iXtreme LT+ Lite Touch Xbox 360 Drive Firmware Flashing
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    Will flashing drive using Xbox power increase chances of being banned?

    I am looking high and low for an answer, I only run across forums of articles that touch on this briefly but have not had any luck getting a definitive answer so here goes.

    I have always flashed my drive by using the the 360 to provide the power. I have run into some articles or web videos where the author says that each time you turn on your console with the drive disconnected it gets logged but nothing more.

    Will this into be sent to MS and increase your chances of getting banned or has this already been shown to be a moot issue? Sorry again if this has been addressed but all my searches for an answer only give me results for technical solutions.

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    no not all at all ive been doing it for a long time on my own xbox and friends i even left my sata cable unpluged and updated my xbox no ban yet.so what im saying is there's no increased chance been on live with flashed xbox for about 2yrs

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    no you need to get the ck3 lite to power it. because the xbox stores that stuff and they can ban you for it.

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    I too have tried to find the definitive answer with no success. I have come to the conclusion that it very unlikely. You can buy a piece of kit to help you flash your drive without removing the drive from your xbox. So I doubt they would sell the "blaster" if this was the case. Also a faulty sata cable or even a faulty dvd drive could appear as if the cable has been disconnected.

    Lets say your xbox is a few years old and the drive starts to fail. You are in your own right to dismantle the box to have a look and see if its something obvious. When you put the box back together you forgot to connect the sata cable, "whoops". I doubt they could ban you for that.

    To sum up I believe a ban is most likely if detected to have deliberately altered something that cannot be done by fault or chance!

    This is only my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifibull View Post
    I am looking high and low for an answer, I only run across forums of articles that touch on this briefly but have not had any luck getting a definitive answer so here goes.

    I have always flashed my drive by using the the 360 to provide the power. I have run into some articles or web videos where the author says that each time you turn on your console with the drive disconnected it gets logged but nothing more.

    Will this into be sent to MS and increase your chances of getting banned or has this already been shown to be a moot issue? Sorry again if this has been addressed but all my searches for an answer only give me results for technical solutions.
    I don't think there is a definitive answer for this. There is speculation that M$ could possibly use it in the future to ban xboxes. There is certainty, however, that it is logged on your NAND chip, so if you use your xbox as the power source and M$ decides to use it as a ban criteria, you will be banned. That said, no one knows all the details of the current ban wave and if this plays a part in current bans.

    We have deduced, that what plays a more significant role in current bans are:
    1. Stupidity - cursing, making racial or other demeaning remarks to other players on live.
    2. Stupidity - Modding your xbox avatar etc. with colour palettes not included in your xbox or xbox live.
    3. Stupidity - Having illegal stuff or stuff related to flashing, hacking or jtagging on your profile or talking and/or messaging persons about same, also, offering jtagging services through xbox live!
    4. Stupidity - Modding your game saves or the game themselves.
    5. Stupidity - Going online with a jtagged box.
    6. Marketplace Fraud - having games you didn't buy etc.
    7. Failing ap2.5/ap2.6 challenges.
    8. Updating your xbox with custom firmware in your drive. Some persons managed to circumvent this semi-permanent ban, and others have been stuck in an infinite update loop, whereby you are not able to update your xbox.
    9. Shear unluckiness, whereby M$ just decides to ban your box or you profile by deciding that it "constituting a blatant violation of the Terms of Use for the service." and they "will not divulge additional information regarding individual suspensions for these offenses." (there is speculation that some in this category, could be related to flashing with an xbox power source, and M$ keeping tight lipped until we figure it out).
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    it has been rumored for years but IMO impossible to ban someone for this because if the DVD drive failed it would cause the exact same kind of error, there would be no way to tell who was flagged for flashing, and who was flagged because their DVD drive failed.

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    There has been bans lately but not from using 360 to power your drive to flash to LT FW.
    Powering by xbox causing a ban is only speculation no one has reported thier ban for this.

    I've been flashing xboxes using 360 power for over a year.My 360 nor anyone elses i've fw hacked has been banned.

    It's fine to use the 360 PSU for FW hack.

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    Not at all, theres been no ban wave since November 09, the bans you heard about were caused by stupidity and always happen, what we do know for sure is powering your drive via the console IS stored in the nand, can you be banned for this umm well that info is not getting logged for nothing, not a chance I'm willing to take or advise our members about, please dont post things like this!
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    From personal experience, I been using my xbox to power up my drive but that was because I didn't know it gets store in your nand not that I seen pictures or actual source just speculation I would of bought ck3 to power it. All in all, doubt you'll get band for this but use ck3 if you can spare the money.

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