Want to update from 9199, should I buy XK3Y or drive flashing tools

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  1. sonnyz
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    Hi everyone,

    I have an old 360 on 9199 with a flashed drive. It's been a few years since I've played my 360 so I haven't updated it in a long time. I recently decided to buy some newer games I never tried (Halo 4 and Gears 3) but the attempted forced firmware update fails, I believe because of the firmware on my drive. I'd like to reflash my original firmware but I don't have the tools anymore. BUT I do have my original firmware still. Does anyone know if I can just buy an XK3Y, put my firmware on it, and upgrade via USB? Or should I just buy the flashing tools instead and reflash my original firmware to my DVD drive?

    Thanks for any suggestions :)

    -sonnyz
     
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    If you need an xk3y I have one for sale for $50
     
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    You need to flash the original FW back first yep.
    After that it's just updating to the latest and installing the Xkey ;]
     
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    Thanks, I'll just buy the tools to re-flash the drive. Maybe some day I'll invest in a XK3Y but in the mean time I only have so much $$ I'm willing to spend.
     
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    Aye good luck.
    A CK3i and a X360 USBPro v1 is needed.

    You could check if your motherboard has a compatible SATA chipset, then you can use that, or go full ghetto on it and use the 360 as a power supply.

    Or purchase a used X360 USBPro v2.

    Eitherway, if your SATA chipset isn't compatible, it'll cost ya anyway.