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Tutorial Easiest Way to Softmod An Original Xbox (USB Noob-Friendly)

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I realize that there are numerous ways to Softmod an Original Xbox. I figured I would share this method to the community as it was very easy to do, literally no hassles. I am NOT the original founder of this technique, I'm just sharing it.

First off, I would recommend updating your original Xbox's dash to 5960 by inserting any game from the list below into your xbox and running it. I should note this is not mandatory, but it can't hurt to do just in case. As you all know, live has been shut down for the original xbox for awhile now; however, the update files are on the game's disc itself. You should be able to update that way by simply having your xbox connected to your Internet and then attempting to get into an online session or even just booting up a game while connected. This will trigger the update to start from the game disc.

(Xbox) Dashboard 5960 Game List
187 Ride or Die
25 to Life
Advent Rising
Alien Hominid
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier
American Chopper
Area 51
Arena Football
Atari Anthology
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Blitz: The League
Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Burnout 3
Burnout Revenge
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 3
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005
* Championship Manager 2006
Chicago Enforcer
Close Combat: First to Fight
College Hoops 2K6
College Hoops 2K7
Combat: Task Force 121
Commandos Strike Force
Conflict: Global Terror
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Corvette (Corvette/Starsky & Hutch Value Pack)
Crash 'N' Burn
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4
* Dancing Stage Unleashed 2
* Dancing Stage Unleashed 3
Darkwatch
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
Doom 3
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
* Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second Clash
ESPN College Hoops 2K5
Far Cry Instincts
Far Cry Instincts Evolution
FIFA 07 Soccer
FIFA Soccer 06
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006
Fight Club
Fight Night Round 2
Fight Night Round 3
FlatOut
FatOut 2
Ford Racing 3
Ford vs. Chevy
Forza Motorsport
Frankie Dettori Racing
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
* Gotcha!
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd
* Guilty Gear Isuka
GunGriffon: Allied Strike
Halo 2
Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack
Halo Triple Pack
Heroes of the Pacific
Hitman: Blood Money
The Hustle: Detroit Streets
Iron Phoenix
Juiced
Karaoke Revolution
Karaoke Revolution Party
The King of Fighters 02/03
* The King of Fighters 2002
The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax
The King of Fighters NeoWave
Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
L.A. Rush
Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
* LMA Manager 2006
Madden NFL 06
Madden NFL 07
Madden NFL 08
Madden NFL 09
Major League Baseball 2K5
Major League Baseball 2K6
Major League Baseball 2K7
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
Melbourne Cup Challenge
Metal Slug 4 & 5
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Motocross Mania 3
MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology
MVP 06 NCAA Baseball
MVP Baseball 2005
MX vs. ATV Unleashed
MX World Tour Featuring Jamie Little
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control
NASCAR 07
NBA 2K6
NBA 2K7
NBA Ballers: Phenom
NBA Live 06
NBA Live 07
NBA Street V3
NCAA Football 2005 / Top Spin (Combo)
NCAA Football 06
NCAA Football 07
NCAA Football 08
NCAA March Madness 2005
NCAA March Madness 06
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Need For Speed: Underground 2
NFL Head Coach
NFL Street 2
NHL 06
NHL 07
NHL 2K6
NHL 2K7
Ninja Gaiden Black
Operation Flashpoint: Elite
Outlaw Tennis
Painkiller: Hell Wars
* Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
Pariah
Payout Poker & Casino
Phantom Dust
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection
* Pool Shark 2
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Project: Snowblind
Pump It Up: Exceed
Raze's Hell
Rogue Trooper
* Rugby League 2
Samurai Shodown V
Serious Sam II
Shattered Union
Sid Meier's Pirates!
* Ski Racing 2005 Featuring Hermann Maier
* Ski Racing 2006
Sniper Elite
Spikeout: Battle Street
Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball
Spy vs. Spy
Stacked with Daniel Negreanu
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
TOCA Race Driver 3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Critical Hour
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Top Spin / NCAA Football 2005 (Combo)
* UEFA Champions League 2004-2005
UFO: Aftershock
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Warpath
World Championship Poker
World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer
World Poker Tour
World Racing 2 (WR2)
World Series of Poker
* World Snooker Championship 2005
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
World War II Combat: Iwo Jima
World War II Combat: Road to Berlin
Worms 4: Mayhem
WWE WrestleMania 21
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
Yetisports Artic Adventure
ZillerNet
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*not released in North America
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Requirements for this method of Softmod:

