Xbox One: Don’t Try This At Home

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A few days ago the world figured out how to unlock “Dev Mode” on the Xbox One. To do so, you need to enter a certain button combination BUT BUT BUT it is ill-advised and isn’t as cool as you would think. So, like, don’t do it. It could really fuck your shit up. But continuing on that note, there’s an image making the e-rounds depicting instructions that, well, was rumored to make your Xbox One backwards compatible only after unlocking Dev Mode.

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Sounds cool, but the sad truth is that these instructions will do nothing more than turn your console into a VERY expensive paperweight. In short, your console will get caught in an infinite restart boost cycle. It is at that point, my friends, you better know the most efficient route to a dumpster.

So I shall re-iterate: don’t do it, and you might want to make sure some of your gullible friends are aware, too.

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  • Justin Wharton

    Huzzah for Stupidity

    • Brittney Brombacher

      😀 HUZZAH!

  • Joshua Weikel

    A part of me likes the idea of screwing people who try to, essentially, mod their console.

    • Brittney Brombacher

      RIGHT? I know that sounds terrible, but it might be good instructions to keep handy…

  • poopsocker

    maybe the image of instructions should be smaller. otherwise it looks like the featured part of the page telling you to do it.

    • Brittney Brombacher

      Well, if people don’t read IT SERVES THEM RIGHT. (Kidding!) (Kind of.)

  • Marc

    This may make me seem really cruel but I really don’t feel much sympathy for people who actually tried this. Seems like common sense that’d you follow up with Microsoft about something like this before trying it. This is almost as bad as the guy who bought a picture of the One for over $700 on Ebay…

  • Adam Claypool

    Whoever initially made this is very vicious.