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There's a wealth of information in these pages about how to disassemble and reverse-engineer electronics, and Huang is careful to show you what tools you need, and how to use them (don't worry if you don't know how to use a soldering iron--that's covered here). There also are step-by-step guides (complete with photos) to a couple of projects, and interviews with key figures in the Xbox-hacking community. --David Wall
Topics covered: How to enjoy a Microsoft Xbox game console without the mindless tedium of playing video games. This book shows you how to open an Xbox, make modifications to it (from a cosmetic LED color change, to putting in a new power supply, to adding a USB connector), and make the changes needed to get Linux running on it. In the process, readers get an education in reverse engineering electronic circuits, as well as in basic electronic techniques (soldering, crimping, etc) and in the intellectual property law that governs hacker activity.
It's OK but nothing you really can't find on the internet. No super secrets or anything but a good reference to go to.Published 8 months ago by Andrew Bieszczat
very cool book about playing around. shows that electronics do not have to be limited to what we just purchase them for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by joseph sarchenko
Acquired an old, used Xbox, so I bought this to see if I could maybe turn it into something useful. Well written book, and was very instructive on many techniques for hacking... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Donald A. Lane
I am glad I didn't eschew this book because of my first impression of it being too narrow-focused and (possibly) outdated. I am only half way into it, but I already learned a lot. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by jg
This is a very interesting book about the original Xbox. It's an engineer's book written for engineers. I enjoyed it because I have an electronics engineering background. Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
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This book was in great shape and is a very well written tech guide - I highly recommend it to you if you want to step up your 1337 hacking.Published on November 26, 2010 by Jamie
Did you believe that this book is cited 46(34+12) times by academic? Just trace the Google scholar! Oh my God.Published on April 27, 2010 by JJ You