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This tutorial will explain how to successfully mod the required achievements to get Recon for the game Halo 3. It will cover a brief tutorial for general achievement modding, in-depth information about modding Recon, and how to receive it once modded.

Hello everyone! zz Skittles here with my first tutorial. Enjoy and give me credit if used or ripped. Good luck when doing this, but I will do this directly for MSPoints, Live Cards, or PayPal([email protected]).

Requirements:
  • A Transfer Cable
  • Xport 360 or Xplorer 360
  • Le Fluffie App (Or your choice of Achievement Modder)
  • That you haven't made a Bungie Profile, and your Xbox Live Profile has NOT been activated with a Bungie Profile
  • Modio (Or your choice of Rehash/Resigner, actually you can do this with Le Fluffie App)
  • An Xbox 360
  • Xbox Live Membership
  • A Computer

Step 1: Extracting your Profile
Open up Xport 360 and choose your HDD or Memcard. Open up Partition 3, Content, Your Profile Folder(You can check by seeing what games have been played), FFFE07D1 (Dashboard Data - Gamerpics, Themes, Profile Data, etc), and then open 00010000. The file inside is your profile. Drag this out onto your desktop. Refer to a more in depth tutorial if you have problems.

Step 2: Modding Your Achievements
Right now, it is essential that you make a backup of your profile, because lots of people screw this up. Open up your choice of Achievement Modder. I will be using Le Fluffie App, but some may prefer Profile Editor. Drag your profile into Le Fluffie App. Click on the tab on the right that says Profile. On this screen you can view all the information on your profile, including gamerscore, gamerzone, rep, games played, etc.

-At this point in the tutorial you may click the Unlock All button to unlock all the achievements for every game played on your profile. You will see your Gamerscore rise significantly. You can tamper with the timestamps, and it is actually possible to add GPDs to your profile just so you can raise your Gamerscore higher. I recommend referring to another tutorial, as this one focuses on getting Recon. Currently my Gamerscore is 410,165. This is not required to get Recon.-

Click on Halo 3, which will be in the list of games near the bottom. Now click on the Achievements Tab located directly beneath the Profile Tab. Scroll through the list of achievements until you get to the first Vidmaster Achievement. At the bottom, set it to unlocked ONLINE. Set a timestamp on this one, that is believable. I recommend setting the timestamp to the date 7 days prior. Now click Save Achievement. If it were not already unlocked, you should see a jump in your gamerscore under the profile tab. Go through the rest of your Halo 3 achievements, and do this for ALL the Vidmasters you encounter. SET THE TIMESTAMPS TO DIFFERENT DAYS. (Like, 1st vidmaster earned 7 days ago, 2nd vidmaster earned 6 days ago, and so fourth) DO NOT SET FUTURE DATES :mellow: .

Go back to the Profile Tab, and now select Halo 3: ODST. The timestamps are everything here. Do EXACTLY what we did for Halo 3, and make sure the Vidmasters are unlocked ONLINE with timestamps on different days. Be sure to click Save Achievement[To Profile] everytime you do an individual achievement through the Achievement Tab!!

Step 3: Saving, Rehashing, and Resigning
On the Profile Tab, click Save Profile. Go to the Security Tab and hit Fix. Go back to the Profile Tab and hit Save Profile again. If you REALLY want to be safe, drag it into modio and hit the REHASH/RESIGN button.

Step 4: Overwriting your HDD or Memcard
Go back into Xport 360, Partition 3, Content, Your Profile Folder, FFFE07D1 (Dashboard Data - Gamerpics, Themes, Profile Data, etc), then 00010000. Drag your newly modded profile into xport and overwrite your old one(Click Yes To All when messages display).

Step 5: Updating Xbox Live
This is when we put our storage device back into our 360. Go ahead and do that, then turn it on. Sign into your profile, your new gamerscore/achievements should show up, but don't do anything. Just leave it there for a couple seconds...
Now go customize your Avatar. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Make one small change and hit save avatar. It will take longer than a normal save when saving your Avatar for the first time with modded achiements. Note:When I did this, it took a hell of a long time saving 410,165 gamerscore. If you want you can check on Xbox.com to confirm the gamerscore change, but it should have updated after that.

Step 6: Let's Get Recon
I'm not sure if you have to do this, but you should go play a game of matchmaking on Halo 3. It might also help if you wait a few days before making your Bungie Account. But anyways go get on Bungie.net and sign up with your WLID. Activate and link your Bungie Account with your Gamertag. Use google if you have any problems. Now click on your service tag, and click Get My Recon! or whatever the link says to get Recon.

Step 7: Go Piss Off Your Friends And Brag About Your Recon

The End

NOTES: Why does my method work? You can't normally mod for your ODST Vidmasters, or you won't be rewarded with Recon. Bungie checks all this crap about your account, like when you played, when you got your achievements, how far you got in Firefight, all that. They take note, and if it doesn't match up, then you don't get Recon. But your doing the mods BEFORE you make and activating your Bungie Account. I am sorry to those who have already activated, myself included. We'll just have to wait till someone figures out how to disactivate or unlink your Bungie account, so they won't know if we modded or not :lol: All they get are the timestamps, so everything should check out.

Please, if this helped you, donate to my paypal:[email protected] OR donate MSPoints or Live Cards, cuz I have none :tongue:

Thanks,
zz Skittles

Ok this works but not 100% now I did it and I got the can't verify problem now all you need to do is unlock Alas, Poor Yorick and Tank Dropper and I think that will work do them legit and see it worked for me.
 
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Yes but this doesnt work for thos with bungie.net accounts (most halo players)
 
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Yes but this doesnt work for thos with bungie.net accounts (most halo players)

I had a Bungie Account and I unlocked Alas, Poor Yorick and Tank Dropper in that order it worked for me.
 
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Can you provide a link for modio? Either that or link me where i can download it on S7, Thanks.
 
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when i modded my achievements awhile ago i already had a bungie account and it said "endure vidmaster wasn't found please wait 24 hours" but after like 2 weeks there was a button that said "Get Recon" so now i have it :tongue:
 
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I can verify what JammiN ModS discovered. You can already have a Bungie.net account. I don't know the specifics on this, but I had all of the Vidmasters except for Endure, because that one is terrible to unlock, and nobody really wants to do it anymore, so i used LeFluffie to unlock Endure. Granted, I had a failed attempt logged on my account (last wave of the last round of the third set :angry: ) it gave me the same message as jammin, the "Endure: Vidmaster wasn't found, please wait 24 hours for the game to appear on Bungie.net", so i waited a couple of days, and the Get Recon button appeared. Maybe Bungie isn't as clever as we thought they were.
 
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I can verify what JammiN ModS discovered. You can already have a Bungie.net account. I don't know the specifics on this, but I had all of the Vidmasters except for Endure, because that one is terrible to unlock, and nobody really wants to do it anymore, so i used LeFluffie to unlock Endure. Granted, I had a failed attempt logged on my account (last wave of the last round of the third set :angry: ) it gave me the same message as jammin, the "Endure: Vidmaster wasn't found, please wait 24 hours for the game to appear on Bungie.net", so i waited a couple of days, and the Get Recon button appeared. Maybe Bungie isn't as clever as we thought they were.
Actually, the server check for recon is currently offline cause of the server maintenance.
 
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Actually, the server check for recon is currently offline cause of the server maintenance.

So I just got lucky, then? Well, works for me...Endure is a pain to get...
 
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does this still work?
 
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