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#1 lilronney


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:58 PM

i have a few questions i looked in the tut section but they explain what to do i dont understand what it is like do i need a modchip to flash my tsop?and also what happens when you do it i know i seen you can change the boot screen but what else can i do thanks for your help

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:51 AM

Modchips override your BIOS with a different one, allowing for unsigned code (i.e homebrew apps/emulators/dashboards) to be run.

A TSOP flash replaces your BIOS with a different one, allowing for unsigned code to be run.

No you do not need a modchip to do a TSOP flash. You need at least a softmodded console in order to do it though because the programs used to overwrite the onboard BIOS are unsigned.
I personally have never used a modchip just because you get almost the same effect by doing a TSOP flash. It free and in my opinion looks to be easier than installing a modchip.

You can change the boot screen, and there are a few other perks like not having to use a locked hard drive and being able to boot a home made CD-rom in case something goes wrong with your console. If something goes wrong with your softmod and you don't have the right files backed up, you can be locked out of your xbox. With a custom bios (either by TSOP flash or modchip) you can fix mistakes a lot easier.

Here's an example of a few perks provided by iND-BIOS 5003
lba48 support

Boot All Originals

Boot All Unsigned Code

Boot All Backups

Macrovision Disabled

No DVD Rom Hack

Auto Load DVD Disable/Enable

Boot with corrupted eeprom

Custom error screen

Auto clock set

On the fly .xbe patching:

--Media patch

--FATX Patch

--Xbox LIVE Block

Hard Drive Swap Hack

Eject Fix

No AV Cable Hack

In Game Reset - Off/Quick/Complete

--Reset to Game/Reset to Dash (Triggers + Black + Back) OR (Triggers + Back + Start)

--Shutdown (Triggers + Back + White)

--Tray Eject (Triggers + Right Thumb + Dpad UP)

--Tray Close (Triggers + Right Thumb + Dpad DOWN)

--Power Cycle (Triggers + Back + X + Black) [hint: hit X before black]

Configurable bios intro:


---Custom Flubber, loads from c:\flubber.x or user specified file


---Flubber, glow, scene(3), fog colors

---Flubber radius

---Camera angle (15 choices)

---Spikey and/or Wireframe blob

---Enable 480p

--Splash Screen:

---Custom "X" logo, loads from c:\xlogo.x or user specified file

---The 'normal' hacks: lip, lip highlights, inner walls, inner glow

---Enable/disable light (the white light coming in from the top right)

---Enable/disable Trademarks

---Replace "XBOX" text with "IND-BIOS"

---Custom "XBOX" text, loads from c:\text.x or user specified file

---XBOX text color

---Change Background color

---Custom "Microsoft" logo, loads from c:\mslogo.bmp

Configurable LED color

Configurable fan speed

Configurable boot sequence

Configurable MAC address

Use e:\dashboard.xbx (optional) - used to specify a dash to boot for debug


Will boot some BFM bioses from e:\xboxrom.bin (make sure you can recover

if you try this)

hope that helps cool.gif

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:04 PM

wow thats alot that is really cool ima do that now ima start reading up on it thank you for your help is there anything i should do b4 i flash it like to make it easier

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