- An ability to run unsigned code.
- Convert XBOX Live! demos to Full.
- Run games from anywhere (even a USB drive).
- Use any SATA 2.5' drive you want.
There are a few caveats though:
- Your XBOX must be with a dashboard version pre-89XX (ie: 7344)
- You need to open your case (duh!)
- You need to have some good soldering skills.
In any case, and since I have a launch model box (XENON) that was banned around 2 years ago. I've decided to go for it.
I followed a great guide on www.xbox-scene.com forums, the guy there had a pretty nifty idea of doing everything in way that it will be later possible to re-do without re-opening your case again.
Before you begin, you'll need the following tools:
- A 35W-60W Fine Tipped Soldering Iron.
- Soldering Flux.
- Female <-> Female RJ45 Connector
- Some colored wires
- A pretty good cutter
- DB25 Connector and housing
- An RJ45 cable
- Hot glue gun
- 2x 1N4148 Diodes
- 5x 100ohm resistors
Here's how to do it:
- You need to enable the JTAG hack (http://www.free60.org/JTAG_Hack).
It should look something like this (Remember: this is for my XENON board, if you have a different one, the connections are not the same):
- Now, You need to prepare the cable that connects to the PC (LPT):
(According to this section: http://www.free60.org/Reading_out_NAND#Preparing_the_cable)
But instead of connecting leaving the wires exposed or, directly connected to the XBOX motherboard, connect them to an RJ-45 Male connector:
- Once the JTAG hack is connected, and the you've created the cable, you need to connect the wires to be able to access the NAND flash (outlined here: http://www.free60.org/Reading_out_NAND#Preparing_and_Soldering):