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#1 snoop216

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hello forum,

I have been having a very diffucult time trying to mod my xbox for my nephew please help A.S.A.P. I am a PC technicion. I took a look at how to softmod for my nephew the other day and saw I could use ar and a certain game and said to myself that doesn't look to hard. I ordered the wrong game it was a pltinum hit didn't catch that I had to have a certain bond game and didn't want to order another so I came across a guide that mention I could use something called xboxhdm. first I got all my files together and created the iso. When I try to uxe xbrowser or other options I get cd not found or something like that and found out it was because I have a sata dvd drive. My motherboard has 4 ide and four sata but my drive is a sata drive, so than I saw something that said I could use a usb methed 2.2, I tried that and couldn't configure everything right for some reason. Upon boot instead of getting a blue boot screen I got something like it was trying to boot linux withe reboot option, halt, and two other options. Than I ran across something saying xboxhdm quick user guide (http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=toolbar-instant&hl=en&ion=1&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4RNQN_enUS473US473#hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4RNQN_enUS473US473&sclient=psy-ab&q=xboxhdm2&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=5cd07bb8991a6aab&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=897), that is the link to the search page but to get to what I am refering to you will have click on the pdf link. This is like a 1.9 version made to work on usb of something like that. Once I booted up and got inse and made it all the way to the part where it asks what drive do I want to, I forget what it says but there is like four options primary slave so and so, I enter 1 for primary, it gives me Warning : no DNS servers found and a second line that says Qemu: could not open disk image. the type of xboxhdm I am using allows you to go into a linux os I say this because I want to state I can see all my drives but everytime I connect the xbox drive I can't see it. I am also conected the xbox drive while it is unlocked so I know that can't be the problem and the reason I know it is unlocked is because I am using the unlock methed where you disconnect the cd drive cable and the power to the drve and power on to get the error 12. I did dsomething just to see if the computer was recognizing my xbox which was to turn it on and than boot intyo my computers bios and it was there as the primary on the first ide like it should be, I'm really lost now, tryed googing around for answers no success. HELP PLEASE. If you can maybe help to resolve where I went wrong with the 2.2 and I could report back if it worked or not because I know it does I just have to be doing something wrong I have a winrar file that has everything dealing wit 2.2 all together the c folder f folder etc, all I have to do is run rp preprigth but its not working, or if you just have a answer to why I can't see pick option 1 for the drive which would probably be easier please help.












This is the tutorial I used for 2.2:

k, here is a quick guide to XBOXHDM2.2. thanx to scullc for creating the tool.

disclaimer: Use this tutorial at your own risk, i take no responsibility for any damage caused to your XBOX or PC.

XBOXHDM2.2 download

Plug the USB you are going to use into your PC and follow these steps to get it bootabale
1.Download RMPrepUSB: http://sites.google....site/rmprepusb/
2.Run RMPREPUSB.exe
3.I chose syslinux boot option then 'prepare drive' - note I selected 'no' when asked any questions during this part
4.I then choose to install grub4dos using RMPREPUSB.
5. unzip and copy everything from the XBOXHDM2.2 download onto the USB.(overwrite as needed)
6.Place your "eeprom.bin" file in the "eeprom" folder located on the root of the flash drive.(if modding a vergin box, dont worry about this)
7.Populate the /hdm/C folder with the M$ Dashboard files.
8.Populate the /hdm/E folder with any chosen files (games saves etc) that you require installed.
9.Download Ndure 3.1from here: http://www.xboxisozo...ler-for-PC.html. unzip it and run the Ndure-3.1.exe
10.Checkmark the following boxes
[x]core files
Under Softmod & NKPatcher options
[x]Install Ndure basic
[x]Use NKPatcher .06 (if you have an HDD larger than 8GB or are upgrading to a larger HDD)
[x]boot XBL dash with eject (optional: mark this to get a dual boot)
Under Kernel selection
[x]choose your kernel(found buy booting your XBOX and going to settings and sytstem info. let it scroll to the bottom and you will see K:1.00.XXXX.01 the XXXX being your kernel number)
[x]create XBOXHDM installer
11.Hit next and it will create a new folder called Ndure in the same directory the Ndure-3.1.EXE is in.
11.b.optional: if you wish the console to boot directly to XBMC when it is first started, you can get a copy of XBMC from http://www.sshcs.com/xbmc/ and copy the contents to the Ndure/E/Dash folder. be sure to delete everything currently in that folder first.
12.copy this new folder onto your USB in the HDM folder. there is already a folder called Ndure there, it should ask if you want to merge the 2 folders, choose yes.
10.That's it! (power off your PC and unplug your PCs HDD and DVD drive) Reboot using the USB drive and if all has gone well, you should see the (blue) boot screen. (wait to boot till you have the XBOX ready to hotswap)

