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Xbox v1.6 modding

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    Registered Users Posts: 3,357 snappieT


    How possible is modding a v1.6 xbox (not 1.6b)? Can I softmod, or do I need a chip? If chip is needed, can it be solderless? Which one would you recommend? (Would like to be able to stream music & video either through (password protected) ftp or Windows shares)
    Very finally, where should I buy? Would love if there was a walk-in shop in Dublin, but online is OK too.

    Cheers,
    snappieT


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  • I have a 1.6b Xbox and use the Xecuter 3 modchip. A couple of friends have the 1.6 model and also use the Xecuter 3. IMO, this is the best modchip available, and is also the most expensive I think.

    The X3 is mostly solderless, you need to solder on the pin header and 3 or 4 wires. A complete tutorial can be found here. I bought my modchip from www.divineo.co.uk, and cost £40STG.

    The 1.6 motherboard also needs a bit of extra work in the form of an LPC Rebuild PCB. This needs to be soldered to the underside of the board (under the pin header). This LPC Rebuild PCB should come with the X3 chip. Details of all soldering are in that tutorial. Check it out.

    Using Xbox Media Center you can stream video and audio from a Windows share without any problem. I do this over a wireless link and it works perfectly. If you're modding, I'd suggest a hard disk upgrade too. A 120G HD will let you put all your games onboard, plus loads of MP3s too.

    With a fine-tip soldering iron and a steady hand, it's easy enough to mod the Xbox. You'll also need a Torx-10 and Torx-20 screwdriver to open it up with.

    edit:
    Just read on another site that the 1.6 is not software modable. You'll have to use a mod chip of some sort for this one so.




  • I am up for ZERO soldering, if that's possible.




  • Either solder or soft-mod. Pogo pins are a cop-out.




  • jor el wrote:
    edit:
    Just read on another site that the 1.6 is not software modable. You'll have to use a mod chip of some sort for this one so.
    probably old information. All xbox models can be softmodded now.

    snappieT, look up the krayzie Ndure gamesave autoinstaller on www.xbox-scene.com forums for details. You'll need an action replay for xbox available in Game and one of three exploitable games: mechassault, jamesbond 007:agent under fire or splinter cell




  • get this xecuter 2.6 solderless combo http://www.mrmodchips.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=166&osCsid=931842a3951f54d6fad188d05c7b935d
    which will work with your 1.6 version.very good company,chip is sent by registered mail after cc clears.installed loads of solderless mods for mates and all are still working fine.you will install the chip in a few minutes no problem if ya follow the guide.


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  • probably old information. All xbox models can be softmodded now.

    snappieT, look up the krayzie Ndure gamesave autoinstaller on www.xbox-scene.com forums for details. You'll need an action replay for xbox available in Game and one of three exploitable games: mechassault, jamesbond 007:agent under fire or splinter cell

    just buy a cheap usb dongle for the save, ;) v. handy.




  • Sorry, I don't see anywhere on that site about the softmod, could someone give me directions or a direct clinky?




  • snappieT wrote:
    How possible is modding a v1.6 xbox (not 1.6b)? Can I softmod, or do I need a chip? If chip is needed, can it be solderless? Which one would you recommend? (Would like to be able to stream music & video either through (password protected) ftp or Windows shares)
    Very finally, where should I buy? Would love if there was a walk-in shop in Dublin, but online is OK too.

    Cheers,
    snappieT

    Hi there snappieT if you still have had no luck sorting out ur Xbox why not try this site http://www.modchipsireland.com/contact.html They provide a great service & all the Apps are installed & ready to use have used them lots of times with great results :D




  • snappie take a look in the xbox-scene.com forums - there are plenty of good softmod tutorials


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