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    Default Software-based XBox mod!

    http://kevinrose.typepad.com/

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already, but on a recent episode of The Screen Savers, they described how to modify an XBox to run Linux, without having to crack open the system. It's a little complicated, but it sounds like it's worth the effort... especially if you don't want to risk damaging your system with a mod chip.

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    This mod has been around for a long time. Check www.xbox-scene.com they have tutorials on how to do everything to an xbox.
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    Playing with your TSOP is definitely NOT risk free.

    I fix failed attempts all the time. When your Box shows only a white screen and refuses to boot, the risk didn't pan out.
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    Im kinda gonna have to disagree as well on the safer part. As long as you don't mega fuck the flash just clipping in a solderless chip is safer.

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    My vote is to use the font exploit instead of messing with the flash. Replace a couple of font files (make sure to backup the orginals) and each time your X-Box goes to the dashboard it loads EvoX or Xlinux (depending on file).

    What's really cool is that you don't need any games or extra hardware other than a PC if you're willing to open (but not solder to) your Xbox.

    http://www.xbox-scene.com/tutorials....,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

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    I have an XBit in mine - it takes about 15 minutes for the installation, and costs around $50. Definetly better than "soft" modding it - I didn't want to take the chance of hosing the whole thing up via software and not be able to fix it.

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    I have no electrical or soldering skills, but I was able to do a mod using the Chameleon chip and upgrade the HD. It was relatively easy due to the tutorials and forums at xboxscene. If you can open up a PC and swap HDs, install RAM, etc., you can most likely successfully mod your xbox.

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    I am still waiting for the Xecutor3 to ship.

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