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Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 07, 2003, 10:38:58 AM

Warning: This guide mentions how to install older, outdated exploits, with tools that are practically from the stone age of modding. If you want to mod your Xbox with this, do so at your own risk. Nowadays, there are much newer, safer, and alot less painfully glitched tools out there. Please read around the XBE exploits forum (most likely the pinned topics) before just assuming this guide is good

The `Noob` Tutorial on Using The Font/Audio Exploits With The Hard Drive Swap Trick
(Or "The Complete Idiots Guide to Setting Up an Exploit`"...)

`Co-written` By Tsurani & STKD.  Current version as of 26/07/03 = "Super Final UnRetail II Turbo Edition 1.0"

(Pretty much finished now, barring tiny edits.)

First thing first - NO MOD CHIP REQUIRED AT ALL as long as your Xbox is up-to-date. wink.gif
Secondly - First warning. DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THERE IS A VERY HIGH RISK OF DAMAGE OCCURING TO YOUR XBOX HDD DURING THE DRIVE SWAP PROCEDURE. CAREFULLY CONSIDER IF THE END RESULTS ARE WORTH THE RISK BEFORE YOU TRY THIS.

Things used/needed:
A PC running either Windows 2000 with .NET installed, or Windows XP with SP1 or .NET installed. This is a recommendation, HDD Driver may still fail to work.
The font exploit - contains the fonts and a default.xbe etc..
OR the audio exploit. (See *** sections later on)
A new dashboard (YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE A NON UPDATED ONE... I'M NOT SURE)
the program called HDD_DRIVER.zip (its on the console section of www.megagames.com)
Please note there is NO alternative to HDD Driver as of.

Version-XBOX V1.1
DASH 4920 (you can get this dash by updating with a xbox live enabled game)
Kernel 4817

I'm pretty sure this exploit should work with ALL xbox's but just to be sure update your dashboard via Xbox Live at least. Try without doing so at your own risk.
No information currently available on what versions the audio exploit runs on, should work on all that meet above conditions.
Note: It is very important to be running either Win2K *with .NET installed* or XP with SP1 or .NET so that HDD Driver works... possibly Windows Server2K3 may work also but I'm far too lazy to find out. May test eventually wink.gif
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BEGINNERS - The audio exploit is FAR safer and easier to try, as you will still be able to use your Xbox for games, access the normal dashboard etc. See the readme.txt for more information on it. Font exploit is only recommended if you are
100% sure you know what to do afterwards to get things running.

Whatever you try;
Things DO go wrong with these exploits and especially the swap trick sometimes, and not all problems are easily solved. Tsurani wrote the font exploit part of this guide. I have never even used it, and I'm not going to try it because I don't want to risk my own Xbox with that one.
I cannot help you if you mess something up by trying these exploits simply as I've never experienced any of the more serious problems. This tutorial is written with plenty of warnings that BAD THINGS CAN HAPPEN and SERIOUS DAMAGE CAN OCCUR because there IS NO 100% SAFE method. You are taking a SERIOUS RISK by trying them. Yes, you can pretty much kill your Xbox - quite easily too. Think about that. I'm not writing these warnings in (or any of this tutorial) for my own benefit.  I wrote this (with Tsurani's info) to inform people of the best known methods - but the potential for BAD THINGS HAPPENING still exists. Whether you try it is at your own discretion but myself, Tsurani or xbox-scene.com take no responsibility and likely CANNOT HELP if things go really wrong for you. Bear it in mind and think very carefully before taking the risk.



Safety notice: PLEASE take proper electrical precautions when working with the Xbox/PC internals, and at NO TIME touch the Xbox power supply when the Xbox is opened up.


This information is currently under revision. It is no-one's responsibility but your own if you mess this up and screw up your Xbox - you have been warned more than enough times now. If anyone wants to confirm it/suggest changes, please do so.

NOTE: The first technique we will use is referred to as "hot-swapping" the Xbox hard drive. This is to gain access to it via your PC and is risky to the Xbox HDD. The potential exists for accidental and serious damage to your Xbox HDD. If you ignored all the other warnings so far, PLEASE only continue on the understanding that this could happen and it is entirely at your own risk. Thank you.

1. Open up the Xbox, turn it on and let it boot the dashboard and nothing else, and give it around 5-10 minutes so the hard drive spins down. (This is so the Xbox HDD is "unlocked" into a state the PC can read...).
Leave the Xbox switched on at all times now for the duration of this tutorial unless told to do otherwise later on, so that power is still going to the Xbox HDD.
***OPTIONAL STEP - you may wish to unscrew the Xbox HDD for easy access if you doubt your cable will reach, do this BEFORE you turn on the Xbox of course.***


2. Unplug the Xbox HDD IDE cable from the back of the drive, and plug the Xbox HDD into the 2nd IDE cable on your PC instead - no other devices should be attached to this cable.

