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How can I create my own theme for Xbox 360? Is it relatively straightforward with the use of software (either on the Xbox itself, my PC or a combination of both). Or is there a huge process like when submitting games to the arcade involving approval, assigning points for purchase, etc?

All I want to do is use my own background photo/wallpaper.

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This YouTube video details how to add your own background to the Xbox 360 dashboard.


  1. Create an image of the correct dimensions (JPG format only).
  2. Put the image onto a portable device, or connect your Xbox to your PC.
  3. Navigate to the image you've created via the Xbox .
  4. Select the image and press Y to assign it as your wallpaper.

Hope this benefits someone. Valid as of the Xbox 360 software version being used 14 / Feb / 2012.

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I never knew it was so easy! I might try it now... – Chris Browne Feb 14 '12 at 8:52
Wow I had no idea either... new theme coming up soon. – Xonatron Feb 14 '12 at 14:10

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