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***** Freeboot and XBReboot FAQ *****

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by jpizzle, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. jpizzle

    jpizzle Regular member

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    freeBOOT


    What is freeBOOT?
    Freeboot is a Xbox 360 re-booter. This will allow you to boot into the latest dashboard released by MS without the kernel on your 360 changing. Freeboot works on Xenon, Zephyr, Falcon, and Jasper consoles with 16mb flashes.

    What does freeBOOT require?
    Freeboot requires you to have a second NAND. This means you have to do one of the following:
    - XD Card Mod
    - Install a CygnosV2
    - Install a CygnosV1
    Freeboot also requires the JTAG hack.

    What can I do with freeBOOT?
    Freeboot allows you to:
    - Boot into the latest Xbox 360 Dashboard without changing your 360's onboard kernel.(Play the latest and greatest games)
    - Your 360 will accept any type of SATA harddrive(Use any SATA HDD)
    - Removed LIVE/PIRS signature checks(Free content for this console)
    - Removed XeX signature checks(Mod games)
    - Use Emulators
    - and more

    Does XeX Loader work with freeBOOT?
    Yes, XeX Loader was tested with freeBOOT and works perfect.

    Can I go on Xbox Live with this?

    If you were to go onto Xbox Live with this. It would not be very hard for MS to pick up on the fact that you are using a rebooter. You will most likely be banned quick.

    Can I .map mod Halo 3?

    Yes this combined with the XeXloader and H3Unlock will allow you to mod Halo 3. Now you don't have to buy a Dev Kit

    Where can I download freeBOOT?
    You can download freeboot on Xbins
    the directory is
    Code:
    /XBOX 360/development/freeBOOT/
    
    How do I install freeboot?
    I was not able to locate a tutorial for this. But the readme does include instruction on how to install freeBOOT onto your 360.


    XBReboot


    What is XBReboot?
    XBReboot is another rebooter just like freeBOOT. It has mainly the same features that freeBOOT has. But is able to be flashed straight onto your onboard NAND instead of on a second NAND. Only downside is XBReboot is not as stable as freeBOOT.

    What does XBReboot require?
    Does not require a second NAND.
    Just like freeBOOT. XBReboot requires the JTAG hack.

    What can I do with XBReboot?
    You can do the same that you are able to do with freeBOOT. Wich includes:
    - Boot into the latest Xbox 360 Dashboard without changing your 360's onboard kernel.(Play the latest and greatest games)
    - Your 360 will accept any type of SATA harddrive(Use any SATA HDD)
    - Removed LIVE/PIRS signature checks(Free content for this console)
    - Removed XeX signature checks(Mod games)
    - Use Emulators
    - and more

    Does XeX Loader work with XBReboot?
    Yes, I personally have XBReboot installed on a JTAG'd 360 and XeX Loader works perfectly fine without hiccups.

    Can I go on Xbox Live with this?
    If you were to go onto Xbox Live with this. It would not be very hard for MS to pick up on the fact that you are using a rebooter. You will most likely be banned quick.

    What is the difference between XBReboot and freeBOOT?

    XBReboot does not require the second NAND. But is not as stable as freeBOOT is. freeBOOT had more developement time than XBReboot did.

    Besides stability issues are they the same?
    With stability issues aside. Both XBReboot and freeBOOT are basically the same thing. They both have their small differences but for the most part are the same.

    Where can I download XBReboot?
    You can download XBReboot from Xbins.
    The directory is:
    Code:
    /XBOX 360/development/XBReboot/
    

    Is there a tutorial on how to install XBReboot?

    Yes, in the readme file that you get when you download XBReboot there are instructions.

    Which Re-booter should I use?
    If you do not know how to do the xD Card mod or cannot find a tutorial on it and don't want to spend money on a Cygnos V2 or V1 chip then I suggest using XBReboot since it does not require the second NAND. If you have a second NAND then I suggest using freeBOOT since it is more stable than XBReboot and will run better.

    ***** all credit goes too EclipseModz *****
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  3. eebeejay

    eebeejay Regular member

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    I knew you'd do it, (even though you didn't respond to the PM)

    Good work!
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    jpizzle Regular member

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    yea, I hope this can help and answer some questions that people have been having
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    If you use Cygnos 2, can you switch between hacked kernel and unhacked kernel, using the hacked kernel for offline and the unhacked kernel online and be safe for online play?

    Or are chips like Cygnos detectable in the console?

    What would happen if the unhacked kernel and the console was banned, would you lose hdd and save functions in hacked kernel?
  6. eebeejay

    eebeejay Regular member

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    I just realized that neither of my PCs have LPT ports. I dug up an old laptop I had from 2002 with an LPT port and WinXP Pro. Would it suffice?

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