HOTSWAP

At this point remove the top of your XBOX and pull the IDE from the back of the DVD drive. boot up your XBOX and as soon as you see the error 12 pull the IDE from your XBOX HDD. your XBOX HDD should now be unlocked

1. boot your PC with the USB and wait till you see the blue boot screen.
2. plug the XBOX HDD into your PC and then choose option 1. XBOXHDM2.2 & SLAX (if yoou are using this program to upgrade to a larger HDD. you should wait to plug the new XBOX HDD into your computer till after post. in my experience it is best to plug it in when the boot script pauses for the first time for about 3 seconds. this will prevent an error "the drive is frozen" later on when trying to lock the new HDD)
3.After a moment you will come to the GUI. click the black box in the lower left hand corner
4.type "xboxhd2" without the quotes and then "yes"
5.choose option 1.
6.choose option 2 Activate XBOXHDM stage 2, and type "yes" to continue
7.after a moment QEMU will open and tell you to type "xboxhd" or "xbrowser". If upgradeing to a new HDD type "xboxhd" and then choose the option to build a new xbox HDD from scratch.(if doing the upgrade, after it is done creating the partitions and formating them, choose option 8 and then type "xbrowser".) If you are doing a virgin mod type "xbrowser" to enter the Midnight Commander.
8.on the left side of the screen navigate down to the Ndure folder and press enter. then again down to the Ndure script and press enter. it will open an install menu for Ndure
9.choose option 2. replace C with Ndure. wait for it to finish all 3 steps. this could take up to 15 minutes.
10.press F10 to exit Midnight Commander.wait for it to check the file structure and then you can power off your computer(DO NOT POWER OFF THE XBOX YET)
11.unplug the HDD from your PC and plug everything back together on your XBOX. when the IDE is plugged back into the XBOX DVD drive and the HDD you can power off and reboot you XBOX.

YOU ARE NOW MODDED AND YOU SHOULD NOW BOOT DIRECTLY TO UNLEASHX.

i also suggest that you get a copy of HeXEn (Heimdall's xbox enineering disc). this has the ability to update your mod and to install a few of the best and most need apps including XBMC and XBPartitioner, also it has the ability to change your default dashboard. you can find it here: http://www.esnips.co.../Heimdall-Xbox/
or the torrent here: http://isohunt.com/t...93/?tab=summary











P.S. I think I am going crazy biggrin.gif

Edited by snoop216, 10 March 2012 - 04:47 PM.


#2 shambles1980

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

ok im posting this because you said ASAP..

So heres a quick reply, then il read your post and possibly edit..

Step 1. Buy splinter cell (the 1st splinter cell. not chaos theory or anythiing Just splinter cell.)

step 2, find and download Krazies ndure 1.1.1 Splinter cell exploit. (ntsc or pal, depending on what xbox type you have)

Step 3, transfer the save files to whatever medium your using to transfer them over to the xbox. "action replay/whatever) and use xplorer360 to transfer the files from the pc to the actiopn replay.

Step 4, put the saves on the xbox. (you may have to press right to highlight the actual save to say copy)
And dont have any other splinter cell saves on the xbox.

Step 4.a (if your xbox is not updated to go on xbox live, use halo 2 live enabled game or a live enabled game that was released after halo 2. try to log on to live and it will update your dash board)

step 5, boot splinter cell. Say start game/load/checkpoints

Step 6 follow all the onscreen instructions

Step 7. Download Hexen "heimdalls xbox engineering disk" and burn it to a dvd-r ate 4x or slower.

step 8. boot the xbox with the hexen disk

Step 9. Chose softmod 1 click install, krazies ndure 1.1.1 follow the on screen instructions. install Unleash-x "basic install" dont turn off your xbox untill all steps have been completed. "when you back up your eeprom you will have to back up out of the menu to get to the basic install option"

Step 10, Enjoy your soft moded xbox.


ok read your post.

the xbox unlocks the hard disk for only a short period of time on boot. Error 12 extends that time frame but its not an indefinate ammount of time.
To view your xbox disk contents on the PC. use XPLORER360 in windows.
that will allow you to see the contents of the hard disk provided it is infact unlocked..

