Xbox 360 Modding: Useful Information
Hey and welcome to my thread with important links/information on Xbox 360 Modding! This thread is designed for people both new and experienced, and is hopefully a good place to find what you may need in your journey through 360 modding. The goal of this thread is simple: To provide a good number of links to things you may find handy such as guides, files/programs, tutorials, pictures, etc. I tried to set it up so that the things here are what you might call "essential".
Here you can find things like the latest version of dashlaunch, xeBuildGUI, etc, and references like the Team Xecuter forums directions on installing the Coolrunners. Just take a look under the section of mods you are interested in and you may find something you need. I will try and keep this as updated as possible and add more links as I think of them! Feel free to report downed links or outdated info, or suggest links!
Note: If a program does not have a version next to it that is because its link is to a download page so the link will always be to the latest version as the site updates their downloads.
[JTAG/RGH] Xbox 360 Ultimate Exploit Guide - Comprehensive JTAG/RGH/R-JTAG
modding guide by yours truly.
Xbox 360 Homebrew Hacks - JTAG/RGH/RGH2/R-JTAG - A good explanation about the different NAND based hacks.
Beginners Guide To Using a JTAG - A little dated, but still gives a great basic intro to using NAND modded consoles.
How to check if your Console is JTAG-able - Most consoles are RGHable or R-JTAGable (or it is easy to make them that way), but knowing if a console is JTAGable can sometimes be a little harder.
How to Update A JTAG or RGH Console - A great guide on how to update your NAND modded console to the latest dash.
[JTAG/RGH/General] How to Solder Properly (Relative to the Xbox 360) - Another guide by me. Helpful for people that are new to soldering.
Xecuter CoolRunner Installation Guides - The official TX sub-forum for the Coolrunner installation diagrams.
Xecuter CoolRunner / CR3 Lite Support - The official TX sub-forum for general Coolrunner information.
Xecuter CR3 PRO Support - Same as above but for the CR3 Pro.
Xecuter R-JTAG Installation & Setup Guide *** UPDATED JULY 26th 2013 - The official TX thread for the R-JTAG hack installation information.
Xecuter R-JTAG Support - The official TX sub-forum for general R-JTAG information.
Dashlaunch (3.10) - A fantastic plugin for JTAG/RGH/R-JTAG consoles that is pretty much standard these days. It allows you to boot right to an .xex (i.e. FSD) and has some other pretty useful features.
Freestyle Dash 3 (Rev 775) - A great dashboard replacement that is organized, cool looking, and customizable. Also pretty standard.
Simple 360 NAND Flasher - An incredibly useful tool that allows you to write/read your 360s NAND from the console itself.
List of Emulators for the 360
[Click here to view this link] - A simple file explorer with a few additional features. Was mainly used before FSD became popular. Comes in LIVE container and ISO forms.
360MPGUI - A multi-tool program with many features. Great for extracting ISOs.
[Click here to view this link] - A tool that automatically connects you to the xbins FTP. A great resource for programs, emulators, etc.
xeBuildGUI (2.091) - A tool that allows you to create NAND images for your console (JTAG/RGH/R-JTAG and retail). It is used a lot and very easy to use.
J-Runner (Beta 3 Build 1) - Another tool that allows you to create NAND images for your console (JTAG/RGH/R-JTAG and retail), but also works directly with Team Xecuter hardware such as the NAND-X and the DemoN. Also very popular and easy to use. It also can self update.
360 Flash Tool (0.97) - A great tool for working with NAND images, KVs, etc.
DVD Drive Mods
Team Xecuter JungleFlasher Tutorials - The official TX sub-forum that has a tutorial on how to flash every single drive. The only negative is that it assumes you are using their equipment which might not be the case. Still very helpful though because it shows the process of using JungleFlasher, and is by far the best at doing so.
How to Easily Identify Your Xbox 360 DVD Drive - This only covers phat drives.
How to Flash any Xbox 360 Drive with a Laptop - Only for phat drives.
LIST so far of burnermax payload tool compatible drives - Drives that work with the BurnerMAX Payload tool for burning XGD3 games.
[TUT] How to correctly burn XGD3 games
Se7enSins Official x360key Thread - A great thread that talks about how to use the xk3y x360key.
Jungle Flasher - Pretty much the sole program used for flashing drives.
Kprobe (2.5.2) - A program that is used to test the quality of your burns. Only works with Liteon Drives.
agbx360 - The program that stealth patches your games. Used all the time.
ImgBurn - A common program that pull use to burn their games.
Xbox 360 Backup Creator (2.9) - A decent program with many ISO/Disk tools.
C4E’s BurnerMAX Payload Tool (0.15) - A program that allows drives other than an iHas 124B to burn XGD3 Games.
k3y Forums - The offical xk3y forums. Useful for getting firmware updates and support.
iXtreme LT+ 3.0 Download - The latest iXtreme modded firmware.
USB/HDD Transfer/Save Game Mods
The Possibilities of USB/Transfer Cable Modding - An overview of USB/HDD Transfer modding.
[Click here to view this link] - A good simple program that can browse FATX partitions (i.e. Xbox 360 Hard Drives, MU, and USB MU).
Modio - A well known USB modding program. You can browse HDDs and USB MUs with it, easily move and resign/rehash saves, and download pre-modded save games.
[Click here to view this link] - Similar to Modio but with some better functionality. However the better parts costs money in the form of a membership.
HxD - A pretty good free HEX editor.