Good morning. My name is Mya and I am writing because I would like to flash my XBOX 360 and have just a couple questions I am hoping someone can help with. I own an XBOX 360 Elite (Jasper chip with Lite-on drive)and have ordered the tools (Xecuter X360USB Pro, CK3 Probe, etc). My question is updating my XBOX 360 BEFORE flashing. I'm confused because I've seen conflicting advice on whether to update or not. Is it OK to connect my XBOX 360 to the internet to download the latest dashboard available BEFORE flashing? I understand if I update my 360 AFTER flashing, the flash will be overwritten. I have read conflicting information - some have said if I update my dashboard to the latest, that I will essentially block myself out from being able to flash my Lite-on drive while others have said it's ok to flash to the latest available update (May 2012) and then flash my firmware. Which is it? Other than that, this forum has been immensely helpful to me and I hope there is someone out there that can clarify the "updating" recommendations before flashing firmware. Thanks in advance.