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Upgrade your XBMC dashboard to the most current build of XBMC

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Obviously this only pertains to the xbox version of xbmc as any version of xbmc you would obtain for windows, linux, or mac would already be new and current.  I discovered this by wanting to make my xbox media center to the newer version so i could use the confluence and pm3hd skins.  I went to the wiki and could not get the shortcut trick they made to work so i did it the easier way.  So that is what i will share with you all here,  How to make your xbox media center boot the most current build of xbmc without any cheats or shortcuts or silly workarounds. 

Other reasons you would want to do this upgrade is so your xbox would play more file formats.  My old dashboard would not play .mp4 and .mkv files at all.  It would just freeze.  This update fixes that problem.

***Important note,  if you do not have a back up of your xbox then do so now.  Use the xboxhdm file kit and make a boot disk for your xbox so if you ruin your mod then you can rebuild it and no harm will be done.  That will only be needed if you loose power during the file copying process not that ruining your xbox is a sure thing but it is nice to have a back up none the less.  Also if you have any questions about this or anything pertaining to xbmc for the xbox just let me know and i will clarify as i have already done everything you can for xbmc for xbox and have encountered problems and fixed them.  Don't hold me responsible if you mess your xbox up.  That being said lets do this.
 
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jeremyhughes5 months ago

update for the broken link?

neoman44262 years ago
Nice. one little change I would make, I would say the XBMC install folder rather than \Dashboard, since some of us use XBMC as an app rather than our main dash, so in my case it would be E:\apps\XBMC
jdogtotherescue (author)  neoman44262 years ago
yes you are right. if you are using xbmc as an app then it does go where your apps go. i am not using this as an app. i wanted my xbox to boot the newest xbmc dashboard so it would look more up to date.
atweedlie2 years ago
Soft modded my xbox tonight and installed XBMC4XBOX. This is much easier than the instructions on the XBMC4XBOX wiki. Thanks great instructable.
jdogtotherescue (author)  atweedlie2 years ago
im glad i was able to help.
robc_calif3 years ago
Soft Modded my Xbox yesterday, Today I unzipped the XBMC and then deleted E:\Dash files "BACKED THEN UP FIRST" and then FTP'ed all files to the E:\Dash file and Bingo, Media Center up and Running no problem. "I Really Like it Too!" My Xbox was modded with the "How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE"
mvault3 years ago
Do you need a modded xbox to do this or can it be done with unmodded xboxes as well?
jdogtotherescue (author)  mvault3 years ago
if you're trying to do this on an xbox 360 then just stop cause it doesn't work. If you're talking about the original xbox then yes it has to be modded. There's no such thing as an unmodded xbox running xbmc. If you meant to say mod chipped versus soft mod then either the soft mod or the mod chip will work. I prefer soft mod cause its easier and faster to do than the mod chip.