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    xbox modd question help please?

    theyve got some xboxes in game for £39.99 and the chap asked what i wanted to do with it and i said to mod it
    but the chap said this wasn't doable on there because they have been firmwared?

    is this right?
    many thanks

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    Original Poster

    anyone please?

    It should be doable... I've not personally done it (so maybe someone who has can confirm), but my understanding is that if you want to softmod it, you just flash the firmware, think you need an original game to flash it with though.

    Couple of google searches and it doesn't mention any xbox's that can't be done..

    Best bet though is to look on ebay for a chipped/softmodded xbox, it'll be already done with hard drive etc and saves you the hassle, some can be picked up for around £50 now.

    Mate bought one yesterday from Gamestation without games, with remote control for £40

    First thing we did was strip it down and installed a small PCB he had to mod. this so that he could use it as a Media Centre.

    Don't know where he got the mod. PCB but had us download instructions from smartxx.com

    You don't need any PCBs or hardware changes to mod it. As long as you have an original game such as splinter cell, you can replace the software on the box and use it as a media centre.

    I have XMBC installed on my Xbox and it's the dogs bits. We have it connected to the home network via a wireless game adapter so we can stream media from the web or a PC. Great for watching heroes, prison break etc without all the ads.

    If anyone wants any help in setting up XMBC, they can PM me.

    Original Poster

    its just that he said the xboxes that are in game were firmwared

    he said he has tried softmodding them and it wasnt possible because they had the latest firmware
    sorry i'm confused

    It's also possible to "hot swap" the hard disk. XBox hard disks are usually locked, and the XBox hardware only knows the key to unlock it.

    Once the XBox is powered up (and accesses the hard disk), the IDE cable can be unplugged, and plugged into a PC. Once connected to a PC, the softmod can be installed.

    The bloke at the shop sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Do a bit of research on the net... forums.xbox-scene.com/ind…php

    Depends on exactly what you asked the guy!

    Xbox no problem

    Xbox360 uses firmware which on latest drives maybe an issue (BENQ) - unsure if thats moddable at mo.

    Original Poster

    it was a normal xbox
    he asked what i wanted to do with one i siad to mod it
    he said he's tried them(aparently he was taking them home and the boss asked why)
    the boss said they wouldnt be able to be softmodded because they've been firmwared

    I've soft modded 4 Xboxes and changed the hard drives on two of them. Soft-modding will work with any Xbox now, the shop bloke is talking BS.

    What he's saying is a load of balerics.

    There isn't anything stopping you softmodding an xbox. I have done 3 soft mods, 2 of which were on brand new xboxs.

    You can softmod any Xbox. I softmodded mine quite easily and its awesome. I watch Lost and Prison Break without paying Sky a penny. Shoutcast Radio is cool and the arcade emulators are dope too. Go for it.

    May be easier to pick up a modded one off eBay though.

    Original Poster

    cheers everyone will rep you not to osure how many reps i got left but will sort you out
    gonna go into town later and buy one

    Make sure you get an ORIGINAL copy of splinter cell or Mechwarrior as otherwise you won't be able to mod it. :thumbsup:

    mekon

    You can softmod any Xbox. I softmodded mine quite easily and its awesome. … You can softmod any Xbox. I softmodded mine quite easily and its awesome. I watch Lost and Prison Break without paying Sky a penny. Shoutcast Radio is cool and the arcade emulators are dope too. Go for it.May be easier to pick up a modded one off eBay though.



    How do you watch lost?

    Download it via bittorrent, P2P or IRC and either network the xbox to see the folder it's in or FTP the file to the xbox. XBMC will play the file either way.

    you can get an xbox from cex now for £30. 12 months waranty. soft mod it, stick on xmbc also. end up with a great machine.

    ive done loads lately, been adding a few cough cough extras with them and selling them for loads. :whistling:

    suchafunkymonkey

    Download it via bittorrent, P2P or IRC and either network the xbox to see … Download it via bittorrent, P2P or IRC and either network the xbox to see the folder it's in or FTP the file to the xbox. XBMC will play the file either way.



    Ok, cheers

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    suchafunkymonkey

    Make sure you get an ORIGINAL copy of splinter cell or Mechwarrior as … Make sure you get an ORIGINAL copy of splinter cell or Mechwarrior as otherwise you won't be able to mod it. :thumbsup:



    And it just so happens I have one of those for sale band new!!!! (in the for sale section!) As has been pointed out above, a copy of the game is useless - you need an original.

    I picked an original splinter cell up from gamestation for £2

    m00nie

    you can get an xbox from cex now for £30. 12 months waranty. soft mod it, … you can get an xbox from cex now for £30. 12 months waranty. soft mod it, stick on xmbc also. end up with a great machine. ive done loads lately, been adding a few cough cough extras with them and selling them for loads. :whistling:



    I brought mine from CeX as well for 35 quid - softmodded it no problem.

    EVERY xbox can be softmodded. I've done mine, my uncles and one of my mates (who had a chip too, couldn't be bothered to figure it out hehe).

    If you're going to softmod, get a Xploder Lite, cheap 8MB memory card and Splinter Cell (original), all these will work and its the cheapest way to go.

    cough cough on ebay? cough cough wheres the cheapest place for extras? Been looking for a few goodies to play about with. Sorry the cough cough got me excited! hehe

    stora

    I picked an original splinter cell up from gamestation for £2



    I also got my SC from GameStation too. Got Xploder Lite and Memory Card off eBay for about 9 quid (seperate auctions).

    scimitar

    Depends on exactly what you asked the guy!Xbox no problemXbox360 uses … Depends on exactly what you asked the guy!Xbox no problemXbox360 uses firmware which on latest drives maybe an issue (BENQ) - unsure if thats moddable at mo.



    They can't. Best you can do at the moment is spoof a samsung drive with the benq key. Adds to cost though.

    P.S. Your shop monkey was talking out of his rear.
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