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jelle2503

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Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« on: December 09, 2009, 12:32:16 PM »

Here's a little something i've written down =) How to get started with homebrew on Xbox 360 :) Please read, and have any comments or suggestions please leave them here.

I have found a lot of documentation but not gathered up in one guide =) So I'm hoping to assist someone by having written this guide. It's first hand experience from me =) Which is interesting because I did not have much experience with all this at all yet I managed to do 3 consoles already.

http://www.mediafire.com/?nfnjnk2oyjq (outdated but still contains relevant information)


this is not my tutorial, but i have found it more convenient to do, a little more easy and a little less time consuming (by Looouky on xbox-scene, he's even keeping it up-to-date):

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dnfmv5h_186pp2zddm
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 01:15:24 PM by jelle2503 »
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 12:31:58 AM »

wow really apreciate it, great job, I have one question: for the bridging cables can I use some from the LPT cable? you know like cut some of the ones that I don't use and make the bridges for those?

also maybe you could explain me about the last step:
Using Xell to get your CPU key like

thanks
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 12:37:23 AM by tommyv »
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 12:58:24 AM »

alright. THis is awesome. This should be stickied! I was gonna send it out to have someone do it for me but your guide is pretty great! thanks for making it I really appreciate it.  ;D
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 03:52:02 AM »

you can use any wire.. sure you could salvage wire from an old LPT cable, I don't see why not

And as for Xell... Just boot into it and it'll display:
http://img1.a9vg.com/200908/26/1251245907785.jpg

4/5 together are your cpu key
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 06:45:02 AM »

Thanks for compiling the info!
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 07:02:56 AM »

That was an ecellent read.  If I had that last week it would of only taken me tons less time to do mine.  Jumping all through the wbe getting bits and pieces is time consuming.  Sticky this.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 08:36:01 AM »

thanks for these positive words people :) im about to cheer up a bit here:P
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 12:37:56 PM »

another question I have is: suppose that you don't want to remove the wires after you have completed the hack, in case you need to something later on, can the bridge wires remain bridged? and all the LPT cable remain soldered to the motherboard? so then you just connect the wire back to the LPT and don't have to solder the wires back in the motherboard again?
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 12:50:58 PM »

i just have my 360 open.. lpt + jtag cables still attached... you can leave all wires attached at all times no matter if you run original or hacked dashboards.. whenever i wanna close it up i wrap the LPT connector in some non conductive tape, and just put it behind the dvd player.. works fine
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 12:51:04 PM »

the bridge wires actually need to remain connected, otherwise the modified console will fail to boot. lpt can also remain hooked up.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 01:31:38 PM »

Brilliant job mate, nice one. Thank you.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 02:21:58 PM »

thanks a heck of a lot jelle2503  and Arakon.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 03:21:56 PM »

This was a decent tutorial.  What I did not realize that I learned from your tut was that you can get your CPU key AFTER you have already booted with XBR, you don't need it before.  I thought you had to do the Xell JTAG hack first (using the Tmbinc script build.py) in order to get the CPU key since this is necessary for Freeboot.

I'm sure the newbs will be very happy to know they don't have to figure out how to run a python script.  I'm sure the veterans will be a little disappointed that the newbs can avoid learning how to run a python script.

- Blackaddr
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 03:24:10 PM by Blackaddr »
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 04:26:25 PM »

No need to build any image with build script at all actually to run Xell

you could just flash the partial xell payloads , they exist for each specific motherboardtype, they are around ~1-2mb (are on xbins). It just flashes the beginning of the NAND so your console specific data like MAC adress will stay.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 06:20:38 PM »

are the diodes necessary? there are some tutorial where they don't use diodes (like in the xenon motherboard), I notice in your tutorial that you just use diodes on the the non-xenon motherboards. Maybe you could elaborate a bit on the diodes.

thanks
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 07:47:37 PM »

THe diodes for the JTAG part (not the LPT part) are an improvement over the resistors to help protect the GPU.  You DEFINITELY should use diodes even on the Xenon mobos, just make sure you get the right locations cause they're not the same as the zephyr/falcon/jasper
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 08:24:20 PM »

I did not notice anything in your tutorial about the R6T3 resistor.  Is the removal of R6T3 still necessary with XBReboot since it uses "virtual fuses"?
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2009, 12:22:06 AM »

I'd do it just to be safe. Especially in case an update is started accidently.
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2009, 01:18:22 AM »

THe diodes for the JTAG part (not the LPT part) are an improvement over the resistors to help protect the GPU.  You DEFINITELY should use diodes even on the Xenon mobos, just make sure you get the right locations cause they're not the same as the zephyr/falcon/jasper
SO you recommend using diodes instead of resistors for the JTAG part (not the LPT part)
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Re: Getting Started with Homebrew on Xbox 360
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2009, 05:18:26 AM »

there's no resistors to be used anymore in the JTAG part for any motherboard type.. just read the tutorial kk

those are the OLD xenon points.. which uses 330 ohm resistors. these are the NEW Xenon points...
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