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Should I use the DuoX2 I already have or purchase something newer?


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Hi there! I'm brand new to this board and looking to do my first mod chip install on a v1 that was given to me a few years ago. Back then I grabbed a DuoX2 but never got around to installing it. Well the time has come, and I've dug out the Xbox and found the mod chip... still sealed in the anti-static bag... but I'm wondering if I should stick with the Duo X2 GS. I'm wondering if it might be better to go with an Aladdin Advance XT Modchip PLUS2 or Open Xenium. Is there a benefit to either one over the Duo?


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I would use the DouX2 chip as 1 you have it already and 2 an Aladdin chip is a 256kb bios and the DouX2 is a 5122kb.

But if it was me I would TSOP flash thee version 1.0 -1.4 and use the chip in a 1.6.


On the DouX2 chip link the BT to 3.3 volt(pin 9) and not to the power button as this forces the chip to be always active.




SS Dave

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


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It depends on what you're looking to accomplish. Using a modchip is basically a means of using a custom BIOS on your Xbox. This is something all modchips perform (TSOP-flashing also accomplishes this without the need for a modchip). Your DuoX2 will work just fine for loading and using a custom BIOS. If you want extra, more "fancy" features, then consider the benefits of an OpenXenium to see if it's worth it for you. The Xenium modchips have a menu that you can boot up into that lets you do common tasks like building new hard drives, adjusting your EEPROM, copying files through an FTP server, and more-- all without loading up into a dashboard (which is great for if you accidentally break something). They also let you have more BIOSes installed at once and you can choose between them during bootup. More info: https://github.com/Ryzee119/OpenXenium#supported-features

But yeah, if you're just looking to run a custom BIOS, install your existing DuoX2 chip.

P.s. I tend to avoid Aladdin chips. They're okay but they're limited. If you're going to spend money and take the time to install a chip, spend the extra 10 or 15 bucks to get an OpenXenium.

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