3. Turn on the PC and you *should* see it detect the Xbox HDD while booting. You may need to play with your PC BIOS HDD detection setting.

ALTERNATIVE METHOD IN CASE PC WILL NOT DETECT XBOX HDD WITH ABOVE METHOD


1. Turn on the PC, quickly hit the Pause-Break key before it detects the hard drives. Leave it paused.

2. Open up and turn on the Xbox, probably best just to let it boot the dashboard and nothing else, and give it around 5-10 minutes so the hard drive spins down. (So the Xbox HDD is unlocked...)

3. Unplug the Xbox HDD IDE cable and plug it into your 2nd IDE cable on your PC - no other devices should be attached to it.
Hit enter so the PC resumes the booting process and *should* detect the Xbox HDD. You may need to play with your PC BIOS HDD detection setting.


END OF ALTERNATE METHOD.

4. Assuming all is ok, wait a few minutes after running Windows to make sure the Xbox hard drive is added. If it hasn't worked, try the trick again. In most cases it *will* work as long as your BIOS picked up the Xbox HDD.
HDD SWAP COMPLETED! Well done! smile.gif

5. Run the "HDD Driver" tool (this will let you access the Xbox hard drive from Windows). Click the OK button. Usually a few errors will pop up ("invalid file size"), ignore these and keep hitting "OK" until it gives you access to the drive (I only get about 5-10 errors).

If you have problems starting the program eg... "cant find Msvcirtd.dll" goto www.google.com and look for that file name. Download it and put it into the directory where the "driver.exe" is located (YES the HDD driver). It is also a good idea to update your MS Visual runtime files with the latest version located at www.M$.com
Note: This should not happen if you have WinXP with SP1/.NET or Win2K with .NET components installed afaik.


6. BACK THE ENTIRE XBOX HARD DRIVE UP NOW! Go into the "tools" menu of HDD Driver and click Backup HDD.
Do NOT skip this step unless you want to risk ruining your Xbox permanently.
<<<<THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>
If you dont do this you may be very sorry later on if something goes wrong.
Make sure you have at least 11-12GB's on your normal Windows hard drive for this.
Ok, proceed with the backup (this takes about 30-45 mins, may depend on your PC)

7. 30 minutes later... Ok so now you have a backup. GOOD (wasnt that worth waiting for?)
the next thing to do is to extract the font exploit you downloaded previously. (can be found all over the place)

8. Run HDD Driver again (it usually closes itself) and expand the "system" partition on the left. There should be a whole heap of files in here (don't worry if it all looks corrupted, it's NOT). You should see a "fonts" folder here (providing you have a newer XBOX version or you updated the dashboard using a XBOX live enabled game). For those using the audio exploit, now refer to the *** sections.

9. Expand the "fonts" directory. There should be 2 files in there named "Xbox.xtf" and "Xbox Book.xtf". Now right click these files in the LEFT window (one at a time, duh!) and choose "properties". Now, change the extension on each file from ".xtf" to ".old".  Do NOT leave the .XTF extension on these files!
***10a. If you chose the audio exploit, instead go into E:TDATAfffe0000music and rename the file ST.DB to ST.old if it exists.
(These files may also be found in the main directory - just do the same with those to be sure.)

10. Now using the LEFT pane of the window go back to the "fonts" directory and right click it. Select the option "insert file". Select the "Bert.xtf" file on your PC and insert it into the directory. Do the same with the "ernie.xtf".
***10a. Copy the exploit file ST.DB from your PC into that music directory.

11. Now browse back to the main folder (the parent directory for "fonts") and insert theother file that we downloaded in our exploit pack "default.xbe".
***11a. Copy the linux.xbe from your PC into the main Xbox directory (E:)

12. Shut down the PC after everything is copied.
13. Replace the original Xbox IDE cable back into the Xbox HDD. Turn off the Xbox afterwards.
14. If you chose the free-x font exploit, boot up the Xbox without any cd's. It should come up with the Evolution-X dashboard here. You can now do lots of cool stuff. wink.gif
15a***. If you chose the audio exploit; (From the original readme.txt)
When you want to run Linux, just boot the Xbox with an Audio CD inserted, and once the CD plays slowly press the following 8 keys :  
                     B, Down, A, Right, Right, A, A, A
(or go into the "audio cd" menu, choose "copy", then "copy" again and then "new soundtrack", then "ok")
   
* Linux should be running! :-)  

EMERGENCY-ONLY SECTION: "So You Messed Up, Didn't You?" wink.gif (By Tsurani)
If you've buggered it up and you can't get back to your normal dashboard dont worry. I screwed mine up last night and was unable to "unlock" the HD for hot swap because I couldnt get into the dashboard. All you have to do is boot up your console with a game disk when doing the HOT SWAP and just wait for it to load into the game. Now your HD is unlocked again.. PHEW!

