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#1 +FiB3R

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:22

 

I think one of our dev team may have figured out how to successfully install a bigger HDD to an XBOX ONE. Tested with a 1TB so far and it seems to work well – although I haven't seen it myself yet. It's Thanksgiving night and i'm **** faced smile.png

This is not a 100% confirmation but it's looking good so far. Will post more info as I get it.

Great for the scene to have the very first XBONE "hack" though smile.png

 

UPDATE:

OK Confirmed smile.png

Full credits to Juvenal for this little beauty – you rock bro smile.png

As always no guarantees are given and use at your own risk !

 

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Xbox One HDD Tools

 

What this does

Given any HDD over 500GB in size, you can format it for use with you Microsoft Xbox One console

 

How

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Instructions

All of this must be done as root! I HIGHLY suggest you do this on a livecd or usb booted system if you don't 'know linux' and would rather not wipe the wrong hard drive.

  1. Connect your HDD and take note of what its called (ex: sda, sdb etc)
  2. Run the script with the device name as the first parameter
  3. It will bitch about missing partitions etc, but write a file with commands to create said missing partitions
  4. Run the created script
  5. Copy the correct files to the newly created partitions
  6. Unmount the newly created partitions
  7. Run the main script again

Putting it back together

When you put the new HDD in your console for the first time and boot up, the console will go the the green "Xbox One" screen, pause for a second or two, then shut down. Boot the console again. This time it should pause at the green screen for a while longer, then go to a black screen for even longer. It can take several minutes before anything happens after this, the xbox is automatically creating temporary files during this time. If you copied everything correctly, it WILL go to the dashboard eventually, just be patient!

 

What is linux?

Wait for a windows version wink.png

 

Required Files

These can be gotten off your original HDD easily

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We are working on a Windows app – maybe integrating with our already established that was used for the 360 or just something standalone. Stay Tuned smile.png

 

http://team-xecuter....ger-hard-drive/




#2 trooper11

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:33

That's good news for those that like to tinker.

It does sound like it actually easier to do then it was for the 360. Considering its based on a proper windows core now, guess that helps.

If there really is no problem system wise doing this, I might consider it at some point. I don't want to burn my warranty though, so it would likely be much later. Using an external drive will do just fine either way.

#3 xboxfan50

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:50

Awesome, don't think I'll be cracking open my new Xbox One just yet though!



#4 George P

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:51

Sounds good, so the HDDs aren't locked to a preset size like with the 360, sounds good.     Though I expect they'll have external storage working on the XB1 before people start to run out of space on their 500GB internals.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:51

Again, friendly reminder..

 

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And remember this will void your warranty and you run the risk of being banned by the XBL Enforcement team for tampering with the hardware.



#6 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:14

Wonder how long until they patch this issue or people get banned from XBL.

For the time being, this is good news for Xboners considering it's the only way currently to have more space. :)



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:29

I suppose if you don't mind voiding your warranty so soon, then it is ok.

 

I don't think you'll get banned. People were doing it with the 360.

To be honest though, by the time you'll need to upgrade your hard drive, i'm sure MS will have external HD support anyway.



#8 Thief000

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 17:24

Great news, but I wonder if people will get banned for doing so.
With the Xbox 360 you couldn't really change to bigger capacities, but with this it does sound like it and make it more worthwile to do it.
Maybe when mine reaches its warranty expiration date I will do this to mine (if people don't get banned from XBL for doing so).

#9 George P

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 20:25

Great news, but I wonder if people will get banned for doing so.
With the Xbox 360 you couldn't really change to bigger capacities, but with this it does sound like it and make it more worthwile to do it.
Maybe when mine reaches its warranty expiration date I will do this to mine (if people don't get banned from XBL for doing so).

 

 

We'll find out sooner rather than later if people will get banned or not.  I don't know if they will though, unlike running a modded disc drive to play pirated games on, installing a bigger HDD doesn't actually help you pirate in any way that I can think of unless somehow people start to find a way to play games you install without the disc, like their digital versions.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 20:27

Good luck with that. ;)



#11 Thief000

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 20:29

True, but let's not forget that the Xbox One is running a form Windows 8 on all its OSes.

If any succesful modification will begin to hack anything on it, it will be through there as there are already so many people that know how to modify Windows and bypass certain signatures.

I'm very curious if MS will allow any modifying of the components in the box knowing this but we'll just have to wait and see.

 

We'll find out sooner rather than later if people will get banned or not.  I don't know if they will though, unlike running a modded disc drive to play pirated games on, installing a bigger HDD doesn't actually help you pirate in any way that I can think of unless somehow people start to find a way to play games you install without the disc, like their digital versions.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:11

Nobody got banned for this sort of HDD mod on the 360, so I think it's safe to say that things will remain the same, in that regard.

 

Because this has nothing to do with piracy, nor does it have any effect on the Xbox Live service, I honestly don't think they will care much, it's really not hurting anybody.

 

I'm surprised/disappointed that they didn't allow the HDD to be user accessible, especially when games have to be installed, and the size of them, this gen.

 

To me, this is just a way for us to fix their mistake, and it's not that much different than adding water cooling, or installing different colour LED's.

 

Obviously, you are still running a risk of being banned any time you mess about with the hardware or software in ways that were not intended, and say goodbye to your warranty, if you intend to do it before that runs out, but that is half the fun :)



#13 George P

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:49

I don't know if I'd call it a mistake that they didn't make it user replaceable.   They could have decided against it in favor of letting people use external drives, thus the choice of having USB3 ports as well.   This way they can also come out with a 1TB version a year from now and be able to keep the price around the same while they cut the original 500GB version and so on.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 23:00

Nobody got banned for this sort of HDD mod on the 360, so I think it's safe to say that things will remain the same, in that regard.

 

Because this has nothing to do with piracy, nor does it have any effect on the Xbox Live service, I honestly don't think they will care much, it's really not hurting anybody.

 

I'm surprised/disappointed that they didn't allow the HDD to be user accessible, especially when games have to be installed, and the size of them, this gen.

 

To me, this is just a way for us to fix their mistake, and it's not that much different than adding water cooling, or installing different colour LED's.

 

Obviously, you are still running a risk of being banned any time you mess about with the hardware or software in ways that were not intended, and say goodbye to your warranty, if you intend to do it before that runs out, but that is half the fun :)

 

I think it's safe to say it probably hurt their sales of 360 HDDs :laugh: But it's definitely within their right to ban everyone who made a custom HDD (which they never did in a large number AFAIK), especially when it involved dumping the firmware and everyone used the same files to achieve it.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 00:11

Is the potential issue here not that MS could see your hard drive is over 500GB, where as in the 360 you were replacing like for like?