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Flashing/modding

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by joshamo, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. joshamo

    joshamo Member

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    First post!

    Ok, so basically my drive crapped out on me. Can I use iextreme on a different drive and pop it in, or will I still need the drive key? I have the benq in this xbox if I recall.

    It doesnt really matter if I can use live, I just want to play games lol.
     
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    2045th post!

    Yes, you still need the drive key regardless of Live or not.

    Dump they key, flash it to a new BenQ.
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    Remove the PCB from the old BenQ, then put it in the new BenQ.

    Either way, the key will be in the new BenQ, allowing it to work in the console.
     
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    Ok I lied, this box has a liteon. Is it true I cant fix it now( I was told this on a different forum)
     
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    Of course you can, as long as you can get the drive key off the lite on drive. Might want to look into PMT hack.
     
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    This drivekey stuff is more confusing than I first expected. From my understanding I just need to plug a sata cable from my pc into the original drive, along with the power cable from the 360, power the 360 on, pull the key and then transfer the key to one of the 4 or 5 drives I have laying around. I just cant figure out the key extraction. I have read a ton of tutorials and I am stuck =(

    I cant go get the stuff to make a probe till next monday =( I have zero moneys
     
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    If one of those 4 or 5 drives you have lying around is a Lite-On, then try the scond option I gave you: Remove the PCB from the crapped out drive and put it on a working drive. That way you still have the same drive key.
     
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    How you dump the key depends on the type of drive it is and also whether your PC will recognise the 360 drive directly via SATA.

    Best case scenario = Your motherboard will accept the drive directly via SATA and the drive can be flashed using only a software method. Then you don't need to buy anything as long as you have a SATA cable to hook the drive up as you can just use JungleFlasher and the latest LT+ firmware. That's how I used to flash my BenQ drive.

    Identify which type of Lite-On drive your 360 has as there are several, and then read the JungleFlasher guide.

    Whatever method you use, I would recommend dumping the key a couple of times at least the first time you do it, so you can make sure that the key is the same every time. As you probably know, if you somehow lose the key, then you erase the firmware on the drive, you're screwed, but as long as you have a backup of the key (and the key is good) at least you can almost always recover from any mistakes.
     

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