Stock Levels

Playing Games From An external Harddrive

Flashing , JTAG or Loaders - Which is Best

Technical Info

Links And Guides





Q: Can i Collect My Order

A: Sorry , we do not have a collection point currently . All orders will be delivered 

Q: Where are your items shipped from

A: All stock is kept in South Africa - no long waits for Overseas delivery

Q: How long does shipping take

A: Paid orders placed before 17h00 will be dispatched the next working day

After Dispatch , the time frame is as follows :

Post office speed services - Overnight after Dispatch ( Remote areas , it will take 2 days after dispatch )

Post office parcel - 5 - 7 working days

Couriers - If you are within 50KM of a major center , delivery will be 2-4 working days after dispatch  . Regional and remote locations will be a 3-5 working day period.

Couriers charge a R100 delivery surcharge if the delivery is to mines , hospitals , plots , farms and any location that is considered remote

Please note we cannot be held responsible for any delays on the courier side . This is beyond our control . Times given are projected delivery times and are to be used as a guideline .

Q: Where will my goods be sent

A: Postal services will be delivered to your nearest post office and the Couriers will deliver to the address in your account profile . Please make sure you have the correct delivery address selected when you place an order and that you are available that day to accept the delivery . The delivery system is automatic , and paperwork generated will be to the address you selected on checkout - Couriers will charge for a rescheduled delivery




Q: How do i know if you have stock on an item 

A: Stock levels are accurate - if you can add a product to your basket , we have stock . In the unlikely event we cannot find the stock due to incorrect stock levels , you will be notified and a full refund will be offered 

Q: You are sold out of an item i want - When will you get in again

A: We actively search for all out of stock items - Please check back often . If you have been waiting a while please email your request through to us





Only make a backup of a legally owned game . You must have an original game for every ISO / Backup that you have and you must destroy the ISO / Backup when you no longer own the original

Q: How can i play my Xbox games from a Harddrive

A: You have 2 options :

(1) Usb Loaders / Drive emulator

(2) Jtag / Rgh Hack

USB Loaders

The Xk3y is the only one to go for  , with the Wasabi discontinued due to high failaure rate and terrible build quality

Usb loaders enable you to play your games from an USB external HardDrive  . Games are played from a ISO image and are selected via the Xbox dashboard . There is no more hunting for game disks , and you will prolong the life of your console as you will no longer be using your DVD rom . You can store your game disks out of harms way 

Both devices are live friendly as they have a passthrough mode - if you enable passthrough mode , your console will behave as if the device was never installed

All updates are done by yourself - easy and no fuss . You leave your drive firmware as stock . Please note your warranty will be void as you have to open your X360

Jtag / Rgh Hack

 This enables you to play your backed up games from any external USB harddrive and allows you to load custom dashboards and homebrew applications and emulators . This is not Live friendly ( you cannot go online and play ) . You can also backup a game quickly and easily via the custom dashboard

Apart from retrieving your CD rom key from your motherboard when your DVD rom fails , Jtag/RGH  allows you to have custom NAND image (most popular is FreeBoot) and run unsigned code on your XBOX360. This means you can create applications and programs yourself and use it on your XBOX360. Also, there are tons of homebrew applications available online that you can use and test.

There are many features to name a few:-
- Run Unsigned Code and develop homebrew applications
- No limitations on Hard-drive size. You can connect any hard-drive size (External USB Hard-Drive or Internal MS Hard Drive).
- Load applications, programs, games, movies, music from Internal MS hard drive or external USB Hard drive.
- You can pack up your old systems Nintendo64, Sega Mega drive and use emulators of those systems on your XBOX360 This is one of the coolest features you can have on Reset Glitch Hacked Console. - Relive and enjoy the precious memories from our old school titles (Atari, NES, SNES, Sega, Nintendo64, NeoGeo, MAME and Many More). Seriously now you can enjoy Sonic 3, Streets of Rage, Super Mario64 etc on your Full HD TV. - Region Free Console i.e Play applications, programs and games from all the regions of the world . You can also save using your DVD rom which will keep the heat in your console down , and will save your dvd rom from use and wear and tear  - imagine no more lens replacements ever again . AND also no hunting down game disks - they are locked away securely and you play games from an USB harddrive

Note that RGH systems have to be reflashed every time there is a major Dash Update ( about twice a year ) Costs are R300 ( if we have done the RGH )   or R400 ( if we have not ) . It is really not difficult to do the updates yourseld , once you have researched it a bit


Flashing , JTAG or LOADERS - Which is best


Only make a backup of a legally owned game . You must have an original game for every ISO / Backup that you have and you must destroy the ISO / Backup when you no longer own the original

