Xbox One Owners Tricked into Ruining their Xbox’s

If you think your Xbox One might be backwards compatible with an Xbox360 or if you’ve seen any posts online about how to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One then you’d better think again.

Did you know that hundreds of Xbox One owners have turned their Xbox One’s into a brick by trying a hack that advertised making their Xbox One compatible with Xbox360 games? The unfortunate truth is that the Xbox One will never be compatible due to the different architectures of the computer itself. The Xbox One is built to be connected to the network and to stream games. It does not have the horsepower to play the Xbox 360 games natively. But that hasn’t stopped some people from trying this hack. We highly recommend you do NOT do this as it will ruin your gaming console. But I thought I’d share it with you so you don’t try this at home.

Again, this is for demonstration purposes and is NOT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD DO!!! THIS WILL BRICK YOUR XBOX ONE!!!

  1. Go to the system menu
  2. Press LB,RT,LT,RT in order quickly
  3. Select the developer console
  4. Check the “enable devkit” box
  5. Change the sandbox ID to “freezone.reboot”
  6. Select “Reset Home Console”

After a user completes these steps the gaming console goes into an infinite loop rebooting itself. There is no way to fix it.

Xbox team member Larry Hryb took to Twitter in an attempt to stop the prank from spreading further: “To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable”.

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