Picture of How to JTAG your Xbox 360 and run homebrew
I will be going over how to install XBR and Xell onto your Xbox 360.  Installing XBR allows you to do many things such run unsigned code(homebrew), install any sized hard drive(even 3.5in desktop hdds!), ftp into your box, and custom dashboards.  There are endless possibilities with being able to run any code you want.  You are able to modify Xbox 360 games to run custom maps and cheats.  You can also launch games off the hard drive without a disc.  It should cost you around $5 in parts, maybe even free if you have the parts already.
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Step 1: Finding out if your Xbox is exploitable

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Your kernel must be kernel 2.0.7371.0 or lower for this to work.  You can do this by opening up the system info tab.  After there is one more step to check if it still is exploitable, but you have to build your cable to dump your nand first.

Step 2: Getting your parts

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Soldering iron
Computer with LPT port.

1x 25 pin d-sub connector (male or female depending on which kind of cable you have)
Digikey # 225FE-ND

1x 25 pin d-sub cable (lpt cable) You can actually skip the cable if you buy a male connector and make your wires long enough to extend from your xbox to the computer
Digikey # AE9863-ND

3x 330 ohm resistors (only for Xenon motherboards)
Digikey # P330BBCT-ND

1x 1n4148 switching diode (if you have Zephyr, Falcon, Opus or a Jasper get 3x of these)

Refer to the image below to tell what kind of 360 you have.

There has been a new update to the standard wiring you should use for the JTAG wiring on Xenon's which requires just 2x 1n4148 diodes.  I've never used this method before so I can't really help as much if you have problems.  But I would suggest going with it instead since it is supposed to be electrically superior and uses less parts so less room for failure I guess.

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MichaelE162 days ago
brandonc52 months ago

How do you put custom maps on games like Cod:WaW because i have been waiting to play with my friend on a custom map.

Hey is this all you need:

1x 25 pin d-sub connector Digikey # 225FE-ND

Digikey # AE9863-ND

3x 330 ohm resistors (only for Xenon motherboards)
Digikey # P330BBCT-ND

1x 1n4148 switching diode

Or do i need an actual PCB of ozmodchips like another board to stick onto the board? I did not know only a couple of resistors and diods can do the work. Can the console play games on official microsoft live servers then? or will it get a ban of xbox live?

dima.hornet8 months ago

helo can some one help me , i flashed the xbox succesufully but when had to turn it on to get my cpu key it wont turn on at all the xbox is just dead basically

Have you checked your USB and all other ports as they may be bent and touching part of the metal casing?

dswanson71 year ago
Jtag your xbox360 with the softmod technique guy's it is easier have a look at

Don't advertise here.

Hay1tsme3 years ago
i can't install porn95nt.exe, it says incompatability with x64 bit verson of windows 7 (i did change the compatability to Windows xp service pack 2)

Shouldn't have an LPT port on a windows 7 computer anyway...

tcarpenter10 months ago

PLEEEASE Re-upload the files ASAP!!

tcarpenter10 months ago

PLEEEASE Re-upload the files ASAP!!

Anybody know if doing something along these lines would allow you to run custom maps?

I'm thinking custom zombie maps for world at war split screen like you can do for PC.

If it is possible that would be awesome always wanted to play a map I made with people that I can actually see and talk with.
Great tut thanks for putting it up.
nswift21 year ago
My Xbox is already tagged n it was working fine but the hard drive fell out. Iv put it back in but when its on its only bringing up the standard Xbox menu. Homebrew menu has gone and it's sayin no storage device found. I really want my games back!!! Can anyone help me please??!!
Kurt-g1 year ago
Can someone post the file download as the link has been deleted
austiboy21 year ago
So what are the opus CB's? Or are all of them exploitable?
Satcity1 year ago
Could somebody please repost the first lot of files as they have been deleted from Mediafire. Thank you.
STEDZ1 year ago
will 2.0.16203.0 work?
lars24582 years ago
I am selling my NAND-X Xecuter (used once) for best offer. Contact me if you're looking to JTag your Xbox.
alexkillpro2 years ago
I NNNEEEDD help cause when i putted black ops 2 in my jtag it broke it and i dont know what to do ...
Thanks for the tutorial, although jtag'ing is outdated now. Reset glitch hack can work on any console although it is more expensive to pull off. At jtag xbox 360 there pritty cheap but still...
does this work for 2.0.15574.0
my computer won't let me use port95 i have 64 bit but i don't know which compatibility to change it to
so um nvrmind figured out the compatibility doesn't work still though
hey how do i change its compatibility
poolopa992 years ago
is this undetectable???
no, if you go online with it you will get banned within the first hour, its for offline use and system link only. its worth it if u host cod lobbies
Badmandan482 years ago
anyone mind telling me how i find out whether my xbox is a zephyr, falcon, jasper etc.
cmitchell152 years ago
Will this work for K 2.0.15574.0 (BK 2.0.1888.0)?
sachila2 years ago
can any one help to jtag for me please tell your Skype id or email address please help me
bprince32 years ago
2 rrod = overheating
3 rrod = hardware issue (if you hold sync button and press eject button 4 times the lights will give you the 4 digit error code.. one digit every time you press eject.)

