QUOTE(Heimdall @ Sep 22 2009, 01:54 AM)
All recent softmods patch the MS BIOS in RAM, including gamesave ones.
All softmods need the drive to be locked.
There's more than one way to update a hard drive on a softmod Xbox - see here
for a synopsis, with links.
QUOTE(SnappyCrunch @ Sep 21 2009, 11:27 PM)
As I understand it, the current softmods that rely on hotswapping a hard drive (not a game exploit softmod) modify a copy of the bios that's stored in temporary memory after the console has started. The bios that's burned into the chip on the xbox motherboard remains intact. You would need to buy a modchip or do a TSOP flash if you wanted to modify the bios itself.
If you're running a softmod and want to upgrade your hard drive capacity, you can install EvoX as an app (if you're not running it as your dashboard), and follow the instructions found here
Oh, I don't need to upgrade my hard drive. I just have an extra hard drive that doesn't support locking, so I was wondering if the bios I have supports unlocked drives or not (I assume it probably doesn't).
And no, that is the wrong way to do a hard drive upgrade. Here
is the right way. Or at least the easiest way anyway.
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