File Submitter: iBotPeaches
File Submitted: 18 May 2009
File Category: Xbox Apps
Softmod Installer Deluxe is a program designed for the Xbox Console, to unlock the full capabilities of your Xbox. Itā??s similar to what a Modchip would do, except thereā??s no hardware required.
This program will allow the Xbox to run programs and code which are unsigned by Microsoft, which means that made by normal people at home instead of the big game companies who will send their code and programs to Microsoft to be properly signed. With SID installed on your Xbox, you can easily run programs like Linux, Xbox Media Center, and a large variety of other Applications and Emulators. Auto-Installer Deluxe is recommended to be used with this, because it has been designed to work alongside this system.
The History of Softmod Installer Deluxe
The original SID 1.0 was written around January 2005, mainly for the fact that I was performing a Softmod on a friendā??s console (which was a 1.6 Xbox and didnā??t like to run Linux Applications for the obvious reasons). After that didnā??t go to well, I decided to write my own, trying to avoid using any Linux Applications that would not be friendly with the newer consoles.
Version 1.0 was put together, and from memory had lots of bugs. Version 2.0 was released very shortly after and was a stable release, using the Phoenix BIOS Loader (PBL) System as the exploit to hack the Xbox.
In March 2005, Version 3.0 introduced the NKPatcher exploit, which is a lot newer, and a lot smarter. It had the capabilities of blocking the console from going on to Xbox Live, therefore saving the console from being banned due to having a hacked console. The PBL system was still included, mainly for the fact that PBL can be used to turn the console into a Debug (Development) Xbox, which is handy for home developers. This version also focused on dual-booting, which allow the user to have two ways to boot the Xbox, either with the Power on Button, or the Eject button on the DVD. Around December 2005, version 3.1 was completed, which is the most current version of this type of exploit.
Around this time, the AID / SID team was approached by a developer named Nknave, who was interested in working with the SID team in developing a new exploit. This came around, and in February 2006, version 4.5 Nknave Edition was released. This is an NKPatcher only system, which worked two ways. It would block Xbox Live when running unsigned code and applications, however it had a dual boot which would allow a user to put in an original Xbox game and still be able to play on Xbox Live.
- Softmods your Xbox using the NKPatcher exploit.
- Allows you to backup your Eeprom.
- Allows you to backup your C Drive before and after modding.
- Single or Dual Boot installations.
- Allows user to play Original Xbox Games on Xbox Live.
- Installs EvolutionX or UnleashX as a dashboard.
- High Definition Patch available for the user to apply.
- Allows user to remove the softmod.
That PDF should help a ton, if not here is the post regarding SID 3 (outdated)
Tutorial for SID 3
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