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Console reverse engineering
Today’s consoles have an huge potential to experiment with. Unfortunately, all this potential is not officially documented. The solution is to look for some help from the reverse scene. Through the work of many reversers it is now possible for individuals to analyze and study how the hardware of the material they have purchased works.

Suggest a link – Propose a project – Report an error
Resources:
Pixel8’s site:
Lots of useful hardware information, including a list of ICs in the Xbox, together with links to their documentation.
Book – Hacking the Xbox:
“Hacking the Xbox” is brought to you directly by the author, a hacker named “bunnie”. The book begins with a few step-by-step tutorials on hardware modifications that teaches basic hacking techniques as well as essential reverse engineering skills. The book progresses into a discussion of the Xbox security mechanisms and other advanced hacking topics, with an emphasis on educating the readers on the important subjects of computer security and reverse engineering.
Xbox hacker:
A great site on the Xbox with a lot of information and a very good forum.
Bunnie’s adventures hacking the Xbox:
Detailed information on the hardware and rooms of the Xbox.
Projects:
Xbox Linux Project:
The Xbox Linux Project offers versions of GNU/Linux for the Xbox, so that it can be used for many tasks. Xbox Linux makes use of all Xbox hardware and is based on common Linux distros with small modifications.
XBOX Linux Cluster:
How to build an Xbox Linux cluster with three units.
Tools:
Matrix Xbox modchip:
If you want to be able to install Linux on your console or do many other experiments without definitively altering or damaging your hardware, the solution is a no solder modchip.
PS2 modchip:
If you want to be able to install Linux on your console or do many other experiments without definitively altering or damaging your hardware, the solution is a no solder modchip.