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Help with flashing Xbox 360 ?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by arsenalforever, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. arsenalforever

    arsenalforever Regular member

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    I took the X360 to a person to get it flashed and he told me there are separate charges for "flashing" and "updating".

    I wanted to ask how is it possible to "update" a flashed xbox 360? I tried Microsoft's update and it reflashed the X360 back to firmware version. So how is that guy gonna get it "updated" without it getting reflashed to frimware version? What is the procedure for updating an already flashed X360?
     
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    if its the same guy that flashed your box, he'll have the drives key and its just a matter of re-flashing it to lt3.0
    i think his terminology is as follows
    flashing - new drive, never been flashed before, no drive key
    updating - drive been flashed before, has original dvd key, update to cfw

    So if he flashed it originally, then he'll be updating to cfw with dvd original key, which is a much simpler process.
     
  3. arsenalforever

    arsenalforever Regular member

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    No he isn't the one who originally flashed my Xbox 360. Where do you obtain this key? Would there be any problem if one loses it?
     
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    ok, then one needs to to obtain key from your drive using a method for your model of drive. Read the jungleflasher tut, (google) it takes you through step by step in drive id and subsequent flashing from original to cfw.
    This process is more involved (not complex) than updating an already flashed drive with its key known
    One can't loose the key, the key is embedded on the drive which is linked to your xbox, hence the need to obtain this key when flashing ones drive.
     
  5. arsenalforever

    arsenalforever Regular member

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    My modified Xbox 360 got re-flashed to firmware by that Microsoft Update. So should I tell the guy to "update" my Xbox (which costs less) or "modify" it (which costs more)
     
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    He'll need to "modify" it as you put. He'll need to extract the key and then flash the CFW, though he'll know this.
     
  7. funksoulb

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    Whether a modder charges more to "update" or "modify" your console depends on whether they already have the key dumped. As they even offer an "update" option, that implies that they are keeping backups of peoples' keys in case they send their 360 in again, therefore you should qualify for the update option as they won't need to dump the key again.

    The reason the update option is cheaper is because they don't have to dump the key, so updating the console takes less time as they just need to erase the drive and flash the new firmware (with your key in it from the backup, of course).

    Just ask the guy which option you qualify for anyway. Or learn to do it yourself, which works out cheaper in the long run.
     
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    arsenalforever Regular member

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    But I'm going to this modder for the FIRST TIME. I got my XBOX 360 flashed elsewhere but I shifted from that place. I found this new modder in my current location. So "update" or "modify"? Does the fact that I'm getting it modded from him the first time change anything?
     
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    I've already said. He needs to modify it as he doesn't have your key.
     
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    ^^Yep. If he doesn't have your key, then he's going to have to dump the key just like he would if the drive was stock, so you pay the higher price.
     
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    So "the key" is only important if one wants to update the console?
     
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    funksoulb Regular member

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    You need the key to flash the console, full stop, no matter whether you call it "modifying" or "updating". I explained the difference in post #7.
     

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