error codes
4 lights = 0
1 light = 1
2 lights =2
3 lights =3
bhossed3 years ago
is jtag ok for 2.0.8955.0?
what does
D:2.0.8955.0 - K:2.0.8955.0 (BK:2.0.1888.0) (E:0) X:D0E1-F705-B7B6-08FC
Hay1tsme3 years ago
does this work for 2.0.14719.0
No man sorry.
I have an XBOX 360 Slim with Liteon 16D4s DVD (F/W 9504) since October 2011 when it was purchased anew. I have never connected it to internet, so the dashboard hasn't been updated ever though I haven't checked what the current version is. Will I be able to JTAG it to be able to play copied games? I'm not interested in XBOX Live at all. Thanks!
sorry but you can't jtag any slim however you can flash the dvd drive or Reset glitch hack it.
wondering if u can help me out dont know if i have jtagable xbox my system info is as fallows d:2.0.7363.0 - k:2.0.7363.0 (bk:2.0.1888.0) x:4b5e-03a5-c6fc-d3ed its a non hdmi mnf date is 2006-03-02 thanks ahead of time
you should be able to just dont update the dash yet
stephin993 years ago
This goes out to all having trouble dumping nand through lpt
1. make shure 360 is plugged in both wall and motherboard
2.make shure plugged up to lpt good and snug

no results then go into to system bios and check if lpt is
1. enabled
2. set to EPP+ECP mode or into normal if in EPP+ECP

still no results
1.check soldering
2.check soldering
3.check soldering

nothing again?
1.check direction of diodes
2.add/remove the 100 ohm resisters on pins 1,2,14,16,17

nothing again bad lpt port/xbox
Mc T3 years ago
Some things I've found which I hope will be useful:
While trying to read your nand, you get the flashconfig of 0x12000 and/or error: 0 reading block recheck all your points to the m/board. I spent a couple of hours trying to figure out what is wrong. In the end I removed and resoldered all my points again and it worked.

Reading your nand, a message of "error: 0 reading block xyz" doen't mean you have zero errors, it means it can't read the nand.  (Probable resolder time)

Testing LPT device address:03BC
Could not detect a flash controller!

Means your soldering is bad or you haven't attached the power lead to your xbox (Don't switch your xbox on, just give it power.  This powers the eeprom so you can read and write to it). Word of Warning. It can't be in a RROD mode at this point as it still won't read even if your soldering is perfect.

Get several nand backups and compare them with a hex compare tool like wxHexEditor.  There should be no differences

As it takes an age to backup the nand, you might want to consider writing yourself a batch file to collect 4 copies of your nand or copy the 4 lines below and paste onto a dos window (they will run in turn)

nandpro lpt: -r16 nand2.bin > logfile.txt 2>&1
nandpro lpt: -r16 nand3.bin >> logfile.txt 2>&1
nandpro lpt: -r16 nand4.bin >> logfile.txt 2>&1
nandpro lpt: -r16 nand.bin >> logfile.txt 2>&1

You could set this off before you go to bed and when your up the next morning, you should have 4 nand.bin files waiting for you.

If your running Degraded to initially check the flash file and it keeps crashing on you, Open it up again and click "settings".  Set the following 2 settings
1BL key an enter DD88AD0C9ED669E7B56794FB68563EFA and tick the box.
File system start to 39.
If you've already done this, open a .bin file in a hex editor and look for the string near the top of the file:
2004 - 2007
Change it to:
2004 - 2005
and write back/save the file.  Downgraded should open the file now.... or use 360 flash tool at the top of this guide if you give up

If you don't like soldering, erm well tough really - neither do I, but you could buy a NandD-X (google it).  Currently £27 or $40US.  These are pins that are soldered onto your m/board, but you can't go too far wrong with them.  They connect back to a box of tricks which sends the data via usb back toy your PC.  This solution looks very neat, but if your tight like me and would like to reuse your item, you could look into getting just the "NAND-X Pin Header Cable" (google with quotes) £3 or $4.50, chop the ends off and attach to your LPT port cable *WITH RESISTORS AND DIODE" or buy some pin headers from ebay and make your own pin headers up ("8PIN GOLD DIP IC SOCKET PANEL ADAPTER SWAPPING").  Solder one to your m/board and cables to another.  They can act like plug and socket then, so you can flash again at a later date without resoldering again.  Note: Untested.  Just bought from ebay 30 mins ago (£1.30 for 10.)

Persevere.  It will take a while, but you will get there.  From 1 week ago when I had no idea about the 360 to now, running FreeStyle Dash and putting it back in its case for good.
usman_segi3 years ago
I have xbox 360 pro with Kernel 2.0.13604 is it exploitable?
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