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Hey guys,

Due to the current situation in the world I have decided to finally install my mod chip. I do have a few questions regarding the install. I have read many guides and watched several videos on how to install these chip(aladdin xt plus2) and I rather not cut the trace on the motherboard. I found this video and I do like the idea of having the chip not light up while the xbox is off and not cutting the trace, Now that being said I know the internet is filled with people who find ways to do things differently but are not the right way to do them(I am not bad mouthing this gentleman) . Now my questions are

1- will installing the chip this way damage my xbox(short/Long term)

2-Is there any guides that you know of that are better(please link if possible)

3-is it possible to have the chip setup/installs so I can still boot into ms dash.(I read it is possible to set it up so a long power press will start the chip)

I do not plan to use a lpc rebuild, I can just do it with wire. 

Thanks in advance 



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Fitting a mod chip is not going to harm you Xbox.

Do you know what version Xbox you have as the version 1.6 is a little bit harder as you need to add some links for the mod chip to work and all the other versions it's a relative simple install and with the version 1.0-1.5 you don't need a mod chip as the TSOP chip can be reflashed to do the same as a chip.

If you not sure on the version post a pic of the main board.

You can still access the MS dash with the modchip enabled and the only reason for switching the mod chip off was for Xbox Live.

I don't use the LPC rebuild boards in the version 1.6 like in the video I run short links and I find it just as quick as fitting the rebuild board.


The yellow arrow is the D0 point on a version 1.6

The LED lighting up is only for the version 1.6 and I mod the Aladdin modchip so it switches of  with the Xbox


The yellow line is a cut and the 2 green lines are links

The link on the BT is to make the chip always active and the other link is to switch the LED on/off with the power.



SS Dave

Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.



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I can't remember if its a 1.6 or 1.6b. Ive had it opened before when I was looking at the clock cap and changing the thermal paste(over a year ago). I actually did a tsop flash last week to a 1.0 I have(found it at a electronics surplus. Needed a few caps replaced). So what are your thoughts on cutting the trace? I know some people are real sticklers for cutting it. Thanks for your input. Thats actually amazing. 

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I normally cut the Lframe trace unless I am fitting as Xenium or Open Xenium as both chips only ground the D0/Lframe while booting the the chip allows the D0/Lframe to float (be whatever it wants).  I am not saying that my method is the only way or the correct way it's just how i do it and I have some version 1.6 Xbox's that I have got to refurb oneday with the D0 is grounded and they are still working.




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Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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