Hello everyone. I am new to the online gaming (XBOX LIVE) since I always played offline, and I have some questions about going online. I flashed my drive (Liteon 83850C V1) with LT+1.1, but after that I updated to the new dashboard (via USB), and now of course I can't play backups now. 1) When LT+1.9/2.0 will rolling out- it is safe to play on xbox live with those FW? 2) Is there any process should be done to the games before they get burned? Till now I just burned my backups without change the files. I heard about ABGX- is this the process I need to do to the games? 3) I downloaded a software called XVAL- which shows you security "events" that happend in your console- after use this it shows me that I had one AP2.5 challenge on my console. Now, will connecting the console to xbox live will cause my console to be flagged or banned? Here is the description about the XVAL software: "The X value is used as a visual indication of security "events". This value is from a field stored in secdata.bin, offset 0x28 for a length of 8 bytes. It is visually displayed from dashboard in one of the system info screens. The X value is encrypted though and this tool will decrypt and display known recorded security events. The console does not need to be connected to Live to do this procedure. At the same time this does not guarantee that the console with a "clean" X value has not been flagged on the server side. This can be used as a tool to check the status of a second-hand console and be valuable information in considerations before purchasing. " 4) Do I need to buy xbox live gold/silver or something like that to start playing online? Thanks for the helpers.