There is also another problem when it screws up once you go back to the HDD driver, you will be bombarded with error messages but dont worry; Just ignore the errors and click the "tools" menu and select the Hard Disk Restore Option. This will make it so that your Xbox is back to normal (aren't you glad you backed it up now? See, told you it was a good idea) and so that you can try the process again as it wont give you infinite error messages next time you load the HDD driver.

This tutorial is the culmination of the simplfied HDD swap guide authored by "STKD" using available information from other sources with respect for their work, and information provided by "Tsurani" on using the font exploit and EvoX. All material in this guide was originally posted on the forums of xbox-scene.com. No responsibility for any problems arising from the information in this guide will be taken by xbox-scene.com or the afforementioned writers. Use it at your own risk and understand there *is* a small chance you may mess something up. This tutorial is given copyright free to use as you wish, as long as the information is not charged for and xbox-scene.com and the relevant writers are namechecked to indicate its origins. Thank you.

Feedback wanted. This is the `cleaned up` amalgamated version of the earlier HDD swap guide and Tsurani's EvoX/Font Exploit guide (kudos due), with some basic information on using the audio exploit instead added by myself.




Edited by RiceCake, 30 January 2005 - 07:11 PM.


Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: underthebridge on July 07, 2003, 04:10:36 PM

thanks for cleaning this up, it's certainly easier on the eyes, but it's little different than what Tsurani wrote here. So most of the credits should go to him, even though I like this *version* more...




Edited by underthebridge, 08 July 2003 - 12:13 AM.


Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Xboxman20 on July 07, 2003, 06:20:45 PM

Well when i tried the other guys the HDD Driver said it found my xbox but then I got multiple errors and it doesnt work. I used my IDE cable that went into my cd rom and hooked my hard drive into it. First I booted up the computer with the power cord in the hard drive then the xbox ide cable in my HD and then wehn I pause break my computer and had my xbox and let the dash load then i put my Ide from computer into the HD then continued booting from the computer and it recongnized it then i opened up the HDD Loader and then it said it recongnized it and I hit ok then it got more then 10 like endless amount of errors what did i do wrong or is this program just a POS?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Xboxman20 on July 07, 2003, 06:25:08 PM

Also do you need to wait 10 minutes?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Xboxman20 on July 07, 2003, 06:43:08 PM

BUMP





Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: zachxl on July 07, 2003, 09:07:13 PM

Do you really need to have the computer on? Couldn't you unlock the HDD, then connect it to the PC and then turn on the PC?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: kanga202 on July 07, 2003, 09:07:46 PM

ok to fix that file size error go here

http://forums.xbox-s...ST&f=45&t=74018




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Xboxman20 on July 07, 2003, 10:06:46 PM

....





Edited by Xboxman20, 08 July 2003 - 04:04 PM.


Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 08, 2003, 12:54:08 AM

QUOTE (zachxl @ Jul 8 2003, 07:07 AM)
Do you really need to have the computer on? Couldn't you unlock the HDD, then connect it to the PC and then turn on the PC?

Quite right... I forgot that I skipped the unnecessary step of plugging the XBox HDD into the PC power cable. Must change that.

Incidentally, Tsurani does get plenty of credit for this as far as I'm concerned, hence his name being first rather than mine. The HDD swap part of the guide (the most awkward part going on lack of other info) is 99% the one I wrote a few days ago, that afaik was put up before his guide appeared. I also rewrote and edited quite a large chunk of the EvoX part of the guide for clarity and added the alternate audio exploit method depending on which approach people wish to use. As far as I'm concerned shared credit is shared credit. This was never about credit. This was about writing something that would help people outl.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: luther349 on July 08, 2003, 07:40:41 AM

yea thats true why do you need to power up your pc and hot swap cant you just let the hd unlock then plug the ide in your pc and power up. hot swaping ide isnt a good ide in the first place its a nice way to fry your ide channels. as long as the hd has power and your bios sees it thers no reasion it wouldent work. but without the abiltly to make dirsin the hd driver its kinda useless right now untill it gets upgraded.




