Xbox and modchips question

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by HazukiSon, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. HazukiSon
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    Please advise on the best mod solution for 360 to play original backups and imports.
    I have been tormenting over a chip or simple firmware update for a long time now. I know the firmware updates are usually recommended, but I worry about the sudden banning that may occur. I like the control of a physical switch to turn on or off.

    My ultimate goal is to have a 360 that can play backups and original NSTC-J imports and go online with ORIGINAL games safely.

    These people have a custom mod with a chip they flashed, a physical switch for on/off and ability to play imports.
    http://www.covetime.com/modshopplace...products_id=59
    Does anyone know what they are using/doing in this mod? Is there a tutorial available?

    To do this I have looked at all the chips and firmwares, but having a hitachi/LG drive I worry about the microscopic soldering points for the chips. I prefer the Infectus 2 and the Globe 360 V2, but have had bad reviews when being installed on a hitachi/LG using the "easy-connects". Are chips really better than firmware updates? If so, which is preferable for an older hitachi/LG drive?

    I also looked into getting a BLASTER 360 NE or XENO TOP GEAR, but could not decide which to choose. If price doesn't matter, which is more functional? I know the XENO TOP GEAR doesn't boot into Mode B which is annoying but it does give the option of HDD access. If I used the XENO TOP GEAR to access my files could I upload backups of songs and packs for guitar hero and rock band that I have on my computer? If not I think the BLASTER 360 NE is more convenient.

    Since I don't use LIVE extremely often, if I were to choose the firmware updates and get the XENO TOP GEAR or BLASTER 360, could I just change the firmware from iXtreme to the original firmware every-time I go on LIVE?


    Please respond with advice, because I am sure others will benefit from this information. Thank you very much!

    Saw this on tehsheen just wondered if anyone knew the answer as i would like to know myself
     
  2. Prime

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    To play backups on the 360 you have to flash the DVD Drive
     
  3. HazukiSon
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    Thats one way you, can however use older modchips with a on/off switch which is what i'm asking about
     
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    They both do pretty much the same thing. Neither is worth getting. Firmware isn't updated enough to make getting one worthwhile , for the few times it's done , just open the 360. Game back up, it's easier to just use a kreon drive. If you want hdd access , there are various cheaper adapters out there. As for uploading rock band or guitar hero tracks to the hdd , pretty sure you can't.

    As for changing back to original firmware before going on live , you could but it's a total waste of time.
     
  5. HazukiSon
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    Cheers for that mate wonder if the guy actually had it answered on the other forums haha