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Format code: different codes / serial number relation

  • More data is needed to sort out which Xbox a particular code works on, and what other codes exist. Is it based on Xbox scene version numbers? Most likely, NOT! Is it based on factory of production? Is it based on BIOS version? Does anyone know?

Xbox versions usually refer to hardware revisions. However, formating is a software process.

By the serial number, MS can figure out when the Xbox was produced and also what kind of dashboard shipped with it. I'd assume that the code is only depending on the dashboard version.

I don't think the kernel version will have any influence as all input handling and disk formatting stuff is done in the XAPI / Dashboard; not the kernel.

Therefore we can probably also easily test and confirm this in cxbx-r or xqemu by running various dashboards.[FIXME] If we don't have it yet, we should try to make a backup of stock Xbox hdds, before installing a softmod. Try to archive the various dashboard versions.

--JayFoxRox (talk) 02:16, 2 September 2017 (PDT)