There are various ways to play backups of your legally owned games and each has advantages and disadvantages. Each has a level of technical know how and i hope the descriptions below will help you make a choice in which system to use - Note that currently the only safe way to go on live is to use a USB loader , but this can change with future dashboard updates . The only way to be sure is to stay off Live  


Flashing is the most common and allows you to pop a backup of a legally owned game into your console and play . The process involves opening up your console and flashing firmware to your optical drive . It may seems easy but flashing has become too troublesome and costly . Each new game that has a dashboard update forces you to flash your drive again with newer custom firmware , and now none of your OLDER backup will work , so you have to re-burn them - What a mission . You might as well use the original disk 


Usb Loaders

This is the one to go for . This allows you to maintain the firmware by yourself and allows you to play all your game ISO's ( obtained legally and only if you own an original of the game ) from a harddrive  . No disks are needed to play games - All you need is a game ISO image and an external harddrive . No more hunting for game disks  . You can store all your originals safely . Imagine going to a LAN with all your games stored safely on a external harddrive and all your disks at home .

Benefits :

 - No more hunting for game disks - Your games are all kept on an external harddrive . You just select your game and play . What a pleasure

- Easy updates - You will update the firmware on your own . Its as easy as downloading and dumping onto a flash drive and plugging the flash drive into your xk3y . No fuss

- No more scratched disks - Your disks are kept safe and in pristine condition , holding their value .

- Prolong the life of your Xbox 360 - We all know the xbox lens / DVD Rom packs up and stops reading disks , costing loads of cash to repair . Now you can prolong the life of your console by not using the DVD Rom . Your console will also run cooler as your DVD rom is not in use

- Pass through mode - The X360key is easily disabled to enable the DVD rom . By powering on your console by pressing the DVD rom button , the Xk3y will be disabled and your console will work as if the Xk3y was never installed

The start up costs are quite high , but they are a once-off and there are no more running costs such as flashing and buying Dual Layer DVDs' . You download any firmware updates and place them on your external drive

In order for USB loaders to work , they need your dvd rom key . Currently on consoles that do not have Slim Hitachi and DG-16D5sDVD roms , this is a easy process and the key is dumped from the dvd rom ( or auto extracted by the device , where applicable )  . The total to install , including drive key extraction , is  R550 .

Once we get to Xbox 360 slims with the Hitachi or 16D5s  , currently the drive key cannot be extracted from the dvd rom , and you have to RGH your console in order to get the key . This is a complicated process and involves (1) dumping your nand (2) Compare the files ensure they match (3) Install Glitch Chip and all required wires (4) Write ECC to console (5) Boot to Xell and get Keys (6) Restore nand to stock and remove Glitch Chip . Cost just to extract your key is R850 using this method and excludes USB fitment and the cost of the USB loader . We sell new and used systems with usb loaders fitted HERE


Jtag / RGH

This is the most technical and complicated , but if your console is compatible , and once it has been setup , this method is easy to use once you are shown how .

After you have modded your console , you place a modified ISO ( obtained legally and only if you own an original of the game ) on any harddrive and play directly from the harddrive . Games are selected via a custom dashboard . You are not able to go on Live . Note that you will still have to return your console for updating every time there is a major Xbox update ( about twice a year currently ) and the price for this is R300 / R400




 Xbox Model Guide



Winchester identification :

(1) The CGPU is without IHS, and the type is: 4672991 D-A3;X888841-001

(2) SKhynix or ST NAND Samsung K4J10324KG-HC14 NAND flash

(3) The MFR DATE is arround 2014.08.14 + LOT NO./DATE: 1436X

winchester motherboard

Phat DVD Rom Identification

Xbox 360 phat dvd rom identification


Slim DVD Rom Identification and key extraction 

If you have a Hitachi , RGH is the only method of key extraction  .

If you have identified your drive as a Liteon , then you need to check the manufacture date on the back of the console. If the console was made before Sept 2011 then you will have a Lite-On DG-16D4S, if the console was made in or after Sept 2011 you will have a Lite-On DG-16D5S

The DG-16D4S can have its key extracted via conventional Flashing tools . If your console has a DG-16D5S drive , you will have to RGH to get your keys

slim dvd rom identification




Visually compare the laser model number on the laser deck as they are not interchangeable .

Various models have crossover lasers . This chart is given as a guide and is not to replace visual verification .

Lenses are non-returnable so make 100% sure by visually comparing the lense model before purchasing



Links and Guides


Team Xecuter Forums , Guides and tutorials   ( look at the coolrunner installation section for installation guides as the coolrunner forms the basics for a RGH )

RGH Roadmap

Corona Identification and Solutions

RGH Suggested Hardware

Team Xecuter Downloads

RGH Complete Tutorial

RGH Phat Tutorial


XK3Y / 3K3Y Downloads