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Step 7: Now what?

Turn your xbox on for the first time and it will behave the same.

To run the softmod:

In the xbox dashboard go to Music,
there should be a blank soundtrack,
Copy>Select>Copy>New Soundtrack and name it (SEE PICTURE):
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(with two '<' Symbols, capital 'E', beta Accent '�' and two '>' Symbols) click Done
(UberDash starts)>Music>blank soundtrack>Copy>Copy>New
Soundtrack>Done

THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS EVERYTHING FROM ABOVE:


I would advice that you backup basically, everything. First, launch EvoX, go down to System Util, and hit Backup. It will look like it didnt do anything, but rest assured that it did. Now, FTP into your Xbox and backup your entire C and E drives to your computer and keep it safe.

Do add applications simply FTP to your xbox and drag those illegal files on the E drive with FileZilla.

Here are some pages i used (copied/stole) from, everybody should read these:

Total N00b Guide To Everything
HotSwap Faq
FTP
NDURE

If you want to replace your dashboard with a media center dash simply download XBMC from below and replace the files in your E:dash folder...
****Where to get XBMC? HOW or latest T3CH release from here: T3CH

I finally go to purchasing an HDTV and had trouble getting XBMC's resolution to change. Here's what I did:
1. Create a file in the root of the E:/ drive and title it "EEPROM_off.bin" without the quotes. It can be any size.
2. After creating the file, manually reboot your Xbox by powering it off then back on by using the power button.
3. When the softmod loads back up, there will be no virtual EEPROM protection, so you can change your video settings and they should stick from now on.
 
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lsmile3 months ago

Okay, I have a bit of a problem.

The softmod works fine and all, and worked great when the Xbox was all gutted, but once I screw everything back in I get the blinking red light and the service error (error 12??). I don't know how to fix this, or what's causing it, but maybe someone can help?

Kynis7 months ago

Hey, thanks! This worked perfectly.

I just have a few questions (if you don't mind):

Do I really have to use the easteregg exploit each and every single time I want to acces unleashX?

and (a bit more complicated one):

My xbox works perfectly, outputs sound/video (trough compostie/scart), runs games, the softmod works etc. but after the console boots to the ms dash the console's power indicator turns orange (solid orange, no flashing) and the fans start to make noise. I also have noticed an electrical noise coming out of it, but when I tried to search the internet about "solid orange original xbox" i literally found nothing. This started to happen immediately after the softmod was complete.

I'll swap the HDD to a bigger one next weekend and I'll see if it's the hard drive but I would appreciate any information about it.

dude i cant understand the process. could u send the by the numbered instruction here stevedelarosa5879@yahoo.com. thanks!
Hanjin4 years ago
sweet worked perfectly
dude i cant understand the process. could u send the by the numbered instruction here stevedelarosa5879@yahoo.com. thanks!
acevell3 years ago
Ok I made a bad I installed it all correctly but I may have deleted my m$ dash file because I can't return to the ms dashboard when I hot swapped I made a back up my question is can I restore the xbox to retail state with the back up?if so can anyone fill me in on how?Thanks a million
jvanwyk3 years ago
anybody tried ndure 3.1?
migstan3 years ago
what mine says reach max 100 copys it dont work.
death_cult4 years ago
Im new to this (big surprise,) but i seem to be having a problem i havent been able to find in any forum ive gone through (ive seen similar but not quite)

everything went smoothly during the hot-swap (at least once i watched a video of the process and realized the secondary ribbon block was supposed to be the one swapped and the hdd power cord had to be there from the beginning) and then i was able to enter the weird name for the soundtrack and it did the scrolling names thing in the purple bubble and the light was yellow after a few seconds after the scrolling text started
but once it finishes i just get the MS splash logo like it restarted and then goes back to the regular dashboard (where in the above video it would launch unleashed's DB). I tried it a few times getting the same results ( i even tried finding alternate ways of launching the softmod but they didnt work) but this last time i tried doing it, i decided to leave the room for a second (great idea, right?), a few minutes later i come back and the names are still scrolling but the picture is all retarted like im trying to watch scattered porn and as im checking my connections (which were fine) the screen freezes (the static went away when it froze btw). I turned it off and when i turned it back on i now get the red ring of death and then it powers off.
Im pretty sure i bricked my hard drive, im just wondering why it waited till i thought i got it working to crash and burn lol
momoster694 years ago
what do you do when ur at the last part and when ur copyin the blank soundtrack thing.. wat do i write with the <<
zackthewack4 years ago
For anyone having a problem getting to the Unleashed dashboard after they have done everything involving the soundtrack, here is how you get to the dashboard:

Once the thing about "The Xbox Team" has come up, you can feel free to just press B during that. It should restart your xbox. Than, once the xbox starts up without a game in the tray, press the following buttons:

