Even though this Hack is pretty much fool-proof, You do so at your own risk!
Please read the FAQ at the end of this Tutorial.
Also read 'Xbox Backup Burning Guide' at end of Mod Tutorial
1. XBOX version 1.0/1.1 (with the 4920 Dashboard)
2. Original copy of '007 - Agent Under Fire'
3. Action Replay for XBOX
4. Official 'Microsoft' Memory Card
5. Mordens Audio Hack 007 V.3
You only need items 6 and 7 below if you intend on
FTP'ing into your XBOX!!
6. Ethernet PCI Card 10/100Mbps
7. Ethernet Crossover Cable (CAT 5 / RJ45)
Now to the juicy part....Hacking that XBOX!!!!
STEP 1. Install the Action Replay card reader and Software to your PC (you need a USB port in the back!
STEP 2. Insert your MS Memory Card into the Card Reader..Windows will detect this as a new device, Just follow
the information it gives you (You may need to insert your Action Replay CD-ROM again).
STEP 3. Unrar 'Mordens Audio Hack' and take out 'BondSave.zip'...Open the Action Replay program and then
Drag & Drop the 007 Gamesave onto the Memory Card window..Hey presto! The gamesave is on your Memory card.
STEP 4. Insert your Memory Card into your Controller and boot up your Xbox. Then go to Memory and Copy the 007
Gamesave from you MC to the XBOX Hardrive. Take out your Memory Card.
STEP 5. Insert you copy of 'Agent Under Fire'. Select Start Mission, Then Exit that mission. Go to Load Mission and Load the 007 Gamesave from your Harddrive.
And if all is well you will see the 'Phoenix Bios Loader' image then the new 'MXM' Dashboard will Boot up!!!
STEP 6. When MXM has loaded Press B to goto the Audio Exploit section (without this you cannot run backups etc...)
Press A to Install it and then A again to Confirm. When that is done it should return to MXM.
**PLEASE NOTE** You only need to follow these next steps
if you want to install Games straight to your XBOX harddrive.
You can stop here if all you want to do is play CDRW/DVDRW backups.
STEP 7. To FTP into your XBOX you will need to connect your Crossover Cable (CAT5) from your Ethernet Card in your PC to the Ethernet Port in the back of the XBOX.
To FTP files to and from PC to XBOX you will need some FTP software. I recommend CUTE FTP.
Once installed goto the Site Manager and enter the following details
FTP Host Address - 192.168.0.3
User Name - xbox
Password - xbox
FTP Port - 21
STEP 8. Connect through CUTE FTP to your XBOX and you should now see in the Right-Hand window the inside of your XBOX...You should see these Drives:
C,D,E,F,G (and maybe X and Y)
STEP 9. If you want to Install Games, Applications and Emulators to your XBOX you will need to put them onto the E drive.
You can install to the F drive if your Xbox will allow you to format it.
Good Luck and Happy Soft-Modding!!
XBOX Backup Burning Guide -
Note: I am assuming you have a Version 1.0 - 1.1 XBOX and using CD/RW
1.Download a Program called Extract-XISO
2.Add your Downloaded game to Extract_XISO, Yes you may say that the game you just downloaded was an ISO..But its better to change it to the proper XBOX format (XISO).
3.Grab a copy of NERO 6 (Burning Software)
4.Go into 'Burn Image' in NERO and Locate your XISO (ie. Halo.xiso)
5.Now make sure the Settings are as follows -
a - Tick the 'Finalize CD (No further writing possible)' box.
b - In 'Write Method', Choose 'Disc At Once'.
c - And always try and choose the lowest 'Write Speed'...1x or 2x, Even though I have Burnt at 4x and 8x with No problems!!
6.Now Hit the 'Burn' button and away you go!
**A Few small points regarding CDRW Media to use, I have the Samsung Drive fitted (this drive is really not fussy what it plays)...But I can guarantee that these types of Media work 100% with this specific Drive -
Packard Bell CDRW 700MB 4x 10x Compatible
Memorex CDRW 700MB 1x 4x Compatible.
