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Supreme12
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:06 pm   
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wassup..was browsing the intenet on how to mod an x-box..found this site and thought i start taking a stab at it..anyone know the major parts beside the chips?i know about upgrading the hard drive gigs but how you know which models to get


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:15 pm   
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Ok, id like to just tell you a few things to make it more clear to you.

There are several ways to go about modding your xbox, but only 3 types of mods.

Modchip: You can solder it, get a solderless adapter. You can use any IDE hard drive with it(locking or non-locking).

Softmod: You can hotswap your hdd to get the files on it, you can use gamesave exploits, but you have to have a hard drive with locking abilities. Any IDE interface HDD will work as long as its lockable.

TSOP Flash: Here what yo0u do is solder a couple points together on your motherboard and it allows you to flash the onboard BIOS chip with hacked BIOS. Any hdd will due here as well(lockable or non-lockable).

The best way in all opinion is a modchip soldered in, as it makes sure your xbox will not crash on you.

After modding your xbox download the xbox-hq auto-installer deluxe which will install hacked dashboards for your pleasure. Just read up on the 3 methods i told you about and see which one fits you most. There are tutorials all over the site on how to do each of these mods, just keep in mind to read EVERYTHING several times b4 you attempt a mod or you may not like the end result.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:20 am   
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...and before doing any mod, always back up! We can't count the number of times/people who wished they had Very Happy

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:12 am   
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BTW

Welcome to the HQ i hope you like it here, i havent been active much untill lately, but i am here now and ready to assist you!

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:23 am   
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First off welcome to the forums. second if your thinking of modding here are some videos that might help, the first 4 are from the old show the screen savers n the last 2 is from the podcast DL.TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nDYDkj5F64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QbSJZbGBgQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpy8OjRc2Jw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUFqgeUp-SU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP3aDlHjzDA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0py5Rm0nGc4

i recommend watching the videos n asking about what ever u are wondering about but remember to check the forums first to see if somebody else asked the same thing n got help.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:37 am   
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what r the TSOP solder points for a v1.6 & v1.0 xbox to flash the bios with evolution x, and cromwell linux


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:34 pm   
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@ Crackface
Theres no TSOP chip to flash on a 1.6v console (I think its embedded in the video chip - theres no way to `write` to it).
Soldering the flash enable points on a version 1 - 1.1 mobo is quite simple, check this out for instructions :
http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/TSOP_flashing_HOWTO

If your gonna flash a 1.0 or 1.1 the best bios is probably the x2 5035 (use the 1mb version (for consoles v1.2 - 1.5 use the evo m8 256kb bios)

If you flash your console with the Linux Cromwell bios you wont be able to play any xbox games

The only option for 1.6 consoles is either a softmod or modchip with lpc rebuild.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:38 pm   
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well i have my v1.6 softmodded so i just thats ok, and i know i can't play any games onc romwell, that's wat my v1.6 is for, i just want to run linux programs on my other xbox, wats the difference between a evo bios and a x2, i never used a x2 before and on the link u sent me, it says add another 5-volts is it's a sharp bios brand, how do u tell if it ism so i won't fry the shit out of it, Very Happy


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:04 pm   
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The size of the bios is the only difference, they both do the same job - I mention these two different bios because they are the most up to date, you have to be carefull flashing v1.2 - v1.5 consoles with 256kb TSOP due to the different video chips used, both these bios have support for all video chips

you could make the evo 256kb bios into one big 1024kb one to suit the v1.0 - v1.1 TSOP (its just personal preference - The xecuter X2 bios is off the xecuter x2 range of modchips, and has a subtle little `xecuter` logo, the Evo bios is a bit more `in your face` with that horrible purple big `EVO` badge)

(you can run linux on your xbox without the cromwell bios - so you can run your linux programs and play xbox games)

And, have a look at the TSOP chip, it`ll have markings telling you what brand it is (heres a pic of a sharp one for reference).



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:06 pm   
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wow, that was more simple then i thought, thx mate, Very Happy


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:30 am   
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i appreciate the support here im definitely leaning towards modchipping my xbox with a xcuter 3 chip now im trying to find out where to get those 120 gig hard drives


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:20 am   
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For simplicity, ease of use and installation, you can't go past an Xecuter 3. It's been nearly 4 years since I installed mine, and it hasn't missed a beat - well worth the money Very Happy
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