Welcome to the UXE softmod Installation Tutorial
I decided to write this Tutorial after attempting to mod my own Xbox and I had found many tutorials written to cover the process but many were incomplete or hard to understand. What you will read is a compilation of other tutorials I have read and I have combined the best resources to make the task as easy as possible. Important you can cause your Xbox to not respond if the steps described aren't followed carefully. It worked for me and countless others, proceed with caution and make sure you fully understand the process before attempting it.
What will installing UXE do for my Xbox?
Tools and Items you will require
Get the right Game
Update April 11th 2006
Get the right files
Get the save game on your Memory Card
First thing you should do If possible is connect your Xbox to the Internet and update your Dashboard. You can do this simply by choosing the 'Live' options and select 'Account recovery' this updates your dashboard automatically and once finished will ask you for details of your account to continue, just quit as you've accomplished the task of updating the Dashboard. If you actually have a 'Live' account you probably don't need to do anything as your Dashboard will be up to date.
Time to Load our save game
From the main menu you should see 'Waffle Zone Tool' press 'A' to enter this menu and you should now see the options as the above photo. From this menu select 'Install UXE Package' and press 'A' the script will start copying the needed files. After it is done copying the package, it will boot to Linux and make a backup of your EEPROM. On a 1.6 Xbox, your screen will probably display a corrupt unreadable image, this is fine just ignore it for now and watch for your LED to flash green which means the process is complete. If your not sure just eject your game disk and power off the Xbox after two minutes, this should be more than enough time to create the EEPROM backup.
Power back on and without any game in the DVD-drive your Xbox should boot to the UnleashX screen you saw earlier. The first thing you should do is FTP into your xbox using the IP address shown on your dashboard (user=xbox pass=xbox) if you need information on using FTP click Here. Now copy the EEPROM back-up to your PC's Hard-drive, the back-up will have been made of your original MS Dash, as well as the installed UXE package in E:\Backup\. Your EEPROM will be saved to E:\Backup_linux\, copy these folders and burn them onto a CD to keep them safe. If you don't see the files look on the root of drive E:\ as newer installers put the file there, REMEMBER these are the keys to your Xbox, loose them and you won't be able to recover from a Hard-drive failure or other problem.
Verify that your Xbox will Play an Original game and then try a back-up version, If these test work you have successfully applied the UXE package.
If you would like to install a Larger Hard-drive or simply need to replace the existing Hard-drive due to failure then you need to read this article Here
Using the Xbox 'Live'
To reset your Xbox to the Microsoft Dashboard simply choose 'Waffle Zone Tools' press 'A' to enter this menu and now select 'Backup Menu' and press 'A' the next item to select is 'Restore Unmodded Backup' press 'A', the script will start copying the needed files, after it is done reboot and play the Games you want online (of course you need the Original game).
A possibility exists that Microsoft will eventually implement a check for these type of exploits and when discovered will Ban your Xbox from be able to use the 'Live' service.
When you want to revert back to the Softmod you basically repeat the steps to do the exploit the first time with the exception that you should choose 'WaffleTools' then 'Backup Menu' (NOT Install UXE Package) now here simply choose the option 'Restore Modded Backup' this will copy the files needed to revert your box to the UnleashX dash, once complete reboot your Xbox and you should be back to the UnleashX dashboard.
Installation of a larger hard-drive
Thanks to Waffle and other individuals for the work that this tutorial is based.
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