Edited by luther349, 08 July 2003 - 03:46 PM.


Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: lid2000 on July 08, 2003, 08:15:30 AM

True... Maybe after a while though, the Xbox will realise there's no hard drive attached and reboot itself, fucking up whatever you were trying to do on the PC. *shrugs* Dunno really.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: modestrabbit on July 08, 2003, 09:05:00 AM

Is Xbox version 1.1 a requirement for this hot swap exploit or can I use my version 1.0 Xbox with 4034 kernel?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 08, 2003, 09:07:22 AM

Just to note to anyone following this now; this change has now been made to the tutorial, and yes it is a slightly safer way to do things for the sake of your PC.
Well spotted, guess I never thought of that little change due to not using the PC to power the Xbox HDD. smile.gif
How are people getting on with this generally anyway?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 08, 2003, 09:29:50 AM

QUOTE (Xboxman20 @ Jul 8 2003, 04:25 AM)
Also do you need to wait 10 minutes?

Answers to Xboxman20;
The HDD Driver program in general is very buggy and temperamental currently so you may well get more than 10 errors, there's no specific number but it *should* eventually work if you persist with it. Yes, you *definitely* need to wait the 5-10 minutes, probably best stick with 10 minutes *at least* for safety purposes to make sure the Xbox HDD is spun down completely. Any sooner and you risk damaging the HDD, so for the sake of 10 minutes of waiting it isn't worth the risk to skip that step.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 08, 2003, 09:48:33 AM

QUOTE (modestrabbit @ Jul 8 2003, 07:05 PM)
Is Xbox version 1.1 a requirement for this hot swap exploit or can I use my version 1.0 Xbox with 4034 kernel?

I've been trying to get information on what version Xbox's/Kernels/Dashboards the two different exploits work under. Try the swap trick and see if you can see the correct directories for either exploit - that's all I can really think of for now. I've only had the info Tsurani provided on that side of things, and no one seems to be telling what versions can use the audio exploit... this is the part I'd really like to improve on is known compatibility, but getting people to post something like "confirmed working on Xbox version 1.X with (dashboard version) and (kernel version)" seems to be tricky. Feel free to help out on that one people. wink.gif




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Tsurani on July 08, 2003, 10:09:31 AM

 cool thanx for updating the guide man. i dont mind if ppl use my guide an edit it aslong as every can get this exploit to work smile.gif

well im glad to hear that ppl have had success with my guide (and the updated version that this guy wrote for us) its pretty cool to see evryone getting there xbox's modded without having to buy stuff.
ok cya all round




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: flashram on July 08, 2003, 10:10:23 AM

 I'm extremely new to this, but I gave it a shot last night.  I guess I fell somewhere between success and failure, when I rebooted the xbox it came up with a black screen and some small white text giving the website to the xbox linux page, and that was it.  Oh, and the light flashed red.  I'm going to restore the system partition tonight and give it another shot.. Anyone have any idea what could have gone wrong?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: link385 on July 08, 2003, 10:55:11 AM

 do i need to wait for the hd to stop spining?
i'm waiting for more than 20 minutes but it don't stop spining sad.gif  




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Fire_-= on July 08, 2003, 12:58:14 PM

 If i just f***ed up the xboxdash file and get the multiple languages error, coul i use this trick to put the damm**d file on the hd or the xbox just dont unlock it since it doesnt show the dashboard




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 08, 2003, 01:52:21 PM

 Okay - I'm by no means anywhere close to an expert so bear in mind I'm 100% guessing here. Most of these problems may be solved through some intense hunting around the boards if I can't help. And again let me stress I would highly recommend trying just the audio exploit to start with, as it is much less fatal if you do something wrong.

flashram: not sure but it sounds like you might not have an actual full Xbox Linux distro copied onto your Xbox (or possibly if you do, it could be in the wrong location)..? Possibly try one of the Xbox-CDRW-bootable Linux distro's from the Xbox Linux Project and see if that runs at least.
link385: Honestly not sure on that one. If it's only running as far as the dashboard it should power down after 5-10 minutes afaik. Can't think why it would be spinning if there's nothing going on, sorry.
Fire_-=: I'm honestly not sure if you can access the Xbox HDD if you messed up the dashboard file since I got through it okay myself. You could try the unfortunately-named "Newbie chat" board as people seem to be quite helpful at this kind of problem in there.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: fantom on July 08, 2003, 05:10:01 PM

 OK i was able to do this and load evox on boot but when I try and goto the msdashboard it gives me a green text error that my xbox is damaged. Do I need to install a newer dash ?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: indomitable on July 08, 2003, 07:19:02 PM

 i also got a error 21 xbox needs service,  you said this could be fixed by booting into a game? i put a game in and nothing happens. Does it have to be a live game or what? i need to know how to unlock the drive agian so i can restore it!!  




