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New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Hello,
I'd like to mod my Xbox 360. I don't really know where to start, so I figured the people here would know :D.
I've modded plenty of Xbox originals, PS2, and PSX, but I have no modding experience with the 360. Is there some kind of softmod (like FMCB for PS2) or can I only hardmod it?
My end goal is to be able to run backups off of a hard drive, and install mod menus for games so I can mess with my friends on COD :lol:.
Once again, I have no idea where to start.
Thanks in advance!

Edit: It's the white 360 without HDMI.

Edit 2: It looks like I have the "Xenon" model 360.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby Gamerone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:25 pm

I know a guy who will doit for you, great service
I got it from him https://www.ebay.com/itm/Falcon-Jasper- ... 039637337#
It cost $25 + shipping he does Jasper, Falcon, and Trinity. Rgh
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Gamerone wrote:I know a guy who will doit for you, great service
I got it from him https://www.ebay.com/itm/Falcon-Jasper- ... 039637337#
It cost $25 + shipping he does Jasper, Falcon, and Trinity. Rgh

Thanks for the response! Is there any way I can do this myself? I have good soldering experience.
Edit: It looks like I have a Xenon xbox, so he wouldn't service it anyway. Thanks, though.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby Gamerone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:18 pm

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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby stelios » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm

ITS NOT that hard actually..Open up your xbox360,take out the internal hard drive,format it and put it the needed software.BUT be ware that you wont have access to the internet and you wont be able to do certain updates.Also, I havent found a way to play original xbox games,so yeah.

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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby NoMention » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:25 pm

Maybe an xKey or xDock for you? That way you leave your hard drive and optical drive unmodified. The RGH route does open a lot of possibilities but just don’t plan on connecting to live. I prefer the Wasabi and have all my 360s with these but they are no longer manufactured.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby scorpNZ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 am

rgh chip is your best bet
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby ClassicGamer90 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:17 am

I'd recommend getting an Xbox 360 Slim as it would likely last longer, be quieter and take up less space (and you'll have HDMI). You have to get a chip depending on your model, do some soldering and program the chip / install speed up files for fast as possible boot times.

There are many tutorials out there but be warned its a headache compared to just a softmod, you can buy one pre-modded. I got mine from The Weekend Modder because he does an excellent job soldering and posts a proof video before sending it out, but it was $235 after shipping at the time I bought it a couple years ago.

Once you have a modded 360 you'll be able to use any 2.5" hard drive (I think up to 2TB), and for the dash I'd suggest Aurora as your main dash and use FreeStyle Dash 3 to rip games to the hard drive.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm

ClassicGamer90 wrote:I'd recommend getting an Xbox 360 Slim as it would likely last longer, be quieter and take up less space (and you'll have HDMI). You have to get a chip depending on your model, do some soldering and program the chip / install speed up files for fast as possible boot times.

Interesting, I wouldn't have guessed that the slim model was moddable. The only reason I'm using the Xenon model for this is because I picked it up for $20 over the weekend and figured I'd mess around with it.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby haylocki » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi, I recently RGH'd several phat 360's by following a guide on www.se7ensins.com.

You need to be a member to see the tutorial, but sign-up is free, and it's a pretty good site for xbox modding.

The tutorial you need is called "RGH 1.2 Start to finish tutorial + how to get a CR4 like experience (Phats only)"

I actually modded a xenon 360 using this guide and an Ace v3 chip.

Cheers, Ian
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 am

haylocki wrote:The tutorial you need is called "RGH 1.2 Start to finish tutorial + how to get a CR4 like experience (Phats only)"

I actually modded a xenon 360 using this guide and an Ace v3 chip.

Thanks for the response! I checked out the website. When I looked up Ace v3, I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-X360ACE-V3-Chip-Support-all-Corona-and-Falcon-The-Newest-Version-2015/112486924857?hash=item1a30be4239:g:W8AAAOSwKRJZbsA1
Is this the right one? I can't seem to find anything that specifically works with Xenon.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby haylocki » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:14 pm

Hi, that's the one I used. Thogh to be honest you're probably better off getting the coolrunner v3 for phat consoles. I couldn't get the Ace v3 to work on one of my consoles, and I'm awaiting a coolrunner to see if it works.

Another good resource is "theweekendmodder" on youtube. I follow his wiring routing, as if you route the wires the wrong way, the interference from the console stops the console from glitching.

Cheers, Ian
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:05 am

haylocki wrote:you're probably better off getting the coolrunner v3 for phat consoles. I couldn't get the Ace v3 to work on one of my consoles, and I'm awaiting a coolrunner to see if it works.


Thanks for the info! Coolrunner like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Coolrunner-Rev-C-For-Jasper-Trinity-Corona-Board-V1-V2-V3-V4-V5-V6-HIGH-QUALITY/273021414149?hash=item3f91582b05:g:CqkAAOSwwcRaVdq2?
Or this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Coolrunner-Rev-C-for-Jasper-Trinity-Corona-Phat-Slim-Cable-Included/221873462810?hash=item33a8b05e1a:g:U-0AAOSw5L9XD4I-?
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby haylocki » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:38 am

They both look the same so you should be good to go with either one. Mine arrived yesterday, plan on fitting it today.

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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby haylocki » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:21 pm

OK, so I just finished fitting the Coolrunner, and still my xbox wouldn't Glitch. Turned out I needed to reflash the xell image to the console. After that everything ran smoothly.

I used theweekendmodder recommended timing file of rgh12_19.xsvf and get instaboot, so I recommend starting with that timing file.

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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 pm

haylocki wrote:They both look the same so you should be good to go with either one.

Ok, thanks.
haylocki wrote:OK, so I just finished fitting the Coolrunner, and still my xbox wouldn't Glitch. Turned out I needed to reflash the xell image to the console. After that everything ran smoothly.

I used theweekendmodder recommended timing file of rgh12_19.xsvf and get instaboot, so I recommend starting with that timing file.

Thanks for the update! I'll order a Coolrunner and try installing it. I'll update when it comes in.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby haylocki » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:48 pm

I'd recommend watching theweekendmodder doing a phat rgh before doing the mod yourself. Unless you're very good at soldering (like me :-) ) use the alternate timing solder point. The only other tricky solder point is the PLL one.

Good Luck.

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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:06 pm

haylocki wrote:I'd recommend watching theweekendmodder doing a phat rgh before doing the mod yourself. Unless you're very good at soldering (like me :-) ) use the alternate timing solder point. The only other tricky solder point is the PLL one.

I'll check out the video, thanks. Also, I'm pretty good at soldering, hopefully this works :D
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:13 pm

I just ordered a Coolrunner, should be here in a week or so. I'll update this thread when I get it.
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Re: New to 360 modding

Postby yakhem » Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 am

Hey everyone, sorry I've been silent for a while. So I wasn't able to RGH my Xenon (too many complications for a known-to-be-unreliable console), but today I got my hands on a black elite Jasper. I'm gonna give it a shot.
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