Worth the risk?

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Mar 14, 2009

Worth the risk? by XxOblivion77 at 6:18 PM (1,461 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. XxOblivion77
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    Hey, what's up GBATemp? So I just got a 360 and am thinking about flashing it to play back-ups. It looks a little too complicated for me, so I was going to get someone to do it for me. I have a few questions though...

    1. Is it worth the risk? Is it easy to get banned from XBL? Is there anyway to get yourself unbanned?
    2. If I RRoD, am I completely screwed? Is there a way to fix it myself? Is the RRoD inevitable at some point?

    Also, I'm at the latest 360 update with the avatars and all that, so am I screwed there? My laptop has no SATA ports and I'm not opening any computers (I'll open the 360 though). So what can I do? I'd rather do it myself TBH, but if I can't, I can't. BTW, I have the holiday bundle from this year, so it's definitely one of the newer Xboxs.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. Lakerfanalways

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    I'm also gonna have someone flash my XBOX 360 for me..I have not updated it since December 2007, does that make a difference..I Don't have the latest 360 update so is that better or should I update..I don't have an XBOX Live account(Only the one that came with the free 1 month trial when I got the 360) but I might get an xbox live account in the future..does the flashing effect that? I don't think flashing can cause the xbox to brick, at least from what I read
     
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    Answers in bold [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks a bunch! I'll definitely get it flashed then. [​IMG]

    Also, how can you tell which drive you have?
     
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    make a new acc and change ip or block it thats a way to unbann
     
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    Do you have any idea what you are talking about? The console itself is banned, not the account you use.
     
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    http://www.modchipcentral.com/images/samsu...itachi-benq.jpg. If you have the one farthest to the right (which I have a feeling you do), then you'll have to take off your faceplate and look in the hole circled on this page (you'll have to scroll down just a bit): http://www.modchipcentral.com/images/samsu...itachi-benq.jpg. If the wire is white, you have a BenQ. If it's yellow, you have a Lite-on. Be sure to post which drive you have so we can help you.
     
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    Is it worth the risk? Gee, I dunno, I guess getting tons of amazing fun games that cost 60 dollars each for free isn't that cool.
     
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    It's probably a lite-on. Not opening until I'm positive that I can get this done. I was gonna get it done for me anyway.
     
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    Lite-on's unfortunately have soldering involved (unless you pay an extra $60 or so), so it'll probably be hard for you to do yourself. It can be done though, but usually people charge an extra $5 or so because it takes a little longer and involves more skill than the other drives do. That being said, once it's flashed, it'll perform just like any other flashed drive would.
     
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    A CK3 and a probe can totally avoid soldering and makes it only slightly more involved than any other drive.
     
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    This guy said he'd do it for 40 bucks.

    Copy/Pasta of ad:

    I mod ALL versions of XBOX 360 to play backup games including Core, Arcade, Pro, Premium, Elite.

    Firmware modding and updates for ALL Samsung, Hitachi, Benq, and Lite-On Drives.

    All mods use the latest stable firmware to ensure safety on XBOX Live.

    Mods are done while you wait, and can be accomplished in about 30 minutes.

    Please include your contact number so I can call you back.

    Legit or non-legit?
     
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    You got that off Craigslist right? If so, that should be legit. You're lucky he's not charging extra for lite-on drives [​IMG].
     
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    Confirmed to be yellow. I'm no solderer, so I'll have this guy do it. The site's called Kijiji, it's a Canadian local thing.
     
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    It may cost more but it'll end up covering its own cost if there's ever a reason you need to update the drive's firmware again. If you ever need to upgrade three times that's $120 gone.
     
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    I totally agree with you 100%, which is the exact reason I'm modding my drive on my own. But for this guy, he doesn't even know how to modify a normal drive, let alone a lite-on. It's his decision in the end, but I have a feeling he'd be better off if someone else did it.
     
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    That's why I'm paying someone to do it for me too..I found a place in my area that does it for 40 bucks(the flashing) and he is really good..so this week I am gonna go get it done, I don't even know how to open up my xbox so I wouldn't even dare take a chance on doing this..am excited to get it done, for me, modding the xbox is like the ultimate, since I've had everything else done, DS, Wii, gonna have the PSP hacked..so the XBOX is the final thing that needs to be done(Well the PS3 too, if that ever gets hacked oh boy :-) but I doubt it..but hey, ya never know
     
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    In my opinion not enough people have a PS3 for developers to want to invest their time into hacking it. If a developer works that hard to get something done, I think they'd want a lot of people to get use out of it. I can name about 50 of my friends off the top of my head that own a 360, but I can only name 2 that own a PS3. Yeah sure, those 2 people could love the developer's work, but wouldn't a developer rather want 50 people loving his work?
     

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