Stock, Shipping New Xk3y-Reloaded. Its
the same thing, just a new motherboard that is a little smaller!
When comparing prices, please realise that GST is included in the
price. Other sellers slap on 10% at checkout! We also give a free
opening tool!!, Nothing is added at checkout but your shipping option!
Please read below to learn about all the options above. We are
registered for GST and are Australian owned and operated, all money
stays in Australia. ***
The x360key is an amazing hardware device that allows you to
load ISO files on a 360 without the need of any disc. Please read the
entire product page to fully understand how the product works.
We have made many videos on the xkey:
on the drop down box above:
Do you want an opening Tool for
your 360 to help you open the console? If you already have one or know
how to open your console without one, then choose No! Otherwise Fat or
- No, send it to me I will install
myself = We will just send the item to you,
you will have to open your 360, get the key from your
drive/motherboard, and apply it to the x360key
- Install in Melbourne(Kew) =
This option is if you are in Melbourne, and want us to install it for
you in store (Kew). There is no need to do this really, just come in
and get it done without booking online.
- Postal Install =
This option is if you have to post your console into us, and we will
post it back to you with the x360key installed. This is for Australia
only. The postage for this costs $14.99, which is our cost to ship your
console back to you via registered eParcl. We will email you when you
can send your 360 down to us! Your device will NOT come with a free
opening tool if you are installing the device for you via post.
- Postal Install (RGH needed for new
Drive) = The same as above, however this is
for drives that cannot have their key extracted from the DVD drive, and
need it extacted from the motherboard. Right now this is Liteon 1175,
1532 and Slim Hitachi drives. Once we are done your console is back to
original dashboard, the RGH is totally removed, the RGH hack is only
used to obtain the DVD drive key from the motherboard. Please note that
this service is dependent on what dashboard version you are on! So
please read below in the compatibility table to see which versions are
- x360key and all of it official contents (screen is
optional, please choose above)
- Free Xbox opening tool (fat or slim, please choose
above...and not valid for installs)!
You also need to get it working
- External Harddrive, to load content off
- A way to put a file on the micro sd card (I.e. micro sd
- Your firmware file, from your DVD drive
<-- important, you need special tools to get this info from your
DVD drive. The amount of people that think they can magically do it
without tools is too damn high!!!
The x360Key is a new product from the famous Wiikey Team.
Famous for the most popular line of Wii modchips, they dominated the
market right up until a device called the WODE came out. The WODE has
been an extremely successful product because its basically a hardware
hack that allows you to run games from a harddrive, instead of your
original disc. Instead of the Wiikey team bringing out the same
product, they have been concentrating for over a year on doing the
exact same thing for the xbox 360, and here it is!
Basically anything you can play via a disc on your console
normally, you can now play as an ISO on a hard drive. I.e. 360 games,
compatible original xbox games, DVD movies, mixed media discs.
Here is a short video of the device running in normal mode, on
screen mode, and on screen picture mode (please note the picture menu
is now run from the Music library)
does it work?
The x360Key is an Xbox 360 drive emulator. What this means, is
that when you load a game via the x360key the xbox actually thinks the
game is loading via disc. The 360 thinks the drive is ejecting, a disc
is being inserted, the tray closes, the disc spins up, and then loads.
Of course non of this is actually happening, its all via emulation, and
the data is coming directly from your harddrive!
The x360key is based of Linux, just like the WODE was. This
means that it is compatible with multiple file systems, but more
importantly, is that the feature list can grow and grow and grow. The
device works with all "PHAT" xboxs and most slim xboxs, please check
the list below for the latest info on compatibility.
From the website:
x360key consists of 2 parts, a motherboard and a
The motherboard connects to the SATA bus inside the Xbox 360, and sits
between the drive and the Xbox 360 motherboard. x360key is a
full-fledged computer system running embedded Linux. It is capable of
many things such as
- Emulating the Xbox 360 DVD drive
- Reading USB hard drives and other USB media with
various file systems
- Updating itself and other hardware from USB media
- Communicating with the remote and other external
- And a lot more! (embedded Web server and Wifi
connectivity for example)
The remote is a simple yet stylish piece of hardware that features an
OLED display and 3 buttons. It connects to the x360key motherboard via
a high speed USB2 connection. It also has USB for connecting USB hard
drives and other devices. The OLED and buttons are used to control
various aspects of x360key. It is also used for browsing attached USB
media devices and launching games.
Q: What if I have custom firmware on my 360,
will I need to unmod my console?
A: No, you can leave it as is. The Xk3y actually works without your DVD
drive installed. if you have a broken laser, fine!. If your drive is
dead, fine! The xk3y has 2 x modes, emulation mode (where you play
games from a Harddrive. This will totally ignore the DVD drive, so it
doesnt mater what you have done to it). And Passthrough mode, where the
xkey will turn off emulation mode, and your 360 will work as normal
Q: Can I play on xbox Live with this?
A: At the moment, it is fine. People are playing online with it,
everyday. There is always a risk that Microsoft can change things up
and add checks for it. It is agaisnt XBL policies to have a modified
system in any way, enforcing the rules is another thing and something
they do not seem to do at the moment.
Q: I have never modded my xbox, can I install
this thing myself?
