Hi there people new member here (newbie) and need your guys help!! I have been researching about modding my xbox360 for a couple of weeks now and have nearly made my mind up that i am going to flash my drive rather than modchip it! I am in leaning towards flashing as it seems quicker and alot easyer than wiring a chip in! What i want to do is open my 360 chip it or flash it close it up and forget about it! (playing my backup games to my hearts content while keeping my original games safe) the questions i need answering are simply these :- 1.can i flash my drive with the latest firmware at the time of flashing and just leave it at that and play backups without the need of updating the firmware as i have no intreast in playing on xbox live? 2.My friend who is a hugh fan of xbox live will undoubtely want to flash his 360 if my goes without a hitch (fingers crossed).I understand you must keep your firmware up to date to avoid being banned from xbox live this meaning continuously flashing your 360 which is what i want to avoid. But we do borrow each others games every now and again and will proberly cotinue to do so with our backups (naughty i know) but if he has backed up his games with newer firmware then mine wil his backups work on my 360 as i will have older firmware due to not being intreasted in xbox live? 3.So heres the biggie!! CHIP OR FLASH? 4.Chips i have been reading up on are the XENO360 and the NME360 v1.2 i dont see alot of difference between the two so if you guys point me in the direction of chip expext another monster post from me asking XENO360 OR NME360? Sorry for being such a long winded pain in the ass be your guys input would be hugely helpful and greatly appreciated!! Look foward to hearing from anyone who can help me!!!!