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: SkyFire360 on July 08, 2003, 07:38:13 PM

 My status:

The Swap trick works great, thanks for the down-to-earth/n00bie-friendsly version

Now here's my problem: I have the all the requirements with regards to bios and dashboard, and have inserted the bert.xtf & snuff..gus.txt files into the font directory.

The readme file that came with the dist said that you had to rename them XBox Book.xtf & Xbox.xtf respectively.  I have tried both ways, and end up having the XBox boot, get the giant x, then the next screen flickers and it reboots.  Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: beerbaron on July 08, 2003, 08:45:07 PM

 (yet another "what am I doing wrong" reply)

I got the Bert_is_Cheating_on_Ernie_-_The_Pheonix_Project.rar off of DC++.

I followed the instructions and it booted to some linux distro.

My guess it the defult.xbe that came with the rar is linux.

So I downloaded the latest evox, renamed it default.xbe, configed the evox.ini, and copied over the old defult.xbe

Now it boots to the "error 21" screen.

My question is this: Should any evox xbe work or is there a special one needed when using the font exploit?


Someone was asking about this:
I was able to boot up a game disc (Hunter the Reckoning) and then perfrom the IDE cable swap.
I didn't wait for any set amount of time, I just put my ear to the HD and listened to see if it wasn't seeking.
I had to do the "pause at boot" trick on my PC, it wouldn't work if I had the IDE cable connected before powering on the PC. And I configured my bios to not auto detect the drive, I set it to "none". HDDriver was then able to see the drive (though windows explorer did not).






Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: luther349 on July 08, 2003, 10:44:00 PM

 xp sees the drive but hd-driver dont talk abought being pissed off right now pice of shit program.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 08, 2003, 11:25:12 PM

 Man if this work I would be damn happy `cause I havent got 007/MechAssault..and no mem card also.
I will try out this and I`ll report.
I think i have met the requirements  tongue.gif
Windows XP+SP1
Xbox Kernel 4034
MS Dashboard 4092

do I really need .NET?  unsure.gif

Thanx for this tutorial anyway..I hope I dont screw up





Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 09, 2003, 12:40:45 AM

QUOTE (luther349 @ Jul 9 2003, 08:44 AM)
xp sees the drive but hd-driver dont talk abought being pissed off right now pice of shit program.

If you're going to insult other people's work, I assume you can do better. Feel free to write one yourself. Oh, wait... dry.gif

xilico - as long as you have SP1 installed it should work just fine. Theoretically anyway.

I'm going to add the "pause when booting" section back in later as an alternate method if it doesn't work when powering on *after* the IDE cable has been swapped. Damn PC's and their zillion BIOS versions and hardware configurations... unfortunately let me just state I am probably *not* the person to ask when it comes to the font exploit as a ) there are a dozen or so variants of it out there right now (many of which are too risky as far as I'm concerned b ) The vague differences between Xbox versions, combined with different kernel and dashboard combo's mean these exploits are extremely temperamental and c ) personally I've only used the audio exploit.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 09, 2003, 02:15:45 AM

 I know audio mode is the safe one to use but..would I have any advantages by using the font mode?
Also will Kernel 4034 work? I have Dashboard 4092 though..





Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: Minja on July 09, 2003, 05:24:38 AM

 Can I upgrade to a larger drive at the same time?  In other words, once I removed the orginal HDD from the XBOX and installed it on the PC, backed it up to the PC, then can I just put the orginal HDD away in storage?  What do I do with the new larger HDD at that stage???

Many thanks!




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: undish on July 09, 2003, 05:43:30 AM

 I think I can help a few guys over there with my methode : no use of HDD-driver !!!!!  biggrin.gif
But, because everything's not perfect, you must have a few other things....   wink.gif

***I assume you've already read the first tutorial of this thread so I won't go into details!!!***

1) First of all : find someone with an already modded Xbox . The other little thing is that he MUST have the same "original" HDD than yours .
If he used it for other things than "official Xbox", you need to prepare it as an original (I found a bootCD that can do it in a few seconds!! ) . Don't forget to activate the Xbox Live dashboard if it's not done yet (with a modded xbox, you don't need an original  cool.gif ) . And don't lock/unlock the HDD, it will be easier after.

