Hey, So I flashed my xbox back in october 2010. Everything was fine for a while until I tried to play the AP 2.5 protected Fable 3. My bad, but I knew the risks. After I did my research I decided I should check to see if my console had been flagged for a ban. The test (some windows tool that checked your serial number or something, I can't remember...) confirmed that my console had in fact been flagged for a ban. Nothing happened, so I continued to use xbox live and play flashed games (offline) although now I was being much less careful as I had already been flagged - I had nothing to lose. It comes to Christmas and my xbox is still working. My brother puts his HDD in my console to play his legit Assassins Creed and when he puts it back into his own console, he finds his data is corrupt. After calling customer service, they confirm that it's due to playing his game on a flagged console. My Xbox live, however, continues to work. So a year and a half later, countless Xbox FW updates (I haven't re-flashed, or taken any precaution, I just updated) and Xbox Live is still working. I can still play flashed games also, despite the updates. Is this expected behaviour? Unfortunately, a friend of mine flashed the console and it was before I knew anything on the subject so I can't detail what drive or what FW I have, sorry. Considering all this though, I'm wondering if I might start playing my backups on Live instead of staying offlnie. I've been flagged for almost two years, am I really likely to get a ban from playing a game online? Or is that what they're waiting for me to do? Any thoughts?