4, 2012

Xbox 360 RGH questions by Tripwire at 10:38 PM (3,470 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. Tripwire
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    So i bought an XBOX 360 2nd hand today to RGH it. It has an HDMI output so i guess it can be done. But it still isn't clear to me what hardwares i need.
    • I looked around the internet and found out that i can get a Squirter360 neer me, but do i need the programmer with it or can i use an LPT to program it?
    • I also saw an Matrix Glitcher which i can get preprogrammed, if i get that chip preprogrammed do i still need a programmer?
    • BTW is there a complete guide available somewhere on how to do the RGH from A to Z?
    • What custom dashboards are available to run when i RGH it?
    • Can i run games from my 250gb xbox 360 drive?
    Thx!
     


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    1. Your best bet is to use a NAND-X with a TX Coolrunner, both are Xecuter products and are pieces of quality.
    2. Yes you need to program the chip for your 360 revision.
    3. There is a complete guide >>here
     
  3. Tripwire
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    Thx for your reply, but i don't have much money to spend so i think i'm getting the Squirt360. The only thing i don't get is, do i need a programmer for the Squirt360 or can i use an LPT cable to program it ?

    These are the specs:

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    SQUIRT 360 "COOLRUNNER": THE SPECS
    • 100% compatible with free GLITCH HACK firmwares & Squirt coolrunner firmwares
    • SPI NAND Flash programmer* (no need programmers like nandx, progskeet etc)
    • Support of FAT and SLIM board
    • Slim calibration on board (no need separate capacitators and diods)
    • Stable Power Voltage Regulator
    • Upgradable by PARALLEL port (on board circuit, just need a parallel cable and finish)
    • Upgradable by USB*
    • ZIF 15 pin connector on board ready to be connected to SLAVE MCU board*
    • Flat cable 30 cm 15 pin included
    • CHEAPER LIKE OTHER standard coolrunner products in the market
    * Features availables only with MCU SLAVE BOARD


    The SQUIRT 360 COOLRUNNER (only mainboard) specifications:
    - Main IC "7VQG44C PLD COOLRUNNER XILINX" compatible with all GLITCH sources
    - On board capacitators: 220pF / 270pF / 292pF with easy jumpers
    - LPT circuit on board, just connect LPT port and program, no need extra tools
    - JTAG Xilinx port on the back for an easy update with any JTAG programmer
    - SPI NAND pads connected to 40 cm FCC 15 PIN cable provided
    - JTAG Xilinx port connected to 40 cm FCC 15 PIN cable provided
    - 4 pads I/O connected to xilinx for future uses
    - Plug and play JTAG & NAND programming with optional SQUIRT SLAVE PROGRAMMER
    - 470pF & 680pF cap optional for fat consoles (free in package)
     
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    You could go for that chip but I still advice you to go for the Coolrunner.

    If you can get it preprogrammed then it should be a lot easier to install.
     
  5. Tripwire
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    i know but if i buy the Squirt360 i only pay €20,- for the chip and €15,- for the programmer which makes €35,- . And the Coolrunner costs €30,- alone and i need a programmer with that one so that's much more money which i don't have atm.
    But can i program the Squirt360 without the programmer through an LPT cable? It's not quite clear for me :(
     
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    Just ask the store if they can preprogram it.

    Then it's just a matter of dumping tha NAND and chipping the console.
     
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    Even if it is preprogrammed, he will still need a way to read/write to the NAND.
     
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    He specificly asked if the chip can be preprogrammed.

    Dumping the NAND via LPT is obvious for a virgin box.
     
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    Read and writing nand is something i have done before with an LPT cable, i have a Falcon Xbox 360 so if i can get the chip preprogrammed i can just read and write the nand through LPT.
     
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    Yes.

    Just dump the NAND a couple of times.
    Build a XeLL image to grab the CPU Key and build a hacked image with it.
    Then flsh it back to the console and it should boot into a hacked kernel.
     
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    You can program it via LPT, but the LPT cable is configured differently than the one you use to dump the NAND. Besides, LPT is so slow compared to the NANDX or even a USB SPI device.
     
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    LPT is still doable but in terms of speed a NAND-X is better.

    NAND-X has the advantage of being used on laptops etc.
     
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    Hmm i just noticed that the guys who are making Squirt360 also gonna release the programmer on the 9th. I think i'll wait for that one, seems much easier through USB than LPT :)
     
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    Good luck on your attempt.

    I hope that you have some soldering experience since the spots on the 360 mobo are very tiny.
    a 1.0 mm soldering tip really is advised.
     
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    Thx! well i have a lot of soldering experience and i have a 1.0mm soldering tip lying around here so i think that will work out. Thx for the help and clearing up some stuff :)
     
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    Then it should be no problem soldering the wires.

    Since you have a Falcon I'd strongly recommend avoiding laying the glitching wires close to the coils.
    It does cause booting problems and leads to freezes upon booting.
     
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    I'll keep that in mind when i'm gonna solder the chip. Thx for the tips.
     
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    You're welcome.

    Good luck!
     
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    Got a console that I`m going to send to the local shop to get the RGH (to strictly allow games off a external HDD), my question is how do updates work.....for new/future games, dashboard updates, etc...
     
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    What does everybody has with external HDD's??

    You're better off with popping in a bigger 2.5 inch drive.
    Atm I got a 500 GB drive and it does the job pretty well.
    Games are faster from internal drive then external (Sata 2 vs USB 2 speeds)

    As far as updates.
    You'll need your original NAND and your CPU key in order to build a hacked image.
    Then it's a matter of flashing it via homebrew (360 NAND flasher) or RAWFlash v4 via XeLL or flash it via a hardware flasher (LPT or USB SPI)

    New games are just like the old games.
    Either extract them to xex format (saves the most space) or converting them to GOD containers (wich can be read from the official MS dash)

    I HIGHLY recommend that you set your fanspeed to ATLEAST 80%.
    Otherwise you'll have a nice expensive heater.
     

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