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    I was just wondering, do most people who have it modded, mod it themselves or do they get someone else to do it? I just saved up enough money to buy a 360, but I looked at some tutorials and it seemed like a lot of trouble to mod it. And I can't say I even completely understand what to do, but I'd ideally like to learn how to. Has anyone with very little experience done it themselves?

    Also, I have a Macbook, and my roommate has a Dell laptop, both of which cannot be taken apart to mod the 360, as far as I know. I wasn't sure if there was a way to mod it without taking apart the computer too. I may be able to find a computer to use, I guess it would depend on what drive I have in my 360.

    It seems like it costs about $50 for someone local to mod it, but would it be a one time thing, or is it going to be just as difficult to update the firmware, and in result I'd have to pay someone to do that too?

    Would the situation be any different with a mod chip?

    Also, will the soft-mod void a RROD warranty? Or is it just the removal of the sticker that would void it?

    Thanks for any help.

    Links to tutorials would be nice, but I've read quite a few, and I've gotta say most of it is over my head unless there are a lot of pictures.
    The biggest problem would be that I'm not completely familiar with Windows OS, but I'm a pretty fast learner with the right tutorial, so there's hope.

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    As far as I know, if you open the case you will void the warranty. If you have the balls to attempt it, I would also add some extra cooling to it as well to save it from an RRoD.
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    Here's the pdf I followed to flash mine http://www.360mods.net/Downloads/details/id=61.html

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    I paid 30 bucks for mine and yes after that sticker is off you void warranty! But many people who mod 360's also fix them so you don't have to wait that 3 months to get it back from microsoft! trust me one burned game pays for itself.
    You really don't need to mess with mod chips, you should just get it flashed with ixtreme 1.4. that is the new mod upgrade.
    Also a word to the wise:
    1. only use verbatim
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    3. use both XDVDMulleter and Kreon checker before you burn (so you don't get banned from live)

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    Thanks for the help

    How do you upgrade iXtreme's firmware? Is it the same process as flashing the drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grind$oFine View Post
    Thanks for the help

    How do you upgrade iXtreme's firmware? Is it the same process as flashing the drive?
    correct the thing is before iXtreme 1.4, modded 360's were easily detected if you played a burned game on live. it is allot safer now than 3 months ago.
    what I do is I just buy the games I play online with just because I'm paranoid and am afraid of getting banned but many people do it.
    try Craigslist to find someone that can mod your 360. thats what I did.

    let me know what you dicide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grind$oFine View Post
    I was just wondering, do most people who have it modded, mod it themselves or do they get someone else to do it? I just saved up enough money to buy a 360, but I looked at some tutorials and it seemed like a lot of trouble to mod it. And I can't say I even completely understand what to do, but I'd ideally like to learn how to. Has anyone with very little experience done it themselves?
    for start,if u havent modden xbox1 or anyother console then dont do it by yourself.It is very easy to brick x360 if u dont no what u are doing 100% even tho with all this guides u can find on net or youtube. just pay for the first time and if u really want to know how to do that,see if u can watch when your console been modden by someone else.

    i have payed for my mod,but it was long time ago

    lol i even dont have stealth firmware in my,i have old one and its works great (i dont use xbox live)


    It seems like it costs about $50 for someone local to mod it, but would it be a one time thing, or is it going to be just as difficult to update the firmware, and in result I'd have to pay someone to do that too?
    well for a part for will this be one time or many i would say this,if u are buying xbox360 for xboxlive then u will have to update your firmware when new ixtreme been released (every few months) since M$ trying to detect hacked firmware so u will have to, but if u want to play just for offline then it will be only time when u need to mod your firmware and never again




    Would the situation be any different with a mod chip?

    Also, will the soft-mod void a RROD warranty? Or is it just the removal of the sticker that would void it?
    i recommend u not to use modchips,not becuause they are not safe or good,its just so many people are useing it (firmware hacked) and its much better IMO.

    i dunno abouth warranty,i only know this is u open your console and some time later u get RROD your warranty will not work...i have my x360 since 4.20.2006


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    Yeah, I'm not really interested in online play. I could never get into it.

    I modded my PSP, but I assume that's quite a bit easier to do.

    Thanks fOrUmAs for the info, since I'll only have to get it done once, I don't think I'll worry too much about learning to do or even trying to find someone with a computer I can use.

    And thanks again Gish, I actually found the $50 guy on Craigslist, maybe I'll post and see if anyone will do it for cheaper. $50 seems kind of expensive to me.

    And regarding the warranty, I know if you open it the warranty is void, but I believe its because you break or lose a sticker on it. If I were to somehow save the sticker, would the warranty still be good? Eh, I guess, seeing as how there's another fix it doesn't matter. Unless of course the X Clamp fix or whatever else, can it potentially cause any more problems with the console?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grind$oFine View Post
    Yeah, I'm not really interested in online play. I could never get into it.

    I modded my PSP, but I assume that's quite a bit easier to do.

    Thanks fOrUmAs for the info, since I'll only have to get it done once, I don't think I'll worry too much about learning to do or even trying to find someone with a computer I can use.


    And regarding the warranty, I know if you open it the warranty is void, but I believe its because you break or lose a sticker on it. If I were to somehow save the sticker, would the warranty still be good? Eh, I guess, seeing as how there's another fix it doesn't matter. Unless of course the X Clamp fix or whatever else, can it potentially cause any more problems with the console?
    hehe we are offline guys (cave people)

    well i never modded any of my console,even tho i have watched many times my friends how they mod..im not that geek

    yea that is correct,u really dont have to worry anymore with that shit,once and u are done as i said

    there is no point of removeing and adding it again (sticker) since when u remove first time then someone else will see that someone u or anyone else have open xbox without permissions..

    my advise is for u,if u worry abouth RROD then try what i have done

    try to find store where they already selling modded 360 with warranty(if there is something like that where u live) so then u will be fine and not worry abouth RROD even tho they now have much better motherboard then in my days..(never got RROD on my 360) and i hope never will

    Np im very glad to help


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