But I have recently found a buddy of mine who picked up an original xbox from goodwill for 20$ w/ a 160GB hdd in it working and all.
Now the funny thing is that the Trademark symbols are missing from the splash and the fog and xbox logos are blue and weird colors.
The even funnier, weird thing about this xbox is...... when I took it out of the working XBOX and loaded it up into my PC, (an old AMD I built and use primarily for original XBOX HDD upgrading.) the hard disk drive was frozen..........
You can't lock a frozen drive and can't freeze a locked drive....
I am pretty sure that meant the friggin' thing wasn't locked in the first place. I looked all over the thing for a modchip inside. None I could find......
I have copied everything off of it to a bare drive already on my PC. (Still 800GB free on that drive.. )
I locked the HDD from my buddies XBOX he got from goodwill with MY XBOX motherboards eeprom and put it into my xbox. IT LOADED RETAIL MS DASH??? It's like the thing hadn't ever been modded???
So basically my questions for you pros are:
1: How in the heck did this XBOX do this?
2: How can an XBOX run without a locked HDD that doesn't have a modchip if at all?
3: How do I do this to EVERY SINGLE XBOX I find from now on??? (I have a couple in the house I would like to do it to at least if nohing else.)
I have a V1.0 XBOX with Retail 4034 BIOS:
The BIOS MD5 sum: (According to BIOS checker 5.0 in AID) = "B49A417511B2DBB485AA255A32A319D1"
I softmodded it via copying the mech assault game save into stock M$DASH, and then running mech assault.
I upgraded the hard drive to 320GB WD Caviar Blue via XBOXHDmkr and it has 120 on F: and 170 on G:.
Any help would be appreciated as I know how to log in to the "usual places" to get what I need, just don't have knowledge in this field to get me through it. I have researched this topic for days and it's kept me up until 5AM at times.
Oh, and I have done way too much searching about this on the web, but the guides are never clear enough on how to go about editing the Flubber and Xbox splash screens on xboxes as a whole.
I will video tape the Splash for anyone requesting it. It is definitely a trip!
One last thing, anyone that knows anything about what EEPROM keys and RC4 codes are and what they do? I won't post any here I know the rulz. :0) Just want to know more about these things for future reference....
Edited by N1GHT R34P3R, 03 July 2011 - 12:56 AM.