So Chimp Ripped My Face Off Tonight...
Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:44 AM
Upon trying to backup MSdash, the box detected a softmod already on the system. The trouble was, MSdash backup was not on the hard drive. SID4 wouldn't let us backup or restore msdash so we resorted to Chimp.
We were successful in backing up his eeprom, bios, and hdkey just no msdash. So, we proceeded to clone my hard drive on to his 80g via chimp and a Y molex adapter. locked his drive no prob, and it booted to xbmc and worked perfectly while in my box. we put it in his, and got an error 6. We figured because my EEPROM file was incompatible with his mother board. We planted his EEPROM in the UDATA/blah folder in place of my cloned EEPROM. No dice. We tried swapping a few other things around and were able to bypass the error 6, but we ran into error 21 not sure what box that happened on because we were swapping these drives back and forth all night and scratching our heads like cavemen.
what did we do wrong with the situation we had originally found ourselves in? is the EEPROM supposed to go somewhere we didn't think to put it? HDkey? We are stumped, down 2 IDE cables due to stripping, and face first against a brick wall. The latest EEPROM swap rendered his HD broken in my box as well. We could always run the format/clone again via chimp, we just don't know where to turn after that in terms of having the cloned HD read in his box.
PLEASE ENLIGHTEN US!!!
Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:35 AM
Your next mistake was that you can't use Chimp to clone a drive from softmod Xbox A and expect it to work on softmod Xbox B, because it is locked with the eeprom from the motherboard on Xbox A.
As you have an eeprom for his Xbox (from the very first time you ran the softmod on his Xbox) your best bet is to use xboxhdm and Kingroach NDURE 3.1 to rebuild a disk for his Xbox. Exactly how you do it depends on whether the disk you want to put in your friend's Xbox is already locked to his Xbox (error 21) or incorrectly locked (error 6). Post back with details and I'll point you in the right direction.
Next time, use a clean set of softmod files, and use Krayzie 1.1.1 because it's newer and simpler than SID 4.
Oh, and this has nothing to do with EvolutionX...... (i.e. you're in the wrong section!)
Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:22 PM
Ok, as of right now his cloned hd gets an error 21 on my box, and error 6 on his. Trouble is we don't exactly have easy access to an IDE pc which is why we were going the chimp route. (let me just say chimp is awesome if you are upgrading to a larger drive for the same xbox). Now, is xboxhdm and that other program you listed the only way to bring his hd back to life? Now that I know to use fresh exploit/linux files I just need help getting his hd to boot in his or my box. We actually already have his EEPROM bootdisx made and burned via xboxhdm. We lost the battle last night, but I'd like to think the war is not over.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:25 PM
Make sure the dash on his Xbox is version 5960, and if it isn't you need to update it. The easiest method is to cold boot using a recent live enabled game to restore the dash. Halo 2 and Doom 3 definitely work (I've used them both), and Pro Evolution Soccer 4, Need For Speed Most Wanted, and Goldeneye Rogue Agent should work (Live enabled, 2004 or later). You just go through the motions of connecting to live, and the first thing the game does is update the dash. Alternatively you can use the method in this post.
Once that's done softmod his Xbox with Splinter Cell. Choose Basic install - UnleashX dashboard.
When it's working you can use Chimp to set up the 80GB disk on his Xbox.
Edit: You could have posted here, as your original problem was with a gamesave exploit, or here as it's a General Hardware / Technical problem.
Edited by Heimdall, 14 October 2010 - 02:46 PM.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:40 PM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:57 PM
Meanwhile you can use Chimp on YOUR Xbox to unlock his 80GB disk.
Game dashboard updates have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Live Servers. If they did then I wouldn't have recommended that as an option......
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:04 PM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:16 PM
The only other solution I can think of is using Config Magic to change the eeprom on your Xbox so that it matches his. Trouble is, in the process you also need to unlock and relock your disk to his eeprom (or your Xbox won't boot), then reverse the process when you swap the eeprom back again.
Before you do anything else, find out the current state of his original disk. Does it boot at all, does it give an error, what is the error number?
Edited by Heimdall, 14 October 2010 - 03:20 PM.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:30 PM
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:10 AM
Got the xbox booting, but it won't read any xbox games. Not sure what the problem is.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:27 AM
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:10 PM
Now the problem lies in the exploit. I downloaded a fresh copy of the saves, unzipped and ftpd to MY box. Opened the file manager and copied them to the mem card. Turned his box on with my cd-Ron attached, loaded splinter cell and there is no savedata. It shows up in msdash/memory/memcard as "unknown file". Any ideas?
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:18 PM
For Splinter Cell when you unpack the gamesaves there are two folders - 5553000c and 21585554. Use your Xbox file manager to put both of these folders in the root of the memory card, then use the MS Dash on his Xbox to copy the two gamesaves to his hard drive.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:06 PM
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