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


Monkey_Kebab
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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?

Thanks!

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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.

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Cheers

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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