How to Dump OG XDK VIA Network

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  • ViridiX
  • .NET Framework
  • Access to DHCP Router
  • Xbox Dev Kit
  • Windows 7 PC

How To

Plug in your Xbox directly to router with Ethernet cable, turn it on, Press X, Go to network settings, make sure its set to Automatic.

Turn on your PC, Make sure its connected to the same network with a Ethernet cable.

Open "Viridex.Explorer" from inside the VirideX Folder.

Click the Connect Button in the upper top left.

A new screen should pop up and you should see your XDK in the Dicovery Bar, Click the Check Mark next to it to connect.

Go to "Utilities/Download HDD Image"

Select a spot to save and make sure you have 10GB FREE.

Press save and wait.. The tool will go unresponsive, this is normal and it can take hours to dump fully.

Dumping any HDD based Hardware in this community is one of the most important things you can do. Dumping the HDD before you run a build/retail game/ music/ video is essential to saving any potential data that could be there.

Time to dump: ~45 minutes (can slightly be more or less)

Credit to XBOX7887 for making ViridiX Explorer! About ViridiX - This is not a complete tool. The file Explorer part does not work, and this started as a testbed that turned into what it is today. Known Issues - It also doesnt work on every XDK version yet. If you find a version not supported (youll find the dumping tools not working properly), reach out to the author.

The other thing it doesnt work on is if it has been software locked via the XDK software. There are ways of poking the memory to unlock things if it is a dev kit or if you can otherwise debug it, like with the USB xbox debugger adapter that the author made.

Tools: Windows 7(Service Pack 1) machine or at least running in a Virtual Machine UPDATE: was confirmed from Dev that this will work on Win8/Win10 ViridiX Explorer- GDrive Download Link .NET Framework 4.7.2 OG Xbox Debug/Development Kit Ethernet Cable Aeorsoul's FatxTool -

Step 1: Make sure you have your xbox plugged into power, make sure a video cable is plugged in, it can be a cut cable, but it needs the cable at the very least plugged into the console. Also make sure your Ethernet Cable is plugged into console and your Win7 Machine or into a DHCP Router on the same network as the Win7 Machine.

Step 2: Boot into Windows 7, Make sure you have .NET Framework installed. Extract ViridiX Explorer to your desktop.

Step 3: Run ViridiX.Explorer, you will be greeted to this screen, press the button in the top left.


Step 4: On this screen, under Discovery, you should see an IP address, if you do click the check mark next to it, if your IP is not there click the little refresh button and it should show up. Do not worry about the Current and disconnected text above your IP, that doesnt change as far as I know.


Step 5: Click Utilities on the left side., We will use 3 different options, the first 2 only take about 5 seconds. Start with EEPROM dump, this can be useful in the future. After that Dump the TSOP Flash, it will only take a second as well.


Step 6: Click Download HDD Image. A save box will open, pick a location with at least 10GB free, click save. IMPORTANT: The program will freeze and seem unresponsive. This is normal, It is highly recommended that while this is dumping that you dont open anything on your computer, im some rare occasions it can cause the dump to fail.


Step 7: When the hdd is finished the program will be responsive again, we should now check the Image to make sure it was properly dumped. Todothis load the image with Aerosoul94's Fatx-tools, if it successfully opens, the image was complete and you can now try to recover data from the raw image.

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