**Be Warned..the Thomson and Phillips DVD Drives installed in other XBOX can be very particular about what Backup Media they will play!!
Q. Do i need the 4920 Dash, or will any Dashboard do?
A. Yes you need 4920, the Exploit only works with this version. Visit Xbox-Scene Forum for help on upgrading or downgrading your Dashboard.
Q. How do i find out what Version of Xbox I have?
A. Take a look here http://www.xbox-scene.com/versions_0.php
Q. How do I find out what Version of Dashboard I have?
A. Power up your Xbox, Goto Settings, System Info, then wait for the Microsoft information to scroll down. At the bottom you will see something like this:
XXXX is your Dashboard version.
Q. I have an Older Dashboard version, which Live enabled Games will Update my Dashboard to 4920?
A. Splinter Cell, MechAssault, Unreal Championship, Ghost Recon, Moto GP, MX Superfly, Capcom Vs SNK 2, Whacked!, NFL 2003, NBA 2003, NHL 2003, Star Wars KOTOR...and more!
Q. Do all available Xbox Live Games update my Dash to 4920?
A. NO! Live enabled games after Aug/Sept 2003 will Update your Dash Higher than 4920...Avoid games such as..XIII, Counter-Strike, Project Gotham Racing 2, Rainbow 6-Raven Shield...and more!
Q. Can I use a Backup of 'Agent Under Fire' to run the Exploit?
A. No! Only an Original copy will work. There has also been rumours of the Platinum versions not working as Microsoft may have fixed the error within the game.
Q. Can I use an Action Replay memory card?
A. No! This make of Memory Card seem to corrupt the Gamesave. Use the Offical Microsoft one.
Q. Where can I get 'Mordens Audio Hack' from, I cant find it anywhere?
A. Have a search round on 'Google' and check out some of the Xbox Utility sites, or search Xbins on IRC.
You will find it!!
Q. What exactly comes packaged inside this 'Audio Hack'?
A. The Hack comes in 2 parts
1.The 007 Gamesave which crashes the console and lets you access the MXM Dashboard.
2.The Audio Exploit which enables you to run unsigned code.
Q. What exactly can I run on my Soft-Modded Xbox?
A. Pretty much anything (backups, movies, emulators, media players, homebrew games).
Q. Can I still Rip CD's after installing the Exploit?
A. Yes you can.
Q. Where do i store all the games and apps on my Xbox?
A. You install them to the E drive.
Q. I have heard you can Format the F drive and gain an extra 2 gigs, is that true?
A. Yes and No, It all depends on what Version Xbox you have. If your Xbox allows it, you can easily Format your F drive from within CuteFTP.
Q. Do the Xbox Live 2.0 enabled games automatically update my Dashboard?
A. No! Your Dashboard will only be Updated if you Hit the Live Tab or connect to Xbox Live.
Q. What are the advantages of Backing up my Xbox C drive, once I can FTP in?
A. The main advantage is that you have an Untouched copy of the 4920 Dashboard stored on your PC, which comes in handy if you accidentely Update your Dashboard with say a Live 2.0 enabled game.
Q. If I did Update my Dashboard to a version higher than 4920 which files would I need to take from my PC back onto my Xbox? And how do I do it?
A. You would need to FTP back in to your Xbox and Delete the xboxdashdata folder and the xboxdash.xbe file from your Xbox HD. Then you would need to Upload the xboxdashdata folder and xboxdash.xbe from your PC back onto your Xbox. Then your Dashboard is back to the 4920 version, Simple as that!
Q. What is the MXM Dashboard actually all about, is it similar to the Evo-X Dash I have heard about?
A. It is similar to Evo-X but contains many more features, Read more about it here What is MXM?
Q. Once i have installed the MXM Dashboard, can I set it as the Default dash?
A. Yes you can, replacing the MS Dash. Take a look here on how to do it MXM Default Dash guide
Big shout out to Members of the Xbox-Scene Forums for sterling advice on loads of modding questions....and to Morden for a fantastic Audio Hack!