"you can also transfer soft modded files to the hard disk at this point if you have them. (do them 1 file at a time, 1 folder at a time)"

I personaly dont like spwaing IDE cables from drives when they are in use, Its a short cut to a dead hard disk.

i dont have any expirience in softmodding a SATA drive via Xboxhdm. in my expirience the hard disk has to be Primary master "the 1st ide device on the 1st ide channel."
in actual fact i only use xboxhdm to upgrade softmodded disks, and if i was hotswaping i always transferd the files voa XPLORER360 then upgraded the mod via hexen..

usb booting..
obviously needs to be set in bios "1st boot device USB" But prehaps the USB device is not formated to be bootable.
Again i have no expirience of usb booting as i simply use xboxhdm 1.9 on a Ide cd "primary slave", and then the hard disk is primary master.

Hope this helps.

P.S

the reason i say get splinter cell is because it dosent matter what version (release version) it is, even the platinum would work.


P.p.s

can people please stop linking to files that contains official/modified bioses and exploited stuff (dash boards/softmods/ETC)
We arent allowed to do that here.

Edited by shambles1980, 11 March 2012 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

Thanks for the reply, but want you had posted I already knew how to do, what I was trying to do was do it without the game because as you can see I mentioned I had puchased a game and it was the wrong one so I figured I would just try to do it without the game, also I kinda figured I shouldn't have entered the instrutions I used I did kinda think twice about it when I posted them on the forum didn't think it would be a problem I dont know geuss I will just have to edit post dont wanna break any forum rules, problem is I dont know how to edit a post cant find the edit button looked everywhere, but yeah buddy if you would read my post again you would see that it states I had already purchased a bogus copy of 007 and wanted to try without the game, so not to be rude but your post is insuficient to me except for the part to inform me about how I posted my post I will try to look more for the edit button, but someone please help if they can, obviously I still need it. I edited my post once but it seems like the edit buttton only shows after you post somthing wierd, I can see the edit button on this post but not my first one.

Edited by snoop216, 12 March 2012 - 12:40 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

You can only edit posts for 30 mins after you post them.......

Softmodding with a game is far easier, and you can pick up Splinter Cell for pennies. In passing, I doubt that your copy of 007 is bogus, it's just the wrong game or the wrong version.

It sounds as though your disk is still locked. Your testing simply proved that the IDE controller in the disk was recognised by your PC, not that the disk was unlocked. To unlock the disk you have to unplug the IDE cable from your Xbox drive after the flubber finishes but before the white Microsoft logo disappears from the splash screen. Once you see the Error 12 screen the disk is locked again.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE(snoop216 @ Mar 12 2012, 01:39 AM) View Post

Thanks for the reply, but want you had posted I already knew how to do, what I was trying to do was do it without the game because as you can see I mentioned I had puchased a game and it was the wrong one so I figured I would just try to do it without the game, also I kinda figured I shouldn't have entered the instrutions I used I did kinda think twice about it when I posted them on the forum didn't think it would be a problem I dont know geuss I will just have to edit post dont wanna break any forum rules, problem is I dont know how to edit a post cant find the edit button looked everywhere, but yeah buddy if you would read my post again you would see that it states I had already purchased a bogus copy of 007 and wanted to try without the game, so not to be rude but your post is insuficient to me except for the part to inform me about how I posted my post I will try to look more for the edit button, but someone please help if they can, obviously I still need it. I edited my post once but it seems like the edit buttton only shows after you post somthing wierd, I can see the edit button on this post but not my first one.



What was wrong with all this?

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ok read your post.

the xbox unlocks the hard disk for only a short period of time on boot. Error 12 extends that time frame but its not an indefinate ammount of time.
To view your xbox disk contents on the PC. use XPLORER360 in windows.
that will allow you to see the contents of the hard disk provided it is infact unlocked..

"you can also transfer soft modded files to the hard disk at this point if you have them. (do them 1 file at a time, 1 folder at a time)"

I personaly dont like spwaing IDE cables from drives when they are in use, Its a short cut to a dead hard disk.

i dont have any expirience in softmodding a SATA drive via Xboxhdm. in my expirience the hard disk has to be Primary master "the 1st ide device on the 1st ide channel."
in actual fact i only use xboxhdm to upgrade softmodded disks, and if i was hotswaping i always transferd the files voa XPLORER360 then upgraded the mod via hexen..

usb booting..
obviously needs to be set in bios "1st boot device USB" But prehaps the USB device is not formated to be bootable.
Again i have no expirience of usb booting as i simply use xboxhdm 1.9 on a Ide cd "primary slave", and then the hard disk is primary master.

Hope this helps.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:28 AM



QUOTE(Heimdall @ Mar 12 2012, 12:51 AM) View Post

You can only edit posts for 30 mins after you post them.......