  • Original Xbox and controller
  • Old version of Xplorer360 and Softmod Installer Deluxe 5.11 Final DOWNLOAD (virus scans at bottom of post one thing got flagged but its a false positive)
  • One of the 3 following NTSC xbox games (must be black label, not platinum hits): Splinter Cell (PAL can also work this game), Agent 007 Under Fire, or Mech Assault with disc serial: MS02301L
  • An xbox to female USB cable (cost about 3 dollars from China, see picture below)
  • A compatible USB or device (See list below) NOTE: A lot of the USB sticks are difficult to find nowadays. However, I have included a spoiler with a link to a store on eBay that sells random USB's that are buy one, get one free. One member of this site bought 8 USB's from the store and 5 out of the 8 worked for this tutorial.
Picture of Cable:


List of Compatible USB Sticks / Devices:
  • Apple iPod Nano 2gb 2nd Gen: Believe it or not, this is actually what I used to soft-mod my Original Xbox. It should be noted that once you plug in the iPod, the xbox formats it to have 50000+ blocks of storage. You'll need to restore the iPod using a PC after using it for this mod.
  • Panasonic SD Card - 256 MB, "H I G H S P E E D", SU5EA208281
    Connected via IOGEAR SD to USB 2.0 Adapter, GFR204SD
  • 3System USB Flash Disk USB Drive 32 MB (1998 blocks)
  • A-DATA 2GB FLASH DRIVE PD2-G20 (50000+ blocks)
  • A-DATA 2GB FLASH DRIVE PD9 Series (50000+ blocks)
  • Aigo 128MB USB Memory Stick (7997 blocks)
  • Apacer 256Mb USB Key (Paradigit) HANDY STENO 2.0
  • AVB 64 MB USB 1.1 Mobile Drive (4030 blocks, ID 0ea0:6803)
  • Axine 32Mb USB Memory Stick (2042 blocks) Works good
  • Belkin 32MB USB Memory Stick
  • Belkin 128MB USB Flash Drive (7998 blocks)
    Windows sees it as "3System USB Flash Drive"
  • Captiva USB BAR 128 MB (7989 blocks)
  • Centrios DSC-314 without a SD card (935 blocks)
  • Checkpoint Software 64 MB USB-Stick (ID 0204:6025)
    (identified as "USB Flash Disk")
  • Commodore Floppy -on- stick 128MB (7989 blocks)
  • COMSOL 16MB
  • COMSOL 128MB
  • CnMemory 64MB USB1.1 (iCreate Technologies Corp., use "MechInstaller-1.0-FATX-8MB-to-32MB.img", 4014 blocks)
  • CnMemory 128MB USB2.0
  • CompUSA 128MB USB 2.0 SKU: 332150
  • Corsair Flash Voyager (512 MB)
  • Corsair Flash Voyager (1 GB)
    had to low level format first
  • Creative Labs Muvo MP3 Player 32MB (1918 blocks)
  • Creative Labs Nomad Muvo MP3 Player 128MB (7997 blocks)
    *Once used this is unreadable in a standard pc as anything other than a 16.7kb memory stick*
  • Creative Labs MuVo TX FM MP3 Player 128MB
    (VID_041E&PID_412O must be reformatted back to FAT32 afterwards to work again!)
  • Creative Labs Muvo TX Slim MP3 Player 128MB
    (VID:041E PID:4112, must be reformatted back to FAT afterwards to work again!)
  • Creative MuVo TX FM MP3 Player 256MB
    (Must first be formatted to FAT32 before plugging into XBOX) (15604 blocks)
  • Creative Labs Muvo V200 256MB (15604 blocks)
  • DaneElec 256MB - Although it may not work for some, mine worked. Perhaps a different controller was used. I used the 256MB image
  • Dell 64MB (I needed the 64mb image, but 'Write to 32mb' button instead of the 64mb)
