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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HunterJ12 days ago

Still working over at and they just added GTA 5 and Advanced Warfare (:

MichaelE1113 days ago

As below everybody is using the Temporary USB softmod Method from you are slightly limited to what you can do with their xexmenu1.6AutoInstaller which can be installed directly from booting it from a USB flash drive, however as mentioned below the controls are very unforgiving when setting different mods up.

finally got this running after 3 hours of pulling my hair out! If you guys get to 77% like I did about 8 times delete the AutoInstaller.cfg file from flash drive and try again, on the downside if you turn of your Xbox 360 the modified menus you spent 40 minutes customising all reset themselves an you have to start from scratch again, the controls an instructions could be better too but still worth playing around with, oh and by the way this site is all over facebook so I'm guessing a patch is coming out very soon!

brandonc51 month 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.hornet7 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...

tcarpenter9 months ago

PLEEEASE Re-upload the files ASAP!!

tcarpenter9 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
skibbadee3 years ago
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Looks kind of shady to me. An entire domain devoted to only this supposed exploit. Not to mention is claims it requires a full xbox live connection. Why???
Lastly skibbadee just joined to apparently post that comment.
Remember folks, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
dude, ita jtagging, look up thetechgame and se7ensins, entire communities dedicated to doing this
"dude", my comment was a reply to skibbadee, which is the reason my comment is indented below his. :) His comment suggested a highly questionable method of soft-modding your xbox, and made all kinds crazy promises about what it could do.
have you personally tried this method
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
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