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Custom Skins on Xbox One - A Tutorial for Minecraft.

Custom skins on Xbox One

Requirements:

Minecraft Xbox One Bedrock Edition

My Files Explorer application (costs around £2.19 but a one day free trial is available for free)

Hi. This tutorial will show you how to get your own skins and skin packs onto Minecraft Xbox Bedrock. The steps are shown below because, y’know, that’s the main reason why you’re here

1. To demonstrate how to get this working I will be downloading the Minecraft YouTubers 1.6 skin pack from MCPEDL

2. To get your skin packs, search for them on the Microsoft Edge application. After finding your skin pack, download the .zip file version of the pack you want, press the button to start downloading the file. Some ad websites will show up, so complete those tasks first to continue

3. After downloading the .zip, press Save on the pop-up. Then head into My Files Explorer and open the Downloads folder. Then copy the .zip file by pressing the double cheese slice button on your controller

4. After having the file in your clipboard, open the Isolated Storage folder. On the Trajectory at the top of the screen. Press Packages to open the folder, then scroll down until you find a folder going by a name similar to Microsoft.Minecraft

5. Open the folder, then navigate through the folders. Open Local State, com.Mojang and then create a folder called skin_packs (this folder may already exist)

6. In this folder, paste the .zip file of the skin pack. Press the double cheese slice button on your controller to open up the submenu and press Decompress

7. Congratulations, you should now have custom skins. But wait, they don’t show up. This is because for the skins to show up, Minecraft needs to reload your player data. To do this, restart the game if you haven’t already. Then, as soon as you open the game, press the Xbox button to open the guide. Navigate this until you get to the Profile tab and press Sign Out of Accounts. Hover over your account but do not press it yet. 

8. As soon as you see the normal Minecraft background (that currently being the Nether) log out of your account. After Minecraft loads everything correctly, navigate to the Profile button and click it. This will bring up a menu saying Who Are You. Press on your account and wait for everything to load. 

9. After all of this, click on one of your characters and press Edit. Switch to your Classic Skin Packs menu. Your modded skin pack should now show up. To have the modded skin pack show up every time, repeat steps 7 and 8. This may be a bit of a pain but hey, nice things don’t come easy. 

I hope that this will help people who want some modded skins onto their Xbox One edition of Minecraft Bedrock Editon. Continue reading to get your own custom skins working in Minecraft.

1. To get your own skins into Minecraft Bedrock Edition, first have the .png texture file for your skin in your Xbox Downloads folder. This may be done by uploading your skin to a website like Skindex and then downloading them

2. After this, open My Files Explorer. Open the Downloads folder, press the double cheese slice button to copy the .png texture file of your skin. Now the file should be in your clipboard

3.  After having the file in your clipboard, open the Isolated Storage folder. On the Trajectory at the top of the screen. Press Packages to open the folder, then scroll down until you find a folder going by a name similar to Microsoft.Minecraft

5. Open the folder, then navigate through the folders. Open Local State, com.Mojang and then skin_packs. Open the skin pack folder and wait for the .png texture files to load

6. This next step may be difficult for people who are unfamiliar to the skins in the pack they downloaded. If your designated skin is slim-armed, delete the texture file for a skin-armed skin in your downloaded skin pack. Please remember the name of the .png file before deleting it otherwise you’ve just deleted a skins texture file. I would write the name down on something if it has a longer name. Obviously, If your designated skin is not slim-armed, delete the texture file for a non slim-armed skin in your downloaded skin pack and remember the name.

7. Paste your skins .png texture file into the skin packs folder and rename it to the deleted skins name (caps sensitive). This will now allow your skin to show up in the skin file

8. Congratulations, you should now have your own skins. But wait, they don’t show up. This is because for the skins to show up, Minecraft needs to reload your player data. To do this, restart the game if you haven’t already. Then, as soon as you open the game, press the Xbox button to open the guide. Navigate this until you get to the Profile tab and press Sign Out of Accounts. Hover over your account but do not press it yet. 

8. As soon as you see the normal Minecraft background (that currently being the Nether) log out of your account. After Minecraft loads everything correctly, navigate to the Profile button and click it. This will bring up a menu saying Who Are You. Press on your account and wait for everything to load. 

9. After all of this, click on one of your characters and press Edit. Switch to your Classic Skin Packs menu. Your modded skin in your modded skin pack should now show up. To have the modded skin and modded skin pack show up every time, repeat steps 8 and 9. 

Things to note:

1. Instead of modding your own custom skins into a skin pack, you can use a website like MCPEDL to create one for you, but getting them to accept your skin pack can take a long time (plus they are strict on how ‘high quality’ your skin pack must be). After getting MCPEDL to somehow accept your request, download the .zip file onto your Xbox and repeat the steps to get them to show up in game

2. Skins without a texture file will show up corrupted. This has a downside (surprising I know) and somehow an upside. The downside is that you cannot open any worlds, realms or servers with a corrupted skin. But the upside is that you can load up a world/realm/server with a valid skin and then select a corrupted skin in the Profile tab. This will make you entirely invisible to yourself and others. Your name, armour, held items and skin do not show up. This will only happen on Worlds and Realms. On Servers, you will show up as Steve or Alex (depending on your arm setting). Overpowered much?

I hope this will come useful for people who have wanted their own skins on Xbox or want to absolutely cheat with corrupt skins. I have not tried this on a Series X, due to not owning one... if someone gets this working on Series X or S, please get in touch and tell me :) 
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    Something worth pointing out is the latest Chrome-based version of Microsoft Edge for Xbox blocks downloads. So now you have to download a third-party browser and use that instead, such as the famed "Internet Browser" that I use. I'm also wondering if a similar thing could be done on a modded Nintendo Switch via a PC.
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