  • Dell 128MB Smart USB Flash Memory Key OEM DC420 0DC420
  • Dolphin PowerCAM 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera FASTUSB-1015
  • Digital Research MP3 player 32MB (5092 blocks)
  • Digitrex DSC-1300 camera, in Mass Storage mode (8MB)
  • EasyDisk 32MB (2014 Blocks)
  • EasyDisk 128MB (7997 Blocks)
  • EXCALIBUR 64MB Flash Drive
  • Feiya Technology Corp. 128MB (aka QPS .m / QPS multimedia usb 2.0 key)
  • Flash/SM Super Talent 2.0 VID&PID: Vid_090c&Pid_1000
  • Freecom USB Stick 32 MB (1998 blocks)
  • FujiFilm FinePix S5000 with 256MB xD card
  • FujiFilm FinePix S5500 with 16MB xD card
  • FujiFilm FinePix A210 with 64MB xD card
  • FujiFilm FinePix A210 with 16MB xD card
  • Fujitsu Siemens 64MB Menustick
  • Fujitsu Siemens SB-512 MemoryBird USB-2.0
  • Gateway 16MB USB Flash Drive (998 blocks)
    Windows sees it as "USB NAND FLASH DISK", VID:0c45 PID:1060
  • Gateway 32MB USB Flash Drive (1998 blocks)
    Windows sees it as "MFG FLASH DRIVER", Vendor=0c45 ProdID=1060
  • GXT Mobile Data Drive - 1GB, 50000 blocks
  • Hama 6-in-1 USB Card Reader (Model-Nr.: 46958) with Lexar Media 16MB CompactFlash (992 blocks)
  • HP Photosmart 315 with 8 MB SanDisk CF Card
  • HP Photosmart C618 Digital Camera
  • IBM 32 MB USB Memory Key (1998 blocks)
  • iCreate Technologies Generic USB Flash Drive (128MB, Ven: 1043, Dev: 8006, 8045 Blocks)
  • Integral 32Mb USB Flash Drive (32Mb 20xx Blocks, Ven:biggrin:ev 0ea0:6803, lsusb shows "Ours Technology, Inc. OTI-6803 Flash Disk")
  • Iomega Micro Mini USB Drive (64MB, 3995 Blocks)
  • KBGear JamP3 Player (9998 blocks)
  • KingMax USB2.0 Flash Drive 512MB - KS/PD2-512M (31994 blocks)
  • Kingston DataTraveler 32 MB (1998 blocks), 64 MB (3934 blocks), 128 MB & 256 MB (15740 blocks)
  • Kingston DataTraveler 1gb
  • Kingston DataTraveler Elite 2GB (50000 blocks) - must be formatted as Fat32 previously
  • Lexar JumpDrive 2.0 Pro 256 MB (JD256-40-501 RevB) (15740 blocks)
  • Lexar JumpDrive Secure 128 MB (7869 blocks) *Be Careful, you may not be able to get it working in Windows again. Had to RMA.*
  • Lexar JumpDrive Secure 256 MB (15740 blocks)
    *Be Careful, you may not be able to get it working in Windows again. Had to RMA.*
  • Lexar JumpDrive Secure 512 MB (31706 blocks)
    *Be Careful, you may not be able to get it working in Windows again. Had to RMA.*
  • Lexar JumpDrive Secure 1 GB (50000+ blocks) *Be Careful, you may not be able to get it working in Windows again. Had to RMA.*
  • Lexar JumpDrive Sport 64 MB
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Sport 128MB (7776 blocks)
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Sport 256MB Mega-X-Key doesn't recognize, though, the hacked version does.
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Sport 512MB (31706 blocks)
    worked after FAT32 formatting on a Windows 2000 Professional equipped PC.
  • Lexar JumpDrive Sport 1GB (50000+ blocks)
  • Lexar JumpDrive Elite 128MB
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Traveller 128MB JDA128-00-501 (7776 blocks)
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Expression 512MB (31706 blocks)
