View Full Version : Important news!! DEV xbox from retail xbox!!

07-09-2002, 01:43 PM
i was on xboxhacker.net, and i was lookin at the latest news. and i found a thing. it said that someone found a way to change a retail xbox to a dev xbox. but he hasnt released how yet. this means that anyone can play copied games without a modchip and run those home-brewed apps, etc.. heres the pics:


07-09-2002, 01:54 PM
That would be cool. Not just for worthless @$$ thevious pirates, but also for home devs. People who want to try to make home brewed games, this would really be a cool option.

07-09-2002, 01:56 PM
PLease Guard! If you listenin........HELP!!!!!!!!

let this be true! Let the info leak, Leak ******!!!

Scarlet Spider
07-09-2002, 02:19 PM

07-09-2002, 02:27 PM
This just doesn't make any sense at all to me. I was under the impression that there were actual hardware differences between both.

07-09-2002, 03:26 PM
Yep, there are hardware differences between the both :) Some of the more prominent differences are the dev kits have 128Mb of RAM and a larger hard drive.

07-09-2002, 04:34 PM
if this is real, than id like it....a lot. :D

07-09-2002, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by Dre
This just doesn't make any sense at all to me. I was under the impression that there were actual hardware differences between both.

yea, but maybe he just tricked the xbox into thinking it was a dev xbox.

07-09-2002, 07:26 PM
im sure you could have the same image on the hard drive. so long as there are no major harware differences its possible. in theory. however, i highly doubt that microsoft would leave a back door on a $300 machine that would turn it into a $10k machine (or whatever the dev kits cost).

07-09-2002, 07:58 PM
woa! that rulz! but its probly hard as crap to do. but you would need to buy a second xbox to do it or you would lose all your hardrive saves. but why dont they show a pic of the final product, why does it end at copying files indted of finished?

07-10-2002, 01:59 PM
I think I remember reading that DEV kits can't play retail games.

07-10-2002, 06:59 PM
they cant. thats why you would need 2 boxes. but where are u gunna get dev games at anyway? run down to the developer studios and steal it?

07-10-2002, 07:30 PM
no. the dev kits can played home-made games. so you could play cdrs on it and everything. so you could play copied games

07-10-2002, 11:07 PM
a dev kit or a debug kit? i would think the debug kit would be more logical