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Hot Swap to Update Firmware

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Brewgod23, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Brewgod23

    Brewgod23 Regular member

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    This is a quote from 360 Mod Textbook on Hot Swapping the xbox DVD drive to update the firmware. Can it be updated this way? I don't need the connectivity kit?

    "ModeB Method 4 – Hotswap
    The fourth method of ModeB in fact is not a method to get into
    ModeB at all. The drive never goes into ModeB, but using this
    method, you will be able to flash your drive and since that’s what we
    are trying to do here, it is still included as a “ModeB method.” This
    method is not very applicable to many people so I won’t spend too
    much time going over it."

    "You need a SATA DVD-ROM drive hooked up to your PC and
    detected in Windows. This can be a normal PC SATA DVD-ROM
    drive like the SH-D163A or it can also be an Xbox 360 Samsung drive
    in 0800 mode. Whatever it is, it has to be a SATA DVD-ROM drive
    detected and working in Windows. Note your drive letter, then unplug
    the SATA cable from your “normal” drive and plug it into the Hitachi
    drive. You can then flash your Hitachi with that drive letter"
     
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    Does anybody have an answer to this?
     
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    yes you can indeed flash your drive this way, but the question you need to ask yourself is this, why? you don't need any connectivity set or actually anything besides a 360 and a pc to flash your drive, so why bother doing it the way you stated, especially if you have a 46 or 47 version hitachi drive, you can do that with an eyefold easily aslong as you have a sata port on your computer motherboard.

    If you need help flashing just ask we will guide you through it.
     
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    Ok, so I have my PC power "On" and I note the drive letter. While the PC is still "On" I unplug the SATA and power cable from my PC DVD SATA drive and plug both these cable into the xbox 360 drive. Now Windows will think that this 360 drive in the drive from my PC and I can now flash it with the firmware.

    Are the power and SATA cables from the PC DVD drive have the same cable connectors for the 360 drive? I thought that is why we needed the connectivity kit because they are different.
     
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    So am I on the right track to update my xbox firmware using hot swap method?
     
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    the sata cable is the same you can use the 360 itself to power the drive you just need to plug the sata cable from the motherboard to the 360 drive, and turn on the 360.
     
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    What about the other cable? What do I do with that one? Isn't it required so that Windows can detect the drive? Do I do the drive swap while the PC is powered "On"?
     
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    what other cable? you have power which will remain on the 360, and a sata cable, you turn on your computer with a sata drive in it and once it boots up to the desktop take the sata cable out of your comp drive and plug it into your 360 drive, although this works I would never do it to many risk plugging and unplugging drives that are powered up. why not do it like it tells you to in this guide

    http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=22818
     
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    Oh, I did not know that I kept the power cable in the xbox and have the xbox and PC power "On" together. I run the risk of floating ground and burning my PC and xbox this method. Correct? You are correct, this method should never be used. I will wait for my connectivity kit to come in.
     
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    that is indeed a very smart idea!

    although I did it with the crossed wire method and used my 360 as the power source and had no problems, I don't know anyone who has done the hot swap method. a connectivity kit is not needed but it makes everything a whole lot easier.
     

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