  • Linksys Instant USB Disk 64 MB (Model USBM64M) (3998 blocks)
  • Logic3 16MB USB (991 blocks)
  • logik mp3-256mb lcd
  • Logik USB MP3 player with audio recorder and lcd-display (256 MB)
  • M-watch 32MB(VID:0EA0 PID:6828)
  • Medion USB 128 MB (7997 blocks)
  • Memorex 64 MB (4030 blocks) & 128 MB
  • Memorex ThumbDrive 256MB (16116 blocks)
  • Memory in Black USB memory pens from 32 to 512 MB, both PQI-based and Opti-based models
  • Micro Advantage 64MB (4008 blocks)
  • Micro Memory USB1.1 256MB (15996 blocks)
  • Minolta DiMAGE F300 with 64MB SD-Card
  • Minolta DiMage XG with 16 MB SD-Card
  • Minolta DiMage Xt with 16 MB SD-Card (Toshiba)
  • M-Systems DiskOnKey 8MB (486 blocks)
  • MyMusix 128MB MP3 Player, must be plugged in before powering on the Xbox (7940 Blocks)
  • Nikon Coolpix (test with 1x 16 MB and 2x 128 MB CF/SD cards)
  • Nikon Coolpix 995 w/128MB SanDisk CompactFlash
  • Ocean 8 MB (490 blocks)
  • OCZ Mini-Kart 2GB (50000+ Blocks)
  • OCZ Rally 1GB Dual Channel USB 2.0 (50000+ Blocks)
  • Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera with any size XD memory (***NOTE*** was tested on a 1.5 and 1.1 and only worked on the 1.5) (15996 blocks on 256mb xD)
  • Olympus D-510 Zoom Digital Camera with 64 MB SmartMedia (3990 blocks)
  • Olympus D-550 Digital Camera with 128 MB SmartMedia (7997 blocks)
  • Olympus D-380 Digital Camera with 64 MB SmartMedia (MechInstaller - Open 8-32MB image and write to 64MB)
  • Olympus Stylus 410 Digital Camera with 256mb XD - for mechinstaller - open 8-32 image a nd write to 256m
  • Oregon Digital MP3 Player (256MB)
  • Oti 32 MB
  • Panasonic 16Mb Secure Digital Card 990 blocks (Comes with most Panasonic Digital Cameras) reformatted and worked with copying from and to using the camera and a RCA Lyra MP3 port
  • Paradigit 128 MB USB2.0 memory stick (aka Apacer memory stick) (7837 blocks)
  • PINE Excalibur 64MB USB Flash Drive (can be reformated for FAT32)
  • PNY 64 MB (3998 blocks)
  • Prolific USB Flash Disk 256 MB (15996 blocks)
  • QPS multimedia (see Feiya Technology Corp. above)
  • RCA Lyra 128Mb Mp3 Player
  • Rundisk 64Mb (into your memory)works only in port3 and you have to wait in the dash menu for 12 seconds before going into memory to fin it, has to format32 first (4164 blocks)
  • Rundisk 128Mb USB 2.0(into your memory)works great has to be format32 first(8099 blocks)
  • RiDATA 128MB USB 2.0 works great. use MechInstaller-1.0-FATX-128MB.img
  • Samsung 64Mb USB disk (4030 blocks)
  • Samsung 512Mb USB disk (31994 blocks)
  • San Disk cruzer mini 32 MB
  • San Disk cruzer micro mini blocks, ID 0781:7104, Rev 0.26, works best in port 3 for some reason)
  • San Disk cruzer micro 256 MB, use 256 MB image, but for me it was necessary to select "Write to 32 MB stick" instead of "Write to 256 MB stick" => how to write to 32 MB stick?? anyone?
  • San Disk Cruzer Micro With Skins USB Flash Drive 256MB, Sandisk partn. SDCZ4-256-E10 15676 Blocks
  • Seitec 128Mb USBBar (7989 blocks)
  • Shintaro 128Mb
