X360 with Flashed Firmware Online

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  1. yee
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    yee DOTA 4EVER

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    Hi,

    So my brother gave me his old X360.

    It's a X360 S in matte black, model 1439 with a manufacture date of 2011-04-01.

    He had it flashed a few years back.

    What are my options of going online with this? Can I update it and go online without any problems?

    I plan on just using it to play NHL14, and I see that it's $29.99 on the online store.

    I also read about the XKEY in the off chance that I want to play ISOs off a USB stick.

    Would any of these result in my XBOX being banned?

    Thanks
     
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    You can do a dirty update which means you don't flash the DVD drive firmware back to stock before updating your console, or you can do a clean update where you flash the drive to stock, update the console, then re-flash the drive.

    The latter is the safest way of updating, but the former isn't necessarily dangerous. I've got a few Xboxes that I exclusively dirty update and have for over a year and they're all still Live-enabled.

    Also keep in mind that running a modded Xbox online is inherently unsafe. Can you get console banned? Absolutely. Will you? Most likely not. Make sure you're burning good copies with a dvd drive running BurnerMax firmware or one that's compatible with the BurnerMax payload tool. Make sure that you're burning to HIGH QUALITY media, Verbatim DVD+R DL manufactured SPECIFICALLY in Singapore are the de-facto ones to go with, models MKM-001 and MKM-003, the latter being the better one nowadays but the former will work just fine too. Most websites won't list them by that model number nor where they're manufactured so it's kind of a crap shoot unless you're buying it from a mod shop website like xconsoles or something similar. Make sure your backups are patched with ABGX360 and your burns are verified with Kprobe2 afterwards.

    Alternatively, pick up an Xk3y and relieve yourself of almost all of that worry. I have one and love it. No worry about burn quality, media quality, specific dvd burners, the long wait to verify your rips, you just have to patch with ABGX360 and move it to the HDD. Only downside for most people is you're still gonna need a way to dump your DVD drive key from your 360 so you're gonna need not only the Xk3y, you will need an external hard drive or flash drive to go with it and also either a compatibile SATA chipset in your computer or an X360USB Pro v2 to dump the drive key.

    Yeah, it gets expensive no matter how you do it.

    Xk3y = $70, X360USB Pro v2 = $70, external hard drive = $70 depending on size.
    50 pack of Verbatim DVDs = $55, the proper DVD drive = $25 or so though you may not get the right revision (specific revisions only work). Then you run into the issue of possibly burning coasters and needing to go through a few DVDs to get a good burn. At $1 a disk that does add up after a while. Though there may be a new LT+ firmware available over what he has flashed which you would need. If that's the case you're gonna again need a compatible SATA chipset or X360USB Pro v2.

    Oddly I'd still say it's worth it if you're into 360 games. The Xk3y has the added bonus of being able to run compatible Xbox Originals without needing to patch them or anything. Burning them is a bit trickier depending on the drive in the Xbox.
     
  3. yee
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    I did a dirty update earlier, and it seems to work fine. I was able to connect to XBOX Live and re-download purchased games from way back when.

    Since I'll only be playing just NHL on the console, I think I'll just skip buying all that gear. If I purchase the game via the XBOX Marketplace, chances of me getting banned are very slim, yes?
     
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    If you're playing a digital copy you're at pretty much zero risk for anything, yes.
     
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    How to get banned on XBL:
    Use unpatched games.
    Use an old drive firmware.
    Tell people you pirate games on XBL.

    Other then that, yer fine to proceed in what you're doing.
     
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    If you updated and you can still play burned games your alright. Can't see any more bans unless someone plays a game weeks before release
     
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    Weeks before release is a stupid thing to do.
    Like the kids that got banned for playing Halo 4, a month before release.

    That's asking for a ban.
     
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    Thanks for the help!

    Been playing NHL14 all day with no problems.

    My brother actually hasn't touched this XBOX in like two years. I have had the occasional urge to play with it, but was afraid of going on Live with it. I guess I have nothing to worry about if I'm using a digital copy!
     
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    No prob.
    If you didn't care about Live then I'd suggest RGHing it.
    But I'm glad it works out ;]