Softmodding with a game is far easier, and you can pick up Splinter Cell for pennies. In passing, I doubt that your copy of 007 is bogus, it's just the wrong game or the wrong version.

It sounds as though your disk is still locked. Your testing simply proved that the IDE controller in the disk was recognised by your PC, not that the disk was unlocked. To unlock the disk you have to unplug the IDE cable from your Xbox drive after the flubber finishes but before the white Microsoft logo disappears from the splash screen. Once you see the Error 12 screen the disk is locked again.



You might have the solution I have been looking for, when I was getting error 12 I was under the assuption the drive was staying unlock, but from your description I see that you say it only stays like that for awhile, I am going to try again and make sure I get the drive connected while it is unlocked, far as trying with the game I know it wasn't bogus I stated I purchased the wrong version it was the wrong version, I geuss you could say it was bogus for what I was trying to do. Since I have purchased the game and it was the wrong copy instead of purchasing another I wanted to try this way firet I mean it made since because why buy another game if I didnt have to really if I knew I could have done it this way prior to buying the first copy I wouldnt even have puchased that. I have orderd the splinter cell game alreay I need to wait for it to arrive though hopefully I can get this to work before it even gets here. I was preping the memory unit I purchased to make the action replay and when the memory unit was connected to my computer it was not being detected, hope that wont be a problem if I cant figure out how to do it the way I am currently trying to do it, I will post my results when I finish trying to connect the drive again hope it works really do.

Edited by snoop216, 12 March 2012 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:08 AM

QUOTE(Heimdall @ Mar 12 2012, 12:51 AM) View Post

You can only edit posts for 30 mins after you post them.......

Softmodding with a game is far easier, and you can pick up Splinter Cell for pennies. In passing, I doubt that your copy of 007 is bogus, it's just the wrong game or the wrong version.

It sounds as though your disk is still locked. Your testing simply proved that the IDE controller in the disk was recognised by your PC, not that the disk was unlocked. To unlock the disk you have to unplug the IDE cable from your Xbox drive after the flubber finishes but before the white Microsoft logo disappears from the splash screen. Once you see the Error 12 screen the disk is locked again.



OUCH!!! dude that hurt, I attempted to try the hard drive unlocking, what boggles me is the time frame in which the blbber disapears and than the microfot logo appears and then which it goes to the error 12 screen is incrediblly fast, there is like no time period in which to even try to disconnect the xbox ide from the hard drive and then try to connect it to the computers hard drive, I think that I am missing something, please decribe on the process of unlocking the drive and getting it connected to the computer in a bit more detail, I am going to read about unlocking the drive a bit more somewhere else, hopefully I willy recieve a reply or just find out the answer else where

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

First I'd like to start off by saying that I googled around and found post that says that when you get a error 12 and drive is unlocked it stays. What ended up happening was I wasn't sure if the drive was unlocked or not because of the post you had wrote so I eventually got the xboxhdm 2.2 to work that I initionally coudnt get to work. What had happened was that I was copying the whole folder to the whole 2.2 folder that came in the download to the usb instead of the contents of the folder because actually in the instructions it states to copy everything in the 2.2 folder to the usb, but all the files came in a rar and once unrared there where three folders so I just copied all two folders, but what you needed to do was copy the contents of the folder to the usb not the folder itself which should be explained in the instructions the folder labeled xmbc I din't bother with and also I ran bootinst from the boot folder on the usb drive just because that is what was allowing me to boot with v1.9 don't know if it was needed it was not in 2.2 instruction set, I ended up booting into 2.2 and I still did not see my drive so I decided to try to unlock it by just copying a song to the hard drive and letting it play for a bit pausing it and then disconnecting the cable from the xbox to the xbox hard drive without turning the xbox off and then connecting it to my computers primary ide master. I still was unable to run the program to rewrite my xbox hard drive. By just messing around I ended up leaving my xbox connected to my computer and restarting my computer while the xbox had undergone all of the unlock procedures. When I booted I still didn't see my xbox drive with my other drives but when I ran the command to rebuild my xbox magically it worked I belive that by me having the drive connected while it was unlcok before I booted the computer is what allowed the drive to be recognized because after the process was done I retried evrything again while computer was running and it didn't work but when I turned off computer and connected drive than booted computer it worked again. By the way when I picked to rebuild the drive it gave me the no dns error again but this time it did go into rebuilding the drive so I dont think that the message even means anything. Can't wait to give this to my nephew in the morning tested some copies of some games on dvd and they are working perfectly. biggrin.gif




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