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Tutorial Xenon RGH1.2 Freeboot Tutorial

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Have you had success with RGH1.2 on your Xenon?

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I have been getting a lot of questions lately.People have said that a Xenon motherboard cannot be RGH'ed. False. Then they said ONLY Canadian CPU Xenon's can be RGH'ed. False. Lately I have been going on a rampage RGHing every and ANY Xenon in sight. MOST XENON's can be RGH'ed. Below is my process for RGHing a Xenon. The process is identical to RGH1.2 using an Acev3 and AutoGG.

Tools Needed:
Soldering Iron
Flux
Rosin Core Solder
Acev3
NAND Reader/Writer
1x 22k Resistor
J-Runner
Xenon File Pack
Auto_GG

Step 1: Read the NAND. Same as always.

*Picture taken from J-Runner*

Step 2: Write ECC. Click on the Advaced Tab, then on Custom Nand/CR Functions.


Use the XENON.ECC provided in my XenonRGH1.2 pack.
1. Select "Write"
2. Select "16"
3. Load XENON.ECC file.
4. Click run to write xell to console.


Step 3. Wire up Glitch chip. Acev3. Same install as a regular PHAT RGH1.2 with no Stby_CLK. The 1.8v point is a little different than the other PHAT motherboards. Refer to my example pics for a picture of the point.
*CPU_RST. (You will need to remove a capacitor on CPU_RST. Same CPU_RST as other PHAT models. Only Xenons have this capacitor.) (C7R112)*

*Picture taken from JoinTheResistance *

5v Point




1.8v Point




POST




PLL (Need 22k resistor)



CPU_RST. (You will need to remove a capacitor on CPU_RST. Same CPU_RST as other PHAT models. Only Xenons have this.) (C7R112)

Step 4. Program Glitch chip. Dynamic file recommended at first to get booted. Once console has been Freebooted, feel free to mess around with timing files.


Step 5. BOOT XELL! Get that CPU Key!



Step 6. Open Auto_GG. And input correct information.
1. Load nanddump1.bin
2. Select "Falcon" from drop down and put in CPUKey
3. Make sure Glitch and Rgh2 is selected.
4. Create NAND.


Step 7. Load nandflash.bin from Auto_GG into J-Runner and write to NAND.


Step 8. Test Freeboot Xenon!



 
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thank you so much for this sir metal! now its time to hack this xenon again, hopefully all xenon owners can now rgh there xenons :smile:
 
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thank you so much for this sir metal! now its time to hack this xenon again, hopefully all xenon owners can now rgh there xenons :smile:
That's the goal! Not just Canadian CPUs can be modded. All Xenons can! I will clean it up later on. Time for bed.
 
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That's the goal! Not just Canadian CPUs can be modded. All Xenons can! I will clean it up later on. Time for bed.
yes sir thanks again that was fast :smile:

i will post my result after i mod this xenon, maybe tomorrow time to work haha
 
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This is awesome, thank you for this :smile:
 
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yes sir thanks again that was fast :smile:

i will post my result after i mod this xenon, maybe tomorrow time to work haha
Hope everything works out. I have a 100% success rate with all Xenons using this method. Let me know how it goes!

This is awesome, thank you for this :smile:
No problem. This doesn't exist anywhere as no one RGH's Xenons and everyone said it's not possible. It is. :wink:
 
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Great Tutorial M Metal ! I was curious about your video that someone pointed out, and here is the tutorial! :smile:
 
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broooooo sad to say but i tried and i tried but i could not boot into xell, i already flash my xenon with xenon.ecc and write xenon_dynamic_ace file on the ace v3, and tried all the ace xsvf files still no xell boot

heres my wiring:

i triple check my wirings and all in place :smile:

 
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broooooo sad to say but i tried and i tried but i could not boot into xell, i already flash my xenon with xenon.ecc and write xenon_dynamic_ace file on the ace v3, and tried all the ace xsvf files still no xell boot

heres my wiring:

i triple check my wirings and all in place :smile:

If you can post close up pictures of your points it would be more helpful. Bottom and top of the board.
 
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i already flash to stock bro,, :frown: and remove the wirings,, do you think its just the wirings?

heres my 2nd to last wire before i switch to red wire and much longer wire compare to this violet wirings, which is at the exact lenght into the ace v3

 
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i already flash to stock bro,, :frown: and remove the wirings,, do you think its just the wirings?

heres my 2nd to last wire before i switch to red wire and much longer wire compare to this violet wirings, which is at the exact lenght into the ace v3

I've had success with many different types of wires. Anytime a console wouldn't boot, it came down to PLL soldering or RST routing. Try isolating RST away from PLL. I'll post a picture of my routing in a bit. Currently cooking my heart out at work. Lol.
 
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i see, but im back on retail for now, haha but i will try next time, ill wait for your post on how to properly wire rst away from pll \
thanks again sir, but xenon are really stabborn to glitch haha
 
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i see, but im back on retail for now, haha but i will try next time, ill wait for your post on how to properly wire rst away from pll \
thanks again sir, but xenon are really stabborn to glitch haha
They are indeed stubborn. More the reason why your points and routing need to be spot on. :wink:
 
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i already tried to seperate them also sir,, haha still no luck :smile: guess its time to throw the flag...
 
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Thanks for the tag M Metal ... jk lyr

Nice tutorial, I'll be sure to link it to help people <3 .
 
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Yeah over the time i've been browsing multiple forums. You see other people joining the bandwagon claiming you can't rgh 1.2 with the Taiwan cpu or just circle jerking the console in general when they clearly never put the time in trying to successfully rgh it.

Thank you for this thread. Any video tutorials in the future?
 
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Yeah over the time i've been browsing multiple forums. You see other people joining the bandwagon claiming you can't rgh 1.2 with the Taiwan cpu or just circle jerking the console in general when they clearly never put the time in trying to successfully rgh it.

Thank you for this thread. Any video tutorials in the future?
Thank you. Appreciate the input. Once I get a better camera, hopefully soon, I was planning on doing a video.
 
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I've had success with many different types of wires. Anytime a console wouldn't boot, it came down to PLL soldering or RST routing. Try isolating RST away from PLL. I'll post a picture of my routing in a bit. Currently cooking my heart out at work. Lol.

bro its been a while kinda board again and wants to try again to glitch xenon taiwan haha

can you give me the picture of your exact wiring on the rst and pll with both of them isolated with each other,,, :smile:

last time i tried i could not boot into xell haha
 
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