Xbox One Dev Warns Gamers Not To Mess With Developer Settings, Could Trigger Boot Loop

Some brief insights on correcting issues and not messing with dev settings on your console.

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The Xbox One is available worldwide across 13 territories, and it has its issues. For instance, there’s a complaint about the some users not being able to access Party Chat while in a party.

A confirmed Xbox One developer addressed the problem on Reddit, stating that, “You might have a NAT issue” and referred him to the following. What if NAT is open? “In that case, it might be someone else in your party. I don’t remember specifically, but I read something about one person in the party having strict NAT prevents everyone from turning on chat. Either way, it sounds wrong to me. I do see this issue listed as one of the top we’re working on.”

He also spoke about a recent post in which a user unlocked developer settings. This is the method by which developers could convert their commercial Xbox One units into dev kits. However, as the dev stated, “Please don’t mess with anything here for the time being, especially the sandbox ID. You risk putting your box into a boot loop.”

When will it be available to the public? The dev remarked that, “I have no idea how far along the ID@Xbox program is. There are many concerns such as privacy, security, stability etc.., that need to be sorted out before we can allow anyone and everyone to simply sideload an app onto their box.”

So if you’re thinking about messing with the developer settings, be advised. As of now, we’ll be seeing games from the ID@Xbox program in 2014, but public access may be a ways off. Stay tuned for more details.


  • Matthew Bryant

    The only reason NAT would be an issue is if party chat was running on a peer to peer solution instead of a dedicated server. Otherwise, NAT should never cause issues unless a user’s router is blocking ports that Microsoft uses for party chat. That definitely shouldn’t affect everyone else. There’s obviously a glitch in the matrix.

  • Iconix

    So ask the Devs what to do if everyone has their Nats open and still cannot turn it on. If I turn mine off my friend can turn his on, if he turns his off I can turn mine on… Figure that out out. Microsoft needs to step up and start talking to us, at least say your looking into the problem instead of giving people trouble who are trying to seek a fix

  • Jose David Yacaman

    we block u for everything! troll!!?,?,!!!

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