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andoryuu3 last won the day on February 10 2016

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  1. Said it in the Scene News thread, and I'm going to say it here too: FANTASTIC work guys. Thank you so much for this update. The Xbox 360 may be aging, but it's still my favorite console. Happy to see it get a little more love from Phoenix.
  2. I can't say that anyone in Phoenix is working on it (most likely aren't), but someone else who recently posted on these forums says he's going to try to translate to Arabic. Hands down, the fastest way to make Arabic localization possible is to try and help create it yourself. I don't recommend doing it alone-- the best way is to team up with the community (or some of your personal friends) and work together to get it done. You can find a lot of useful resources for this here. Personally I would love to see a Japanese localization done, but I'm afraid it won't be done unless I step up to the plate and do it myself. I actually did translate a LOT of Aurora to Japanese, but a lot of my Japanese friends were too busy to help out. That being said, my translation is on hiatus. I'm just not quite proficient enough with Japanese to handle the more advanced technical vocabulary. I'm a perfectionist-- I want the translations to appear natural... But maybe someday I can complete a very rough localization. That just might be enough to generate interest in it, and hopefully someone will want to step in and correct my mistakes. Lol
  3. Haven't been on these forums in a good while due to a new job (keeps my hands tied most of the time), but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for this release. Long live Phoenix! Thanks for the amazing work guys.
  4. Just saying, but I could easily compare Aurora to iOS too. Simplicity is a feature when executed correctly, and I personally believe both Aurora and iOS nail it. Only difference is, I have to jailbreak iOS to customize it. I know I'm really going off topic here, but both iOS and OSX are much more than how they appear on the surface. Until you play with the filesystem and system files, you've never truly explored an operating system.
  5. +1 to that, QuattroGam3r. Not to mention all dashboard features are literally one button away... This alone is a godsend. FSD made me irritable at times with how cluttered it felt. I liked FSD and still have it for the same reasons as you, it just isn't and won't be my default anymore. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I know I just have learned how to dodge the bugs (usually I close and reopen before doing anything new), and occasionally use the CR3/CR4 rater option. I really liked Auto-GG when it came out (jam packed with features!) but I guess some of the features are broken now (ones that relied on a specific server).Can xebuild-gui perform nandpro operations? Last time I used it was for the current latest dash and never checked. From what I recall it only builds/rebuilds NAND images. And btw, beautiful GUI-- unfortunately my netbook (where I usually do my NAND stuffs) doesn't display properly on my very limited resolution. Though, now I could probably migrate to my MacBook Air... I feared this would be the case :/ Guess it's time to move on! Besides, after my slim Trinity died on me, I switched to an awesome CR4 clone. No need for rater now I suppose...Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for putting this together! I'm a Mac user too actually. I use Windows only for Xbox 360 tools and other miscellaneous things. Have you tried making J-Runner Mac compatible? It would be a great addition to this list! Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Major kudos to you sir! I admire your efforts and encourage you to continue as best you can. I wish I could offer you pointers or advice, but I only know intermediate level Java programming... Lately though, little projects like this have made me wish I knew C! I also agree with moses_373-- Aurora and XBMC together on my 360 would be heavenly. Content scraping FTW! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Have you tried running SlaYer's/Superdisc on a different console? I mean, with the HDD intended for the devkit installedSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Atifkazia, if you read what Swizzy said about fakelive carefully, you will see that he actually DOES NOT recommend fakelive. Please disable fakelive and let us know if that solves your problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah, you definitely need an OS/Dashboard. I'm afraid that XboxHDM doesn't install one though. If I remember correctly, it's a free/open source app and likely doesn't install the dashboard files due to copyright concerns. That's why I keep recommending either SlaYer's or Superdisc-- it'll partition hour drive AND install dashboard files (as well as other apps if you choose not to use the option for a stock install). I really recommend the modded install, especially if you're eventually going to restore the dev tools later. That way you can utilize the homebrew apps that may be of use to you until then. The auto installers shouldn't mess with the eeprom, so no worries. Correct, good sir I forgot all about the jumper settings, but