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Error code 8b050008-2a163c39-88e4fcf1 occurs when you try to connect to Xbox Live

Problem

You see the following error and message when you try to connect to Xbox Live:

Heading: Xbox Live

Contents: "This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later".

Status Code: 8b050008-2a163c39-88e4fcf1

This may mean that your Xbox 360 console software is not up to date.

Solution

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your console.
  2. Press the Xbox Guide button on your controller.
  3. Go to Settings and then select System Settings.
  4. Select Network Settings.
  5. Select Wired Network or your wireless network name (if you are prompted to do so).
  6. Select Test Xbox Live Connection.
  7. Select Yes if you are prompted to update your console software.

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