Advice on how to update cracked Xbox360 ?

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  1. eddykhd

    eddykhd New Member

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    Hello everyone on this forum. I was surprised to find a forum discussing cracked 360's and am very very happy that I finally did :) without no further ado, I need some help with my 360.

    My 360 was modified around 5 years ago for 50 USD. They replaced some parts in it and soldered some parts and made cracked games work on it. and never updated or flashed again since. Its a xbox360 Slim, I've done a bit of research and it's the 10.83A model, codenamed TRINITY. released June 2010 (I saw this post online to identifying xbox's).

    So the reason I want to update my 360 is because whenever I try to play a game newer than NBA2k13 on it, it says that the game cannot be played and I must update the console in order to play the game. I've tried 2k17 all the way down to 2k15 and its all the same story.

    So, for that reason, I would like to update my console. I am currently in Lebanon and I can go to the game shop and pay 50 USD and they will 'update' it for me so that it will run the newest games... however being the very un-niave person I am, I realize I can probably do this at home, for free if i download the right files. I searched and searched and searched and cannot seem to help myself.. links are broken, outdated, or shady... so I've finally given up and asking online :) hopefully one of you beautiful people can help me

    So I read a response by insanenutter (who is a staff member here) (edit: I just read that you actually founded this forum and its been going for 13 years. much respect bro, all props to you and the homies that keep this forum running) and he said if your xbox boots normally without seeing xell reloaded or xell logo its just a flashed drive xbox, and not a JTAG'd / RGH xbox My xbox's drive is 4GB.

    Anyways, I am simply looking for someone to help me understand how I can use a USB to update my already phyically modified xbox 360 so that I can play new games from 2017 such as NBA2k17 and fifa17. to avoid paying 50$ when I can save that money. I have a 64GB Usb and hoping I can use that :)

    Info about my xbox :

    in system settings it says copyright 2012 microsoft corportation. this leads me to believe the latest update software uplied on it was from 2012 (5 years ago like i mentioned)
    Dashboard : 2.0.16202.0
    XBOX 360 slim , model trinity (10.83A written on the back, released june 2010)
    **I am a firm believer that it is simply a flashed hard drive (dont know if this is possible cause its 4GB only) but I could be wrong. also I dont know which hardrive, but I can find that out if you need that to help me**

    Thank you so so so much for taking the time to read my long post. I tend to write too much sometimes! I like to give you guys the most information to make your advice and assistance count and be as non-painstaking as possible for you. much love guys and girls!


    I would be more than happy to paypal 10$ dollars to the forum as a donation or to anyone willing to help me, because youre saving me 40$! hahah much love guys a
     
  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    So first things first how are you playing your games, on burned discs or from the hard drive using XEX Menu or some other dashboard / game loader?

    If you power the console on with the eject button what happens? do you just get the Xbox 360 dashboard or do you see Xell?

    If you see Xell then you have a Jtag / RGH console, if you see the Xbox 360 dashboard it's very likely the DVD is simply flashed to play burned games. Did you get any files with the console stating what firmware had been flashed to the DVD drive, or anything at all.
     
  3. eddykhd

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    Hello InsaneNutter. Thank u so much for replying personally bro, you're dope.

    1. I use burned discs that I purchase (very cheaply) from game stores (internet is too slow here to download and burn your own discs)
    2. Just the Xbox 360 normal dashboard. No special XEX or anything like that. You'd think it's a normal Xbox.
    3. I did not get any files, sorry :( Is there a way to find out? I know each Xbox version has a way to mod it.. mine is the trinity version with the 10.83A on the back (a slim) . So can I just flash a new firmware on it and disregard the old flash?

    Thank you again for your reply!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I think you should just be able to update the console with a standard system update and be fine going from what you have said. I believe just the DVD drive is flashed, you can play NBA 2k13 which is good as that's an XGD3 game, meaning you'd have to have the latest LT 3.0 firmware flashed on the DVD drive to be able to load that game.

    To update your DVD firmware your going to need to invest in hardware to flash the DVD drive, which is going to cost more than the $50 the shop would charge you to update the console and i think you will be on the latest version anyway, so i'd not buy anything at this point.

    What i'd suggest is downloading the Xbox 360 Dashboard / System Update 2.0.17502.0 Download With Avatars and updating your console via a USB memory stick, i believe the console should just update as normal and you will be able to play newer games then. The worst case scenario is it goes wrong and you have to take it to the shop, however based on what you said I think you should just be able to update.

    Do so at your own risk, however from everything you have told me I think you should be ok.
     
  5. eddykhd

    eddykhd New Member

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    Hello InsaneNutter. Thank you so much. I updated it via the method you described and it worked perfectly. I have both NBA2k15 and Fifa 15 at the moment, and while Fifa 15 worked nba did not. Not sure why (it says this disc is not supported). Anyways what is important is that new games work now. Thank you again for your help!
     
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    Glad you got the console updated, have fun!
     

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