Hey everyone, I saw al the "normal" posts (normal in the sense they were bound to start appearing) of all users complaining, and crying about the ban, and giving opinions that don't really add much to this...
Now, I think it would be a good idea to try to determine exactly how M$ is doing this ban.
In my personal case, I have a modded 360, but I have never connected it to the internet yet, so I think it's pretty safe to say that if I revert it, nothing would happen to me personally, as M$ couldn't have been getting info from my console at any time yet.
Now the thing would be to determine exactly how they find out you have a modded console... is it really with the new update? Could they know before with previous updates? Could the updates have nothing to do with it and they just knew all along and only decided to start banning at this moment?
If it's "thanx" to an update... is it the update that checks and reports? Is it the update that has the ability to check at any moment from that point on? Does the update use or install a feature that flags your console as modified somewhere and this flag can be detected anytime?
In my case, I was thinking that since if I restore I should have no problem, to restore, and from that point on, flash whenever I want backups and restore when I want to go only. Yeah, I know it'd be a pain, but at least it would be a solution.
However, since we don't really know how the detection works, I can't be 100% that when I have it flashed, even being offline my console isn't "flagged" somehow and "tattled" to M$ when I go on live again even though I restore my drive before going to live....
So what do you guys think?
P.S.: Don't you think it's a good opportunity to start making xlink communities grow even larger and just wave bye-bye to M$ ?