Mar 30 2009, 05:01 PM
I'm not too experienced with softmods; I did chips back in the old days, but then my machine got stolen and I've just now got a replacement.
I have two Xboxen at my house: a 1.6 and an old one (1.0, 1.1, dunno exactly, not relevant for this). The old one has a 250gb drive and softmod that works fine. The 1.6 is softmodded, but still with stock drive.
I have a (spare, different) 250gb drive at my house that reports as not lockable with lockhd. My computer apparently will not lock any drive, even if it WERE lockable (I was only able to lock the 1.6 drive after xboxhdm'ing it by hotswapping one xbox drive for another!). What I want to do is move the existing softmod installation from the 1.0 Xbox to the 1.6 Xbox so that I can then TSOP flash the 1.0 and not have to worry about a lockable drive.
Why all the trouble? Well, if I can't lock it on my computer, it's really pointless to get a different lockable drive. I don't want the trouble and expense of a chip.
My question is, how can I do this? Does evox lock based on eeprom.bin or on the eeprom in the box? Can I use the 1.6's eeprom.bin to lock *within Evox on the 1.0*, so I can move the drive over? I CANNOT lock on the computer - it just won't do it for anything.
Oh, and the reason I don't just use the 1.0 with the big drive? It's a friend's, and I have to give it back...
Mar 30 2009, 05:29 PM
How are you trying to lock/unlock the disk? Are you using xboxhdm option 4 - (Boot to Dos with HD unlock tools). If not then give it a try - apparently the linux locking tools (option 3) can be temperamental.
If you can't get it to work then you'll have to do the locking / unlocking on your 1.0/1.1 Xbox - but you need to know which it is, because they have different eeprom formats.
Get the eeprom from both Xboxes and back them up on your PC. TSOP flash the 1.0 - use X2.5035, because it will boot even if the eeprom is corrupt, and that will be useful insurance if the next step goes wrong. Once the Xbox is flashed boot with Slayers and unlock the 250GB disk.
Use LiveInfo to convert the 1.6 eeprom to 1.0 or 1.1 format as appropriate. Use Config Magic to put this new eeprom into the 1.0/1.1 box, and then lock the 250GB disk. Put it in the 1.6 Xbox, and it should boot happily.
Put the 1.6 disk into the 1.0/1.1 Xbox, boot with Slayers, and unlock the disk. Put the original 1.0/1.1 eeprom back with Config Magic.
Mar 30 2009, 05:48 PM
I was using option 3, the Linux tools. I'll give the DOS tools a try.
Thanks for the reply. That looks fairly easy to do.
Apr 4 2009, 03:05 AM
Heimdall, huge thanks. I just finished doing this and it was a complete success. The only hard part was the TSOP soldering; I ended up having to tin a piece of wire and solder that to the points, as I couldn't get a blob to form between them.
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