Got a new Xbox One? Want to play Xbox 360 games on it? Then follow these simple steps.
These instructions will in fact render your beloved console completely useless.
It's all part of a completely evil prank that appeared on 4Chan's /b/ forum which - to be honest - should have alerted people to their potential for disaster.
But people fell for it....
The problem was so severe Microsoft had to step in to reiterate that such a hack is just not possible.
To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 6, 2013
A similar prank earlier in the year managed to convince many people that Apple's new iOS7 made your iPhone waterproof - with disastrous results.
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