NEWS - Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Xbox One can be turned into a dev kit NOW, MS warns against trying

By performing a series of button presses in the Xbox One menu, you can transform your next-gen console into a development kit, as seen in the video above from GameTuts YouTube channel.

Word of the functionality appeared over the weekend in a post from Reddit user LiamHing. After entering the Settings > System menu, pressing Left Bumper, Right Bumper, Left Trigger and Right Trigger in quick succession, you’ll unlock a hidden Developer Settings menu item. Within that, you’ll find an option called Enable devkit. Those who do will need to enter a Sandbox ID for the console, which is apparently available to registered developers.

Reddit user XboxOneDev, whose username is tagged as an Xbox One developer on Reddit, warned against enabling the functionality in a comment on the thread.

"Please don’t mess with anything here for the time being, especially the sandbox ID," XboxOneDev wrote. "You risk putting your box into a boot loop."

XboxOneDev acknowledged that he has "no idea how far along the ID@Xbox program is. There are many concerns such as privacy, security, stability etc.., that need to be sorted out before we can allow anyone and everyone to simply sideload an app onto their box."

Corporate vice president at Xbox Marc Whitten revealed in August that "every Xbox One can be used for development," though he clarified to Polygon that the functionality would not arrive with the console’s Nov. 22 launch. For more on how Microsoft plans to use the functionality to support developers, be sure to read (Polygon)’s interview with Chris Charla, the director of ID@Xbox.

Update: A Microsoft representative told Polygon that it does not recommend that users change the settings and explained how to restore an Xbox One if something goes wrong.

"Changing the settings in this menu is only intended for developers for Xbox One, and this alone does not turn the console into a development kit. We strongly advise consumers against changing these settings as it could result in their Xbox One becoming unusable. Customers who have put their consoles into this developer setting can revert by restoring factory defaults under Settings / System, select Restore Factory Defaults."



Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,987
Forum Posts: 725,149
Xbox One Titles: 657
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,449
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,092
Screenshots: 28,876
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
3 Replies, 71 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 53 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 82 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 84 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 74 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 130 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 175 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 111 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 129 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 192 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 370 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 224 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 272 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 262 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 334 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics