QUOTE(shambles1980 @ Jun 8 2011, 11:23 PM)
personaly i would have a softmod on both boxes. then get the eeprom.bin c: and e: drive (without games and other junk that may be on ther)
Make a disk with xboxhdm (then repete for the other xbox) and just use those to Unlock then lock the new drive..
maybe im just strange or something but its how i like to do it. I have a disk already made for each of my xboxes any way so its never much more bother than to pull out the hard disk stick it in one of the pc's and boot from which ever cd is labled with the relivant xbox (i lable them by age of the xbox)
the 1st time i would obviously need to use the disk with the current eeprom to unlock the drive.
then reboot from the cd that has the eeprom i want to lock it with, and then in the future because they were always locked with xboxhdm i can simply unlock them with the master password "xboxscene" then tell it to lock from the eeprom file on the cd if i ever want to trade them between boxes for whatever reason (one dies?).
"always save a backup eeprom file thoug"
Thought id just mention that because you seem to be overcomplicating things.. Or am i over complicating lol?
In its own way, that's a start too. XboxHDM can lock hard drives from a custom EEPROM bin file, but in my situation, I cannot use XboxHDM. Our home computer's case is too cramped (unbelievably so, really), and while that sounds like a lame excuse, the only power and IDE connector are out of slack and across the case from one another. Believe me, I've opened that case numerous times thinking "it can't possisbly be that difficult, everybody else can, I can even visualize in my mind what using XboxHDM would look like in this situation", and coming out with a look of shock
. This was why I was just figuring on perhaps using a console software solution.
Not to dis your suggestion or anything, with most "normal" computer cases/shells, I probably would've given this a try.
QUOTE(xman954 @ Jun 9 2011, 12:34 AM)
MAKE SURE the virtual EEPROM is OFF....
1 unlock HDD
2 select "edit on the fly "
3 change the "Unique HDD Key" (you have to backspace/delete to clear the original key value)
4 save the changes (write to EEPROM)
5 relock HDD (now locked to new key)
So, this would change the key on the board then as well as the hard drive so that it (the board) would retain the same HDD key as both hard drives and the other board, right?
QUOTE(Heimdall @ Jun 9 2011, 03:58 AM)
... and if you're using Krayzie 1.1.1 as your softmod, make sure you run Extras and update the virtual eeprom, and take a backup of your new eeprom. It won't make any difference now, but it might in a couple of years time when you've forgotten what you did, or when you sell the Xbox.
"Extras"? It sounds familiar, but remind me again exactly what it is/where to find it?
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