Robin Hoods Playground

Welcome to Robin Hoods Playground
Home Page FAQ Team Search
Login 
View unanswered posts View active topics  

Delete all board cookies

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Forum rules

If you would like to post a product review this is the place.
There will be not spam.
This is for a truthful review.Keep it professional.




New Topic Post Reply  [ 15 posts ] 
  Print view
Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
Offline 
 Post subject: Coolrunner TX RGH chip
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:18 pm 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
I have installed 3 of these and used a 4th to recover dvd keys, and i am impressed. This chip is fairly easy to install if you have soldering skill, and will enable the same features as a jtag to almost any console except the oldest and newest (xenon and corona boards). Boot time varies based on mobo, but the phats work almost instantaneously while the slims take about 10 seconds (avg) to boot (zephyrs suck, they may or may not work). I have used the 4th chip to recover dvd and cpu keys from 4 mobo's so far, making them usable again since they didn't come with a dvd drive when i got them. Cost is $20 per chip plus shipping. You will need something to program the chip with, I use the nandx by TX, but there are tutorials out there for building your own cable using LPT (ughh, talk about slow...).

Benefits of JTAG/RGH: play all backups from external hd (or internal if you have room) with no need to insert original disc (faster loading, no scratches to original disc), can play unsigned code for homebrew apps. Recover lost dvd keys for your 360. Mod and skin your box to look cooler than anyone else on the block.

Overall, this is an excellent investment if you keep a second xbox for offline play.


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:55 am 
User avatar
Robinhood
Robinhood

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:38 pm
Posts: 13414
Location: In the Forest
good stuff man
ive been going nuts at work the last few weeks

when i have some time and the wife lets me :D back in the game room
installing one of these is top of the list

if you have time post up what guides you used ;)


"FIGHTING TYRANNY in a TECHNOLOGICAL NOTTINGHAM"
Image
No Questions by PM.


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:39 am 
User avatar
Trusted Member
Trusted Member

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:55 pm
Posts: 188
Yes if you could Please put up a good video tut or a nice pic step by step one that would be great I have several of them with no dvd drives from ebay and could use this to get these going thanks great work :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:22 pm 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Well, been waiting to post back to this because it seems like every few weeks the programs used to perform the hack change, and I end up using 3 different programs to actually get the hack done.

Newly released is the J-runner program, it is very similar to jungleflash (made by the same peeps), it is an all in one program for completing the jtag or rgh hacks.

Here is the link to the program, tutorial included in the zip.... http://bit.ly/xrPyKy

Here is a video of the j-runner in action (thanks to BraveH43 at tx forums for the vid)

Items used for the install/programming are the tx nand-x usb nand programmer, the ck3-i (i used the maximus 360 extractor pro with homemade programming cable, used to program the tx coolrunner), and a clpd chip (I used the tx coolrunner rev b).

Not necessarily trying to plug tx, but their products work. The only reason I didn't use the ck3-i is that i already own 2 maximus 360 extractors, and am stubborn that way.
Next I will find the actual soldering diagrams and post them, then post a link to the freestyle dashboard install iso disc...


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:14 am 
User avatar
Robinhood
Robinhood

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:38 pm
Posts: 13414
Location: In the Forest
good stuff man
thanks


"FIGHTING TYRANNY in a TECHNOLOGICAL NOTTINGHAM"
Image
No Questions by PM.


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:48 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Here is the install wiring for the coolrunner. Credit to Ubergeek and Team Xecuter
This shows the wire only install (that is the method I use), but the chip does come with quick solder boards if you prefer.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:58 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Here are pics of the slim install, again wires only method. Credit again to Ubergeek and Coolshrimp for the awesome photos.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Do not cut excess wire, it is that length for a reason. Just loop it like this and secure it.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:00 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
This shows were to position the chip on the board for slim install.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:00 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Another pic of the install points for a slim, by Coolshrimp:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:11 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Install points for the nand-x, used to read/write to the nand, also to program the coolrunner chip. Nand-x does not stay installed; once hacked, the read/write can be done by homebrew programs from hacked dashboard.

These are the slim points for the nand-x:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:15 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Here are the points for the phat. Look at the two boxes labelled nand to get relative position on the board, don't worry about the jtag points.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:18 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
And this shows the points to solder your nand-x wires to for the phat

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 am 
User avatar
Possible Ally of Robinhood
Possible Ally of Robinhood

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 323
Video tutorial by JohnnyGunz for installing coolrunner chip in a phat console. It is pretty detailed, so if you have ever opened a 360 before you can skip as following:

Skip intro and Xbox PHAT teardown and start with the Xbox soldering: 6:30
Soldering wires to Team-Xecuter Coolrunner chip: 8:42
Soldering the Coolrunner wires to the underside of the board: 13:40





small edit
by:
cofree


Top
 Profile  
 
Offline 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:39 am 
User avatar
Robinhood
Robinhood

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:38 pm
Posts: 13414
Location: In the Forest
:o :o WoW :o :o
great stuff man
thanks


"FIGHTING TYRANNY in a TECHNOLOGICAL NOTTINGHAM"
Image
No Questions by PM.


Top
 Profile  
 
Search for:
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
New Topic Post Reply  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Jump to:  

cron
Powered by Skin-Lab © Alpha Trion