Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Xbox Softmod Kit still available?

Yes, the Xbox Softmod Kit can be purchased from our main page. Learn more.

Do I need a mod-chip to softmod the original Xbox?

No. The Xbox Softmod Kit does not require a mod-chip to softmod the original Xbox. Learn more.

Do I need action replay or xploder to softmod the original Xbox? 

No. The Xbox Softmod Kit does not require a action replay or xploder to softmod the original Xbox. Learn more.

Do I need to solder or disassemble the Xbox to softmod the original Xbox? 

The Xbox Softmod Kit does not to solder or disassemble the Xbox to softmod the original Xbox. Learn more.

Can I purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit if I live outside of the United States? 

Yes, the Xbox Softmod Kit is available for [NTSC] and [PAL] regions can be purchased from our main page. Learn more.

Are emulators, ROMs and games included on the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card?

No, but the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card allows you to install the emulators, ROMs and games once the softmod is installed. The Xbox Softmod Kit memory card is too small to carry that much data. The Xbox softmod tutorial will guide you to install of these features. Learn more

Can I install Xbox Media Center (XBMC) on my original Xbox after installing the softmod? 

Yes. XBMC can be installed on your Xbox once the Xbox softmod is installed. Learn more

How many original Xbox's can I softmod with the Xbox Softmod Kit?

Unlimited. There is no limit on how many original Xbox's you can softmod with the Xbox Softmod Kit

What is required to softmod the original Xbox?

Aside from the obvious Xbox console, controller and proper cables, to softmod the original Xbox you will need the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card and Splinter Cell. Learn more

Which Splinter Cell do I need to install the original Xbox Softmod?

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002), this is the first game in the series (no sequels). Black label, platinum hits and classics edition will work. Learn more

What is Dashboard 5960? 

Dashboard 5960 is an original Xbox dashboard update that can be downloaded for free from an Xbox game released November 9, 2004 or later that featured Xbox Live, internet is "not" required. Learn more

What is NTSC? 

NTSC is the video system standard used in North America and most of South America. An [NTSC] Xbox requires an [NTSC] memory card and [NTSC] Splinter Cell to install the Xbox softmod.

  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United States

What is PAL?

NTSC is the video system standard used in North America and most of South America. An [PAL] Xbox requires an [PAL] memory card and [PAL] Splinter Cell to install the Xbox softmod.  

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina (N)
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Brazil (M)
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Liberia
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • New Guinea
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South W. Africa
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zambia
How do I FTP into my original Xbox?

Visit our original Xbox FTP tutorial to walk you through how to use File Transfer Protocol. Learn more.  

How do I upgrade my original Xbox hard drive? 

Visit our original Xbox hard drive upgrade tutorial. Learn more

How much is a pre-owned original Xbox worth today?

A pre-owned original Xbox with a controller and proper connections is worth $50.00 or less. 

Will I still be able to play original Xbox games after installing the Xbox softmod?

Yes. The Xbox softmod does "not" remove any original features. 

Original Xbox Softmod Kit