Xbox 360 JTAG Tutorial - Part 1





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In this video series, I will be demonstrating how the JTAG modification is performed on an Xbox 360. This tutorial assumes an intermediate level knowledge of electronics.


If as a result of following this tutorial, you render any Xbox 360 damaged and/or inpoerable, I accept no responsibility or liability for your loss. You follow this guide entirely at your own risk.

Please take note of the following requirements to complete this project:

- A PC or laptop with an LPT port.
- A CAT5 cable.
- An LPT printer cable or male connector.
- Five 100Ohm 1/4W resistors.
- 0.8mm diameter solder.
- 1.5m of Kynar wire.
- Three switching diodes (1N4148).
- A soldering iron.
- Reasonably good soldering skills.
- Torx 8, 10 and flathead screwdrivers.
- An Xbox 360 with a Xenon motherboard and a dashboard revision which meets the criteria outlined below.

To identify your motherboard and ultimately determine the viability of your console, you can refer to the diagram below:


If your board-side power connector matches the first image and you do not have a HDMI port, you have a Xenon motherboard.

To find your dashboard revision number, choose "System Settings" under the "My Xbox" section of your dashboard. In the new window, select "Console Settings" and finally "System Info.".

The dashboard revision number of a console is displayed in the following format:

"D: 2.0.XXXX.0" (Where X represents the revision in question)

If your dashboard revision number begins with any digit higher than "7" or is more than four digits long, you will not be able to apply the JTAG modification under any circumstances.

Any console which has been connected to Xbox LIVE since June 2009 or manufactured after that date can be assumed to be unsuitable for this modification. All "Slim" consoles are unsuitable.

Please do not ask me about dashboard downgrades, whether there is some way to apply the JTAG modification to an updated console or assistance with anything pertaining to online cheating.


Q. Does this method still work?
A. Please read this description again.

Q. Is there some way that I can carry out this modification without disassembling my console?
A. No. If somebody claims otherwise, they are either misinformed or participating in a scam.

Q. Is there another modification which my console might be suitable for?
A. There is a similar modification known as "RGH". It is a more complicated procedure, however it is compatible with more recent consoles (including "Slim" units) and dashboard revisions.

Q. Can I use a modified console online if I play only original game discs and do not violate the rules?
A. No. A ban will be incurred if you sign in to Xbox LIVE using a JTAG-modified console.

Q. Is it possible to permanently unban a JTAG-modified console?
A. No.

Q. Can I perform this modification on "X" console?
A. Please read this description again.

Q. Will this modification allow me to play games from other regions?
A. Yes.

Q. Is this modification reversible?
A. Yes.

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