  • Shintaro 512Mb USB 2.0 Pocket Disk (31738 blocks) VENDOR ID:067B (Prolific Technology, Inc.); PRODUCT ID:2515 DEVICE:0100 Small, silver/clear plastic case. Comes in blister pack with extension, neck strap and driver CD.
  • Sony 64MB MicroVault (USB 2.0) - 3998 blocks - for MechInstaller, open 8-32MB .img, write to 64MB stick. Has security features, see JetFlash below (?)
  • Sony 256Mb MicroVault (USB2.0). Use the 256Mb Mechinstaller FATX image
  • Sony 256MB MicroVault Tiny (USB 2.0) Model USM256H - Use with the 256MB FATX image.
  • Sony PSP with 32MB PSP memory card
  • Soyo CigarPro2 (USB 2.0, 128MB--the green plastic one) - shows up as "Prolific USB Flash Disk" on WinXP (7997 blocks)
  • Staples branded 64MB thumb drive (3873 blocks) - Available in Staples stores near the cash registers. Open 8-32MB image and write to 64 MB.
  • Staples Relay 256Mb item# 638679 swivel design - (was able to dd 256Mb image to it under Linux and it worked great!)
  • SupportPlus MP3 player DVR 256 MB (15428 blocks)
  • Sweex 128 MB (not "Sweex 128 MB USB 2.0" gives an error on xbox maybe a version without printed "USB 2.0")
  • Swissbit 64 MB (Victorinox USB Swissmemory, knife)
  • Swissbit 128Mo
  • Swissbit 512 MB (Had to slowly insert stick a few times to get it to work. Might be my cables.)
  • Technika 128 MB (Registers fine, formats ok, maybe problem with getting file(s) to stay on it, it renames itself to the name of the file you put on there, might be my problem, though.) (7558 Blocks)
  • TopCom USBPocket Memory 32MB works, but you have to remove the Password protection using your PC first PASSID.EXE (included) has an option to disable it default PW=1111.
  • Transcend JetFlash 64 MB - see below
  • Transcend JetFlash 128 MB - Depending on model, there are 6 JetFlash types and
  • Transcend JetFlash 256 MB - Part No: TS256MJF110
  • TwinMos MobileDisk III 64 MB (3998 Blocks)
  • TwinMos MobileDisk III 128 MB (7993 Blocks)
  • TwinMOS MobileDisk III K24-256 256 MB (15868 Blocks), works with "MechInstaller-1.0-FATX-8MB-to-32MB.img", write to 256MB stick
  • TwinMos Mobile Disk IV K21/M24/K24 128MB (7933 Blocks) - Works fine with all xbox saves and softmod installers, once little switch on side is set to "on"
  • Twinmos Mobile Disk USB 1.1 Pocket Pen Drive 64B (seller p/n XPD64) (Manuf p/n FMD064S) (0ea0:6803,Manuf="USB",Prod="Solid state disk")
  • Typhoon USB Memory Adapter 32 MB (USB 1.1, Art. Nr. 83049, 2014 blocks, for MechInstaller, open "MechInstaller-1.0-FATX-8MB-to-32MB.img", write to 32MB stick)
  • Universal Smart Drive 64MB - used 8mb-32mb image
  • USB UltraDrive 32 MB (1998 blocks)
  • US Modular QuikDrive USB 2.0 256MB (use eraser before putting into xbox) (used 256mb img and chose write to 32mb stick)
  • Vivatar VivaCam MB ("MechInstaller-1.0-FATX-128MB.img")
  • Vivitar VivaCam 4100 4.0 mega pixels (card is reconized but be come permanately un-usable in camara as far as i can tell)
  • Zyon Systems 64MB popdrive - commonly handed out to trade show patrons:smile: - must be plugged in before xbox is powered on, otherwise nothing.
  • XONIX 128 mb watch - must be plugged in before xbox is powered on, otherwise nothing.
  • XONIX 256 mb watch - must be plugged in before xbox is powered on

