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I have an Xbox classic (not 360) that I use as a HTPC using XBMC. But today a rogue application activated "Xbox Live" mode, which updated the system to boot into Xbox Live instead of XBMC. I have no idea what Xbox Live is - I don't use the Xbox for gaming, only as a HTPC for media. So how do I get XBMC back on the Xbox?

All instructions I've seen seem to start with "use FTP" - but the Xbox Live dashboard doesn't appear to have an FTP server.

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I realize gaming console and gaming questions are not allowed on the site, but I've seen other XBMC questions, and in this case I just happen to run XBMC on an Xbox as opposed to a more modern system. I hope it's OK. – Kexbox Feb 13 '10 at 15:35
BTW, – Nathaniel Feb 13 '10 at 18:58
@Nathaniel Thanks. I guess this is the default dashboard. – Kexbox Feb 14 '10 at 8:07
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It depends. How did you configure your xbox in the first place? Did you install a modchip, or was it a softmod? If you had it done it was probably a softmod. This means you must redo the software modification. There are many tutorials out there. I have done this myself, it's tricky but certainly doable.

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yeah sounds like an update (usually a retail game disc) blatted your dashboard, so you'll need to restore the softmod dashboard – geocoin Mar 19 '10 at 12:36
@geocoin @edoode This was exactly the problem, thanks! To make matters worse, my DVD player wasn't working, so I had to get a new one. I didn't know games could blat my dashboard. – Kexbox Mar 28 '10 at 16:07

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