A:The installation is easy. We have detailed videos for it. However the
most important step for the device to work is configuring it. To
emulation the DVD drive the xk3y NEEDs a dump of your DVD drive
firmware. The tools to dump your firmware vary from drive to drive. A
cheap setup for certain drive can only cost you $10, but almost all
drives require more then $100 worth of tools. Unless you plan to modify
5 xboxs it is not worth buying the tools. In Melbourne we are
installing the device for $40 only, and via post $55 (the extra $15 is
for us to post it back). These prices are CHEAP for the effort
required. If you already have had your console modded by us, we are
happy to email you your DVD drive firmware if you kindly email us with
your console serial number. If your console was not modded by us then
you can ask your local modder - but most will not not keep proper
records, or will not want to give it to you if you tell them you will
not be visting them anymore ;). The prices for installation are ONLY if
you buy the device from us, if you buy it from someonce else they will
be a little bit more. Some newer models need the key extracted from the
motherboard. This is not only needs totally different tools, it also
requires great soldering skills, patience and elite modding ninja
Q: What is the advantage over Custom Firmware?
A: Custom firmware requires constant updating, which is not free if you
dont have expensive tools. It requires you to open up your xbox. Xk3y
updates are free, anyone can do them as they are just applied via a USB
harddrive. Custom firmware now requires a special DVD burner, and also
the most expensive discs (about $3 each in AU). With the xk3y there is
no burning, you just dump you game on a harddive, no burning needed.
Ap2.5 is an annoying security that Microsoft has, they change it up
almost every dash board, and custom firmware users need to reburn their
DVDs. With the xk3y the firmware handles it all for you. A the worst
you would just repatch the games which is free and easy Custom firmware
users need to reburn every single game again! And of course....who the
hell wants to use discs anymore, USB loading is King! There is no going
back once you cross the line!
Q. Is there an installation manual
A: Not official, but there is an unofficial one, and 80% of it
was written by us. Link here
Q: I have noticed a lot of spelling mistakes in
your listing, what is going on?!
A: Totally, we all failed English at School because we where
too busy playing video games.
do you install it?
The x360key team have done everything they can to make this
device ready to install. Its a solderless installation!
The problem with xbox 360 drives is that they are locked to the console
they are in via a serial number. This means that you cannot just swap
DVD drives over without first getting the key out the original drive,
and putting it in the replacement drive. So you will need to input for
key into the x360key for it to properly emulate the drive. Getting the
information usually requires expensive hardware (USB pro v2, Probe 3,
Xk3y Gecko etc). Please
don't order this device if you do not have the ability to extract the
slim drives are so well made by MicroSoft that no one can figure out
how to get the key from the drive. Luckily there exist another hacked
that we can do to get the key from the motherboard, please read about
it under the compatibility table below.
If you would like us to install it for you (If you are in
Australia) please select the correct option in the drop down box above.
If we have modfed your xbox before, please email us to see if we have a
copy of your firwmare so we can email you the files so you can complete
the install yourself.
Which 360 Consoles are compatible at launch?
*****Please note, there is
a new motherboard type that starts to appear with consoles made after
June or so 2014. Right not these are unmoddable as RGH is not possible
until some new hardware is made*****
Compatibility will continue to grow, and Microsoft will
continue to make more unmoddable DVD drives until the console is
discontinued. . The 1175 drive was considered unmoddable for a very
long time. This drive has been worked on for over a year, and the
smartest guys still cannot figure out how to get the the drive key out,
luckily, the motherboard also has the key, and if RGH is possible it
can be extracted from there (not noob friendly!)
RGH-able Slim console: All hardware models at the moment are
compatible as long as the console isn't made after June/jult 2014
Considering the other solution is to flash your DVD drive.
- Cheaper in the long run, due to the fact that you never
have to burn any media.
- Upgradable WITHOUT opening the console, the updates are via
USB which means there is no need to consistently get your xbox
reflashed by professionals.
- Features like a on screen menu AND web control panel will
allow you to change games without getting up off your lazy ass ;)
- No or Less wear and tear on your DVD drives. Everyone that
has had a 360 for a while knows that 360 DVD drives aren't the best,
and maybe people and up getting faulty lasers after a couple of years.
Drive replacements cost about $100. This device will ensure that having
a faulty drive is pretty much impossible because....you aren't using it
- An alternative to c4eva....For a LONG time c4eva has an a
fantastic job at making firmwares for flashing DVD drives. The only
problem is that the market is very much reliant on his work. Future DVD
drives may get hacked by x360key team before c4eva. Also on November
17th 2011 Microsoft started a new protection that made a LOT of new
games not work. It took the xk3y team 1.5 days to fix the issue, and 1
more day to make the firmware public for ALL drives. C4eva took about
47 days to release the fix for just 2 x DVD drive types. I.e. Support
for the xk3y is easier and faster!
- The initial cost outlay, compared to drive flashing is
more. Obviously buying a cheaper solution might be easier on the
wallet, but it will need constant upkeep and you will need to keep
pumping money into it. Flashing your DVD drive = $60, and then pay $30
no average twice a year, and $2~$3 every time I want to burn a disc,
and maybe an iHAS drive for $$$ to burn 100% of the disc...do the math!
out of the box
- User friendly: intuitive interface, no soldering required
- Compatible with all fat Xbox 360 models, and the slim
models listed above.
- Supports most Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 games
- Supports most file systems, including NTFS, EXT2/3/4, and
Mac OS X Extended
- High speed USB2 interface
- Stylish USB control pad for selecting games and controlling
- Powerful embedded Linux system running from Micro SD card
- Linux firmware fully updatable from USB media
- FPGA fully updatable from USB media via built-in, in-system
- Recovery mode - it is always possible to recover from a bad
- No drive flashing or JTAG hack required
- AP25 protection emulation
- Web Control Panel (requires Wifi dongle which will be sold
Comes with 1 year warranty on parts. Please note that we are not
responsible for any damage the user causes from incorrect installation
of the product, nor can we replace damaged goods under warranty that
where not shipped to you in a damaged state.