LT (Left Trigger) + RT (Right Trigger) + BLACK + START

Press all those at the same time and it will take you to the Unleashed dashboard. That way you can switch between both dashboards. By being able to do that, I think you can play Live still. :)
THX A LOT DUDE !! " LT (Left Trigger) + RT (Right Trigger) + BLACK + START " I searched an hour thinking before reading your comment.....
what to you typ into the new soundtrack name im confused?????????
steelviper4 years ago
Awesome, i did this and it worked perfectly. I tried using my workstation for 2 hours and it would not work at all. I switched to an older PC i had laying around and it worked the first time. I disconnected the cd drive to unlock the drive. Thanks so much for this tutorial.
rjbrayalex5 years ago
hey i soft-modded my xbox with this instructable i followed it step by step at first i was getting the error 21 code and with a live game i got the dashboard m$ dash to come back and i went through the steps and put in the <> it still didn't work so i hot-swapped again and used the cd i made to rebuild my c drive and when i reset my xbox it worked and now when i turn on my xbox i have the unleashx dash i can copy games to it and play them but i can't play cd's or dvd's which is what i primarily used my xbox for can someone tell me what i did wrong i tried sending a message to the person that wrote this but got no response i am a newbie to softmodding so please don't get mad if i have posted this in the wrong area i just want my xbox to be the media GOD everyone is talking about can someone help the confused newbie
I got this error too, and now the harddrive is making funny noises.... I'm trying ur method to get it to boot again....
kebiled4 years ago

Big n00b here.
What did you use to back up your games? is it  just a normal iso file?

Anyone remember where the add the bigger harddrive is in this site? been awhile for me.
aktiv84 years ago
rockin.  just did this again today, works like a champ.  best thing is i can pick up an xbox @ the pawn shop for 30 bucks. 

$30 media player for the bedroom!
excellent tut!, followed it exactly without problems! (apart from the hotswap taking about 20 goes!)

if i can do it, anybody can!
Thetommi4 years ago
Where is the  EvoX???
yuvinmw4 years ago
Huys can anyone plz help me without my xbox im screwed. here r my problems

1 i did the hotswap succesfly and backed the c drive up like u said

2 Now i got a big problem. the installed installed ndure and on step 2 it wen t for a while but in 5min an error came up saying no space to copy file/harddisk is full
3 so i exited the installer i booted up my xbox and the blue X logo didnt come it was green but instead of going to the original dash it went to and uleash x dash without doing anything.
4 i checked for apps or games and there is nothing there options work. it says 0.00 mb free on C: 

PLZZZZZZ Help me i dont want my xbox Screwed plzzzz my email: Yuvin111@hotmail.com plzzz help
whene i wanne hotswap and i boot up and put in #1 than nothing happend ? what is the problem is my xbox software not good ? or ??? 

wich cable you must conect to pc ? the cable from the hdd or the cd drive or the mainboard ???????? it wont work :(
randallben5 years ago
I got to the part where i type in the <> (accent B) and it goes thru the thanks to all blah blah blah and then the list of names of developers and such. Then when it restarts it goes straight to the xbox dash again instead of the unleash X. Any help would be great
i have exactly the same, anyone care to enlighten us ?
For anyone having a problem getting to the Unleashed dashboard after they have done everything involving the soundtrack, here is how you get to the dashboard:

Once the thing about "The Xbox Team" has come up, you can feel free to just press B during that. It should restart your xbox. Than, once the xbox starts up without a game in the tray, press the following buttons:

LT (Left Trigger) + RT (Right Trigger) + BLACK + START

Press all those at the same time and it will take you to the Unleashed dashboard. That way you can switch between both dashboards. By being able to do that, I think you can play Live still. :)
help please i have the same problem
Change the date to like 6.6.07 then it should boot into unleashx
I had the same problem I changed the date to 6/6/07 and it worked So try changing the date and rebooting idk that worked for me.
bohregard5 years ago
 Thanks dude. got it up and running with no problems sir.
Myristal5 years ago
I did everything right in this. Im at this last step right now. The installer said Done, exitting, blah blah blah. I turned off everything after it exitted. There's no blank soundtrack. What happened?
natokills5 years ago
I went thru steps, it now boots to UnleashX properly, but am having difficult time finding eeprom.bin file so that I can upgrade to large harddrive. I cannot find the file on C: or E: in any folder. I loaded EVOX, and used the 'backup' function, but still cannot find this file listed anywhere. I tried plugging the harddrive into PC and run Config Magic, it gave a HDDKEY of all 0's. Any direction would be appreciated.
fireface7115 years ago
I did everything right i think. it said it finished. i reset the xbox, reconnecting the HDD (duh) and the original Xbox Logo appeared. Then nothing. Just a blank TV. What now? This is right after i installed ndure. i haven't successfully started the system since pre-installation of ndure. advice?
I got this problem too; thankfully, you can still boot games after breaking your C:\ drive, and once a game is booted, the hard drive is unlocked so that you can retrace your steps and restore from backup (presuming you made a backup. Hint to anyone following this procedure: make a backup!)
I am having the same problem
anyone point me in the direction of a good iso download site?
http://software.lsoft.net/IsoBurner-Setup.exe - I use this program, works great for me! It's small, simple and easy to use.
jishua95 years ago
the xbox logo came up then the screen went black i did everything right but its just not loading please help jishua9@hotmail.com
pust5 years ago
Fill in this blank <>? Thanks for any help you can give me. No need to give the letter. cause it may not show up. just what key it is in and if its an accent or symbol.
Just wanted to say that I read the guide trough first then read as I ran, worked out the first time, just want to say Thanx, but was wondering about the playing videos, what types is it suppose to play if i wanted to run some?
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