I distinctly remember having to change my PC IDE drives from Master to CS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Heh, well no widespread issues with OG Xboxes overheating, I just used the Iceberqs to accommodate for the slimmer case (one of the original heatsinks was too tall). The small copper heatsink was just an extra.. More influence from Llamma--heatsink whatever you can lol. I thought about doing the 128MB upgrade, but I think I may have read somewhere that it interferes with retail games. Aside from that, I didn't have the tools necessary at the time... Though, I did have the RAM chips Why are you wanting to dump the eeprom from a random hard drive? Note that you don't need to reprogram a HDD's eeprom to get it to work with an Xbox. The only eeprom that matters is the one on the Xbox motherboard (just for lock/unlock purposes; I know we established that the devkit eeprom doesn't seem to lock/unlock anything we know of) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Well, I'm back and with pictures-- I know you seem to have changed your mind on which TSOP split to do, but I already took apart the slimbox. Who knows, maybe someone looking for the 4 way TSOP mod will end up here from Google? Kinda hard to see what's going on, but the black wires are going to what I believe is ground, yellow wires going to the pinheadder pin, then one striped wire to each via point. Also kind of hard to see, but it seems the striped wire goes to the center of the switches, ground to one side, 3.3v to other side. Zoomed out view of motherboard and how I routed the wires (underneath the LAN port) And lastly, all closed up, showing position of switches outside of case. I can't remember which position banks 2 and 3 are, but they are either ON-OFF or OFF-ON. Bank 4 is ON-ON (ON = 3.3v), bank 1 is OFF-OFF (OFF = GND). And yes, my soldering sucked back then lol. That was 10 years ago, when I was barely still in high school . Yes, I colored the wires with a black sharpie-- that's why the color is faded on the "black" wires.... Ah... It was cheap anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'm fairly sure that's exactly why it won't boot. Usually a retail Xbox boots xboxdash.xbe, and a hacked retail will boot from either evoxdash.xbe (typically 1st), avalaunch.xbe, unleashx.xbe, xbmc.xbe, uix.xbe (rarely; usually must be configured), or xboxdash.xbe (as a fallback if no hacked dashboards can be found). So if he puts a modchip in and gets something like UnleashX or UIX booting, he can probably work with it from there. I'm unaware of the XDK dash is on xbins or not. Might be worth checking out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Well, before we get too far ahead here, I have a question for you: Have you tried booting your Devkit with a harddrive yet? This is sticking out to me like a sore thumb after viewing a previous post where you showed the boot process. The flubber animation is perfect. No glitches, no oddities. Remember that the OG Xbox relies heavily on the HDD. Case in point, every OG Xbox has them. This is where the dashboard is located-- no HDD means no dashboard to boot to, which (IMHO) perfectly explains why you're getting a blank screen after the animation. You may not need to split the TSOP after all (though I stand by my willingness to assist with that if necessary). Also, the benefit of a 2 way TSOP split is being able to utilize larger 512k bioses. In the case of Xecuter 2 bioses (which were made to work with all modchips), that would enable a stock Xbox v1.0/v1.1 user to TSOP flash the latest and final X2 bios (which comes with extra features I currently can't recall). You will LOSE access to being able to use a 512k bios while running a 4 way split... Seems a lot of the devkit bioses want 512k storage, so it's something to keep in mind. Should also keep in mind that the bios I had recommended (as well as the others in that folder) advise against flashing to TSOP. I would heed this warning considering you don't have a backup of your original bios (yet?). Personally I think your first priority is to revive a stock console (with a modchip), and rebuild a HDD via SlaYer's or Superdisc. Once you have the HDD rebuilt, ensure the HDD is unlocked from the stock console you built it on. Swap it into your devkit Xbox and (with a modchip) lock the HDD to the devkit (if possible). Even if it can't be locked, you're at least one step closer to getting the devkit working as the partition layout is intact. Then (assuming this truly will work) restore the devkit with the XDK you found. If it requires Xbox Neighborhood to complete, then download the UIX dashboard for that as I believe this was the only homebrew dashboard to utilize it. This is kind of off topic, but FSD reminds me very much of UIX. Both were created by repurposing and reusing elements of the official dashboard (ignoring NXE anyway). The most feature rich dashboard is UnleashX. Don't be seduced by EvoX-- it had a lot of hype, and was probably the most popular, but it was severely lacking in features. In any case, I will (reluctantly...) disassemble my slimbox and get those pictures for you. (it's only a pain because I didn't/couldn't design it to be easily disassembled)
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