Xbox Softmodding


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Legion
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Does anyone have the kit required to mod an Xbox (1)? It's just a particular game + memory card reader is it not?

If anyone has such items lying around and would be willing to loan them to me I'd really appreciate it. I nabbed a crystal xbox from Game for 19.99, with 12 months warranty. What a bargain! Less than 20 for a media centre!

#1 at 12:38:54 - 08/01/2008
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I have the badgers of which you speak :)

Could send 'em tomorrow if you'd like.
#2 at 12:44:12 - 08/01/2008
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I would like!

Your a god among men Retroid.
#3 at 12:56:12 - 08/01/2008
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I have an Xbox with a dead HDD. How would I go about getting a soft-modded system out of it?

Is it just a case of getting a modded drive in there?
#4 at 12:58:27 - 08/01/2008
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\o/

How dead is the hard drive? Think you could get anything off it? Otherwise a softmod could be tricky, it needs to get the 'lock' off the actual drive and get that cloned to another one.
#5 at 13:08:23 - 08/01/2008
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Very dead, it's doing the whole click of doom thing when it gets power. I could try putting in a freezer for a bit to see if it lives long enough to work on.
#6 at 13:11:44 - 08/01/2008
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Ohh dont spose I could maybe borrow the softmod kit too? My housemate has just picked up a second hand xbox as a media centre and wants to softmod it.
#7 at 13:54:23 - 08/01/2008
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I've got no problem with that so long as it's cared for :)
#8 at 16:23:39 - 08/01/2008
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Legion said:I nabbed a crystal xbox from Game for 19.99, with 12 months warranty.

Noice! I really should do more sale hunting.
#9 at 16:26:09 - 08/01/2008
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I was next in line for the EG softmod kit...then it went missing in bloody Croatia or somewhere like that and I never got it.

/weeps
#10 at 19:54:04 - 08/01/2008
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Well, you do want to join the list of peeps, then?
#11 at 20:49:48 - 08/01/2008
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I hadn't read the whole thread when I posted that (that'll teach me) so yep, definitely if you don't mind. I waited nearly 12 months I think for the EG one and then it went missing right when it was my turn, I was really gutted.

This makes up for it now! :o)

/prefers Retroid a thousand times
#12 at 21:13:51 - 08/01/2008
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\o/
#13 at 21:30:11 - 08/01/2008
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hangs head in shame.

It was supposed to have been sent to me here in Belgium. It never turned up. So...erm guilty on that one I suppose.

Sorry kent, I was kind of looking forward to modding mine too. Ah well, going to give my xbox to a friend now instead.
#14 at 09:20:34 - 09/01/2008
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Well, it won't be sent out today after all because I can't find the sodding memcard and since I'll be out until very last thing tonight I don't have any more time to check for it today.

Bah.

It'll get sent out, don't worry :)
#15 at 10:14:02 - 09/01/2008
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Seems like the only way to get that Xbox working is to chip it so it bypasses the HDD check and get someone to prepare a drive for me.

Are there solder-less chip solutions out there. I could probably do the HDD myself as I have a working Xbox too.
#16 at 10:38:16 - 09/01/2008
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Retroid said:Well, it won't be sent out today after all because I can't find the sodding memcard and since I'll be out until very last thing tonight I don't have any more time to check for it today.

Bah.

It'll get sent out, don't worry :)

Did you send it recorded special delivery Retroid? If you did I think postie may have tried to send it yesterday.
#17 at 13:47:31 - 09/01/2008
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Tiger_Walts said:
Are there solder-less chip solutions out there. I could probably do the HDD myself as I have a working Xbox too.


The one I got was solderless. An Xecuter 2 or something. Worked like a dream.
#18 at 13:50:14 - 09/01/2008
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strangeed said:hangs head in shame.

It was supposed to have been sent to me here in Belgium. It never turned up. So...erm guilty on that one I suppose.

Sorry kent, I was kind of looking forward to modding mine too. Ah well, going to give my xbox to a friend now instead.
Belguim, that was it, nowhere near Croatia!!

Wasn't having a dig at you btw, I was having a dig at the inadequate postal systems of over here and over there.
#19 at 18:47:49 - 09/01/2008
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Legion said:
Did you send it recorded special delivery Retroid? If you did I think postie may have tried to send it yesterday.

If you reread that you'll notice I haven't sent it because I couldn't find it in my quick search before I left the house this morning! :)

I'll have a bit of a tidy up tonight when I get home and see if it turns up.
#20 at 20:03:53 - 09/01/2008
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Did you send it registered though Retroid?
#21 at 20:28:30 - 09/01/2008
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ARGH
#22 at 20:33:42 - 09/01/2008
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I was only asking! Jeez some people are so touchy!





















:o)
#23 at 20:42:32 - 09/01/2008
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:{D>
#24 at 20:44:16 - 09/01/2008
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You people are weird, weird I say!

/wipes foam away from mouth

As you were
#25 at 10:07:09 - 10/01/2008
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Retroid said:
Legion said:
Did you send it recorded special delivery Retroid? If you did I think postie may have tried to send it yesterday.

If you reread that you'll notice I haven't sent it because I couldn't find it in my quick search before I left the house this morning! :)

I'll have a bit of a tidy up tonight when I get home and see if it turns up.

Oops. Sorry!
#26 at 11:04:27 - 10/01/2008
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Never fear, I found it late last night when I got back. I'll just softmod my own new crystal Xbox (no dead ants in this one) then I'll send it off to you with a copy of Splinter Cell :)
#27 at 13:23:23 - 10/01/2008
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Excellent! Are there any recommended softmodding guides as I'm sure things have changed a bit since I last had a go.

That ant is disgusting!
#28 at 14:55:17 - 10/01/2008
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Retroid said:Never fear, I found it late last night when I got back. I'll just softmod my own new crystal Xbox (no dead ants in this one) then I'll send it off to you with a copy of Splinter Cell :)

Now that definitely is a bug, but also a feature!
#29 at 15:05:32 - 10/01/2008
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I used the Slayer disk on one and AID (auto installer deluxe)on the other after I had Splinter Cell'd the mofo.
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