Use this store only if you are unable to find one of the USB's named in the list above. The random USB's are buy one, get one free. One member of this site bought 8 USB's from the store and 5 out of the 8 worked for this tutorial.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201306273342?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=500500387720&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Let's Begin:
1. Download my .rar in the link above and extract it. Extract the Xplorer Program and the Softmod Installer.

2. Turn on your Xbox and plug your USB into the female end of the cable. Now plug the cable into a controller port. From here go to "Memory." A message will come up that the USB stick has been formatted or it will simply be formatted without the message depending on your kernel/dash


3. Unplug the USB and go to your computer, plug it in and if a prompt comes up to format the USB do NOT do it. Open up the Softmod Installer .rar Within this archive you will see multiple .rar's You will need to extract the softmod installer.rar and the .rar for the game that you are using. Within each archive the folder hierarchy is as such: UDATA/*Stuff we need to use*


4. Once you have the folders from both of the UDATA folders from within the aforementioned .rar's, open up Xplorer360 and click drive, open, hard-drive or memcard. Click partition 0 and drag the two folders into the drive like so (I am using Splinter Cell in this example). We're now done with the computer


5. Now go back to your Xbox and plug in your USB like you did before. Go to memory and move both the Installer and copy both the installer and the game save over to your hard drive. (I use 007's gamesave as an example here).
NOTE: if you only see a "Delete" option and do not see a "Copy" option, just use your D-Pad or Analog Stick on your controller to scroll over to the right and you'll then be able to copy the files over.

6. After this is done, unplug the USB and cable, we're done with that. Now insert your disc for whatever game you use and load the save game. Be sure you LOAD the mission as opposed to starting a new game or doing a mission select. The screen will flicker, your Xbox's LED's will cycle between green, orange, and red, and the softmod installer menu will come up.


7. Now just follow along with what options to select, when things are loading, just let them load. Some things may take a few seconds or a minute or two, be patient. Once each step is completed loading , move to the next step :
a. Select Backup/Restore Features
b. Select Backup Eeprom
c. Select Back to Main Menu
d. Select Backup/Restore Features
e. Select Create MS Backup (let it load and finish)
f. Select Create C Drive Backup (let it load and finish)
g. Press B to go back to main menu
h. Select Install Single Boot Softmod and then Choose "Standard." (unless you know what you're doing with the other options)
I. Pick either EvoX or UnleashX (I recommend UnleashX)
j. Press Yes
k. Now let the Xbox be sure you meet requirements (it checks your backups you just made in previous steps) Press OK, the check should be very quick.
l. Press Yes to continue with the install
k. After the install is finished you will be prompted to shut down the console. Select Yes.
8. Turn your Xbox back on. You will now boot into the dash you chose. In this example I used UnleashX. Your Xbox's LED's should be orange or cycling. This can be changed in system settings of UnleashX:


9. I recommend you backup your eeprom to a memory card or flash drive and saving it somewhere in case it somehow gets corrupted. You can do this by navigating to the eeprom.bin by starting at the main menu of UnleashX and scrolling down to File Explorer. Click that and then navigate to the directory in the picture below. From here I believe you can select the file to copy it or you can simply back it up via FTP. If you don't know how there's tons of tutorials around:


Congratulations, your Original Xbox is now softmodded. Follow this tutorial below to set up FTP (File Transfer Protocol) on your newly softmodded console:
http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/thr...nal-xbox-with-filezilla-and-unleashx.1407549/

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Awesome tut, you should try adding spoilers to the pictures, it'd make it a bit easier to scroll down.
 

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Awesome tut, you should try adding spoilers to the pictures, it'd make it a bit easier to scroll down.
Thanks man I'm glad you liked and I hope you can use it at some point. Advice taken, I added spoilers for a few of the not-as-essential pics.
 