2) Once you've prepared his xbox HDD as an original and up-to-date one you've got to boot on an evox CD and get linked with your computer . From your computer, access to the HDD to make the changes (copy the default.xbe, rename the .xtf from the font directory and copy bert and ernie) .

3) Test the modifications on the modded xbox : it should boot on evox (or linux, depend of the default.xbe you copied) from the HDD (verify you've removed the Evox CD !!!) . If it doesn't : retry from the beggining  tongue.gif

4) get your unmodded box near your computer and turn it on so the HDD get unlocked .
!!!!! I noticed one thing : I tried for a moment to hot swap the HDD, it was recognize by the BIOS but I couldn't acces to it from ghost . I had 1 idea : maybe the Xbox was on the "set time" screen when I unplugged the HDD and it doesn't liked it, so I tried to just push A button a few minutes before swapping the drive and : It worked !!!!! So, if you don't have a screen near your comp to check, just push the button in case of.....  blink.gif

5)Put the HDD "modded and unlocked" and your "new" HDD in the computer (hot swap trick)

6)boot from a ghost 2003 CD

7) run ghost "ghost /IR"  (to make it copy the disk bit by bit)

8) in less than 5 minutes you've got your new driver still locked and ready to run with the exploit installed !!!!


This seems really long to do but it's not .
I have a few xbox HDD spare so I made ghost images of "exploit installed" HDD for every model I founded . now, I just have to open the new xbox, hot swap the HDD and boot from ghost CD to copy the image to the disk .
I tried this method with 4 different new xboxs : it always worked...

Think about making a ghost image of a "new" HDD first in case of problem.....


I hope it was clear enough and sorry for the bad english....





Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 09, 2003, 08:59:43 AM

QUOTE (xilicio @ Jul 9 2003, 12:15 PM)
I know audio mode is the safe one to use but..would I have any advantages by using the font mode?
Also will Kernel 4034 work? I have Dashboard 4092 though..

Not really. It's pretty much a one-use method and I wouldn't recommend it, unless all you want to do is run Linux on it and not much else ever. (The original font exploit anyway)

With the audio one you can still run games etc, access the original dashboard, and the only thing you may lose is the not-all-that-useful audio copying facility.
Still getting no info on kernel/dash compatibility at all so can't really help there.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: dubey on July 09, 2003, 10:16:46 AM

 anyone tested this on a 1.0 yet?




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: indomitable on July 09, 2003, 12:04:57 PM

 i dont get it, if you screrw up your harddrive and get a error 21 how are you going to get it unlocked agian to restore..ive already tried using a game..it doesnt boot the game.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: modestrabbit on July 09, 2003, 12:17:21 PM

 Can snuffleupagus.xtf be used instead of ernie.xtf? If not, where do I find the "original" font hack, as I can only find the Bert is Cheating on Ernie file on xbins.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 09, 2003, 02:07:58 PM

 I hope I dont screw mine  unsure.gif
Anyway I will try the audio hack today but I need only one more Q answered please
Can I run Evox with this exploit? and if it`s possible
Can I get all the benefits like ftping/Bigger HD etc like a MODchip?

Thanx






Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 09, 2003, 03:01:49 PM

 You can probably find the answer to that elsewhere. I personally can't say I've tried but I can't think why you wouldn't be able to install EvoX while you have accessed the hard drive just the same as with the font exploit section - of course replacing the dashboard might not let you access the copy facility to run the exploit which is why I haven't tried it. I'm a little unclear of the intricacies of the Xbox dash/bios/evox workings still but I'd guess full HDD replacement would at least require you to flash the Xbox bios still.




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 09, 2003, 04:17:11 PM

 Thanx STKD for your help!  biggrin.gif
Also Is there an alternative for HDD Driver? It gives me errors with the following DLL MFC42D.DLL and MSVCRTD.DLL
I already download those and put them next to the program and now it gives me another error with libraries..
I had to install .NET Framework and still no go  sad.gif
Im running XP+SP1 this proggy is supposed to run under this OS
Well if anyone knows how to get it work please help me out




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: BoomDivX on July 09, 2003, 08:59:22 PM

 just a question: if I mess up my HD, can I use Xbox.Auto-HDPrep.Tools.V2-DungeonX to reformat the HD? I'm new, so don't flame, pls!! I just bought it this afternoon (and I got 2 power cords but no RCA cable... >_>)




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 09, 2003, 09:33:04 PM

 BoomDivx did you make a backup with HDD Driver?
If you did then use HDD to restore it...
Anyway anyone has got some link so I can see how to connect my Xbox HD to my PC?
Im stuck there but I already know how to do the others..
In the guide it says unplug your Xbox Ide Cable (the grey one)..do I unplug it from the Xbox Motherboard?
The IDE cable is connected to the DVD Drive then to the board...what can I do?

