Step 2: File (and how to prepare them!)

Boot up your Xbox without a game in the drive then go to memory. Make sure your thumbdrive is plugged into the controller or otherwise connected to the XBox. Your XBox will say that your thumbdrive is not working correctly and has been erased (i hope you didn't have anything valuable on it!). After this, simply plug that sucker into your computer. when the PC identifies the drive, it will ask if you would like to format it. Don't! Install Xplorer 360 to the desktop and as well, extract the NTSC folder within the compressed folder to the desktop as well. then start X 360 and go to >Drive >Open >Hard Drive or Memory Card. It will identify the thumbdrive as Partition 0 (the thumbdrive has been formated by the XBox as FatX so your PC will not recognize it on its own). Now Drag 'N' Drop the four folders inside NTSC to the right hand of the X 360. This will take about 15 minutes or so as the files aren't simply copied, but 'injected' onto the thumbdrive. So crack a cold one and throw on something to pass the time (it was Hulu for me :D and yes i am in Canada, but i know a way around that ;) )
how do u get a usb drive hooked up to a Xbox controller I cant get it to go it there like it shows in ur pictures.
I have 2 problems:

1: There is no NTSC folder in the zip. I have a SID folder & a folder with a bunch of numbers for a name.

2: My xbox recognizes my flash drive as a memory card but I can't get xplorer360 to find it.

bripilot3 years ago
In your tutorial, you say to "Now Drag 'N' Drop the four folders inside NTSC to the right hand of the X 360"

However, when I download your SID file, there is no NTSC folder, and when I go to load a game in Splinter Cell after copying your SID folder to my USB Stick, There are no save games.

Could you provide a little further clarification? Thanks!
ya same thing
Taizoc3 years ago
Hey, I've gotten the softmod to work about 90% correctly. I'm using UnleashX and I can't get it to save the skin I want it to use after a reboot. I don't know what that's about.
Also I'm using a 2GB Kingston Datatraveler to transfer files from my computer and everything works fine if my computer is writing to the card, but if the Xbox tries to save anything to it, it comes up with Error 0. Does anybody know what that's about?
daiatlus79 (author)  Taizoc3 years ago
if you have hacked the xbox successfully, try using FTP to transfer files between pc and xbox. its easier and less of a headache. Filezilla and FlashFXP are two good programs
glendalf813 years ago
if this injection process takes any longer im gonna be too drunk to finish the procedure
daiatlus79 (author)  glendalf813 years ago
lol just be patient. it takes a long time over USB 1.1 lol but the copying from the drive to the xbox wont take nearly as long!
Axcel_943 years ago
The error message I'm getting when I plug in my flash drive is, "The memory unit you inserted isn't functioning; it may be damaged."
Please help.
(The drive is 2 GB, FAT32, and write-protected)
rrolle3 years ago
i modded my controller an plugged in my jumpdrive the light comes on an every thing but my xbox does not read it at all what to do
Jon3163 years ago
Can you please reprase this sentence " Don't! Install Xplorer 360 to the desktop and as well, extract the NTSC folder within the compressed folder to the desktop as well" Im not really sure what you saying here. thank you.
please tell me how to use the .rar file
daiatlus79 (author)  ineedmyxboxmodded3 years ago
i think it is pretty clear in the steps on how you use it. or did you have anything else in mind?
how do i connect my thumbdrive to my xbox?
daiatlus79 (author)  charlesvanpeazy4 years ago
refer to my other instructable that i talked about in the beginning. you mod the controller so that one of the memory card slots is replaced with a usb port.
Injecting the files has taken 45 minutes and counting. Hopefully that's just my case and no one else has to wait that long.
daiatlus79 (author)  danvsullivan4 years ago
sounds about right. its a long process
2dj4 years ago
So everything seems to work fine until I try and "inject" the folders to the thumb drive. x360 says its injecting but nothing happens. I've tried using the x 360 and x 360 beta 5 with both vista and win 7 in compatability mode. Do you have any other suggestions on how to get the files onto the thumb drive?
daiatlus79 (author)  2dj4 years ago
has to be injected for this hack.
junior42f4 years ago
hey i see that u have an xbc acc whats ur gamer tag on xbc or u could add me im bladeblaze1996 and i mostly play halo2
daiatlus79 (author)  junior42f4 years ago
same!! daiatlus79, the same as my instructables and youtube accounts!
jso114 years ago
Xplorer 360 dont see my usb tumbdrive.. It tells me this: could npt find FATX drive to open!
Help me please ?!
Treborabc5 years ago
I cant get the large part. the xbox tells me it is a corrupt save. If it helps, i did this before and while doing something else I messed it up and had to update dashboard.
daiatlus79 (author)  Treborabc5 years ago
xplorer 360 beta 5 may help.. sometimes there are issues with previous versions
SFYoda5 years ago
Im injecting the files now but it looks like its frozen, this normal? =\
kenyoman425 years ago
Thanks so much daiatlus79! this was an awesome "instructable"!! hahah
Wychi5 years ago
nice instructable. what exactly is the way around the Hulu thing?
daiatlus79 (author)  Wychi5 years ago
you can get a plugin that runs hulu once you have your XBMC upgraded to the most recent version when you FTP the new files to its hard drive... and if you are from other than stateside then the trick may be to run a vpn on the host computer...
hay im new to this i would apperciate it if you could help me with this xplorer 360 keeps saying it cant find msvcr71.dll i checked and it is installed on my pc thanks.