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How to Softmod you XBOX [Full Tutorial]

Discussion in 'Xbox Retro Hacking / Mods & General Discussion' started by [email protected], Dec 10, 2005.

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    ikilledscott

    ikilledscott Loyal Member

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    error 21

    i finally got un banned
    got my file, built my cd
    didnt back up my drive
    soft modded but got error 21 when i rebooted xbox
    so i tried again but chose option 5

    5) Wipe current fatx partition table

    tried again, got error 21

    so i read the tut in the xboxhdm folder
    it said:

    WARNING! Dont choose option 5) if you unlocked your xbox drive by hotswapping.
    After the fatx partition table is wiped using this option the machine is
    rebooted to continue rebuilding the drive. Upon reboot the drive will relock
    (if it was just hotswapped), and since at this point the drive is empty and
    will not work in the xbox you cannot hotswap again. Having the hdd key or
    eeprom you are safe.

    like i said, i didnt back up, i dont have my hdd key or eeprom.

    am i screwed or can i fix this?
     
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    well APPARENTLY u didnt follow the steps on my tutorial therefor i cannot help you cuz idk wut u did. it seems as though u MIGHT have unlocked ur drive and now the xbox can't read it ORR u didnt burn the correct files on the disc. and i never said choose option 5.
     
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    yep youre right!

    I'm a [email protected] I've been searching the net and got an idea...
    what if i get a mod chip, would i be able to repair the hdd with that ?
    or install a new one?
     
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    i see what i did

    i forgot to use the patcher bat file....
    im making a new iso.
    hope it works this time.
     
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    holy shift it works!!!!!

    Your tutorial is the best.
    but we all need to follow it step by step.
    i was in a rush and screwed it up.
    redid it step by step
    and wow now i have a soft modded xbox
    thanx
    u rule:D
     
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    np :) im glad you got it working
     
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    Hi!
    I need some help... I followed the guide but it didn't work all way through...
    I burned down the ISO file, did the hot swap ( and my BIOS found the hard drive) , booted up the CD, typed in 1 and pressed enter. After that the screen got completely black and the computer get hanged.
    I waited a few minutes but nothing happened.
    And now, when I try to boot up the Xbox I get error code 9. I've changed IDE cable, try master/slave and so on but nothing works... Is my Xbox dead or can I do anything about it?
     
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    ur xbox is fine. as long as u didnt click anything that had to do with the eeprom ur fine. id suggest using a different brand of blank cds/dvds and reburning the disc. idk y so many people are getting errors in the boot up disc, i had no problems so it must be the cd/dvd or the burn was unsuccesfull. u MIGHTve did the iso wrong. did u put the files where they should be and ran that win-iso.bat? if so the only thing i think it could be is the cd/dvd. UNLESS it is hanging at the linux part where it says all the drives and shows a whole bunch of small text , that just means u need to hotswap again. idk y ur gettin error code 9 if the disc didnt even work. get back with me and tell me what happens after u use another disc.
     
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    Thank you for the answer!
    I have tried two discs now and none of them worked. And I followed the guide very carefully.
    The thing is there is no text at all... evereything seems to be fine, as I sad the BIOS find the harddrive, the CD booting up and then I choose option 1, them I'm stuck! Know error msg or anything and I cant turn Num lock on/off.
    If the Cd didnt work, shouldnt the xbox boot up as usual? Because I cant get rid of the error code 9...

    Tomorrow I will go and buy thing for a EEPROM reader and hopefully that will work! But I hope you guys have an idea or even better, a solution! :D

    Thanks for the time!
     
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    **** ummm did u mess with the power cable at all during the hotswap? if so, u couldve damaged ur hard drive. I ruined a 40gb hard drive a long time ago doing that. i would try hotswapping on a different computer.
     
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    hey i just wanted to say thanks alot for the guide
    my sons xbox [email protected]@@ed up a couple of days ago and the only thing that it would do is give random error codes
    i thought i did everything i could to save it and nothing worked
    then i found your guide on google when i was searching for something else lol

    at this point i thought what the hell .. the system is dead anyways so i might as well give it ago
    and i am happy to report that due to your kick a$$ guide his xbox is now working again ... so a BBIIGGG THANKS

    Toppen ------

    dont know if you got yours to work or not
    but i had the same problem
    mine was due to the whole sata problem .. for some reason all i would get was a blank screen ... then i took out the sata drive and used an ide dvd drive ... and all was working
     
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    A Pudgy Panda

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    thanks this really helped me
     
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    wow, even after a couple of years, this still helps;)

    Thnx:D
     
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    h@Ck3R

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    lol wow. its awesome to see one of my tutorials still stickied after 6 years. I was 15 when I wrote that :p.
     
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    hadkasun

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    Thanks

    Thankx... g8 tute... 100% works....Appriciated..... :D
     

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