Thanx in Advance




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: STKD on July 10, 2003, 12:34:03 AM

 
QUOTE (xilicio @ Jul 10 2003, 07:33 AM)
BoomDivx did you make a backup with HDD Driver?
If you did then use HDD to restore it...
Anyway anyone has got some link so I can see how to connect my Xbox HD to my PC?
Im stuck there but I already know how to do the others..
In the guide it says unplug your Xbox Ide Cable (the grey one)..do I unplug it from the Xbox Motherboard?
The IDE cable is connected to the DVD Drive then to the board...what can I do?

Thanx in Advance

Slight alteration made to the guide; "2. Unplug the Xbox HDD IDE cable from the back of the drive,"
That answers that one...

I have no idea about "Xbox.Auto-HDPrep.Tools.V2-DungeonX" and as I say in the guide, I really am not able to help if things go badly wrong (or with evox/font exploit as Tsurani wrote that) simply because I didn't have anything go wrong myself.

There is NO Windows based alternative to HDD Driver right now.




Edited by STKD, 10 July 2003 - 08:35 AM.


Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: BoomDivX on July 10, 2003, 01:49:50 AM

 
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  8888888888                                                       8888888888
8                              DgN Presents                                 8
8                                                                           8
8                      Xbox HDD Installer + Tools v2.0                      8
  8888888888                                                       8888888888
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  8888888888                        8                              8888888888
8                                  8                                        8
8 Release Date: 12/04/03           8 Type: Evox/Xbox Tools                  8
8                                  8                                        8
8 Packager:  Mi juile              8 Format:                     .iso Image 8
8                  10x15mb rar     8             dungeonx.00*               8
8                                  8                                        8
  8888888888                        8                              8888888888
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  8888888888                                                       8888888888
8                                 Info                                      8
8                                                                           8
8 Oh just another Xbox prep disk? Well maybe But it's designed as that      8
8 important recovery disk that's sat on your shelf gathering dust!          8
8                                          8
8 This disk is aimed to get those started with Evox or keep as a backup/    8
8 recovery cd and to get you connected to your xbox via ftp to make own     8
8 configs and layout that you decide, But im sure you will find it useful   8
8 in one way or another...                                                  8
8 The disk will auto boot on your modded xbox and will setup a network      8
8 setting with dhcp, but once installed will setup a static internal ip,    8
8 so one way or another you can get connected to backup or change your      8
8 files.                                                                    8
8 You can just install evox and tools to your xbox (saving you savegames)   8
8 or you can rebuild you retail hd or install a new large hd...             8
8 Below are the options you will find on first bootup of the disk and then  8
8 the options that are on the installed hd.                                 8
8                                                                           8
8                                                                           8
8                                                                           8
8 CD bootup                                                                 8
8 ---------                                                                 8
8                                                                           8
8     MENU                                                                 8
8 Xbox Media Player (running from the cd)                                   8
8                                                                           8
8 Flash Bios Evox/X2 256k MOD (flash your mod with latest bios)             8
8                                                                      8
8             Item Flash Mod with EvoX-vD.6                        8
8             Item Flash Mod with EvoX-vD.6_EjectFix               8
8             Item Flash Mod with Xecuter2 4976.02                 8
8                                                                           8
8 Prepare HD    (fully rebuild retail or large hd)                          8
8 -----------                                                               8
8             Item Rebuild Large HD - v1.* 4034                    8
8             Item Rebuild Retail HD - v1.* 4034                   8
8                                                                           8
8              (replace ms dash if error 13 0r 21)                          8
8                                                                           8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4034                 8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4627                 8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4817                 8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4920                 8
8                                                                           8
8 Repair Retail XboXHD (oops forgot backup? - return hd to original state)  8
8                                                                           8
8             Item Rebuild to original retail HD - v1.* 4034       8
8             Replace dash after rebuild if xbox non 4030 retail   8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4627                 8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4817                 8
8             Item Replace M$ Dash w/ version 4920                 8
8                                                                           8
8                       (just want to install evox and tools?)              8
8                                                                           8
8 Install DgN EvoX only on Large HD System                                  8
8 Install DgN EvoX only on Retail HD System                                 8
8                                                                           8
8 Format options                                                            8
8 ---------------                                                           8
8 Full Format of Entire XBOX HD                                             8
8 Format only F: Partition                                                  8
8                                                                           8
8 Flash XboX On-Board TSOP OR 1MB MOD                                       8
8                                                                           8
8             Item Flash TSOP / 1MB MOD with EvoX-vD.6             8
8                                                                           8
8             Item Flash TSOP / 1MB MOD with EvoX-vD.6_EjectFix    8
8                                                                           8
8             Item Flash TSOP / 1MB MOD with Xecuter2-4976.02-IGR  8
8             - Needs Both Bridge Points on MB                     8
8                      - Read TSOP Tutorials First!                         8
8 EEPROM Management                                                         8
8                                                                           8
8             Item ConfigMagic (V1.0 EEProm Editing)               8
8             Item ConfigMagic (V1.1 EEProm Editing)               8
8                                                                           8
8 NTSC-PAL Video Mode Switcher (eeprom,enigmah switch is on installed menu) 8
8                                                                           8
8 Patch C: For XboX Live / Retail Boot and back again (dash only)           8
8 make sure mod is off after this option                                    8
8                                                                           8
8 Identify Your BIOS/Mod Chip                                               8
8                                                                           8
8 System Settings                                                           8
8 Backup System Settings to C:backup                                       8
8 RESET / REBOOT                                                            8
8 Power Off Xbox                                                            8
8                                                                           8
8                                                                           8
8                                                                           8
8 Installed Menu                                                            8
8 ---------------                                                           8
8                                                                           8
8 Play Game from DVDROM Drive / RESET                                       8
8 Play Games from HD                                                        8
8             using Px hddloader v1.1a                             8
8                                                                           8
8 DVD MOVIE Player - Region Free using regionX no dongle/remote             8
8 Xbox Media Player - MP3 and DivX - hdd and dvd drive                      8
8 Power OFF Xbox                                                            8
8                                                                           8
8         System Management                                            8
8                                                                           8
8 Item Game Management on Xbox HD (install games from dvd drive or pc)      8
8         Item Copy From One Xbox To Another                           8
8         Item xtoolbox (full set of tools - read docs)                8
8         Item Choose a Different Skin - 150+ skins installed          8
8                                                                           8
8 Launch Apps from HD                                                       8
8             Xbox File Explorer & self installed                  8
8                                                                           8
8 MS Dashboard - Use to change Time/Date and TV Settings                    8
8 System Settings (view your settings)                                      8
8                                                                           8
8 end:  Running soft InGameReset = l-trigger,r-trigger,back&start buttons   8
8                                                                           8
8 Not alot more to say on this but all installed tools/apps and evox have   8
8 there own docs (read them) we will in noway be held responseable for your 8
8 errors of any malfunction of these said tools or this disk, you accept to 8
8 use these at your own risk, if in doubt, dont use the option, but it has  8
8 been fully tested and working..... This cd will be updated as new tools   8
8 apps n versions are available..                                           8
8                                                                           8
  8888888888                                                       8888888888
            8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888
  8888888888                                                       8888888888
8                   Greets fly out to: ALL THAT LUV XBOX                    8
8                                                                           8
  888888888888888888888888888888X8I8B8U8C8S8888888888888888888888888888888888



