How to fix Xbox 360 avatar awards / avatar items (no live / jtag / banned console)

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I have seen a lot of people having problems with avatar items / avatar awards over the last few months. Avatar awards gained in older games need to be updated to work with the new Kinect Dashboard, if you are signed in to Xbox Live all the time then this will not be a problem for you.

    Even if you are not this is very easy to do, however you will need access to Xbox Live, either on your console or on a friends console.

    Its worth mentioning even if you have working avatars on your console this is not enough, your avatar items are different and need updating which can only be done on Xbox Live.

    Getting started:

    Under memory management on the Xbox 360's system settings ensure your profile and all the avatar items you have are on the same storage device, if you are not going to be using Xbox Live on your console this needs to be a device you can connect to another console. A USB memory unit would work well here.

    For refrence - these are the avatar items we are talking about:

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    Once your profile / avatar items are on the same storage device you need to sign in to Xbox Live with your profile, it doesn't matter what console this is done on, the console just needs live access.

    When signed in click on your gamercard:

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    Customize Avatar:

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    When the avatar editor has loaded any avatar items that need updating will be

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    Your avatar awards / items can then be used again on any console running the new dashboard

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    Thats all, if you unlock additional avatar items offline in the future from games that do not include the Kinect dashboard update you will likely need to repeat this for those avatar items to work.
     
  2. Kathryn Realyvasquez

    Kathryn Realyvasquez Member

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    while performing this i put my hdd in my other xbox to connect to live and activate my items. i went to customize avatar and it told me a system update was required. my other box already has avatars so i dont know why it would need to sys update. will this mess something up on my hdd if u system update on my live console?
     
  3. Kathryn Realyvasquez

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    so i did the system update and signed into live and updated my avatar items and when i go to put my hdd back in my jtag it says i need to do a system update for kinect and avatar support. so if i move my xbox 360 hdd from one xbox (retail,live) to the other (jtag,offline) it is always going to make me do a system update for each.. is there another way around this? have u seen this before?
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yes, your Jtag is on an older dashboard than your live console. Leave your hard drive in your Jtag and use a usb memory stick for transferring profiles / saves or avatar items between consoles.
     
  5. Kathryn Realyvasquez

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    how do i load my profile onto another xbox with a thumbdrive?
     
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    i guess id just format it like a hdd? and plug it in and move it to my other 360 hdd? wen im using my hdd it does a system update each time. also my items are not accessible and says corrupt on memory management on retail but not on jtag but still unusable on jtag. it says it needs to update my avatar items and it loads but it items are not useable. then wen i go back to customize it says it has to download again and again... im using yaris swap 0.9 b3 to change the xuids.
     
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    Plug the thumb drive in to the console, go to system settings, memory then you can configure it to be used in the Xbox 360


    When you unlock anything with YarisSwap it will never work on a retail Xbox 360, you can not use this tutorial to update downloaded avatar items you do not own.

    It will only work with items you unlocked in a game on your jtag, or stuff you purchased on live. Anything you have downloaded from dodgy websites would have to be updated by the person who originally owned the item, then re uploaded.
     
  8. Kathryn Realyvasquez

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    ok i see. can i use content ive purchased from live profile on my jtag if it is a different profile? so yarisswap is made for a friend to share his content with you? i have found quite a few downloads and a whole site dedicated to avatar item downloads. theres no way to make those work?
     
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    Yes just patch it with your XUID and Profile ID in Yaris Swap and it should work as the content from your retail console is up to date. The content your downloading has probably not been updated so will not work with the newer dashboards.

    YarisSwap is made to unlock content and remove id's from content. Yaris was an arcade game released years ago which worked on any console as the full game, because Jtags can run unsigned code (for example modified games) you can modify content such as arcade games / dlc and "swap" some data from Yaris, allowing content to act as the full game. This only works on Jtags as normal consoles can not run unsigned code.
     
  10. Kathryn Realyvasquez

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    so i transfered all my avatar items to my jtag and changed all the xuids to my jtags ids. the only thing that went through was the GoW lancer prop. would u have any idea why all my other items did not go through (mostly halo helmets and suits). ps i tryed going into memory management>games>avatar editor> and deleted the cache. still the rest of my avatar items are not showing up
     
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    What update is your retail and jtag on. From what it sounds like, your retail is after avatar updates while your jtag is pre avatar updates, which would probably by why only a prop worked and not clothes.
     
  12. Daniel Wallace

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    my retail is on the most current dash and my jtag (2.0.13146.0) has avatars. why would my gow lancer prop show up and not my other items? is it because they might be awards from halo i have not done on my jtag? also my full gold master chief armor is not showing up does that need a new dash update to be compatible?
     
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    Do the avatar items show up on your jtag for the profile that owns them, without modifying them?
     
  14. Daniel Wallace

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    yes i can see all the items on my hdd under memory management. i just dont see them on the avatar customize screen.
     
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    Is This Tutorial can work without LIVE ? Ive got banned
     
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    You need to update the items on a console that is not banned, they will then work on your banned console.
     
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    Hi, I''m new in the Xbox world and specifically in the Jtag consoles. I struggled a lot yesterday in order to put freestyle in my console and copy the games via FTP. Anyway that is passed I have more or less everything as I want now.

    One last thing I would want to do is to create my Avatar having that transparent creature all the time in the screen is not nice LOL. So today I downloaded all the xboxmarket avatar items (yes someone managed to compile well over 10 000 avatar items) and also the 360 Content Manager program.

    My doubts are where to go from here? Where should I place the avatar items I want (because I read that putting them all is not a good idea will make the console very slow) and how to use them? Can I use them straight away in my profile (note that my profile is not on Xboxlive yet) or should I login into live first?

    Thanks in advance
     

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