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Lol I have try'ed this but formatting your USB to FatX is a b**** even with a compatible USB, I will just stick to my memory card which has the Splinter Cell Softmod on it
 

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Damn dude, people still have those? Original Xbox's? haha
Some people still do, I dug mine out and decided to give it an upgrade.
Lol I have try'ed this but formatting your USB to FatX is a b**** even with a compatible USB, I will just stick to my memory card which has the Splinter Cell Softmod on it
Oh for me it was no problem, just need to use one of the compatible USB's and plug it into the xbox, it should format it when you go to Memory. But yeah the memcard and action reply works pretty nicely too :smile:
 

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Some people still do, I dug mine out and decided to give it an upgrade.

Oh for me it was no problem, just need to use one of the compatible USB's and plug it into the xbox, it should format it when you go to Memory. But yeah the memcard and action reply works pretty nicely too :smile:
I was trying to softmod my Halo edition xbox but because it has a weak laser i cant do the game exploit and the case seems to be stuck on the system so I cant even open it, makes me so annoyed because I don't want to brake an 80 xbox original
 

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I was trying to softmod my Halo edition xbox but because it has a weak laser i cant do the game exploit and the case seems to be stuck on the system so I cant even open it, makes me so annoyed because I don't want to brake an 80 xbox original
Ah, because of the weak laser can you play any games on it at all? Or just some don't work?
 

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Ah, because of the weak laser can you play any games on it at all? Or just some don't work?
Can't play any games at all, only dvd's and cd's, I tried to take off the case once but it seems to be stuck on the xbox
 

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Can't play any games at all, only dvd's and cd's, I tried to take off the case once but it seems to be stuck on the xbox
Did you try removing the faceplate (front) of the console first or did you try to unscrew the bottom first?
 

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Did you try removing the faceplate (front) of the console first or did you try to unscrew the bottom first?
Unscrewed the bottom first because the case is only 2 parts, that I have seen after taking apart 4 of these now
 

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Unscrewed the bottom first because the case is only 2 parts, that I have seen after taking apart 4 of these now
A friend of mine said he had taken off the faceplate of one first somehow and then the rest came forth. Honestly I never did it that way, but wasn't sure if you had. The only way I could ever get the faceplate off was to practically take everything out and then there's three tabs that hold it onto there along with two side clips.
 

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A friend of mine said he had taken off the faceplate of one first somehow and then the rest came forth. Honestly I never did it that way, but wasn't sure if you had. The only way I could ever get the faceplate off was to practically take everything out and then there's three tabs that hold it onto there along with two side clips.
Ya I only know of taking off the top so they just slide off but this is whats annoying me, I feels like the top part of the case is stuck on the internals of the xbox, which I cant clean unless I cut a peace of the case off and do it, so basically diminishing the value
 

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Ya I only know of taking off the top so they just slide off but this is whats annoying me, I feels like the top part of the case is stuck on the internals of the xbox, which I cant clean unless I cut a peace of the case off and do it, so basically diminishing the value
Cutting it too could risk hitting something important in there. Have you tried prying it off by using a screwdriver or anything? You would risk snapping off some of the clasps around there probably though even doing that.
 

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This is pretty sick, original xboxes are going cheap on ebay, and maybe i can find one that's alreadt softmodded
 

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Cutting it too could risk hitting something important in there. Have you tried prying it off by using a screwdriver or anything? You would risk snapping off some of the clasps around there probably though even doing that.
I will probably try again tonight to pop it off 
This is pretty sick, original xboxes are going cheap on ebay, and maybe i can find one that's alreadt softmodded
If you want you can just buy an xbox thats not softmodded and i can softmod it for you and all you would have to pay for is shipping to me, lets you save a little bit of money
 

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I will probably try again tonight to pop it off 

If you want you can just buy an xbox thats not softmodded and i can softmod it for you and all you would have to pay for is shipping to me, lets you save a little bit of money
Depending on where you live
 
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