2. hardware modded xbox
3. memory card, game shark or action replay cart(d)
4. 1 of 3 games James Bond - Agent underfire, Mechwarior 3 or Splinter Cell (all versions must not be later released budget versions!
5. Something like flash FXP or Cuteftp
6. This file http://www.filefactory.com/file/ec5667/
once downloaded open up the file and look at the pdf guide for further instructions depending on which game exploit you are gonna use!
i used splinter cell / pal version cost me 3.99 from game so it's better to buy than rent! also remeber to copy only the game u get save as well as linux patch.
in short you copy save game and linux exploit to your modded xbox, then reboot to ms default dash, copy over the save game and linux exploit to mem card 1! switch the leads to "un-modded" xbox as well as controller and mem card 1 power up then boot your game on "un-modded" xbox, goto load game and run linux savegame and then press start button again!
now you will see unleash X follow on screen prompts of course observing backup of eeprom and ms original dash! *these are critical* then install softmod and your good to go no fucking around with all these half a million hald assed guides on the net!
Ps tested and WORKING for me on 3 xbox's! Please note i switched to a higher version of the file 4.25 compared to 2.5 cause that gave me shit on one xbox (with a region 1 dvd film) and also it had a cruddy old version of evox!
this later version also allows u to return xbox to factory default so you can even play live on it tho i havent tested this feature and i am not likely to! also i never said it works with hacked or copied games!
also note if you plan at all to upgrade the hd you MUST unlock the old drive you are taking out and any new one you put in it's place upto 120gig! Again untested on Softmod!