That's the nfo from Xbox.Auto-HDPrep.Tools.V2-DungeonX. By the description, if my HD is fucked up, then I just need to boot this CD then choose "Repair Retail XboXHD (oops forgot backup? - return hd to original state)". Oh well, looks like I'll need to freee up some space on my HD biggrin.gif lol




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: xilicio on July 10, 2003, 02:18:02 AM

 Thanx for the "alteration"  STKD..that explains things better  biggrin.gif
But that plug is pretty damn hard hehe
Now Im going to try it..I will report back later

Hey BoomDivx! I hope you could get your HD to work again and I really hope I dont screw mine  wink.gif
I have heard many horrible stories about issues with this exploit but I must try it out




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: BoomDivX on July 10, 2003, 02:30:35 AM

 well, I didn't screw it, I just want to know BEFORE fucking it up biggrin.gif lol cause I have a small HD in my PC and the backup will take 12GB on the 20GB I have, so I'm searching for another way to put everything back to the original state without the backup




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: undish on July 10, 2003, 04:09:00 AM

 The boot CD you mentionned is only working on a modded Xbox : if you're trying to do the exploit with a new xbox and its locked HDD and you screw something on your HDD, there is no way for you to boot with this CD !! The only way you've got to get your HDD back to normal is to restore a backup from your computer !!!!




Title: Xbox Hot Swap Evox/install Guide - Updated!
Post by: dubey on July 10, 2003, 07:10:19 AM

QUOTE (dubey @ Jul 9 2003, 08:16 PM)
anyone tested this on a 1.0 yet?

^





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