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New Xbox360 Hack Works on All 360 Models

Running unsigned code on the Xbox360 requires a bit of know how and a specific plan tailored to your particular model/chipset. A freshly released hack, however, works on every version of the Xbox.

Dubbed the “Reset Glitch Hack” (it uses a pulse of electricity to disrupt communication with a specific chip on the 360 motherboard during the authentication process thus opening the door for unsigned code and a boot loader) it’s an effective hack for people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. You’ll need to be comfortable soldering, shelling out a small amount of money for the various supplies and microchips you’ll need for the job, and of course no worries about potentially ruining your console with a soldering job gone bad.

The great appeal of the hack, in the face of those things, is that it currently works on every Xbox model out there including the un-JTAGable Xbox 360 Slim. The only downside, risk of damaging your Xbox aside, is that it can take up to 2 minutes to boot since the electric pulse has a 25% chance of disrupting chip communication (and continues to pulse until it gets the timing just right). As a result you’re looking at slightly longer boot times. Not a bad trade off for a works-on-any-machine hack.

Hit up the link below for the step-by-step tutorial. You can also check out the announcement here for a detailed breakdown of how the hack works.

Reset Glitch Hack [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/29/11

Comments (6)

  1. Atomsk

    I can’t wait to try this! Truly stoked and it can’t be patched!

  2. look closer

    Is he naked? 1:10 when he puts the cam down.

  3. Anon

    He’s wearing Khaki shorts.

  4. tim

    lol. i think he is naked. weird but whatevs. can’t see anything but cool mod

  5. Shane

    Yeah, he’s wearing shorts :)

  6. askari

    great Man, u r great but how to hack it need a tutorial video !!

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